Industry Veteran Andrew Saunders Joins SKALE Labs as First Chief Marketing & Growth Officer


September 28, 2021

SKALE on the Unstoppable Podcast | SKALE

Marcos Sanchez
Head of Communications

Watch the rebroadcast of the Unstoppable Podcast interview of Jack O'Holleran. In this episode Jack talks about how the idea for SKALE came into being, and what the platform offers that other layer-2 solutions don't. He also talks about how consensus works on SKALE, the similarities and differences between SKALE and Polkadot, and discusses any trade-offs or compromises the team has had to make. Additionally, he talks about whether other people will try to emulate SKALE in the future, 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.


0:00 Intro
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?


SKALE is a multichain network composed of an unlimited number of secure, decentralized, high-performance Ethereum Blockchains. These SKALE Chains were purpose-built to bring Web3 to billions of consumers around the world. SKALE's advanced cryptography and pooled security model is fast, secure, and decentralized, allowing developers to deliver amazing user experiences to end users without gas fees or latency. SKALE's modular and extensible platform includes EVM functionality, file storage, interchain messaging, and machine learning capabilities, but is open sourced and designed to allow developers to easily use best of breed solutions when necessary. This architecture further allows applications to run completely on SKALE chains without centralized dependencies.

The SKALE Network is an open source project with many contributors including SKALE Labs, Inc. headquartered in San Francisco, CA. The SKALE Network's supporters include Arrington Capital, Blockchange, ConsenSys Labs, Hashed, HashKey, Floodgate, Multicoin Capital, Recruit Holdings, Signia VP, and Winklevoss Capital. The SKALE Network is supported by many of the top validators in the world including 01NODE, Ankr, Anonstake, Audit One, Blockdaemon, Blockware, Chainflow, Chainode, Chorus One, Cypher Core, Dokia Capital, Figment Networks, FreshSkale, Hashed x DELIGHT, Hashquark, Staked, Stakin, Stake With Us, WolfEdge Capital, as well as Staking Facilities. SKALE Network utilised the $SKL token which is listed on 37 exchanges/DEXs globally, including Binance, Coinbase, FTX, Gemini, Huobi, OKEx and more.

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