In this episode of Empire, Darren Langley (Rocketpool) and John Zettler (Coinbase) join us to discuss why liquid staking is taking over Ethereum. We start with the LSD landscape, how cbETH and Rocketpool approach product strategy, and Lido's dominance. Then we get into the real fun stuff. Darren and John explain the 2/3rd order effects of the Shanghai upgrade, how to drive on-chain liquidity, the evolving fee market and more. Liquid staking is poised to take over Ethereum - don’t miss out!
(01:45) The LSD market overview
(13:34) Rocketpool’s focus on decentralization
(16:44) Lido’s dominance
(19:59) Coinbase’s partnership with Rocketpool
(24:41) Shanghai predictions
(33:55) Blockworks Research
(40:55) A reshuffling of market share?
(46:18) Driving on-chain liquidity
(50:08) Fee markets and multi chain
(57:00) Future outlook
(1:08:48) LSDs on L2s
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