Crypto's Role in the Emerging Cybernetic Economy | Konstantin Lomashuk

In today's episode of Empire, Konstantin Lomashuk, co-founder of Lido & Cyber Fund, discusses his journey. He shares his views on the importance of decentralization in staking, the potential risks and rewards of restaking protocols like Eigenlayer, and his long-term vision for a "cybernetic economy" powered by blockchain and AI. Konstantin also reflects on Ethereum's development roadmap, the surprises he's encountered in his crypto career, and the challenges of building in an open, permissionless ecosystem.

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(00:00) Intro

(01:40) Konstantin's Background

(10:38) ETH Staking Marketshare

(26:26) Thoughts on Restaking

(35:44) Wormhole Ad

(37:11) Monda Ad

(38:10) Shardeum Ad

(39:05) Supra Ad

(40:02) ETH's Edge & Misses

(47:52) Risks of Restaking

(58:23) Value of Alt Ecosystems

(01:02:54) The Cyber Economy

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