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Vitalik: Ethereum, Part 2
The elder statesman of smart contract blockchains 0:00
The Ethereum community 1:22
The DAO hack 2:34
Vitalik’s finest and worst moments in protocol politics 5:18
Becoming a Twitter memelord 7:45
Vitalik’s influence on Eth today 8:59
It’s getting harder to do big things in Eth 10:38
Goals outside Ethereum 12:17
Crypto needs the good-natured 15:00
Vitalik’s lifestyle 19:51
Closing thoughts 22:06
Vitalik: Ethereum, Part 1
Haseeb’s background 0:22
Vitalik’s background 2:43
A blockchain you can build any app on top of 7:02
Eth trades efficiency for transparency 10:18
Like plain text, Eth is simple and efficient 12:41
Only high-value transactions can afford the blockchain 13:08
Doing away with ‘trusted’ third parties 14:09
Trading performance for security 14:43
‘Impregnable castles made of math’ 16:23
Ethereum’s limitations are latency and privacy 16:56
There are ways to get back your privacy 19:32
Can Eth provide a high level of decentralization and a high level of scaling at the same time? 20:39
Sharding leads to more centralization 21:49
Verifiability at the expense of scaling 24:00
How much decentralization is the right amount? 25:11
What happens when subsidies to join nodes disappear? 27:07
Stateless clients make it possible to verify the chain with very little on your hard drive 28:18
Staking culture is difficult to cultivate 28:52
New blockchain players tend to go for minimum viable decentralization 29:54
People don’t value privacy until somebody goes to jail over it 30:32
Eth is ‘simple at the base’ 31:12
Social recovery wallets make it easier to be your own bank 31:44
Block space is getting expensive 32:41
There’s not a lot of innovation on Bitcoin, by design 33:35
Blockchain’s ‘free-rider effect’ 34:57
Innovation is slowest at Layer 1 35:34
Layer 2 moves faster because it’s permissionless 36:59
What if we froze Layer 1 today? 37:25
Data for computation trade-off 38:57
Benchmarking blockchains apples-to-apples 40:02
Enshrining decentralization 41:43
Tensions between scaling and preserving value 42:27
There will be multiple stores of value 43:54
The Beginning of Infinity, Part 2
To a Caveman Very Few Things Are Resources
Knowledge Makes the Existence of Resources Infinite
Groups Never Admit Failure
I am smarter now
You are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with.
Listening to this show has given me proximity to Naval and his incredible insights.
I first heard him on a Joe Rogan podcast years ago and finally took the time to check out the podcast. I wish I had done so sooner.
Naval explains things in an easy to understand manner, but also in a way that still blows your mind. Great podcast.
NEW FAVORITE PODCAST!! 💯
I heard this guy on the Tim Ferris show and immediately searched his podcast to devour some more of his simple-intellectual gems of knowledge & wisdom.
This show has become my new favorite since I noticed how much I would binge on his episodes like a popular Netflix series! Lol. It’s to the point, structured simply, succinct, fluid with a unique cadence, and most importantly it’s very very well ORGANIZED!
I literally stopped listening to every other usual podcast these past couple days since I started because of this show! Haha
Magnificent work Naval
Micro doses of good info and knowledge
I like them all but truly appreciate and share the short one
Which are precise and on point!