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Every Project Will Have Its Own L2 | Michael Anderson & Vance Spencer

Vance Spencer and Michael Anderson, co-founders of Framework Ventures, join Jason on today’s episode of “Empire.” The founders have grown Framework’s assets under management from $14 million to over $1.4 billion in just three years.

The co-founders share their thoughts on the layer-2 scaling thesis and why every project will eventually fork their own layer-2. Vance and Michael believe the shift to layer-2s is inevitable — it’s the endgame in maximizing token value.

They then dive into staking and staking derivatives and why the Ethereum merge will bring about the birth of a new industry. This might be the most alpha ever dropped in one podcast — don’t miss it!

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(00:00) Intro

(01:21) Yuga Labs debacle and scaling solutions

(07:40) Application-specific L2s

(09:07) Are L2 tokens parasitic to L1 tokens?

(11:27)The multichain future

(15:58) $10B hack prediction

(17:57) Lido and Staking

(23:27) Is The ETH Merge Priced In?

(27:41) How To Outperform ETH

(30:24) Fundamental Analysis

(32:54) Institutional strategies and the ETH flippening

(38:56) Paraswap Ad

(40:05) Bearish AMMs, Bullish PFOF

(45:14) Are we just recreating TradFi?

(47:22) Revisiting the OG DeFi protocols

(50:50) Tokenomics

(55:14) Investing in GameFi

(1:04:58) Enterprise blockchains

(1:09:54) Super DAOs

(1:11:54) 2022 Outlook


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