Ethereum's Staking Debate: Decentralization vs. Security vs. Yield | Hasu & Vasiliy

In this week's interview Hasu from Flashbots and Vasiliy from Lido DAO discuss the current state of Ethereum's issuance and staking dynamics post-merge. They explore the potential impact of institutional demand, solo staking, and restaking on the validator set and issuance policy. The conversation also touches on the evolving role of liquid staking derivatives like stETH and how Lido plans to adapt its strategy as more activity moves to Layer 2 rollups. Thanks for tuning in!

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(0:00) Introduction

(2:32) State of Eth Issuance

(17:54) Wormhole Ad

(18:33) Pear Ad

(18:58) Marinade Ad

(19:37) Avalanche Ad

(20:19) Institutional Lido Demand

(27:02) Changing ETH Issuance Curve

(42:17) ETH Native Liquidity

(47:24) Impact of ETH Restaking

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