ep. 17


Solana's Emergence as a Payments Hub | Roundup

Could Solana's payments narrative create the schelling point that drives new adoption? Welcome to Lightspeed's first "Roundup" episode, where Mert and Garrett discuss the top stories of the week and trends they are seeing in crypto. In this episode, we cover Visa's Solana announcement, Rune's proposal to fork the SVM, Solana DeFi 2.0, Lido's liquid staking trouble on Solana, how to bring new users to crypto and more!

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(0:00) Introduction

(00:18) Visa Announces USDC Settlement on Solana

(12:35) Rune's Proposal to Fork the SVM

(21:18) Integrated vs Modular & the Appchain Debate

(34:30) Why Payments Are Uniquely Suited for Solana

(43:31) Solana DeFi 2.0

(46:55) Solana Liquid Staking & Multi-Chain Deployments

(51:38) How to Bring New Users to Crypto

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Rune's Post on Exploring Solana's Codebase for NewChain


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