Rollups

Rollup (Bru-nO/Pixabay)
Zero-Knowledge Rollup ZKM Sets Out to Make Ethereum 'Universal Settlement Layer'
With funding from the foundation that oversees development of the Metis layer-2 Ethereum protocol, ZKM is developing a hybrid rollup that combines an Optmistic rollup and Zero...
Rollup (Bru-nO/Pixabay)

Avail founder Anurag Arjun. (Avail)
What Is Ethereum’s ‘Data Availability' Problem, and Why Does It Matter?
Separate “data availability” layers could reduce congestion on the Ethereum network by making it easier for ancillary “rollup” networks to verify that transactional details ex...
Avail founder Anurag Arjun. (Avail)

Projects competing to become the dominant "layer 2" network atop Ethereum are now competing to become networks of networks. (Unsplash)
Ethereum’s Layer 2 Teams Want You to Clone Their Code
By making their code open source and easy to replicate, projects including Arbitrum, Optimism and zkSync are making it easier for copycat blockchains to steal away their users...
Projects competing to become the dominant "layer 2" network atop Ethereum are now competing to become networks of networks. (Unsplash)

Vitalik Buterin shares a new blog post on Ethereum's roadmap to address scaling, privacy, and wallet security. (CoinDesk)
Ethereum’s Buterin Releases Roadmap Addressing Scaling, Privacy, Wallet Security
In his blog post, Buterin says the network needs to address these components simultaneously; otherwise the blockchain could fail.
Vitalik Buterin shares a new blog post on Ethereum's roadmap to address scaling, privacy, and wallet security. (CoinDesk)

A rocket blasting off from a launch pad, representing the Bellatrix upgrade launching the Ethereum Merge.
Optimism Completes ‘Bedrock’ Hard Fork, in Pursuit of Superchain
Developers behind the layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum say the upgrade will reduce gas fees and cut deposit confirmation times.
A rocket blasting off from a launch pad, representing the Bellatrix upgrade launching the Ethereum Merge.

OP Labs CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)
Optimism 'Bedrock' Upgrade to Speed Confirmations, Cut Gas Fees, Set Path to 'Superchain'
The "Bedrock” upgrade will improve the usability of the chain by lowering gas fees and cutting deposit-confirmation times by 90% – pitched as a key step toward the Optimism ne...
OP Labs CEO Karl Floersch. (Optimism)

Arbitrum, Offchain Labs
Ethereum Scaler Arbitrum Is Launching Friday With Developer Support From Alchemy
The rollup platform from Offchain Labs is going live this week, with over 150 projects having requested early access.
Arbitrum, Offchain Labs

Hermez rollup is live on Ethereum's network (Unsplash)
Ethereum Rollup Hermez Network, to Be Used by Tether, Goes Live
Tether and Hermez announced mutual support in January to address the problem of historic Ethereum transaction fees.
Hermez rollup is live on Ethereum's network (Unsplash)

newspaper, media
USV Leads Round in Matter Labs as Ethereum Scaling Wars Intensify
The round was joined by a host of cryptocurrency projects that are considering adding zkSync, including Coinbase, Aave and Curve Finance.
newspaper, media

Synthetix
Optimism ‘Soft Launches’ Ethereum Throughput Solution With DeFi’s Synthetix
A potential fix for Ethereum's costly congestion problems.
Synthetix