Scaling

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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The State of Layer 2 With Ethereum Scaling is at Stake

With transactions in the several hundreds of dollars and the chain’s blocks perpetually filled as competitors inch in, it’s not an overstatement to say the future of Ethereum depends on scaling solutions known as Layer 2s.  Layer 2 (L2) is a term for technologies which take Ethereum transactions off its main chain, enabling the network’s …

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dYdX is Latest Major DeFi Project to Move to L2

Trading Ethereum-based assets is about to get cheaper. Decentralized exchange dYdX is moving its perpetual derivatives trading off the Ethereum main chain to a Layer 2 scaling solution.  dYdX, the 7th largest DEX by volume, is moving its cross-margined perpetuals contracts to a Layer 2 protocol built over the past seven months together with StarkWare, …

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Synthetix Introduces Layer 2 Staking on Optimism

Things are hopefully about to speed up and get cheaper in Ethereum land, as Synthetix, the synthetic asset issuance protocol, deployed its staking code from Ethereum to Optimism, a Layer 2 scaling solution on Jan. 15.  Now, users can migrate their Synthetix Network Tokens (SNX), used to mint the protocol’s synthetic assets, to Optimistic Ethereum’s …

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Coinbase on Layer 2 is Latest in Ethereum Scaling Boom

There’s been an explosion of Ethereum scaling developments this past week, with the latest and arguably biggest one announced yesterday: Coinbase Wallet is integrating with Optimism’s Optimistic Rollup testnet. Coinbase Wallet is the US exchange’s non-custodial wallet and dapp browser (not the exchange itself) and the integration will allow users to view their balances and …

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