What Metrics Matter for Internet Native Money? | Tushar Jain

Tushar Jain joins us to discuss how he identifies crypto applications that both create AND Tushar Jain joins us to discuss how he identifies crypto applications that create AND capture value. Tushar co-founded Multicoin Capital and is one of the most prolific investors in the space, known for his contrarian [and often correct] theses. In this episode, we cover Solana's rise from the ashes, how L1s accrue value, what crypto metrics matter, Solana's consumer chain narrative, the DePIN opportunity and more!

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(00:00) Introduction (01:31) The Solana Thesis

(06:37) Internet Native Money and L1 Value Accrual 

(12:28) Qualities of an Investable Application 

(18:45) DePIN and New Methods of Token Distribution 

(25:14) Why TVL is a Harmful Metric 

(28:44) Solana’s Consumer Chain Narrative 

(32:09) DAS London Plug 

(33:18) Metrics That Matter 

(44:07) Solana’s Decentralization 

(47:41) Bitcoin's Problem 

(55:00) Attention is Everything 

(57:42) What’s Your North Star?

(59:51) Rapid Fire

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