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    Tim Beiko | Layer Zero

    Tim Beiko | Layer Zero

    Tim Beiko runs the core protocol meetings for Ethereum. His path into crypto began in 2017, buying the top. But he stayed in the space, initially working for Consensys and their Besu Ethereum Client before trailblazing with EIP-1559's implementation.
    This conversation covers his story into working with Ethereum core developers, the role and landscape of Ethereum clients, and coordinating the maintenance and upgrades to the Ethereum protocol.
    With the merge on the horizon and barbarians at the gates, humans like Tim Beiko work to keep Ethereum as credibly neutral, efficient, and open as possible. Can Vitalik impose his will on Ethereum? Is it centralized? This episode has the answers.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:30 Tim Beiko Before Crypto
    12:27 Getting into the Space
    16:45 Working for Conensys
    20:56 Clients and Values
    26:48 Forks of GETH
    31:52 Clients as Businesses
    37:42 Keeping the Balance
    44:57 EIP-1559
    51:47 Coordinating Core Devs
    59:00 Communicating Code
    1:05:17 Security
    1:11:18 What the People Want
    1:14:18 Who is a Core Dev?
    1:21:07 Facilitating Forever
    1:26:00 When Merge?
    1:30:47 Closing
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    Resources:
    Tim on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/TimBeiko?s=20 
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    Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
    Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic

    94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic

    Polygon is the Swiss Army Knife of Scaling. With a suite of scaling products, Polygon is pushing in many directions to scale out the Ethereum ecosystem.
    On the heels of the 'Abandoning Ethereum' twitter drama, Sandeep and Mihailo from Polygon come on the podcast to discuss how Ethereum is, in fact, not abandoning its users.
    A ton has happened in the world of Polygon in the six months since they were last on the show, including a partnership with DraftKings and massive leaps into the Metaverse.
    ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    6:00 Sandeep & Mihalo Return
    8:20 Not Abandoning Ethereum
    15:27 Adoption of Ethereum
    24:06 On Maximalism
    29:52 A Portfolio of Chains
    37:47 The Mission
    44:50 Tokens & Unifying Forces
    49:42 Is Polygon an ETH Killer?
    54:33 Polygon vs Alt Layer 1’s
    1:04:40 Checkpointing to Ethereum
    1:08:53 Bridges & Sidechains
    1:18:00 Facts & Tribalism
    1:22:50 zkRollups & Miden
    1:29:12 Apps & DraftKings
    1:34:00 On-Ramp to the Metaverse
    1:37:09 The Roadmap
    1:42:10 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Sandeep on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/sandeepnailwal?s=20 
    Mihailo on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic?s=20 
    Announcing Polygon Miden:
    https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1460609713922457606?s=20 
    Polygon Metaverse:
    https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1456091349745295362?s=20 
    Modular Blockchains:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxyjgWiqLE&t=3276s&ab_channel=Bankless 
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    Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs

    3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs

    Mack Flavelle is the Co-Founder of CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs, and Big Head Club. CryptoKitties was instrumental in establishing the ERC-721 standard, which is the base for the vast majority of NFTs. Mack helped launch NBA Top Shot and StonerCats, and that just begins to cover his impact in the space.
    Needless to say, Mack has had a prolific career and pioneered many innovations for NFTs. His creativity and boundless energy powers this conversation about the history of culture on the blockchain, and a discussion of his more recent and upcoming projects leads to bold predictions about the future.
    Mack is a fascinating character, and we wouldn't expect anything less from one of the founding fathers of the NFT movement.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    3:30 Mack Flavelle and Cats
    10:12 CryptoKitties and ERC 721
    13:56 Inflection Points
    19:14 Pink Cat Villain
    22:59 Innovations & Explosions
    28:01 The Price of Kitties
    36:10 New Major IP
    42:30 Ronin & Death Poems
    50:59 Big Head Club
    56:32 Lessons from StonerCats
    1:01:54 Ghostbusters Etc
    1:04:05 The Big Questions
    1:11:27 Closing
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    Resources:
    Big Head Club
    https://www.bighead.club/ 
    Japanese Death Poems
    https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Death-Poems-Written-Monks/dp/0804831793 
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    Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
    Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum

    ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum

    Thanksgiving 2021
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    🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
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    🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    https://bankless.cc/Opolis 
    4:30 Markets
    4:43 BTC Price
    5:08 ETH Price
    6:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
    8:08 DeFi Action
    9:55 Layer 2 Beat
    11:45 EIP-1559
    https://twitter.com/christine_dkim/status/1461345650365415424?t=KlU78KsQvHl0fG4jqUZHiQ&s=19 
    1M ETH Burnt
    https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1463489678649303044?s=21 
    15:20 Hash Rate
    https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1462076989980889094 
    16:32 Gas Fees
    17:59 Axie Ronin
    https://cryptoslate.com/1-8-billion-moved-to-ronin-dex-from-ethereum-in-2-weeks 
    19:14 Ethereum Scale
    https://ethtps.info/ 
    22:55 SAND
    https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/the-sandbox 
    24:40 Turkish Lyra
    https://twitter.com/SadafJadran/status/1463387742759374848?s=20 
    28:00 RELEASES
    29:00 Binance & Arbitrum
    https://twitter.com/binance/status/1461565999832973313?s=20 
    31:29 DeFrag
    https://defrag.fi/ 
    32:43 Reputation DAO
    https://twitter.com/ReputationDAO/status/1461147989611663361?s=20 
    34:20 Lattice Metamask
    https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1463224325864148995?s=20 
    36:18 Aave Arc
    https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1461321606895124482 
    38:38 Zapper Mobile Tease
    https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1463340665769639940 
    RAISES
    39:00 Gemini Metaverse
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2021/11/18/gemini-raises-400-million-to-protect-the-metaverse-from-meta-facebook/?sh=37acaa675f57 
    40:05 Royal
    https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/1462856758095876097?s=20 
    43:43 Moonpay
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124980/moonpay-raise 
    44:14 Jobs
    https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 
    45:30 NEWS
    45:55 Crypto Twitter Drama
    https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1462216210116853762?s=20 
    47:10 New EIP
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/r0yy6c/why_calldata_gas_cost_reduction_is_crucial_for/ 
    51:35 Citadel CEO Constitution
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/citadel-ceo-ken-griffin-outbid-a-group-of-crypto-investors-for-copy-of-u-s-constitution-11637352087 
    54:20 Polygon Uniswap Proposal
    https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1461847683195449349 
    55:55 Infinite Machine Movie
    https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1463522018066931716?s=20 
    56:22 Tokemaki
    https://twitter.com/TokenReactor/status/1463320665008705539?s=20 
    57:25 NFL NFTs
    https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1461410656465346568?s=21 
    58:43 TIME NFT Show
    https://twitter.com/robotosnft/status/1463161775344525327?s=21 
    1:00:03 Macy’s NFT Parade
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/124909/macys-launches-parade-inspired-nft-collection-for-charity 
    1:01:54 El Salvador Bitcoin City
    https://www.reuters.com/markets/rates-bonds/el-salvador-plans-first-bitcoin-city-backed-by-bitcoin-bonds-2021-11-21/ 
    1:02:55 IMF
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125106/imf-says-el-salvador-shouldnt-be-using-bitcoin-as-legal-currency 
    1:04:59 Mining Photos
    https://pomp.substack.com/p/10-epic-bitcoin-mining-photos 
    1:08:24 OBJ BTC
    https://www.foxla.com/sports/rams-wr-odell-beckham-jr-to-receive-full-salary-in-bitcoin 
    1:08:47 Citigroup New Hires
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125051/citigroup-hires 
    1:10:32 Tether FUD
    https://twitter.com/jacoboracle/status/1463299431080632325?s=21 
    1:11:26 Quick News Takes
    Powell: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125000/biden-re-nominates-powell-as-fed-chair-with-brainard-as-vice-chair 
    PoolTogether: https://twitter.com/Dogetoshi/status/1463280832907464708 
    BinanceCh

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson

    Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson

    Ethereum is scaling. With a recent $50 million raise at a valuation of $2 billion, StarkWare is pioneering zkRollups across the Ethereum ecosystem. As it powers dYdX, arguably the most liquid market in the world, StarkWare is continuing to move into new territory, with StarkNet imminently deploying on Ethereum Mainnet.
    The goal of StarkWare is simple: 'bring massive scalability to Ethereum while preserving L1 security, permissionless interactions, and decentralization.'
    The ecosystem is growing at an astounding rate, so tune in as core members Uri Kolodny and Eli Ben-Sasson walk us through how StarkWare is bringing Super Scaling to Ethereum.
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    TOPICS COVERED:
    0:00 Intro
    5:00 Eli and Uri of StarkWare
    9:02 StarkEx vs StarkNet
    16:37 StarkEx is Scaling Today
    24:35 Latency & Data Tradeoffs
    32:50 Scaling with Math & Cryptography
    38:21 StarkEx to StarkNet
    43:35 Ahead of Schedule
    47:56 StarkNet Launch
    54:48 StarkWare Roadmap
    1:00:40 Modular & Privacy
    1:04:39 Business Model
    1:11:33 Values & Code
    1:16:15 Closing & Disclaimers
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    RESOURCES:
    Uri on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ukolodny?s=20 
    Eli on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson?s=20 
    StarkWare on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd?s=20 
    StarkWare Discord:
    https://discord.gg/uJ9HZTUk2Y 
    StarkNet Alpha:
    https://medium.com/starkware/starknet-alpha-is-coming-to-mainnet-b825829eaf32 
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    Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
    Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    pplpleasr | Layer Zero

    pplpleasr | Layer Zero

    pplpleasr is the digital artist who exploded into the NFT & DeFi space after creating the x * y = k visual animation announcement for Uniswap v3.
    The NFT was sold for over half a million dollars, and all the proceeds were donated to charity. Along the way, pleasrDAO was formed and has emerged as a collective for curating digital culture artifacts.
    pplpleasr’s story winds through Fortune Magazine covers and imposter syndrome, all with a down-to-earth feel and a charitable heart. She is emblematic of what we love about crypto culture, and the pleasr spirit is one that this entire space aspires to.
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    🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 intro
    4:00 ppl pleasr
    8:42 background & diablo
    15:01 crypto twitter vs blizzcon
    21:38 x * y = k
    28:06 sale, hype, & charity
    35:05 donating & dividends
    42:43 life trajectory
    47:02 pleasrdao
    54:35 fortune cover
    1:01:00 identity & nft brain
    1:08:32 social life & magnum opus
    1:15:15 pleasr irl
    1:21:17 lessons
    1:26:58 closing
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    Resources:
    pplpleasr on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1?s=20 
    pleasrDAO
    https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO?s=20 
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    Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.
    Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    • 1 hr 17 min

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