Layer 2s

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" (Art Institute of Chicago)
The Munchables Hack Is Way Worse Than It Seems
Apparently orchestrated from North Korea, the $63 million hack adds grist to the argument that crypto exploits pose a plausible national security risk.
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" (Art Institute of Chicago)

StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver. (Danny Nelson)
Starknet, an Ethereum Layer 2, Plans 'Parallel Execution' to Mimic Solana's Speed Feature
The new feature, described as "multitasking for rollups," is on Starknet's project road map for the second quarter, released Wednesday.
StarkWare CEO Eli Ben-Sasson, speaking at ETHDenver. (Danny Nelson)

Ethereum Foundation's Tim Beiko joined The Protocol podcast to discuss the implications of the Dencun upgrade. (CoinDesk, modified using PhotoMosh)
Debating Dencun: Will Ethereum's Big Update Help or Harm the Network?
While Ethereum's rollup-centric roadmap could help the ecosystem reach new levels of scale, some developers think relying on third parties to improve access to Ethereum could...
Ethereum Foundation's Tim Beiko joined The Protocol podcast to discuss the implications of the Dencun upgrade. (CoinDesk, modified using PhotoMosh)

Polygon's MATIC price on March 13 (CoinDesk)
Arbitrum's ARB, Polygon's MATIC Lead Gains as Ethereum's Dencun Upgrade Goes Live
Ethereum's Dencun upgrade enabled a new way of storing data that was forecast to dramatically cut costs for interacting with layer-2 networks.
Polygon's MATIC price on March 13 (CoinDesk)

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Where Did We Go Wrong With Ethereum Scaling?
It would not be a surprise if the fragmentation of layer 2 rollups led to the downfall of the network's application dominance, =nil; Foundation Chief Product Officer Avi Zurlo...
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Blockchain "layers" and "rollups" are getting attention from investors in crypto venture-capital circles. (Unsplash)
Taiko, an 'Ethereum-Equivalent ZK Rollup,' Raises $15M
The Taiko project, distinguished for its "based sequencing" architecture, is one of several competing for relevance among a deep field of Ethereum layer-2 networks.
Blockchain "layers" and "rollups" are getting attention from investors in crypto venture-capital circles. (Unsplash)

Muneeb Ali, co-creator of Stacks and CEO of Trust Machines (CoinDesk TV)
Stacks Creator Ali Calls Bitcoin 'Apex Predator' as Development Flourishes on OG Blockchain
Muneeb Ali, the co-creator of Stacks and Princeton-educated computer scientist who's now CEO of the Bitcoin-focused development firm Trust Machines, spoke with CoinDesk's Jenn...
Muneeb Ali, co-creator of Stacks and CEO of Trust Machines (CoinDesk TV)

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-founder and President of Starkware (Starkware)
Starknet Blockchain Plans Much-Awaited Airdrop of New STRK Tokens Next Week
The airdrop will happen on Feb. 20, and eligible users have until June 20 to claim their tokens
Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-founder and President of Starkware (Starkware)

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Blast From the Future: Can You Plagiarize Something Meant to Be Copied?
Devs for the Blast L2 are accused of stealing open-source code that’s available to all. Is that cheating, or a sincere form of flattery?
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As Blockchains Push Toward Decentralization, These People Serve as Ultimate Guardians
The goal of these "protocol councils,” sometimes called “security councils,” is to nudge these nascent networks toward increasing decentralization, by gradually removing them...
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