Base: Decentralization Funding, Public Infrastructure, & Onchain Native Life | Jesse Pollak

In today's episode, Santi is joined by Jesse Pollak, a Base contributor. Base is an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) chain incubating inside of Coinbase with plans to progressively decentralize the chain over time. They discuss Coinbase role in the ecosystem, account messaging & abstraction, privacy approach, and ecosystem growth trajectories. 

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(00:00) Base: High Level Overview 

(07:08) Base Neutrality 

(10:25) Base Bridging 

(13:52) Base dApp Development 

(19:15) Base Privacy Approach 

(21:27) Permissionless Ad 

(22:54) Base Value to Coinbase Revenue 

(25:57) Coinbase Wallet Adoption 

(30:32) User Incentives 

(37:05) Onchain Identity 

(41:25) Bald Meme Coin Season 

(46:13) Real Consumer Experiences on Base 

(48:44) Sequencer Decentralization 

(51:53) Onchain Messaging 

(58:42) USDC Importance 

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Introducing Base



Onchain Summer


Prop House


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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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