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Varun Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Hashflow, on Decentralized Exchanges, AI, and the Future of ETH


Varun Kumar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hashflow, a decentralized exchange designed for users to trade seamlessly across chains, while offering zero slippage, improved pricing, and MEV-protection. 

Varun Kumar is the brains behind Hashflow, having previously served as an aerospace engineer. Founded in 2019, Hashflow aims to connect institutional market makers to traders using a request-for-quote (RFQ) model as opposed to automated market makers (AMM). In turn, traders and liquidity providers gain enhanced efficiency, security, valuation, and products previously impossible in DeFi. 

In this conversation we discuss:

- AI censorship 
- Current state of crypto 
- Bad actors leaving the industry 
- Making DEXs look like CEXs 
- User Experience is paramount to success 
- NO KYC = huge value prop for DEXs 
- HashFlow 
- A decentralized exchange with less slippage 
- Sandwich attacks 
- Story telling; less is more 
- Building beautiful websites 
- ETH - what’s next? was the merge successful?