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Ethereum’s Merge Delayed Despite Successful ‘Shadow Fork’ Test

Ethereum’s Merge Delayed Despite Successful ‘Shadow Fork’ Test

The most recent test processed mainnet transactions on a “shadow fork” – a subset of proof-of-work nodes that had been merged with the Beacon Chain to process proof-of-stake transactions.
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Polygon Taps Zero-Knowledge Proofs For New Identity Service

Polygon Taps Zero-Knowledge Proofs For New Identity Service

Polygon Embraces ZK in Anticipation of Ethereum's PoS Shift
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Sunflower Game Throws Wrench in Polygon’s Gears

Sunflower Game Throws Wrench in Polygon’s Gears

Fees on Ethereum scaling solution Polygon are surging to record highs. The cause? A game. Polygon gas prices spiked to an all-time high of a 410 Gwei average. That’s nearly twice as much as the previous high of 226 posted on Dec. 4, according to Polygon’s block explorer. 
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Zero-Knowledge Pioneer StarkWare Launches Layer 2 Rollup Network

Zero-Knowledge Pioneer StarkWare Launches Layer 2 Rollup Network

StarkWare unveiled a new layer 2 rollup network powered by zero-knowledge proofs.
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Rising Fees on Avalanche Trigger Scramble for Solutions

Rising Fees on Avalanche Trigger Scramble for Solutions

Avalanche's transaction fees are rising, triggering a push for solutions and setting up a contest with Ethereum.
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Twitter Fight Between VC and Devs Stirs Angst Over Ethereum Gas Fees

Twitter Fight Between VC and Devs Stirs Angst Over Ethereum Gas Fees

A Twitter fight spotlights the simmering tensions over Ethereum's high gas fees and the rise of Layer 2 blockchains.
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Polygon Uses Zero-Knowledge Proofs in New  Ethereum Virtual Machine Rollup

Polygon Uses Zero-Knowledge Proofs in New Ethereum Virtual Machine Rollup

Polygon has brought out an EVN-compatible rollup that uses Zero-knowledge proofs.
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Metis Joins Ethereum Layer 2 Race With $100M Ecosystem Fund

Metis Joins Ethereum Layer 2 Race With $100M Ecosystem Fund

Metis is joining the fray, where Arbitrum and Optimism have so far ruled. The project is set to launch its mainnet the week of Nov. 15 and is also launching a $100M fund, which Metis describes as a “decentralized autonomous company” (DAC), called Genesi, to support projects which join its ecosystem. 
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Layer 1s Better Watch Their Backs as L2s Surge in TVL

Layer 1s Better Watch Their Backs as L2s Surge in TVL

Smart contract platforms — Terra, Solana and Avalanche, to name a few — had a summer to remember. Terra’s LUNA rocketed 421% between June 1 and Sept. 30 and its fellow Layer 1s (L1s) Avalanche and Solana also delivered triple-digit returns.  Now Layer 2s (L2s), which make Ethereum transactions more affordable and faster by executing them…