Episode 192: The Evolution of Yearn with Tracheopteryx and Facu

This week, Anna and Tarun host Tracheopteryx and Facu, two core devs at Yearn.finance, to take an introductory dive into the past and present of Yearn.

Starting from Yearn’s spontaneous assembly in the Summer of DeFi (2020), Trach & Facu tell their personal stories of how they joined the project and where it got to since. The conversation then moves into the yDAO and its current “Constrained Delegation” model, the “nebulous” concept of Yearn products, the mergers, Andre Cronje’s role in the project and much more.

Here are some links for the episode:
A Tale of Sushi(Swap) with Tarun, Hasu and Anna, Zero Knowledge Episode 148
Flashbots with Phil Daian and Stephane Gosselin, Zero Knowledge Episode 168
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Ape Tax website
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