Why Monad is Superscaling the EVM with Parallel Execution | Keone Hon & Jon Charbonneau

On today's episode Santi and Jason are joined by Keone Hon, co-founder of Monad, and Jon Charbonneau co-founder of dba, to discuss building performant blockchains and the tradeoffs between modular versus integrated architectures. They cover Monad's design decisions including choosing the EVM for developer portability, implementing optimistic parallel execution for efficiency, and developing the MonadDB state database for fast data access. They also unpack the hardware requirements for validators, alt L1 ecosystem competition, and how to build lasting communities around protocols. Stay tuned for all this and much more!

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(00:00) Why Build Monad?

(06:58) Why the EVM

(13:17) L2 vs L1 App Chain Decision

(15:21) Parallelized Systems & Scalability

(32:40) Monad Transaction Overview

(41:11) Arbitrum Ad

(41:59) Harpie Ad

(43:14) Validator Hardware Requirements

(56:27) Monad Vision & Competitive Position

(01:01:14) Attracting Users and Developer

(01:07:00) What Actually Goes Onchain?

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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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