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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.

Apr 23, 2021

Robbie Ferguson, co-founder and president of Immutable, talks about how Immutable is transforming the NFT industry through its layer 2 solution, Immutable X, which just launched April 8. In this episode, he discusses: 

  • what sort of problems Immutable is solving by creating a layer 2 solution (1:21)
  • why scalability is especially an issue for NFTs in gaming (1:59)
  • how Immutable X, built with partner Starkware, addresses the problems with scaling NFTs (3:28)
  • how Immutable is scaling Ethereum and the definition of a layer 2 solution (5:46)
  • the Immutable business model and how the company makes money (6:40)
  • how validity proofs like ZK-rollups differ from fraud proofs like Optimistic rollups (7:52)
  • how Gods Unchained has performed since the April 8th launch of Immutable X (8:27)
  • why building on Ethereum is so important to Immutable (10:54)
  • why Immutable is obsessed with bringing liquidity to NFTs (14:54)
  • what sort of partners Immutable is looking to attract and how Immutable X is different from a traditional marketplace (18:00)
  • why Immutable decided to purchase carbon credits to offset the gas the protocol consumes on Ethereum (21:33)
  • what we might see from Gods Unchained, Immutable X, and NFT gaming in general by the end of this  year (23:32 )
  • weekly news recap (26:22)


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