Interviews with 47 Web3 Builders: What’s your unique point of view?

This article comes from the group interview records of 47 senior practitioners by Zachary Dash, the founder of BlockzeroLabs. Zachary exclusively authorized TechFlow to release the Chinese version.

BlockzeroLabs founder Zachary Dash asked 47 Web3 founders, investors, thought leaders, builders and developers a question:

“What do you think most people in the crypto space disagree with?”

This question is very good. A person’s characteristics often come from different viewpoints. Don’t be afraid of being questioned and ridiculed. Alpha often comes from non-consensus before consensus. Among them, the difference of opinion lies in whether the future of WEB3.0 is decentralized or user experience is the first, but it is more centralized, and people from different positions give different answers.

What struck me was the response from Mycrypto founder Tay, who said:

“I’d rather see cryptocurrency go to zero than billions of people joining it tomorrow or even next year. Web3 is only worth having if it brings more freedom, more choice, and more privacy to individuals. But at the moment we think it’s right to go up in market value, it’s wrong to have such values ​​too materialistic, and we’re not going to succeed in building a fundamentally better system on top of that.”

It’s rare to hear such an idealistic voice. Salute to her, Risby.

Here is their answer:

1/Coopahtroopa : The initiator of fwb and other organizations, the creator of economic pilot

Answer: “The future is multi-chain, and it will be more centralized than we originally predicted.

2/E min Gün Sirer : Founder and CEO of Avalabsofficia, former professor at Cornell University

Answer: “Every chain in 10 years will either be a subnet on Avalanche or a copycat copy of Avalanche.”

3/Ksam : Co-founder of Multicoin

Answer: “Solana will definitely become the number one asset by market cap within 5 years.”

4/RYAN SΞAN ADAMS : BanklessHQ Crypto Investor

Answer: “Ethereum has the best scaling strategy in the crypto space.”

5/Ian : Co-founder of SyndicateDAian, partner of IDEOVC

Answer: “The economic model of open source protocols in the future will shift from Transaction Fees to a VIP model of fees for token holders.”

6/Robert Leshner: Founder of Compound

Answer: “Self-regulation is necessary for cryptocurrencies to function as a global open network, but most users and usage scenarios currently indicate that there is still a long way to go from perfect self-regulation. Over time, on-chain interactions will be driven by aggregating large numbers of users application entity to complete.”

7/Mariano : Angel investor in Ethereum, DeFi and NFT projects

Answer: “I see a lot of newcomers willing to sacrifice decentralization for faster speed or cheaper fees. In my opinion, decentralization cannot be compromised, it is the foundation of everything we do, especially in Web3.”

8/Nicholas Merten : Founder and CEO of Digifox_fi

Answer: “Whether it’s DeFi, enterprise blockchain, or NFT, I think it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to learn “smart contracts” or “blockchain technology”, just like driverless cars, I don’t need to know How did my car get me from point A to point B. So why do we spend time trying to explain the nuances of encryption instead of using the utilities it provides?”

9/GREG ISENBERG : Latecheckoutplz CEO, Reddit Advisor

Answer: “NFTs, DAOs and social tokens, I think they are essentially one thing.”

10/Hudson Jameson : Co-founder of Flashbots & @EthCatHerders

Answer: “The wealth gap created by cryptocurrencies is very harmful, especially for ordinary people who have no voice, and this gap will perpetuate the worst parts of capitalism.”

11/Viktor Bunin : Bison Trails protocol expert (Bison Trails was acquired by Coinbase), specializing in Layer 1, Layer 2, Interop, Bridges, and Angel Investor in DeFi.

Answer: “As long as there is DeFi on Layer 1, it will be difficult for Layer 1 to scale due to opportunities for arbitrage, liquidation, and other types of MEVs that bring high gas. If we want to achieve high TPS, then Layer 2 is the only way.”

12/Nick Sawinyh: Developer of Defiprime/Dexguru

Answer: “Cryptocurrencies are highly correlated with the stock market, and when the asset bubble bursts, cryptocurrencies will certainly plummet along with it. But cryptocurrencies will also recover faster than other markets.”

