Solana's Compounding Advantage | Joel Monegro

Joel Monegro, co-founder of Placeholder, joins us to discuss Solana's compounding advantage. Joel is a crypto OG, a prolific writer (wrote The Fat Protocol Thesis in 2016) and co-founded Placeholder with Chris Burniske. In this episode, we cover Joel's Solana thesis, upcoming infrastructure consolidation, app-specific L2 use cases, Joel's updated thoughts on The Fat Protocol Thesis, finding your investment edge and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:20) Ethereum vs Solana: Two Design Approaches

(09:45) Solana Pre and Post FTX

(15:30) A Consolidation of Infrastructure

(23:24) DAS London Plug

(24:33) The Fat Protocol Thesis

(39:01) Investment Philosophies & Application-Specific L2s

(45:07) Joel’s Path to Venture Capital

(53:24) How to Improve Your Writing

(59:57) Finding Your Investment Edge

(01:04:42) Rapid Fire

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Ethereum and Solana by Joel


The Fat Protocol Thesis by Joel


Joel's Website


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