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Scenius Studio (Episode #21)
Arthur Cheong -- DeFiance
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As a crypto-dedicated Fund-of-Funds Manager at Scenius Capital, host, Ben Jacobs has the unique opportunity to speak daily with the brightest investors in the blockchain space. In Scenius Studio, Ben chats with crypto Hedge Fund Managers and Venture Capitalists in wide-ranging, evergreen, and alpha-focused conversations.
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In this episode, Ben sits down with Arthur Cheong, Founding Partner of Singapore-based DeFiance Capital. Arthur is a DeFi OG with a track record of early home run bets in Synthetix, Aave, and DYDX. Arthur is now leading DeFiance as the firm executes on its liquid venture thesis.
In this episode we discuss:
Competition between Singapore and Hong Kong for crypto business
Allocator sentiment towards crypto in Asia
The reasoning behind DeFiance’s liquid venture thesis
Undervalued tokens and finding live tokens with high, yet undiscovered potential
The “one-to-n” phase of DeFi
How the DeFiance team manages different risk vectors: markets, operational security (OpSec), and counterparties
Arthur’s spiciest takes 🌶
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