Can Proof of Liquidity Solve the Blockchain Trilemma? | Smokey the Bera

In this episode, Santi interviews Smokey, the co-founder of Berachain, a new layer 1 blockchain built on the concept of "proof of liquidity". They dive deep into Berachain's origin story, starting from its conception as a series of NFTs to its current state of development. Smokey explains the core ideas behind proof of liquidity, how it aligns incentives between network security and liquidity, and how it compares to other blockchain consensus mechanisms. They also discuss Berachain's roadmap, the types of applications being built on it, and the biggest challenges and risks Smokey foresees as they approach mainnet launch.

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(00:00) Intro

(03:06) Berachain Origin Story

(11:08) Proof of Liquidity

(22:46) Journey of Berachain & Roadmap

(29:34) Why Build on Berachain

(43:54) Arbitrum Ad

(44:40) Harpie Ad

(45:53) Supra Ad

(46:50) Value Accrual

(57:30) MEV & Block Ordering

(01:01:21) Scaling Berachain

(01:07:55) Building in Crypto

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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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