Uncommon Core

Uncommon Core

By Hasu Research
Su Zhu and Hasu take turns teaching each other new concepts from the world of finance and cryptocurrency.
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#2: Su Zhu and Hasu on EIP-1559

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#4: Su Zhu and Hasu talk to James Prestwich
In this episode, Su and Hasu are joined by James Prestwich, one of the leading technical experts and thinkers in this space. Topics covered: - What is Blockstream Liquid - The bug James found - Disclosure and aftermath - Sidechains, channels, plasma, and rollups - How Bitcoin isolates itself from innovation happening on other chains (recommended reading) - Bitcoin in DeFi Su Zhu is the CEO and CIO of Three Arrows Capital. Hasu is a cryptocurrency researcher and writer. Together, they publish on Deribit Insights and uncommoncore.co.
54:22
July 8, 2020
#3: Su Zhu and Hasu on Decentralized Finance
In this episode, Su and Hasu talk about decentralized finance (DeFi). Topics covered: - What DeFi means to Su - Why use DeFi over CeFi? - Is the current demand organic or subsidized by VC money? - Where users will allocate on the trust spectrum - The delicate dance between regulatory arbitrage & attracting talent and capital - The path to decentralization - Most important DeFi use cases today and in the future - How AMMs work and can be improved - The core building blocks of DeFi - Incentive mechanisms - Tokenized balances - Atomic transactions - Will a boom in DeFi translate to ether? Su Zhu is the CEO and CIO of Three Arrows Capital. Hasu is a cryptocurrency researcher and writer. Together, they publish on Deribit Insights and uncommoncore.co.
1:13:36
June 24, 2020
#2: Su Zhu and Hasu on EIP-1559
In this episode, Su and Hasu talk about blockspace market mechanisms and EIP-1559. Read Hasu's analysis of EIP-1559 (w/ Georgios Konstantopoulos)  Topics covered: - what EIP-1559 is and the problems it solves - negative-sum vs zero-sum vs positive-sum proposals - reasons against EIP-1559 - what, if anything, can Bitcoin learn from EIP-1559 - impact on long-term security - how realistic perpetual issuance is in Bitcoin - elastic blocksize proposals in Bitcoin - lessons from the scaling debate - how parasitic L2s can threaten baselayer security - how dApps benefit from EIP-1559 - building dApps on appchains vs Ethereum - why every chain incl. Ethereum specializes over time - first-price auction vs fixed-price sale - EIP-1559 as an oracle for on-chain congestion - moving the Overton window for changes to Bitcoin Su Zhu is the CEO and CIO of Three Arrows Capital.  Hasu is a cryptocurrency researcher and writer.  Together, they publish on Deribit Insights and uncommoncore.co.
48:58
June 16, 2020
#1: Su Zhu and Hasu on the Future of Custody
Welcome to the first episode of the Uncommon Core podcast. Su and Hasu talk about the future of custody in crypto. Follow Su on Twitter Follow Hasu on Twitter
35:11
June 8, 2020