As we gear up for Season 6, this week's episode will be Lightspeed's recent interview with Keone Hon and Kevin G to discuss how Monad is scaling the EVM. Every project in crypto right now is launching an L2 or marketing how their execution environment is better than the EVM. Monad has taken the opposite approach and is building an L1 that leverages the EVM with new optimizations like parallel execution. In this conversation, we discuss Monad's EVM optimizations, the blockchain trilemma, why Monad chose the EVM, how to launch a new L1, modular vs integrated and more!
00:32 Monad: A Parallelized L1 Leveraging the EVM
06:01 The Blockchain Trilemma
17:31 Monad’s Optimizations and Remaining Bottlenecks
26:14 Jito Mid Roll
27:18 Permissionless Plug
28:18 Why Choose the EVM and Not Build an L2?
31:13 The Importance of Community
36:20 L1 Fees and Tokenomics
41:58 Could Ethereum Implement Monad’s Optimizations?
43:15 The Blockchain Design Landscape
46:49 Modular vs Integrated
49:10 Crypto’s Most Exciting Sectors
51:54 High Fidelity DeFi
55:21 Go-To-Market Strategy
59:57 Rapid Fire
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