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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

May 25, 2021

Kain Warwick, founder of Synthetix, and Kyle Samani, managing partner at Multicoin Capital, debate the merits of Ethereum, Solana, and Binance Smart Chain. In this episode, they discuss:

  • why Ethereum is losing market share to Solana and BSC
  • whether decentralization matters and at what point decentralization becomes redundant
  • why they think Solana and Binance Smart Chain need to be taken seriously as competitors to EThereum
  • whether BSC or Solana is the bigger long-term threat to Ethereum
  • the biggest obstacle to Ethereum’s success (and it’s not gas fees)
  • how Ethereum will navigate fragmented Layer 2 solutions
  • Solana and its lack of developers
  • what differentiates DeFi from CeFi
  • why Solana has an edge on Ethereum in terms of composability 
  • how Ethereum will onboard new users
  • why Kain is such an ardent backer of Ethereum
  • why both Kyle and Kain think EIP 1559 and the potential for higher ETH prices is bad for Ethereum
  • if Synthetix would ever consider launching a cross-chain product
  • the viability of a multi-chain world
  • why Kyle believes the future holds a winner-take-most blockchain ecosystem


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Episode Links



Kyle Samani

Kain Warwick



Kain’s tweet that instigated this pod:

Multicoin Blogs:

Kain Warwick and Sam Bankman Fried podcast

Comparing AMMs on different blockchains

BSC and Solana NFT platforms

Overview of Layer 2 solutions on Ethereum

Binance Smart Chain guide

Solana guide