Uncommon Core - one of my favorite podcasts of all time - is back! This reboot is hosted by Hasu and Jon Charbonneau, two of the brightest minds in crypto. We are dropping their first episode here to share the news and because you’ll want to add this show to your podcast lineup!
In this episode, we explore Jon’s journey into crypto and our mutual passion for research and the writing process. We then give an overview of the key areas of crypto infrastructure today. Finally, we zoom into rollup decentralization roadmaps, and Jon shares a controversial new thesis about sequencer decentralization.
(02:42) Interview start
(03:44) Jon's work week
(08:04) ChatGPT & writing
(10:57) Jon's start in crypto
(14:45) How to pick things to work on
(17:08) Outsider's perspective on crypto
(19:05) Jon's research process
(22:00) Jon's proudest moment in crypto
(23:06) Crypto Infrastructure overview
(29:58) Why crypto infrastructure is interesting
(35:57) Rollup decentralization overview
(42:44) Challenges decentralizing the sequencer
(47:46) Ethereum vs Cosmos approach to governance & decentralization
(53:35) User ability to opt out
(56:37) Staking vs. governance deciding sequencers
(01:16:38) Summary of rollup decentralization
Hasu - https://twitter.com/hasufl
Jon Charbonneau - https://twitter.com/jon_charb
UCC2 - https://twitter.com/UCC2_xyz
Website - https://ucc2.xyz
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