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The proliferation and growth of "rollup" networks on Ethereum, like Metis, have been one of 2023's biggest blockchain trends. (Luigi Pozzoli/Unsplash)
Metis, Ethereum Layer-2 Network, Creates $100M Fund as Decentralized Sequencer Launch Nears
The distribution of funds is planned for the first quarter of 2024, and supposed to occur a week after Metis' decentralized sequencer will go live.
The proliferation and growth of "rollup" networks on Ethereum, like Metis, have been one of 2023's biggest blockchain trends. (Luigi Pozzoli/Unsplash)

Arbitrum booth at ETHDenver (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)
Arbitrum Throws Hat In Ring for Celo's Migration to Layer-2 Blockchain
Celo originally planned to build its Ethereum layer-2 network with Optimism's OP Stack. Then Polygon and Matter Labs pitched their stacks. Now, Arbitrum, the biggest layer-2,...
Arbitrum booth at ETHDenver (Danny Nelson/CoinDesk)

Lattice Founder and CEO Justin Glibert (Lattice)
Blockchain Developer Lattice Unveils 'Alternative Data Availability' Network for Optimism
The new "Redstone" network, currently operating as a test network, is rooted in an effort to make blockchains cheaper for gaming and decentralized applications – relying on of...
Lattice Founder and CEO Justin Glibert (Lattice)

Rollup (Bru-nO/Pixabay)
Nil Foundation Plans New Ethereum Rollup With Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Sharding
The foundation claims that this will be the first ZK rollup that enables sharding, combining two popular scaling technologies.
Rollup (Bru-nO/Pixabay)

Kraken Chairman Jesse Powell (CoinDesk)
Kraken Said to Seek Partner to Help Build It a Layer 2 Blockchain Network
The crypto exchange is still considering which blockchain developer should build its network, with Polygon, Matter Labs and the Nil Foundation in the mix, according to people...
Kraken Chairman Jesse Powell (CoinDesk)

Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)
Scroll Confirms Mainnet Live, as Co-Founder Predicts Speed Gains Over Ethereum
Blockchain data showed that Scroll’s smart contract was deployed on Oct. 8, but the team held off making its official announcement until this week.
Scroll co-founder Sandy Peng (Bradley Keoun)

Manta is the latest blockchain network to reconsider its commitment to OP Labs' OP Stack. (Justin Henry/Creative Commons)
Manta's Layer-2 Blockchain Already Plans to Ditch OP Stack for Polygon
The network, which just went live a couple weeks ago as a so-called optimistic rollup – the core underpinning of OP Stack – will now become a “ZK-rollup,” which is what Polygo...
Manta is the latest blockchain network to reconsider its commitment to OP Labs' OP Stack. (Justin Henry/Creative Commons)

Optimism CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)
At Last, Blockchain Developer OP Labs Delivers ‘Fault Proofs’ Missing From Core Design
The developer’s OP Stack software, the blueprint for Coinbase’s new Base blockchain, had been criticized for the lack of a crucial security feature – likened to driving a fast...
Optimism CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)

Buenos Aires (Unsplash)
Buenos Aires Releases Blockchain Digital Identity Solution Powered by zkSync's ZK Proofs
Citizens of Buenos Aires can access the identity solution, the QuarkID wallet, where they can store their birth and marriage certificates, according to the city government.
Buenos Aires (Unsplash)

Optimism CEO Karl Floersch (Optimism)
Coinbase’s Chosen Blockchain Brand Sees Zero Threat from Zero Knowledge
Many Ethereum aficionados have predicted that the most promising layer-2 blockchains would be built not using the OP Stack’s “optimistic rollup” technology – favored by the U....
Optimism CEO Karl Floersch (Optimism)