Why JUP Is Solana's Most Anticipated Airdrop | Mert Mumtaz, Garrett Harper

Jupiter's upcoming airdrop will be a watershed moment for Solana. Tune in to find out why! In this episode, we cover the JUP airdrop, the Saga 2 announcement, why vertical integration is working on Solana but not Ethereum, if validator set size matters, why more Solana teams haven't released tokens, how to think critically and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:15) The Saga 2 Announcement

(6:34) Jupiter's Token Launch (JUP)

(16:01) Aggregation Theory and Multichain Strategies

(27:25) DAS Promo

(28:22) Appchains and the Validator Set Size Debate

(34:40) The Solana Foundation’s Delegation Program

(38:30) How to Think Critically

(45:28) Why Haven’t More Teams Released Tokens?

(52:35) Garrett’s Announcement

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Helius' blog post on Solana Validator Economics


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