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DeFi vs CeFi: Two industry leaders to square off in debate during BlockDown 2020

The crypto industry has long been engaged in a debate regarding whether or not the merits of Centralized Finance (CeFi) outweigh those of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

The debate is largely premised around the topic of decentralization – which is one that is an integral component of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Although Bitcoin – the first cryptocurrency – helped initiate a global transition towards decentralization, some parts of the ecosystem that has grown around it have epitomized centralization.

That’s not to say that these entities don’t have their share of benefits, but it is a contentious debate topic.

This debate is particularly relevant while looking towards the peer-to-peer finance opportunities that have been seeing booming popularity – like DeFi and CeFi.

Interested parties and prospective users will soon have the chance to watch two industry leaders face-off in a virtual debate regarding the strengths of the two bourgeoning financial ecosystems.

MakerDAO founder and Celcius Network CEO to face-off in CeFi vs DeFi debate 

In just under three weeks, the founders of two of the leading entities within the CeFi and DeFi industries are going to face-off in what could be a heated debate.

Alex Mashinsky – the CEO of the centralized lending platform Celsius Network – will take to BlockDown 2020’s virtual debate stage to discuss this topic with Rune Christensen, the founder of the decentralized finance platform MakerDAO.

They will focus on the premise of their debate on which financial service best benefits users within the crypto space.

At the end of the day, the debate will likely boil down to whether or not users are justified in foregoing some security and privacy in exchange for a fully decentralized, peer-to-peer, lending experience.

Debate to take place in BlockDown’s 3D virtual world

The debate will take place on June 18th and 19th within the virtual BlockDown conference.

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