Released September 29th, 2021
Kyle Samani - Solana: Faster, Cheaper, More Scalable
Kyle Samani is the co-founder and managing partner at Multicoin Capital. We cover the killer app for decentralized ledgers, the architecture that has enabled Solana’s speed unlock and look at the platform’s potential to become a huge piece of the world’s financial infrastructure.
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Chris Dixon - The Potential of Blockchain Technology
Chris is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We cover Chris's overall thesis for investing in the cryptocurrency space, the opportunities and limitations of blockchain applications, and why this is the most interesting area for investing and building over the next 10 years.
Kyle Samani - New Angles on Crypto
Kyle Samani and Tushar Jain are managing partners at Multicoin Capital. We cover store-value vs utility-value of cryptocurrencies, factors for evaluating a cryptocurrency, and why blockchains may not matter at all in ten years.
Solana (with CEO Anatoly Yakovenko)
An interview with the founder on the history and strategy of Solana.
Intro to Solana - with Kyle Samani
Kyle talks about the limits of decentralization and the trade-offs inherent in different blockchains.
Everything you need to know about Solana | Santiago Santos & Konstantin Lomashuk
A discussion of Solana's value proposition, and perspectives on coexistence/competition with mainnet Ethereum or Layer 2 scaling solutions.
Solana: A New Architecture for a High Performance Blockchain
The whitepaper describing the technical underpinnings of the Solana blockchain.
An Introduction to Solana
An introduction to Solana, covering its history, approach and practical applications.
Solana Summer
An overview of the history, team, technology, and economics.
The Separation of Time and State
An exploration of the distributed clock problem and how Proof of History solves this with a new approach to encoding the passage of time.
Technical Scalability Creates Social Scalability
The limits of decentralization and the importance of DeFi to a blockchain's future.
An Ultimate Vision for Serum
Founder Sam Bankman-Fried's excellent first-principles discussion of the potential of Serum, a decentralized exchange built on Solana.
Why Sharding is Great: Demystifying the Technical Properties
Vitalik Buterin discusses the Scalability Trilemma for any blockchain, viz. trade-offs between security, decentralization and scalability.
Credible Neutrality As A Guiding Principle
Vitalik Buterin discusses the design principles underpinning a credibly neutral system.
Ether: The Triple Point Asset
Ether's case as the first "triple point asset" that transcends all three major classes - Store of Value, Capital asset and Consumable asset.
Investment Memo
The World Computer Should Be Logically Centralized
Multicoin Capital’s initial investment thesis for Solana in 2019.