Will DeFi Scale on Layer 1 or 2? - Sam Bankman-Fried, Kain Warwick, Ep. 117
53 min

It's no news that DeFi needs to scale - but will it happen on layer 2, or will projects move to other layer 1s?

Serum's Sam Bankman-Fried (@SBF_Alameda) and Synthetix's Kain Warwick (@kaiynne) join us in discussing their opposite views on scaling

  • Serum vs. Synthetix 
  • Solana vs. Optimistic Rollups
  • Is Layer 2 enough to scale all of DeFi?
  • Composability concerns with layer 2 solutions
  • Bootstrapping liquidity for a new layer 1

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.

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