Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Avail, Blockchain Data Availability Project, Sketches Out Eligibility for Token Airdrop
A screenshot of a document describing the eligibility criteria for the airdrop was posted on the social-media platform X by the user @Bitcoineo, and Avail’s public-relations t...
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)

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Polygon Labs Paid $4M to Host Starbucks' Failed Foray Into Crypto: Sources
The blockchain developer gave the coffee giant a $4 million grant as part of their 2022 deal to build an NFT-powered loyalty program that is now being shuttered.
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Tornado Cash website and Discord taken offline (Nikolas Noonan/Unsplash)
Cosmos-Based Canto Blockchain Reverses Course on Polygon Layer-2 Plans, Unveils New Roadmap
Canto will remain a Cosmos layer 1 network rather than shift to the Ethereum ecosystem, as previously announced. Its new Cyclone Stack will include upgrades aimed at scaling a...
Tornado Cash website and Discord taken offline (Nikolas Noonan/Unsplash)

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)

Steven Goldfeder, CEO of Offchain Labs, the primary developer behind Arbitrum, spoke last week at the ETHDenver conference. (Danny Nelson)
Ethereum Fees Set to Drop for Arbitrum, Polygon, Starknet, Base. But How Much?
Leading figures behind layer-2 teams told CoinDesk how Ethereum's upcoming Dencun upgrade will affect their networks – and costs.
Steven Goldfeder, CEO of Offchain Labs, the primary developer behind Arbitrum, spoke last week at the ETHDenver conference. (Danny Nelson)

Polygon is promoting its new "AggLayer" by distributing hoodies with a depiction evocative of human evolution. (Margaux Nijkerk)
Polygon Lands Astar Network as First User of New 'AggLayer'
By plugging into the AggLayer, Astar users will have access to the liquidity in the Polygon ecosystem, allowing cross-chain transactions between Astar and Polygon zkEVM, suppo...
Polygon is promoting its new "AggLayer" by distributing hoodies with a depiction evocative of human evolution. (Margaux Nijkerk)

Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Polygon, StarkWare Tout New 'Circle STARKs' as Breakthrough for Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Circle STARKs are supposed to accelerate the proving process for zero-knowledge rollups, according to a white paper published by Polygon Labs and StarkWare.
Co-founder of Polygon Brendan Farmer (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)
Why Polygon's MATIC Token Has Lagged During Past Year's Crypto Rally
MATIC was overvalued at the start of the ongoing crypto bull run, one observer said.
Polygon co-founders Sandeep Nailwal, Jordi Baylina and Antoni Martin (Polygon)

Brendan Farmer, Co-Founder of Polygon (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Polygon Releases 'Type 1 Prover,' Claiming Milestone Set by Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin
The announcement means that existing EVM chains or optimistic rollups can connect to the prover without modification, then plug into Polygon’s newly released Aggregation layer...
Brendan Farmer, Co-Founder of Polygon (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)