Recently, Framework Ventures principal Brandon Potts and Superteam founding member Kash Dhanda took part in a Solana “roast” on the Lightspeed podcast. Historically, the Solana community has been split into two factions, according to Dhanda: the NFT crowd and the “hardcore builder” group. He continued by saying that he views the ongoing “intra-community battle” between these two groups to be unnecessary and irksome.
Dhanda also took aim at the “culture of entitlement” that has grown in the Solana community, where a lot of people believe they should get a medal for enduring the bear cycle. He also noted and criticised the unhelpful propensity in the community to hold the Solana Foundation or Solana Labs responsible for not doing more.
Potts chimed in, urging builders to stop trying to map one-to-one with what has been built or worked in Ethereum, especially in DeFi. Instead, he suggested that they should explore new ideas and do things that Ethereum or EVM cannot do. Potts emphasized the importance of leveraging Solana’s ability to move quickly and arbitrage in a lower-cost environment.