Who Are The Real Users In Crypto? | Mert Mumtaz, Dan Smith

This week Mert & Dan discuss Colosseum's hackathon, why Solana needs to double down on building more applications, defining active users within crypto, the roadmap for Ethereum, the rollup thesis & more!


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

(01:09) Colosseum Hackathon: Crypto's Y Combinator

(09:26) Monad Ad

(10:21) Crypto Needs More Applications

(14:44) DRiP

(17:44) Defining Active Users In Crypto

(30:51) Consensus On Solana

(40:33) Ethereum's Roadmap

(47:15) Bridging & The Rollup Thesis

(55:25) Blast L2



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