Single Episode:32
Lightspeed
Host Introduction:
Lightspeed is a podcast for those interested in how crypto can solve real problems and create products users love. It's a callback to the garage days of Silicon Valley, where builders pushed the limits of hardware and software to build world-changing products. We interview the projects and founders that will make this same impact today.
Powering Solana's On Chain Economy | Garrett Harper & Stepan Simkin

Gm! This week we invite Garrett Harper & Stepan Simkin from Squads to the show after they raised a $10 million Series A round. We deep dive into the Squads origin story, why wallet security matters & how they want to help power Solana's on chain economy. Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:14) The Squads Origin Story

(06:17) What Are Smart Accounts?

(08:30) What Is Fuse?

(15:10) Permissionless III Ad

(16:13) Formal Verifications & Wallet Security

(24:51) Powering Solana's On Chain Economy

(32:28) Building A Subscription Model

(39:06) DAO Services & Governance

(44:26) Advice For Founders

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

54分36秒 2024-06-12
The State Of Solana In 2024 & Beyond | Austin Federa

Gm! This week we invite Austin Federa to the show for a discussion on the current state of Solana & the most exciting developments happening in crypto. We deep dive into the current state of Firedancer, how to build community within crypto & attracting developers to Solana. We then debate is economic security a meme & of course the latest meta... social tokens & meme coins. Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:11) The State Of Solana In 2024

(05:17) The Solana Foundation

(08:45) Firedancer

(11:37) Helium Mobile Ad

(12:56) The Solana Roadmap

(19:20) Crypto Marketing

(24:54) Blockchain Speed & Latency

(31:27) Permissionless III Ad

(32:29) Blockchain Incentives

(36:03) Is Economic Security A Meme?

(38:42) Issuance vs Cost

(47:41) Meme Coins & Social Tokens

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

56分15秒 2024-06-07
The Modular Integration Spectrum | Keone & Zon

In this episode, Keone from Monad and Zon from Initia to discuss the spectrum between modular and integrated blockchain designs. They explore the tradeoffs in decentralization, performance and scalability between the two approaches. They explore AppChains, rollups, composability challenges in modular systems, EVM compatibility, and when to scale blockchains horizontally vs vertically. To close out Keone and Zon also share valuable insights on building Web3 communities organically. Thanks for tuning in!

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(00:00) Introduction

(03:24) Modular vs Integrated

(11:47) Who are Appchains for?

(28:58) Composability in Modular World

(36:15) Monad's Endgame

(39:47) Importance of Decentralization

(48:05) Building Web3 Community

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Disclaimer:


Expansion was kickstarted by a grant from the Celestia Foundation.


Nothing said on Expansion is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Rex, Jon, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

1时03分54秒 2024-06-05
Crypto's Ultimate Vision: Who's Building On Solana? | Weekly Roundup

Gm! This week we're back with another weekly roundup. We discuss Mert's big takeaways from Consensus 2024, who's building on Solana, crypto payments & why is the latest meta celebrity coins & social tokens? Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:40) Consensus 2024

(04:14) Who's Building On Solana?

(13:34) Helium Mobile Ad

(14:36) Payments On Solana

(22:20) Social Tokens

(35:22) Permissionless III Ad

(36:24) Failed Transactions

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

48分57秒 2024-06-04
Why Businesses Are Building On Solana | Baxus, Tzvi Wiesel

Gm! This week we welcome Tzvi Wiesel Founder & CEO of Baxus to discuss why they're building on Solana, growing a global marketplace for spirits & of course... how Baxus are bringing whiskey onchain. Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:58) Baxus Overview

(09:02) Permissionless Ad

(10:04) Account Abstraction

(13:58) User Flow & Experience

(22:05) Marketplace Dynamics

(31:17) App Chain vs Solana

(40:45) DeFi & Institutional Demand

(51:49) Market Size of Rare Spirits & Wine

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

56分25秒 2024-05-29
How Phantom Became Solana's Largest Wallet | Brandon Millman & Donnie Dinch

Gm! This week we welcome Brandon Millman & Donnie Dinch for a discussion on Phantom's recent acquisition & how they grew to be the largest wallet within the Solana ecosystem! Enjoy!

