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Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer Shares Sad Prediction About DeFi, Daniel Larimer Disagrees


u.today 21 March 2021 14:52, UTC
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Entrepreneur Brendan Blumer, CEO and co-founder of Block.one - the development team behind EOS.IO open-source software - yet again slammed decentralized financial protocols. His former colleague, Daniel Larimer, took the opposite view.

One more way to avoid KYC/AML

Mr. Blumer treats decentralized financial protocols as instruments to avoid "know-you-customer" and anti-money-laundering practices. Despite this model's popularity, it may end "abruptly."

Block.one's Blumer slams DeFi once again

That is why Mr. Blumer advocates another model, "programmable Finance" or "ProFi." This type of protocol is fully compliant with regulatory requirements and has the potential to transform the financial system.

Just like DeFis, ProFi instruments will remove middlemen and drive more value to end users, Mr. Blumer claims.

At the same time, Mr. Blumer admitted that KYC-AML checks will become redundant when all operations with digital currencies are on-chain.

Who invented DeFi?

At press time, 22 decentralized financial protocols are working on EOS Public Chain, according to DappRadar dashboard.

A long-term colleague of Mr. Blumer, former CTO of Block.one Daniel Larimer, shares the opposite vision. He is fascinated about DeFi prospects as the instrument for individuals to regain their natural rights:

#defi is about empowering individuals to exercise their natural right to peacefully barter without enriching a #privileged class or comprising our need for economic privacy. True #defi has no centralized parties that are able to enforce anything. 

Then, Mr. Larimer announced that he was there at the origin of the segment itself. His BitShares (BTS) platform, launched in 2014, was therefore the first-ever decentralized financial protocol:

Daniel Larimer invented DeFi

As covered by U.Today previously, Mr. Larimer left Block.one to better focus on his own decentralized social media platform. 


The inventor of BitShares, SteemIt and EOS is certain that his new project, named Clarion, will be free from manipulation and the domination of Big Tech.

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