13/Tyler Reynolds : Web3 Investor, Builder

Answer: “Decentralized cross-chain bridges can only be achieved through low-asset utilization pledges and related dApps: swaps, loans, perps, etc. In addition, the gas generated by packaging or unpacking alone is not enough to protect decentralization cross-chain bridge.”

14/Jamie Burke:OVioHQ CEO

Answer: “Until the SSI (Self-Sovereign Identity) problem can be solved at scale, there is no real Web3 and decentralized web.”

15 / Matthew Graham : Sino Global CEO

Answer: “In 2022, institutional and retail players will continue to enter the crypto space. But most of these players will have a hard time getting used to it because they find themselves in very unfamiliar places. Huge success stories like Jump Trading are exceptions and Not the norm.”

16/Fernando : Co-founder of BalancerLabs

Answer: “The 2022 merger will be a wake-up call for the robustness of ether as a store of value, and 2022 will see a big market flip.”

17/Evan Van Ness : StarbloomVent investor, founder of WeekInEthNews

Answer: “I think it’s pretty well established among technologists that the BTC supply cap is untenable, but it seems most industry players want to put their heads in the sand and pretend there’s only 21 million BTC, which we know is currently impossible.”

18/Scoopy : Ethereum community player, DeFi2.0 maximalist

Answer: “I don’t think a lot of people think that DeFi can provide useful products to finance real-life things, or that it’s just degenerate stuff, but I think some protocols already do provide real-life useful products and Proofs can be improved through iteration. We will see more real-life financial behavior in DeFi as new protocols emerge.”

19/Jana : DeFi developers, advisors and investors

Answer: “There is one thing that the DeFi community actually ignores at the moment: Once DeFi gets big, it won’t generate 8% yield on stablecoins, and probably much less. So the narrative that is being driven (due to yields) higher, Defi is better than Tradfi) may be incorrect. But that doesn’t mean DeFi won’t maintain another strong USP.”

20/Darren Lau : Founder of The Daily Ape

Answer:I don’t think investment DAOs in their current form will take off , there are still questions about the size of the DAO’s distribution and how to distribute it evenly based on their contributions, there will still be the problem of free loaders (white prostitutes), and until this problem is solved, the big DAO investments at scale are not going to happen.”

21/Jay Kurahashi : VP of Marketing, AvaLabsOfficial

Answer: “The integration phase of NFTs is coming. NFTs with strong brands and communities will continue to exist, while the rest will depreciate. New projects must innovate, not just fork code and change designs.”

22/Tay : Founder of Mycrypto

Answer: “I’d rather see cryptocurrency go to zero than billions of people joining it tomorrow or even next year. Web3 is only worth it if it brings more freedom, more choice, and more privacy to individuals We have. But at the moment we think it’s right to go up in market cap, it’s wrong to have such a value that is too material, and we’re not going to succeed in building a fundamentally better system on top of that.”

23/Cantino : Colorcapital partner

Answer: “Crypto doesn’t need to adapt to traditional institutions to achieve mass adoption. Institutions either adapt or they die. No amount of political or cultural resistance can flatten the arc of progress.”

24/Jaime Schmidt : Color Capital investor

Answer: “Many people ignore what is outside of their expertise. I believe the best way to understand is to be ignorant and try to interact with him. Something like web3, which is relevant to us, if kept for too long Silence risks losing relevance.”

25/Harsh Rajat : Epnsproject creator

Answer: “Innovation and adoption are two boosters, crypto innovation is just starting from DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, the adoption of communication, notifications, meta-transactions, automation triggers will not only make Web3 and Web2 seamless, but also bring to get massive users and make Web3 mainstream.”

26/Jason Choi : Partner at TheSpartanGroup

Answer: “The vast majority of Dapps will be multi-chain in the future.”

27/Sassal : Founder of Thedailygwei, Co-founder of ethhub_io

Answer: “I think Bitcoin’s 21 million supply cap is unsustainable and needs to be lifted after multiple ‘halvings’ as I don’t think on-chain fees (or price increases) can make up for miners’ losses in block rewards .”

