Welcome to “The Chopping Block” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. In this episode, the gang plays “guess the chart” and takes a deep dive into the booming world of Ethereum Layer 2s.

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Show highlights:

  • how much Layer 2s are spending to post data to Ethereum
  • whether L2s suck up all the value of ETH
  • the challenge of providing a good user experience across multiple rollups
  • how the underlying technology of security is not improving but attackers are getting more sophisticated
  • whether centralized lending in the industry is dead
  • why crypto users still hold stablecoins that yield much lower than Treasury bills
  • the new approach to bringing real-world assets and tokenized yields to blockchains
  • whether all L2s are running via proof of authority
  • whether alternative Layer 1s are dead or are actually more important than ETH L2s




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