- The Importance of Web3 Culture and Experienced Professionals
- BNB chain growth areas
- BNB Chain Conflict from Polygon
- Concentration issues and tackling the decentralization of the BNB chain
- BNB Chain Developer Community and Competitive Advantage
- Greenfield: Distributed Storage Infrastructure
SlateCast Episode 53 with Alvin Kang on the BNB Chain
In a recent episode of the Slate Cast podcast, BNB Chain Growth Director Alvin Kan sat down with CryptoSlate’s Akiba to discuss Web3’s unique culture, BNB Chain’s growth areas, and its multi-chain strategy.
BNB Chain has quickly established itself as a major player in the Web3 world with a focus on creating a more accessible and decentralized financial infrastructure. This conversation provides a fascinating glimpse into BNB Chain’s vision and approach, and sheds light on the challenges and opportunities in the field.
The Importance of Web3 Culture and Experienced Professionals
One of the key takeaways from the conversation is that Kan described Web3 as “casual yet hardcore.” This dichotomy reflects the casual, relaxed nature of crypto culture and the importance of the technology and expertise that underpins it. While acknowledging the constant focus on innovation and improvement that characterizes the Web3 space, Kan emphasizes the need for business structure, risk management and partnerships to ensure scalability and growth.
Kan’s experience in both Web2 and Web3 gives him a unique perspective on the growth of the BNB chain, an EVM compatible chain focused on financial infrastructure and social media. As Growth Director, Kan focuses on expanding his DeFi infrastructure on his BNB chain. It is considered a core component of any chain’s ecosystem.
BNB chain growth areas
As for competition, Kan is optimistic about the potential for collaboration in space. Rather than seeing other chains as direct competitors, he sees growth potential in bringing more users to his Web3. BNB Chain’s multi-chain strategy, which includes his main EVM chain, governance beacon chain, ZK BNB chain, and recently announced his Greenfield chain for decentralized storage, gives developers various options for building and experimenting. It reflects this approach by providing Sky.
Concentration issues and tackling the decentralization of the BNB chain
Of course, no conversation about the BNB chain is complete without addressing the issue of centralization. Kan emphasizes that decentralization is not an either/or state, but a journey and scope, and that the BNB chain is actively working to increase its validator set and make it even more decentralized. Nakamoto Score currently places the BNB chain somewhere in the middle, but Kan emphasized that the team is passionate about continuing to decentralize and improve the network.
We will also discuss the benefits of centralization in the early stages of a project and how to steer your project in the right direction. Kan believes that the BNB chain is a larger world and that finance is part of its ecosystem. He said the BNB chain operates completely independent of finance and is influenced by validators and the community.
BNB Chain Developer Community and Competitive Advantage
They also talked about the growth of the BNB chain’s developer community, growing interest from developers on other chains, and the competitive advantages it has for developers. One of the most exciting aspects is Greenfield, a decentralized storage infrastructure that is part of the broader BNB ecosystem.
Greenfield provides a simple, easy-to-use API that closely matches the UX that developers and users are familiar with, and seamless integration between BSC and Greenfield. Other upcoming opportunities include new ecosystems and opportunities that complement the existing depth, support for various programs and developers on the BNB chain.
Overall, Akiba and Kan’s conversation provides a glimpse into Web3’s culture and growth, as well as the unique approach and vision of the BNB chain. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this area, as well as the importance of innovation, collaboration, and growth.