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First Mover Americas: Layer 2 Tokens Take Lead
The latest price moves in crypto markets in context for Jan. 27, 2023.
CDCROP: Financial chart (Getty Images)

Layer 2 platform Optimism’s OP token saw a price jump in January. (Denny Luan/Unsplash)
Optimism’s OP Token Hits All-Time High as Layer 2 Adoption Interests Grow
The OP token has surged 140% this year, surpassing bitcoin and ether.
Layer 2 platform Optimism’s OP token saw a price jump in January. (Denny Luan/Unsplash)

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Step Aside, Ethereum: Blockchain Project Stacks Wants to Bring Smart Contracts to Bitcoin
The project claims its Bitcoin sidechain can unlock “hundreds of billions of dollars” in DeFi on bitcoin.
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Ethereum’s 2022 in Review: The Merge, MEV and Mayhem
Ethereum’s year was marked by reductions to energy costs and improved scalability, but it was also racked by hacks and “censorship.”
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Dogechain: Dogecoin’s Tag-Along Sidechain
They may be nominally related, but Dogechain is a different breed altogether.
CDCROP: Portrait Of Shiba Inu Dogs Traveling In Car (Getty Images)

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Blockchain Company AltLayer Appoints Amrit Kumar as COO
AltLayer is a layer 2 scalability product built on the Ethereum blockchain.
CDCROP: Rolled up paper (Unsplash modified by CoinDesk)

Los rollups no tienen la seguridad de Ethereum. (Luigi Pozzoli/Unsplash)
Los rollups de layer 2 de Ethereum reducen los costos, pero se subestiman sus riesgos
Las redes oficiales de rollups de Ethereum actualmente no pueden decir que “toman prestada” la seguridad de la blockchain.
Los rollups no tienen la seguridad de Ethereum. (Luigi Pozzoli/Unsplash)

CDCROP: Neon Circles (Andrew Haimerl/Unsplash)
Ethereum Gets an Upgraded Scaling Testnet – And It's Actually Years Ahead of Schedule
The zkEVM test network will be the first of its kind and could change the Ethereum scaling landscape in the near future.
CDCROP: Neon Circles (Andrew Haimerl/Unsplash)

White hat hackers play a vital role. (pawel szvmanski/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Why White Hat Hackers Are Vital to the Crypto Ecosystem
Jay Freeman stopped a potential $750 million vulnerability from being exploited on three of Ethereum's layer 2 networks.
White hat hackers play a vital role. (pawel szvmanski/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

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The Importance of Bitcoin Upgrades and Layer Two Applications
As a financial advisor with clients interested in bitcoin, it’s crucial to understand upgrades to its network and their potential impact on bitcoin’s investment thesis.
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