28/Nevin Freeman : Co-founder of Reserveprotocol

Answer: “Securities laws contain profound wisdom about the natural motives of concealment and deception, and every cryptocurrency founder should consider them patiently.”

29/Haseeb Qureshi : Partner at Dragonfly Capital 

Answer: “Decentralization is just a means to reach the end game.”

30/SuperMassive : Head of Video and Multimedia at Thedefiant

Answer: “The revolution has not yet happened. When it does, it must be spearheaded by a group of teenage girls.”

31/Amy Wu : Partner at Lightspeed

Answer: “The next billion Web3 users are more about user experience than decentralization.”

32/Gaus : Founder of NFTX

Answer: “The benefit of a DAO is that stakeholders are able to veto proposals and elect new leaders if necessary. However open community governance is a step backwards. 99% of decisions should come from a visionary core team, members of this team Know when to listen to your teammates’ advice.”

33/Gaby : Early investor in Tcg Crypto

Answer: “The ‘build it and people will come’ argument doesn’t apply to cryptocurrencies. The reason cryptocurrencies haven’t hit the mass market is bad marketing.”

34/Kerman : Founder of Arcxmoney 

Answer:Your on-chain wallet score will be more important than your Twitter reputation.

35/Clintonbembryjr:Slingshot Crypto CEO

Answer: “Ethereum Layer 1 is not suitable for most projects launched on it, such as NFTs and ConstitutionDAO. Instead, these projects should be launched on Layer 2/sidechains such as Arbitrum and Polygon.”

36/Danny Zuckerman : Founder of Ceramic Network 

Answer: “Few tokens deliver on the promise of encoding community value into an asset. In fact, tokens are more likely to disrupt the healthy long-term growth of a community before they can deliver on their promise.”

37/Hsinju : Co-founder of DystopiaLabs, Partner of HackVC

Answer: “The key difference between junk coins and good projects is not their technical or community strength, but the ability of good projects to survive and thrive in multiple bulls and bears.”

38/Steven Goldfeder : Co-founder of OffchainLabs, Arbitrum builder

Answer: “Most new entrants to cryptocurrencies do care about the total value of OGs’ cryptocurrencies, which may not be apparent in a bull market. There are many different motivations for people to join cryptocurrencies, but when you dig deeper, the unifying The foundation is decentralization and permissionless self-sovereignty.”

39/Eden Au : Director of Research at TheBlock

Answer: “Providing liquidity to non-pegged token pairs in constant product market makers without incentives is often a losing trade. This is because liquidity providers underestimate impermanent losses and given the large amount of idle assets , the total cost is diluted.”

40/Pro-truth, anti-facts : Ideamarket Builders

Answer: “If we try to use the ‘ledger of record’ for public politics, it will lead to tyranny, not consensus”

41/David phelps  Gitcoin and other project developers.

Answer: “play2earn is unsustainable. Players get less than what they put in because of the platform cut. The money is made only because speculation drives up the price and the platform pays the early speculators. The real way to make money is for Players provide free tools like Roblox.”

42/Dariya Khojasteh : Co-founder and CEO of Layer3xyz

Answer: “It is foreseeable in the short term future that not everything will happen on-chain, so the next real boom in crypto lies in the successful porting of off-chain behavior and identity to on-chain.”

43/Auryn.eth : Gnosisguild creator

Answer: “DAOs need to vote less, it’s very inefficient to have everyone vote on everything.”

44/Daws.eth : creator of earni.fi

Answer: “Choosing Ethereum is a bet on the future of multiple and single chains. Either way, Eth is the global settlement layer.”

45/0xJoshua : EthereumDenver community executive

Answer: “If you are a DAO and you are using centralized payroll, then you are not a DAO, you are a company.”

46/John Nahas : VP of Business Development at Avalabsofficial

Answer: “While people don’t know how Zelle/Venmo works, they also don’t need to learn a whole new ecosystem using blockchain. For crypto to truly scale into mainstream finance, many of the current transactions and complexities need to be abstracted away , in order to open the door to mass adoption.”

47/Mike DAOdas : Founder of The Block

Answer: “Bitcoin payments will be operational on a global scale within 10 years.”

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