ep. 28


Solana's Path to Mass Adoption: Gradually, Then All At Once | Mert Mumtaz, Garrett Harper

Welcome to Lightspeed's second "Roundup" episode, where Mert and Garrett discuss the top stories of the week and trends they are seeing in crypto. In this episode, we discuss Solana disinformation, the increasing adoption of the SVM, why DePIN could be crypto's next narrative, the ETH vs SOL debate, the power of permissionless frontends and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:36) Solana Misinformation

(08:26) Why Crypto Needs to Focus on Distribution

(21:56) SVM Adoption, Integrated vs Modular Ecosystems & DePIN

(31:56) Web3’s Social Opportunity

(38:54) ETH vs SOL: Scarcity vs Abundance

(45:25) The Permissionless Frontend Thesis

(52:54) Today’s Fundraising Environment

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Ethereum and Solana by Joel Monegro


Anatoly's episode on Validated


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