21 episodes

Through conversations with crypto’s brightest lights, Gwart embarks on a one-man crusade to find the real value of cryptocurrency. Once weekly episodes with guests.

Pseudonymous, Gwart is a crypto-Twitter troll and thinkboi seeking answers to non-existent problems in blockchains. Follow along for the most colorful conversations in crypto.

The Gwart Show | Bitcoin Tech & Culture Blockspace Media

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Through conversations with crypto’s brightest lights, Gwart embarks on a one-man crusade to find the real value of cryptocurrency. Once weekly episodes with guests.

Pseudonymous, Gwart is a crypto-Twitter troll and thinkboi seeking answers to non-existent problems in blockchains. Follow along for the most colorful conversations in crypto.

    The Realignment With Max Resnick

    The Realignment With Max Resnick

    Welcome back to The Gwart Show! We’re re-joined by Max Resnick (@MaxResnick1) of the Special Mechanisms Group (@specialmech) to discuss Ethereum's potential shift towards faster block times and multi-proposer systems. He explores the implications for L2s, MEV, and market structure. The conversation covers Ethereum's comp21etitiveness with Solana, the future of DeFi, and the challenges of centralization in crypto.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    01:06 Matt's background
    02:47 ETH vibes right now
    04:39 Consensus around new EIPs
    09:47 Node burdens
    13:22 What about the L2 roadmap
    16:47 Did ETH just rug L2s?
    18:11 The future of roll ups
    21:25 Is Base extracting value from users?
    24:25 What is the multi-proposer?
    25:39 Community response
    27:12 Outcompeted by Solana
    29:50 Who doesn't agree?
    30:43 Changes for block builders
    32:21 What does ETH Foundation think?
    33:01 Benefits of 2 sec block times?
    35:15 Trading back to L1?
    37:11 L1 value = MEV available
    40:42 Yield APR & loan APR converge?
    41:45 Is the end game 100% staked ETH?
    44:56 Moral judgements leading development
    45:47 Restaking
    48:14 Why does ETH win against Solana?
    52:06 Infrastructure vs apps
    54:01 What apps are unlocks
    54:44 Stablecoin chokepoints
    1:01:12 MEV on Solana
    1:06:50 Future of AMMs
    1:07:12 Trusted execution environments
    1:09:56 SUAVE
    1:11:57 Service provider adoption of EIPs

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    👋The Gwart Show is proudly presented by Ellipsis Labs! Ellipsis Labs is building foundational products in DeFi. Their first product @PhoenixTrade is the leading orderbook DEX on Solana. The team is growing—visit ellipsislabs.xyz for engineering opportunities.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    A Bullish Timeline Cleanser With Checkmate

    A Bullish Timeline Cleanser With Checkmate

    Welcome back to The Gwart Show! Today we’re joined by Bitcoin bull and on-chain analyst Checkmate to discuss Bitcoin's market dynamics, mining economics, and market outlook given the bear victory laps on the timeline. He shares thoughts on on-chain analysis, altcoin markets, ETFs, and the role of Bitcoin in the global financial system, offering a bullish perspective on its long-term potential.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    00:53 Checkmate intro
    04:07 Checkmate charting product
    07:29 Who's the customer?
    10:37 Current market outlook
    14:49 Why's everyone bearish?
    19:03 Different this time?
    23:46 Institutional interest
    28:14 Bitcoin development
    34:39 Bitcoin's future
    39:40 Actually useful indicators
    45:27 On-chain metrics
    49:12 nation-state adoption
    54:52 Miners holding BTC
    1:04:28 BTC ETFs
    1:08:55 ETH ETF

    Follow our guest on Twitter: @Rob1Ham

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    👋The Gwart Show is proudly presented by Ellipsis Labs! Ellipsis Labs is building foundational products in DeFi. Their first product @PhoenixTrade is the leading orderbook DEX on Solana. The team is growing—visit ellipsislabs.xyz for engineering opportunities.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Check Your Script With Rob Hamilton

    Check Your Script With Rob Hamilton

    Rob Hamilton, CEO of AnchorWatch and mini-script fan boy, joins The Gwart Show to break down the nuances behind Bitcoin script, why we should’t be scared of a soft fork for rollups (if we need one!) and what a world with more Bitcoin functionality looks like. Rob and Gwart embark on discussions of L2 tokens, Bitcoin consensus rules and the value of VCs in Bitcoin. 

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    00:32 Rob's background
    03:13 2013-2022
    05:37 What is AnchorWatch?
    13:02 Miniscript
    19:53 Target user of AnchorWatch
    21:33 Current Bitcoin development
    35:45 Covenant use cases
    38:34 Stablecoins
    42:16 USD to BTC rails
    44:41 Do rollups scale?
    50:38 Challenges of trustless rollups
    1:00:04 VC funding coming to Bitcoin
    1:03:30 Ponzi coming to Bitcoin
    1:13:29 End of altcoin ponzi games?
    1:16:40 Do stablecoins need decentralized chains?
    1:20:41 Bitcoin & IRL resources
    1:23:06 Blockchain commodity value
    1:25:23 Token unlocks
    1:30:34 Government permission required
    1:36:27 AnchorWatch as a memecoin
    1:39:43 Funding for ideas
    1:45:49 Antpool centralization via proxies
    1:52:13 Lacking developer funding
    1:57:20 P2P node encryption

    Follow our guest on Twitter: @Rob1Ham

    Follow our host: @gwartygwart

    👋The Gwart Show is proudly presented by Ellipsis Labs! Ellipsis Labs is building foundational products in DeFi. Their first product @PhoenixTrade is the leading orderbook DEX on Solana. The team is growing—visit ellipsislabs.xyz for engineering opportunities.

