How Monad is Superscaling the EVM | Keone Hon, Kevin G

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!

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00:00 Introduction

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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