Jan 31, 2022
First, Haseeb Qureshi was a Texas Hold’em poker player. Then Haseeb learned how to code and worked as a software engineer for Airbnb. He went down the crypto rabbithole and is now the managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, as well as an accomplished writer and coder.
He recently published an article titled Blockchains are Cities, expanding on a mental model for understanding the crypto landscape from a high level perspective. We brought Haseeb back onto the Bankless Podcast to dive into this metaphor, which explains how cities (and blockchains) scale.
We also explore the question of the decade: Will we live in a multi-chain world, or will there be “one chain to rule them all”?
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6:00 Haseeb and Context
11:35 Why Cities?
17:15 Limitations & Trust
23:27 Scaling Like Cities
31:15 Who’s Building Vertically?
36:27 Application Specific Chains
45:14 Building More Cities
54:23 Goals, Tradeoffs, and Winners
1:01:20 Cross-Chain Bridges
1:05:59 Cities or Nation States?
1:12:36 Security and Military
1:23:20 Individuals vs Chains
1:30:36 Closing & Disclaimers
Haseeb on Twitter
Blockchains are Cities
Why Decentralization Isn’t As Important As You Think
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The ETH2 Metropolis
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