Steven Goldfeder (Offchain Labs) on Building Arbitrum (EP.351)

Steven Goldfeder is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Offchain Labs, the team building Arbitrum. In this episode we discuss:
  • Steven’s academic background, and his work at Princeton University.
  • BlockSci, an early blockchain forensics/search product that Steven co-founded.
  • The evolution of MPC custody and the exciting developments in that category.
  • The Flash Boys 2.0 paper and the current state of MEV.
  • Steven’s views on the evolution of L1 smart contract platforms and how L2 scaling is shaping up.
  • The design choices and considerations that went into the choice of optimistic vs. zero-knowledge rollups on Arbitrum.
  • The future of ZK systems on blockchains.
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