Anatoly joins us to discuss why Solana is uniquely designed to utilize ever-increasing bandwidth and compute. We cover Solana's core thesis, how blockchains benefit from hardware improvements, the fundamental flaws of L2s, Anatoly's favorite applications, decentralization and more! Anatoly is a legend, you don't want to miss this one!
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(00:00) Solana’s Core Thesis
(10:40) The Scaling Bottleneck
(13:58) Do All Blockchains Equally Benefit From Hardware Improvements?
(17:57) Pros and Cons of Parallel Execution
(21:12) The Realities of Decentralization
(24:43) Solana’s Design Moat
(28:10) Permissionless ad
(29:37) The Fundamental Tradeoffs of L2s
(44:12) How Should Solana Approach Business Development?
(48:12) The Role of Solana Labs and the Solana Foundation
(49:47) The Compressed NFT Opportunity
(53:31) We Need to Fix DAO Governance
(55:14) Anatoly’s Metric of Success for Solana
(57:58) Why Anatoly Hasn’t Left Crypto
(01:00:03) Why an Average Joe Would Use Solana
(01:01:39) Rapid Fire
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