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Crypto Market Making With Evgeny Gaevoy

    Crypto Market Making With Evgeny Gaevoy

    Evgeny Gaevoy, CEO of Wintermute, discusses market making in crypto, DeFi evolution, blockchain technology's relationship with capitalism, Solana's approach, GameFi potential, and the future of crypto in light of AI advancements. He shares insights on token design, DAO governance, and contrarian views on crypto's long-term prospects.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 Start
    00:52 Evgeny background
    02:25 Crypto vs tradfi
    04:04 Caring about more than market making
    05:23 Wintermute business line
    07:10 Why use a market maker?
    10:11 Good vs bad market making?
    12:07 On-chain price discovery
    13:48 Is NOT having on-chain price discovery a failure?
    15:27 ICO benefits
    18:02 Good token design
    20:22 Should token holders have rights?
    24:09 Equity + tokens WTF?
    26:04 DOA governance
    27:35 Has governance gotten worse?
    30:41 Big unlocks in DeFi?
    34:45 Rebuilding TradFi on -chain (yawn)
    39:23 Will crypto market makers get out competed?
    42:56 ETH roadmap blues
    44:12 Capitalist systems or bust
    47:11 Solana
    49:38 Bro, do u even Bitcoin?
    50:27 What does DeFi solve?
    51:29 What does DeFi NOT solve?
    52:31 GameFi thesis
    53:23 Why does GameFi still suck?
    55:40 Star Trek = DeFi fail

    Follow our guest on Twitter: @EvgenyGaevoy

    Follow our host: @gwartygwart

    👋The Gwart Show is proudly presented by Ellipsis Labs! Ellipsis Labs is building foundational products in DeFi. Their first product @PhoenixTrade is the leading orderbook DEX on Solana. The team is growing—visit ellipsislabs.xyz for engineering opportunities.

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    • 59 min
    How To Win Blocks And Influence Ethereum

    How To Win Blocks And Influence Ethereum

    Stefan Gosselin-co-founder at Flashbots and founder at OneBalance–joins The Gwart Show. We go through block builder centralization, Stephane's vision for Ethereum, properties of censorship resistance, censorship resistance, shared sequencers, and the future of Bitcoin L2s.

    Timestamps:
    00:00 Start
    00:32 Stephane’s background
    01:38 Beginning in Web3
    04:59 Current projects
    06:15 Starting Frontier
    07:46 Infinite Games
    12:11 Centralization
    16:02 PBS design
    22:08 Global vs local consensus
    29:17 Censorship getting better?
    34:34 Are block builders price setters?
    37:09 One Balance
    41:31 Wallet based roll-up? WTF!
    44:55 Protocol design
    49:24 Shared sequencers
    52:48 Solvers
    55:45 Private order flow
    59:19 Solana grants & control
    1:01:30 Benefits of One Balance
    1:07:42 Bitcoin L2
    1:12:29 10 yr crypto vision
    1:13:35 Wrap up

    Follow our guest on Twitter: @thegostep

    Follow our host: @gwartygwart

    👋The Gwart Show is proudly presented by Ellipsis Labs! Ellipsis Labs is building foundational products in DeFi. Their first product @PhoenixTrade is the leading orderbook DEX on Solana. The team is growing—visit ellipsislabs.xyz for engineering opportunities.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Concerning Trading On-Chain, And Other Bad Ideas

    Concerning Trading On-Chain, And Other Bad Ideas

    Benedict Brady from Ergonia and Doug Colkitt from Ambient Finance join The Gwart Show, covering various aspects of decentralized finance (DeFi), high frequency trading (HFT), and automated market makers (AMMs). 

    Follow our guests on Twitter: @0xdoug @bqbrady
    Follow Gwart and the podcast: @gwartygwart @blockspacepod

    Timestamps:

    00:00:30 Guest Introductions
    00:02:13 HFT, AMMs and CLOBs
    00:9:10 Improving the Ethereum L1 for apps 
    00:18:10 zkEVMs, validator and rollups 
    00:22:021 Trading on AMMs
    00:24:55 Why AMMs on Solana?
    00:35:03 MEV 
    00:40:00 Is ~any~ MEV illegal?
    00:47:16 Everything will run on AMMs? 
    00:52:55 Block builder centralization
    01:00:40 What if tradfi built blocks?
    01:02:08 Solana orderflow is a goldmine
    01:05:30 Stakeweight QS
    01:10:35 Memecoins

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

BrainHarrington ,

Crossover Bitcoin/Ethereum Content Desperately Needed

Gwart creates a place for the best bitcoin ethereum crossover conversations to take place. As a Bitcoiner it has been hard to find podcasts about ETH and crypto that I enjoy and the first few episodes have something special going on. This show is going to rip this bull run as people are craving more intelligent takes.

Jarrerr ,

A show with REAL yield

Where does real yield come from? I think it is from listening to The Gwart Program. It is illegal to listen if you do not want Stateless Money. It is illegal to listen if you are deploying on eth instead of an L2.

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