Motion: Today's blockchains can't increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization (Emre Tekişalp vs. Anatoly Yakovenko, cohost: Uri Klarman)


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Aug 10 2020 76 mins   1

Guests:

Emre Tekişalp (@etekis)
Anatoly Yakovenko (@aeyakovenko)

Hosts:

Richard Yan (@gentso09)
Uri Klarman (@uriklarman, special co-host)

Today’s motion is “Today’s blockchains can’t increase TPS without taking a hit on decentralization.”

Today’s guests are from two different public blockchains Coda and Solana. The CEO of Bloxroute came on as special co-host. So Coda came to this topic from the angle that, adding full nodes will further decentralize the network but slow down performance. And Solana started by asserting that only the voting nodes mattered because they alone would provide the censorship resistance, which is the key to decentralization.

As usual, the debate then evolved, and covered a lot more ground. We got into things like weak subjectivity and Moore’s Law, and at the end meandered into the topic of nation-state attacks.

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