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Insanely Fast. Insanely Cheap – Uniswap on Optimism is SICK

Insanely Fast. Insanely Cheap – Uniswap on Optimism is SICK

Uniswap V3 has launched on Optimism. This is wild. It’s pretty fast to get over there but it takes a week to come back so be aware of that.
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Uniswap’s V3 Launches on Layer 2 Solution Optimism

Uniswap’s V3 Launches on Layer 2 Solution Optimism

It’s a good time for Layer 2 enthusiasts as Uniswap V3 has soft-launched on Optimism, a leading optimistic rollup solution for scaling Ethereum.  Users can now tap Optimism to deposit, trade and provide liquidity on the decentralized exchange (DEX), which captures roughly half of all DEX volume, according to a Dune Analytic’s query. Optimism “currently…
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Rollup Rollup! Top Layer 2s Compared | Arbitrum vs Optimism vs Polygon

Rollup Rollup! Top Layer 2s Compared | Arbitrum vs Optimism vs Polygon

Thinking back it really wasn’t that long ago that most people really weren’t that fussed about L2 scaling solutions. It was kind of a minor distraction – oh sure, Loopring, xDai, Matic, that’s cute but all the ape money is on daddy boy Ethereum, that’s where I’m gonna be because you know… muh liquidity. But…
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1st Look: Arbitrum L2 rollups – Use the bridge, Trade on MCDEX, Failing a lot (Arbiswap, Bancor)

1st Look: Arbitrum L2 rollups – Use the bridge, Trade on MCDEX, Failing a lot (Arbiswap, Bancor)

Arbitrum is a L2 scaling solution for Ethereum from Off-chain Labs. It should make it extremely easy for developers to move apps to L2 since no new tooling is required. They just announced their Mainnet Beta so this was a perfect opportunity to get a very first taste of a rollup future. It didn’t go…
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Arbitrum is the Latest Layer 2 to Join the Ethereum Scaling Race

Arbitrum is the Latest Layer 2 to Join the Ethereum Scaling Race

Arbitrum, the Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum using optimistic rollups, will open its mainnet to developers on Friday and it’s already attracting one of DeFi’s biggest fish — Uniswap. That could mean help is on the way for DeFi investors who are freaking out over soaring gas fees. The launch is the latest sign…
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Polygon Takes Lead in Layer 2 Race as MATIC Token and Assets Soar

Polygon Takes Lead in Layer 2 Race as MATIC Token and Assets Soar

Polygon’s token is rising the most among all cryptocurrencies in the past 24 hours, while assets in its networks spike. The activity is a sign an increasing number of users are betting the project will become a leading Ethereum scaling solution.  Polygon’s MATIC token is up more than 30% just in the past day, the…
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zkPorter Promises to Bring 20,000 TPS to Ethereum

zkPorter Promises to Bring 20,000 TPS to Ethereum

zkSync introduced an Ethereum Layer 2 solution called zkPorter yesterday promising to push the blockchain’s transactions per second (TPS) capabilities to over 20,000. This would put Ethereum within striking distance of Visa, which says its network can handle 24,000 TPS.  “To bring true scalability, we need an exponential gain in throughput,” the team wrote in…
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dYdX Launches Layer 2 Perpetuals Powered by StarkWare

dYdX Launches Layer 2 Perpetuals Powered by StarkWare

dYdX  launched its cross-margined perpetuals product on a Layer 2 scaling solution powered by blockchain software developer StarkWare.  The move is significant as it highlights how some of Ethereum’s most well-known DeFi projects are migrating to scaling solutions amid rising gas costs to operate directly on Ethereum’s Layer 1. $10M Trading Volume StarkWare co-founder and…
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Uniswap V3 Drop Features L2 Move and 4,000x Gain in Capital Efficiency

Uniswap V3 Drop Features L2 Move and 4,000x Gain in Capital Efficiency

Uniswap has mapped out what is perhaps the most anticipated DeFi product launch of the year with its post introducing its version three (V3) iteration.  The team confirmed what many hoped: following a targeted May 5th launch, a deployment to Optimism’s Layer 2 scaling solutionis “set to follow shortly after.”  As Uniswap trades currently cost…
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DAI Gets a Quick Bridge To Optimism

DAI Gets a Quick Bridge To Optimism

MakerDAO will soon launch a feature which may solve the biggest UX hangup of the Optimistic layer 2 (L2) scaling solution. The feature will allow users to move not only DAI, but eventually any Ethereum asset, off Optimism and to layer 1 (L1) within minutes. Considering the previous withdrawal wait period of one week, the…