"We can clearly speak of the French Touch in DeFi".
A jack-of-all-trades investor, Julien Bouteloup (StakeDAO, Curve, Stake Capital, etc.) is probably one of France's leading DeFi experts. He believes that France has an incredible breeding ground for projects.
The EthCC is one of the biggest crypto events in Europe. What do you think of it?
I even think it's the best crypto event in the world (laughs). There are other major events like the DevCon conference, but this one is organised by the Ethereum Foundation and you don't find as many people. The EthCC is very community-based, very qualitative. The projects on site are not there to aggressively sponsor and sell their projects at any price. At the EthCC, people are there to build, to develop, and that's what makes the event so reputable.
Just speaking of projects, which ones have caught your eye the most in recent months?
It's not easy to answer, there are so many. I've spent a lot of time abroad, but I've always made most of my investments in France (his various structures manage hundreds of millions of dollars, editor's note). Lately, I've been investing in French projects like Angle, Mangrove or Morpho (read the fundamental analysis of the project). What's interesting is how good their teams are. Decentralised finance, and blockchain in general, correspond very well to these engineering profiles that we find a lot of here, and that's precisely why France shines on the subject.
Can we talk about a 'French Touch' in DeFi? The French are everywhere in the big projects...