Welcome to “The Chopping Block” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner, chop it up about the latest news. In this episode, the gang answers audience questions, digs into the discourse around rollups, and debates whether modular blockchains will vanquish existing monoliths.

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Show highlights:

  • How someone asked people to just give them money, and raised over $1 million
  • Answering audience questions from Twitter, including ‘what’s Tarun’s favorite drug?’
  • Whether there’s tension between Haseeb and Tarun
  • How the incoming generations of crypto people (e.g. “Class of 2017”) have changed over the cycles
  • The five-level explainer on what a rollup is
  • Why everyone’s debating the ontology of rollups and why Haseeb still thinks blockchains are like religions
  • Tarun’s take on the modular blockchain thesis and why Haseeb is skeptical
  • Whether app chains like the ones in Cosmos will become dominant
  • Whether one of the top 4 chains will be modular in the next five to 10 years