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Guide to EigenLayer | Restaking, AVS, Data Availability, Risks

In this episode, our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive guide to EigenLayer – what it is, its purpose, the problems it addresses, the latest developments on the horizon, the risks associated with restaking, and much more.

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Episode Description

Today we're diving into a complex topic that requires a bit of persistence to fully grasp. It's a subject that requires diligent study, multiple readings, and cross-referencing various sources to truly grasp. And once it clicks, as our guest today mentions, you will think to yourself "why didn't I come up with this?" This is the journey of researching EigenLayer. In this episode, our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive guide to EigenLayer – what it is, its purpose, the problems it addresses, the latest developments on the horizon, the risks associated with restaking, and much more.

Today's guests

Tina - Product

Teddy - Research

Chapters

0:00 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

0:18 Researching EigenLayer

2:26 Tina and Teddy

3:24 EigenLayer overview

7:00 AVS examples

9:37 Building on EigenLayer

11:50 Token emissions

15:00 Dual-staking

15:38 Use cases of EigenLayer

20:26 EigenLayer's solution

20:24 Slashing overview

24:45 Sh*tcoins on EigenLayer

27:56 Insurance & Risks

36:40 EigenDA

46:10 Restaking with operators

40:11 Second Mainnet

44:45 EigenLayer Points

43:19 Risks

50:15 EigenLayer in 2024

51:09 Advice for developer & investors

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