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Try 3 months FREE of Helium Mobile with the code LIGHTSPEEDMOBILE: hellohelium.com


Experience a new phone service that uses the Helium Network – a decentralized wireless network built by the people – AND the nation’s largest 5G network. Drastically save costs while you enjoy unlimited talk, text, and data for just $20/month. Plus, you can earn MOBILE tokens for sharing where you use your phone the most.

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:34) Why Phantom Acquired Bitski?

(07:02) Onboarding New Users

(13:30) Helium Mobile Ad

(14:32) Crypto's Wallet Landscape

(18:35) Wallet Services & Business Model

(23:13) Chain Integration To Phantom

(29:31) Permissionless III Ad

(30:34) User Retention

(33:38) Wallet Security

(42:20) Solana's Dropped Transactions

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

47分50秒 2024-05-23
Will An Ethereum ETF Get Approved? | Weekly Roundup

Gm! This week we're back with another weekly roundup. We discuss the potential Ethereum ETF approval, crypto's low float problem, L1 vs L2 scaling & more. Enjoy!

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Experience a new phone service that uses the Helium Network – a decentralized wireless network built by the people – AND the nation’s largest 5G network. Drastically save costs while you enjoy unlimited talk, text, and data for just $20/month. Plus, you can earn MOBILE tokens for sharing where you use your phone the most.

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:50) Ethereum ETF?

(05:20) Low Float, High FDV: Cobie's Substack Piece

(10:01) Helium Mobile Ad

(17:59) Justin Drake & EigenLayer

(33:49) Permissionless III Ad

(34:52) Fixing Bugs On Solana

(41:06) L1 vs L2 Scaling

(50:22) Running A Solana Validator

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

1时02分47秒 2024-05-21
How Helium Is Leading Solana's DePin Future | Amir Haleem

Gm! This week we welcome Amir Haleem CEO of Nova Labs for a discussion on how Helium is building out DePin infrastructure to capture one of crypto's biggest opportunities. Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(04:19) The Helium Origin Story

(06:45) Permissionless III Ad

(07:47) Helium Mobile

(16:20) What Is The Helium Network & How Does It Work?

(22:41) How To Bootstrap A Network

(29:43) Who Is Using Helium Mobile?

(32:28) Why Build On Solana?

(36:51) SIM Swaps

(43:04) Onboarding To Helium Mobile

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

46分28秒 2024-05-15
Will Solana Surpass Ethereum In Economic Value? | Weekly Roundup

Gm! This week we're back with another weekly roundup. We discuss will Solana flip Ethereum, L1 vs L2 value accrual, Van Eck's meme coin index & the SocialFi hype. Enjoy!

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Try 3 months FREE of Helium Mobile with the code LIGHTSPEEDMOBILE: hellohelium.com


Experience a new phone service that uses the Helium Network – a decentralized wireless network built by the people – AND the nation’s largest 5G network. Drastically save costs while you enjoy unlimited talk, text, and data for just $20/month. Plus, you can earn MOBILE tokens for sharing where you use your phone the most.

--

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Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:41) Solana Will Flip Ethereum: MEV & Fees

(12:56) Helium Mobile Ad

(14:00) How Profitable Is It To Run A Validator?

(18:59) Value Accrual: L1s vs L2s

(29:32) Solana's Node Count

(37:17) Permissionless III Ad

(38:19) VanEck's Bullish Meme Coins

(43:26) SocialFi

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

52分03秒 2024-05-10
The Future Of Liquid Staking On Solana | FP Lee

Gm! This week we welcome FP Lee to the show for a discussion on the growth of liquid staking on Solana. We deep dive into launching LSTs, value accrual, solving liquidity issues & some of the products sanctum is building. Enjoy!

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(00:00) Introduction

(02:21) Infinity

(09:55) Permissionless III Ad

(10:57) Algorithmic Auto Rebalancing

(15:54) Launching LSTs

(21:51) Solving LST Liquidity

(34:01) Value Accrual

(35:51) Sanctum Wonderland

(39:46) LSTs: Winner Take All?

(45:01) Stake Weighted QoS

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Disclaimers:


Lightspeed was kickstarted by a grant from the Solana Foundation.


Nothing said on Lightspeed is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Mert, Dan and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

51分27秒 2024-05-08
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