1 Std. 6 Min.

Haseeb Qureshi: Discussing Decentralization’s Core Purpose, Trade-Offs, Declining Marginal Utility and DAO Decision-Making The Delphi Podcast

    • Technologie

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Haseeb Querishi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. The two have a philosophical discussion on the topic of decentralization, covering its core purpose, the costly trade-offs, the declining marginal utility of pursuing decentralization and much more!


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Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


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Show Notes:


(00:00:00) – Introduction.


(00:03:32) – Overview of Dragonfly Capital. 


(00:04:05) – Inspiration for the post “Why Decentralization Isn't as Important as You Think”.


(00:06:07) – Haseeb’s stance on decentralization. 


(00:08:37) – Haseeb’s thoughts on progressive decentralization.


(00:11:02) – The purpose of decentralization.


(00:13:00) – Haseeb’s thoughts on quantifying decentralization.


(00:15:46) – What if Vitalik kept control of Ethereum. 


(00:18:50) – The decentralization trade-off for layer-1s. 


(00:25:04) – Why projects cannot compete on being decentralized. 


(00:29:18) – Censorship on layer-1s. 


(00:31.01) – Adverse situations with nation-states.


(00:37:21) – The declining marginal utility of being decentralized.


(00:41:09) – Haseeb’s thoughts on decentralization bringing in more human capital. 


(00:43:44) – Helping a team navigate decentralization as a VC.


(00:46:15) – The part incentives play in decentralization.  


(00:49:37) – How Haseeb would structure a DAO.


(00:53:33) – Haseeb’s thoughts on mass governance.


(00:57:07) – Judging founders as an investor. 


(01:01:13) – What Tom disagrees with in Haseeb’s post.


(01:03:09) – Imagining decentralization in a world without governments.



Resources:


Haseeb’s Twitter

Dragonfly Capital Website

Haseeb’s Article on Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think

Jesse Walden's Article on Progressive Decentralization


More


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The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Haseeb Querishi, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a cross-border crypto venture fund. The two have a philosophical discussion on the topic of decentralization, covering its core purpose, the costly trade-offs, the declining marginal utility of pursuing decentralization and much more!


We would like to thank our sponsors for making this podcast possible.


Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies on DeFi’s most trusted platform. Mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the top crypto assets with a simple user experience and the confidence of institutional-grade security. To learn more visit kava.io


Celo: Celo is a mobile-first platform that makes financial dApps and crypto payments accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. Celo supports over 1000 projects who are everyday building applications and issuing digital currencies from 100+ countries around the world. Learn more at Celo.org. 


Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as a video interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.




Show Notes:


(00:00:00) – Introduction.


(00:03:32) – Overview of Dragonfly Capital. 


(00:04:05) – Inspiration for the post “Why Decentralization Isn't as Important as You Think”.


(00:06:07) – Haseeb’s stance on decentralization. 


(00:08:37) – Haseeb’s thoughts on progressive decentralization.


(00:11:02) – The purpose of decentralization.


(00:13:00) – Haseeb’s thoughts on quantifying decentralization.


(00:15:46) – What if Vitalik kept control of Ethereum. 


(00:18:50) – The decentralization trade-off for layer-1s. 


(00:25:04) – Why projects cannot compete on being decentralized. 


(00:29:18) – Censorship on layer-1s. 


(00:31.01) – Adverse situations with nation-states.


(00:37:21) – The declining marginal utility of being decentralized.


(00:41:09) – Haseeb’s thoughts on decentralization bringing in more human capital. 


(00:43:44) – Helping a team navigate decentralization as a VC.


(00:46:15) – The part incentives play in decentralization.  


(00:49:37) – How Haseeb would structure a DAO.


(00:53:33) – Haseeb’s thoughts on mass governance.


(00:57:07) – Judging founders as an investor. 


(01:01:13) – What Tom disagrees with in Haseeb’s post.


(01:03:09) – Imagining decentralization in a world without governments.



Resources:


Haseeb’s Twitter

Dragonfly Capital Website

Haseeb’s Article on Why Decentralization Isn’t as Important as You Think

Jesse Walden's Article on Progressive Decentralization


More


Our Video interviews Can Be Viewed Here: a hr

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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message

1 Std. 6 Min.

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