EigenLayer: The Endgame Coordination Layer | Sreeram Kannan and Soubhik Deb
In this week's interview, EigenLayer CEO and Founder Sreeram Kannan and Principal Researcher Soubhik join us to unpack how EigenLayer aims to become the coordination infrastructure of Web3. They discuss the vision for EigenLayer as a platform that allows developers to build and integrate specialized protocols through a shared security model backed by Ethereum staking. Kannan outlines the roles of stakers, node operators, and developers building actively validated services (AVS) within the EigenLayer ecosystem. They also explore potential AVS use cases like rollups, bridges, fast finality, and applied cryptography. They close out by discussing potential enshrinement and the 2023-2024 roadmap. Enjoy!
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(2:22) Why Build EigenLayer?
(7:40) Why Focus on Eth?
(11:15) DAS London Ad
(12:01) Centralization Risks of Shared Security
(17:15) Hexens Ad
(18:02) The Role of an Operator
(24:44) Rollup Services and Decentralized Sequencing
(28:46) Importance of Dual Staking & Espresso
(38:25) Shared Security Design & Economics
(46:52) EigenLayer Slashing Explained
(51:50) EigenLayer Enshrinement Thesis
(59:02) Launch Timeline for AVS Protocols
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