Meltem Demirors, chief strategy officer at Coinshares, and Nic Carter, general partner at Castle Island Ventures, join me at the Stacks conference to discuss Bitcoin layer 2s. In this episode, they cover: 

  • why layers 2s exist
  • how layer 2s, such as payment channels like Lightning, work
  • what kind of throughput layer 2s have 
  • how moving Bitcoin to layer 2 affects the price
  • why people having moved $5 billion worth of Bitcoin to Ethereum
  • how Bitcoin moving to Ethereum affects the price
  • the most popular Bitcoin layer 2s


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Link to the Crypto News Recap: