Layer 2s

Like the suitors courting Penelope in the Odyssey, Ethereum's biggest layer-2 teams are vying to win over the Celo blockchain. (John William Waterhouse, via Wikipedia.)
Celo, Shopping for Blockchain Partner, Turns to the Delicate Issue of Money
A standalone blockchain, Celo is looking to migrate to become a layer-2 network atop Ethereum. The months-long selection process has started to look like "The Bachelorette," w...
Like the suitors courting Penelope in the Odyssey, Ethereum's biggest layer-2 teams are vying to win over the Celo blockchain. (John William Waterhouse, via Wikipedia.)

Blockchain's fortune tellers have no more a crystal ball than in any other sphere of life. But these predictions are as good as any. (Francis Hayman/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)
Blockchain Tech Predictions for 2024, From Experts at Ripple, Coinbase, a16z, Starknet
We assembled 10 new year's predictions for blockchain tech trends and developments, from the experts. They might be right.
Blockchain's fortune tellers have no more a crystal ball than in any other sphere of life. But these predictions are as good as any. (Francis Hayman/Metropolitan Museum of Art, modified by CoinDesk)

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin (Bradley Keoun/modified by CoinDesk)
Ethereum's Buterin Floats Prospect of Taking Some Layer-2 Functions Back on Main Chain
Vitalik Buterin, a member of the Ethereum Foundation's executive board, once pushed "layer-2" networks as a way to provide faster and cheaper transactions. Now he's got ideas...
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin (Bradley Keoun/modified by CoinDesk)

Logik, artist for the NFT.
LOGIK: Tieshun 'Pacman' Roquerre 'Knows His S--t'
The artist made an NFT of the Blur and Blast founder for our Most Influential package.
Logik, artist for the NFT.

Rebecca Rose, the artist behind the NFT.
Rebecca Rose: 'What Goes on Inside That Brain' of Jesse Pollak's?
The artist made an NFT of the Base leader for our Most Influential package.
Rebecca Rose, the artist behind the NFT.

(Julian Hochgesang/Unsplash)
BNB Chain’s OpBNB Developers Look to More Than Double Speed in New Roadmap
The roadmap paves the way for heightened performance for the layer-2 blockchain developed by BNB Chain.
(Julian Hochgesang/Unsplash)

The Protocol Wide
From Centralization to Intent Revolution: Infura's Shift, Blockchain's 'Intents' Era, and OKX's L2 Triumph!
An exploration into emerging decentralized networks, the subtle revolution in blockchain utilization, and a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in Layer 2 develo...
The Protocol Wide

Ramon Recuero, Kinto CEO and co-founder (Kinto)
Blockchain Startup Kinto Plans 'First KYC'd' Ethereum Layer-2 Network After Raising $5M
Ethereum layer 2 Kinto network features native know-your-customer (KYC) checks and investor accreditation mechanism to help onboard regulated financial institutions.
Ramon Recuero, Kinto CEO and co-founder (Kinto)

Headshot of Starknet Foundation CEO Diego Oliva
Starknet Foundation Showers STRK Tokens on Contributors, Though They're Not Trading Yet
The foundation, formed in November 2022 after the initial developer StarkWare minted 10 billion STRK tokens, is now awarding early contributors to the Ethereum layer-2 network...
Headshot of Starknet Foundation CEO Diego Oliva

Ethereum network fees (IntoTheBlock)
Ethereum's New Low-Fee Regime May Put Its 'Ultra Sound Money' Thesis to Test
The Ethereum network's revenue from fees dropped to its lowest level since April 2020 as speculative activity disappeared and users migrated to layer 2s, IntoTheBlock said.
Ethereum network fees (IntoTheBlock)