Solana's Flywheel: Why It's Time to Reevaluate Your Solana Thesis | Santiago Santos

Santiago Santos joins us to discuss his crypto investment thesis and conviction in Solana's adoption flywheel. Santiago is a prolific investor, co-host of Empire and one of the most respected minds in crypto. In this episode, we discuss Santi's crypto thesis, Solana's incredible flywheel, scarcity vs abundance, if decentralization matters, Santi's favorite investment themes and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(1:19) Why Crypto Matters

(4:42) How to Build and Keep Conviction

(15:36) Santi’s Solana Thesis

(23:30) Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset

(36:57) DAS Promo

(37:54) Solana vs Ethereum DeFi

(42:27) Does Decentralization Actually Matter?

(46:29) Predictions and Investment Themes

(53:59) Crypto Banks and Coinbase’s Opportunity

(58:58) Running and Life Lessons

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Empire podcast


The Summit by Santi


Helius' blog post on Firedancer


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