Ethereum, Merge and Beyond

Tim BeikoTim RoughgardenAli YahyaSonal Chokshi


with @timbeiko @tim_roughgarden @alive_eth @smc90 A deep dive on all things Ethereum, which this week makes the big move to proof of stake in The Merge. But our conversation, which certainly goes into The Merge and shares lots of in-depth and behind-scene details and bottomline on what changes, what doesn’t — also goes well beyond the Merge, into an overview of what comes next, what’s top of mind, and more.


with @timbeiko @tim_roughgarden @alive_eth @smc90

A deep dive on all things Ethereum, which this week makes the big move to Proof of Stake in The Merge. So in this long and wide-ranging conversation with Tim Beiko — who runs the core devs calls and Protocol Support for Ethereum Foundation — a16z crypto head of research (Tim Roughgarden), general partner (Ali Yahya), and editor in chief (Sonal Chokshi) cover:

  • how Ethereum got here today — and the co-evolution of the protocol and the community;
  • what went into The Merge — both technical and the social processes behind the outcomes; what changes, what doesn’t;
  • top of mind tech trends such as rollups, data availability, EVMs, and more (as well as hot topics including proposer-builder separation and others);
  • views on token governance
  • the nature of distributed collaboration especially between R&D

…but it’s really a conversation about how innovation happens, in a decentralized way.  And what does that mean for community involvement, who participates, and how more people can participate in web3?

In case you missed it, check out last week’s episode for an overview of proof of stake blockchains.

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