In this episode of The Unstoppable Podcast, we’re talking to Jack O’Holleran — Co-Founder and CEO of SKALE Labs, which is an open-source blockchain network for scaling Ethereum-based dApps.
Jack tells us about how the idea for SKALE came into being, and what the platform offers that other layer-2 solutions don’t. We also talk about how consensus works on SKALE.
We cover the similarities and differences between SKALE and Polkadot, and Jack discusses any trade-offs or compromises the team has had to make. We talk about whether other people will try to emulate SKALE in the future.
Jack shares some of his favorite projects currently being built on SKALE, and also gives his thoughts on what the future holds for crypto in general.
1:10 How did Jack get interested in crypto?
5:19 How did Jack wrap his mind around the Bitcoin Whitepaper?
6:50 How did Jack get the idea for SKALE?
9:42 What is unique about SKALE that others L2 Solutions don’t have?
12:33 How does ConsenSys work with SKALE?
17:20 What are the differences between SKALE and Polkadot?
23:21 Are there any technical trade-offs of using containerized nodes vs. using another L2 solution?
27:45 What does Jack see happening next on SKALE?
30:22 What are Jack’s favorite projects being built on SKALE right now?
35:57 Is SKALE a good option for companies that have been in the crypto space for a while?
37:48 The big picture of crypto
42:26 Jack explains his tweets
46:21 Where can you find Jack?
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