March 17, 2020

Mrinal Manohar, CEO of Casper Labs, Deep Dives the Bitcoin Emission Curve - Energy Efficiency, the Lightning Network, & Tech Challenges

Mrinal Manohar, CEO of Casper Labs, Deep Dives the Bitcoin Emission Curve - Energy Efficiency, the Lightning Network, & Tech Challenges

Mrinal Manohar and Charlie Shrem discuss Bitcoin's evolution, Casper Labs' focus on decentralization, and the pros and cons of PoW and PoS.


Mrinal Manohar, CEO and Cofounder of Casper Labs, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. They begin by discussing Bitcoin's evolution at the protocol level and whether the tech should change in order to adapt. Mrinal explains Casper Labs' focus on decentralization and the practicalities of building a decentralized project. This leads Charlie and Mrinal to talk about the pros and cons of PoW and PoS, the token distribution problems of PoS, energy inefficiency of PoW, mining and hardware. The discussion turns to a deep dive of the Bitcoin emission curve and its future tech and energy challenges. They shift gears to talk about Casper Labs' DEPO democratic exchange private offering distribution model. Charlie asks for Mrinal's thoughts on the Lightning Network and they finish up discussing developers trying to manage the trilemma and user experience all at the same time, and Mrinal champions the importance of open source standards.

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