Behind the Scenes of Restaking | Brandon Curtis & Myles O'Neil

In this deep dive episode, Brandon Curtis (Rio), Myles O'Neil (Reverie), and Ryan West (Blockworks Research) unpack the emerging world of restaking on Ethereum. The conversation starts with a detailed look at the restaking supply chain, from ETH deposits in LRTs to securing AVSs. The group discusses the key differences between LRTs and LSTs, yield strategies, and fragmented user preferences. They also explore the dynamics between LRTs and AVSs, including the leverage AVSs currently have and the challenges with off-chain "handshake" agreements. Thanks for tuning in!

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00:00 intro

02:37 Restaking Supply Chain

10:56 Restaking Today

18:11 LRTs & AVS Dynamics

30:54 LRT Selection Process

41:21 AVS Leverage Advantage

45:21 Arbitrum Ad

46:09 Monad Ad

47:07 Marinade Ad

48:12 Skale Ad

49:28 AVS Security

55:09 LRTs vs LSTs

01:07:06 LRT Risk & Yield Strategies

01:17:07 Native vs External Staking

01:26:26 Eigen Layer Competitors

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Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

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