Peng Zhong on democratising DeFi and being a multi-chain maximalist

On Today’s episode of DeFi Decoded, Alex and Andrew sit down with Peng Zhong, CEO of Tendermint. Peng leads a world-class team that builds applications to improve the usability, accessibility, and safety of blockchain for developers and end-users. Tendermint is a core contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem, which houses more than 250 blockchain projects and secures over $100B in digital assets. Projects on the Cosmos ecosystem include Binance Chain, Terra,, ThorChain, Osmosis, Kava,, Injective Protocol, Persistence, Akash, Regen, and many more.

Peng shares his vision for a more accesible and open version of DeFi, how airdrops drive value creation to Cosmos and why Interchain security is the next big thing for ATOM.