Ben Jones , GRTiQ Podcast

Ben Jones - Director at the Optimism Foundation

15 Sep 2023 • 73 min • EN
73 min
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Today I am speaking with Ben Jones, Director at the Optimism Foundation and one of the visionary co-founders behind Optimism. Optimism is a rapidly emerging Layer 2 blockchain, purpose-built by Ethereum developers for Ethereum developers. Ben is a well-known figure in the space, recognized for his dynamic and engaging approach in hackathons and presentations. During our conversation, Ben takes us on a journey through his background and the pivotal moments that led him into the world of web3. He then provides a captivating insight into the origins of Optimism, offering one of the most impressive explanations of what Layer 2 solutions are and how they function. Along the way, Ben shares his perspectives on entrepreneurship, the future of the industry, notable projects like Coinbase"s BASE built on the OP stack, and the role of The Graph within the web3 ecosystem. Show Notes and Transcripts The GRTiQ Podcast takes listeners inside web3 and The Graph (GRT) by interviewing members of the ecosystem.  Please help support this project and build the community by subscribing and leaving a review. Twitter: GRT_iQ

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