Unlocking Bitcoin's Economy with L2s | Orkun, Citrea Co-founder

In today's interview, Orkun, the Co-founder of Citrea, dives deep into the world of Bitcoin L2s and Citrea. He explains the differences between L2s, sidechains, and sovereign rollups, and discusses the trust assumptions and bridging mechanisms in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Orkun also shares insights on the design tradeoffs in the Bitcoin L2 space, the Citra VM, proof generation, and the bottlenecks and challenges faced by Bitcoin L2s. The conversation touches on the potential for Bitcoin to enable a real economy and the role of Citrea in empowering Bitcoin finance.

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(0:00) Bitcoin L2 Overview

(7:55) Trustless VS Trust Minimized

(12:01) Wormhole Ad

(12:40) Pear Ad

(13:05) Citrea Bridging

(17:54) Design Tradeoffs in Bitcoin L2 Space

(23:37) Block Production & Centralization Risk

(34:40) L2 Execution Fee & DA Economics

(38:56) Proof Generation

(43:07) Static UTXO Sizes

(46:42) ZK Architecture & Bottlenecks

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