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The #1 podcast for crypto natives to learn about new concepts, trends and projects in blockchain, DeFi, NFTs and Web 3.

Jason Choi (@mrjasonchoi) goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

Strictly not financial advice.

Feb 29, 2024

Today Jason is joined by none other than EigenLayer Founder, Sreeram Kannan. Sreeram kicks things off by sharing the founding story of EigenLayer and how Sreeram and the team thought about EigenLayer's value proposition. Jason then digs into the details; what are EigenLayer's Actively Validates Services (AVS)? Are there security assumptions related to slashing? What are the centralisation considerations for EigenLayer? What are the commercial incentives for builders? And much, much more. Enjoy the conversation and please share and like — it goes a long way.


Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.



(00:00) Introduction

(01:29) EigenLayor’s backstory & Sreeram’s early start

(11:05) EigenLayer’s proposition

(14:54) EigenLayer’s AVS: Actively Validated Services

(19:56) Slashing & security assumptions

(29:40) EigenLayer’s centralisation considerations

(34:30) Commercial incentives

(42:37) Long term incentives: coprocessor & intelligent DeFi

(46:40) Best vs worst case for the future of EigenLayer

(57:30) Outro


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