Who is Robert Leshner?

Robert Leshner is the co-founder of Compound, a protocol for algorithmic, efficient Money Markets on the Ethereum blockchain. Leshner previously built two software companies and worked in high-profile roles at Postmates — an online food delivery service. He has been active in helping to grow the blockchain space, and has publicly invested in popular crypto platforms including Argent Wallet, Opyn, and Blockfolio.

In 2020:

- Started distribution of COMP in June 2020, since then 15 governance proposals were created, 12 were implemented
- Grew total locked value (TLV) from $150 million in Nov 2019 to over $1.6 billion in Dec 2020


On DeFi hacks: “Building on-chain is merciless; security requires a team’s full attention. When teams redeploy code they haven’t written, it makes it impossible to know how, or why, the code works, or what the risks are… anything less is an injustice to users. And users should demand better.” (As reported by Cointelegraph)

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