✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David’s Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/116-ethan-debrief

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Ethan Buchman is a fantastic human being, an Internet Biophysicist, Monetary Localist, and Co-Founder at Cosmos. In addition, he is President of the Interchain Foundation.

Today, he comes on Bankless to tell us why we’re wrong.

This episode’s dialectic explores the fate of the blockchain ecosystem—will we have a multi-chain sprawl of different protocols, or will we see a few chains with a power law distribution?

We dive into the value of monetary premium, set against the opposing side of monetary clearing and velocity.

And what does this all mean for security?

The ultimate answer we seek is how to avoid turning the world into a dystopia. On either side of the tyranny spectrum lies anarchy and autocracy, so perhaps the answer rests somewhere in the middle.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 An Internet Biophysicist
6:10 Why Is Bankless Wrong?
9:35 Network Topology
15:55 Co-op Full vs Bankless
23:06 Monetary Premium vs Clearing
33:25 Empires vs City-States
44:48 Discussing the EVM
51:59 The Role of Bitcoin
56:39 DeFi vs ReFi
1:00:49 Systems and Cycles
1:09:00 The Network Effect of Money
1:14:48 Mutual Exclusivity
1:19:34 Layer 2 vs Cosmos
1:26:38 Cooperative Democracies
1:32:31 Plutocracy
1:42:15 Chaos and Order
1:47:55 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Map of Zones
https://mapofzones.com/
Debt: The First 5000 Years
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt:_The_First_5000_Years
Cosmos EVM
https://evmos.org/

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