Kyle Samani, managing partner of Multicoin Capital looks ahead to 2020 based on how the space changed from 2018 to 2019. He talks about how the space has matured and become more heterogeneous, when developers choose to build on platforms other than Ethereum and when they stick with it, and how the uncertainties about Ethereum 2.0 are affecting developers’ choices. We discuss which chains he’s most excited about now, why there’s such a huge amount of competition in the smart contract space, and how the competition will shake out between the projects such as Cosmos and Polkadot that aim to connect other chains. He also covers why he isn’t that excited about work being done in Bitcoin, why 2019 wasn’t the year of Lightning and why 2020 will be the year of lots of small success stories.

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