Episode 84 of Season 5 of The Scoop was recorded with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Monad Labs CEO Keone Hon.
Keone Hon is the founder and CEO of Monad Labs — the development team behind a new Layer-1 blockchain that aims to bring pipelined execution to the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
In this episode, Keone shares how his background at various HFT firms led him to identify problems with existing blockchain infrastructure and ultimately inspired him to rebuild the EVM entirely to optimize it for high-performance trading activity.
Monad has raised $19 million from investors including Dragonfly Capital, Naval Ravikant, Cobie, Hasu and others.
03:33 - Monad Overview
05:17 - Another Layer-1?
06:26 - ‘Pipelining’
08:32 - Web3 Social
11:38 - Bridges to Monad
12:11 - High Performance DeFi
13:34 - DeFi Summer 2.0?
16:01 - Monad’s Funding
16:49 - Onchain HFT
19:05 - The Future of Trading
22:55 - Onchain Sports Betting
23:19 - Surviving Crypto Winter
28:30 - Closing Thoughts
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