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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)

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Alpen Labs Looks to Scale Bitcoin With Zero-Knowledge Proofs Using $10.6M Funding
Alpen Labs has emerged from stealth mode following the funding round, having spent the last year developing Bitcoin rollup infrastructure to bring smart contract functionality...
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Bitcoin Layer 2 Mezo Emerges From Stealth With $21M Raise Led by Pantera
Mezo is a permissionless Bitcoin economic layer that uses a neutral smart contract infrastructure to offer a wide range of applications.
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Ethereum Layer 2s Could Rocket to $1T Base Valuation by 2030, VanEck Says
The valuation is based on the future expected usage of several layer 2 networks across usecases such as metaverse, banking and gaming.
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The Protocol: Meme Coins (and Pepe's Best Friend) Swarm Coinbase Layer 2 Chain
The meme coin frenzy that drove up activity – and failed transactions – on Solana appears to have quickly migrated to Base, Coinbase's six-month-old layer-2 blockchain. Who is...
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Layer-2 Blockchain Mantle’s Token Hits All-Time High as Reward System Goes Live
The rally in the MNT token pushed the market cap of the blockchain to over $4 billion.
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BOB team (BOB)
BOB, a 'Hybrid' Layer-2 Blockchain Mixing Bitcoin and Ethereum, Raises $10M
The fundraising round was led by Castle Island Ventures and included participation from Mechanism Ventures, Bankless Ventures, CMS Ventures and UTXO Management
BOB team (BOB)

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)

Jesse Pollak, head of protocols at Coinbase (CoinDesk TV)
Coinbase's Base Chain Warns of 'Stuck' Transactions Amid Traffic Surge
Coinbase is warning users of high fees and slowdowns as traders flock to new Base meme coins.
Jesse Pollak, head of protocols at Coinbase (CoinDesk TV)

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)