Ryan Sean Adams & Ben Jones , Bankless

185 - The Superchain Explained with Jesse Pollak & Ben Jones

28 Aug 2023 • 91 min • EN
91 min
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On today’s episode we brought on repeat Bankless guests, Ben Jones, Co-Founder of Optimism and Creator of Base, Jesse Pollock.  ------ ✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode: https://www.bankless.com/debrief-superchain  ----- Base! Coinbase’s Layer 2 has almost hit 1 million users in 2 weeks. It has more transactions per second than Ethereum mainnet. Jesse digs into the magnitude of this development. Base chain was built on Optimism’s tech stack. This is just 1 chain of many thousands we’ll see over the coming years. How do we tie them all together? Ben dives into all things Superchain. The Superchain is how we bring 1 billion people onchain. ----- 🏹 Airdrop Hunter is HERE, join your first HUNT today https://bankless.cc/JoinYourFirstHUNT  ------ 📣 SAFE CORE | Smart Wallet Infrastructure https://safe.global/core  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE ⁠https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2  ⁠ 🦊METAMASK PORTFOLIO | MANAGE YOUR WEB3 EVERYTHING ⁠https://bankless.cc/MetaMask  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ⁠ 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⁠ 🦄UNISWAP | ON-CHAIN MARKETPLACE ⁠https://bankless.cc/uniswap   👾STADER LABS | ETHX LIQUID STAKING https://bankless.cc/Stader  ----- TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 7:42 Base Launch Reflection  9:53 Optimism’s Reflection  11:35 Coinbase x Optimism Collaboration 17:14 OP Stack Incentives  23:43 Base’s Impressive Numbers  26:26 Explaining the Superchain   31:40 Why Join the Superchain?  33:55 The Law of Chains  45:26 The Coinbase Onchain Formula 51:15 Base Part of Optimism Governance  58:40 What About Other L2s?  1:04:56 Optimism Collective’s Fee  1:08:25 The Tech Behind the Superchain 1:13:34 Superchain Timeline  1:15:45 Fault Proofs 1:18:36 Risk Profile of Base     1:22:15 Optimism’s Governance Minimization  1:24:10 Wen Fault Proofs & Stages  1:30:00 How Many Clients Does Optimism Have?  1:33:36 Near Term Focus For Base 1:37:01 Near Term Focus For Optimism 1:38:27 Closing & Disclosures  ----- RESOURCES Jesse Pollock https://twitter.com/jessepollak  Ben Jones https://twitter.com/ben_chain  The Law of Chains https://gov.optimism.io/t/law-of-chains-v0-1-full-draft/6514  ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠

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