The Return Of Meme Coin Mania | Mert Mumtaz, Dan Smith

Gm! This week, Dan & Mert begin by discussing the return of meme coin season by asking an honest question: have more people used DeFi or meme coins? We then take a deep dive into scaling, Ethereum's EIP-4844 upgrade & Solana's transaction fee structure.


Monad is a fully EVM compatible Layer 1 blockchain that can support 10,000 real transactions per second. Monad aims to open up the design space for the EVM to support high fidelity DeFi, consumer facing applications, and more generally allow crypto to scale to the masses.

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:14) Meme Coins

(09:20) Monad Ad

(10:15) Have More People Used DeFi Or Meme Coins?

(14:05) MEV On Solana

(27:32) Transaction Fees On Solana

(37:39) Blockchain Scaling & Ethereum's EIP-4844

(54:22) Data Availability



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