Rollups

Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)
Avail Confirms Token Airdrop Plans, a Week After Leaked Screenshots
Avail shared in a blog post that 354,605 wallet addresses are eligible to claim the 600 million tokens in their “unification drop.”
Avail co-founders Anurag Arjun and Prabal Banarjee (Avail)

Worldcoin's iris-scanning technology is being questioned by regulators (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Worldcoin, Sam Altman's Crypto Project, Is Building a Layer-2 Chain
The human-focused blockchain network will be based on the OP Stack, a framework for building Ethereum-based layer-2 chains.
Worldcoin's iris-scanning technology is being questioned by regulators (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique (OKX)
Crypto Exchange OKX's Polygon-Powered Layer 2, 'X Layer,' Hits Public Mainnet
OKX's comes as other major cryptocurrency exchanges, like Coinbase and Kraken, have also pursued their own layer 2 networks over the last year.
OKX Chief Marketing Officer Haider Rafique (OKX)

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California (Haotian Zheng/Unsplash)
Venture Firm A16z Releases Jolt, a 'Zero-Knowledge Virtual Machine'
The release is the product of a16z's first foray into deep tech research.
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California (Haotian Zheng/Unsplash)

CEO of Espresso Systems Ben Fisch (Espresso Systems)
Espresso Systems Raises $28M in Fresh Funds, Led By A16z Crypto
The leading shared sequencer firm said it would further invest in its products as well as additional hires.
CEO of Espresso Systems Ben Fisch (Espresso Systems)

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Optimism Finally Starts Testing 'Fault Proofs' at Heart of Design – and of Criticism
A version of the new proof system, which will help secure withdrawals from Optimism and other networks based on its tech, will be deployed to Optimism's Sepolia test network o...
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Swell developed its rollup with AltLayer and EigenLayer. (Unsplash modified by CoinDesk)
Ethereum Staking Protocol Swell Unveils Layer-2 Rollup With $1B Total Value Locked
Swell developed the rollup alongside Ethereum scaler AltLayer and a16z-backed crypto-staking project EigenLayer.
Swell developed its rollup with AltLayer and EigenLayer. (Unsplash modified by CoinDesk)

Screenshot from Nethermind's Dencun watch party (Nethermind/YouTube)
Ethereum Finalizes 'Dencun' Upgrade, in Landmark Move to Reduce Data Fees
A key element of the upgrade is to enable a new place for storing data on Ethereum – referred to as "proto-danksharding," which gives room for a dedicated space on the blockch...
Screenshot from Nethermind's Dencun watch party (Nethermind/YouTube)

Blocknative's Ethernow countdown to Dencun (Blocknative)
Ethereum Blockchain Counts Down to 'Dencun' Upgrade, Set to Reduce Fees
The upgrade is designed to usher in a new era of cheaper fees for the growing array of layer-2 networks that operate on top of Ethereum.
Blocknative's Ethernow countdown to Dencun (Blocknative)