Crypto Trends 14 September 2020

Crypto Trends

A summary of the crypto trends for the week.

OpenEthereum focusing on mainnet client

Client diversity is important for Ethereum, examples being the attacks started during Devcon 2 and for ETH2 on the Medalla testnet. Finite resources means the focus is on the Ethereum mainnet client.

This means farewell to Kovan testnet :pray:

Apparently this doesn’t impact xDAI chain.

Gitcoin Grants using Layer 2

Gitcoin Grants round 7 starts this week. Gitcoin is experimenting with Layer 2; zkSync by Matter Labs this round and then Loopring next round.

We are still waiting for a winner to be declared in Layer 2. I assume most projects don’t want to integrate a solution and find that they integrated Betamax when the rest of the ecosystem uses VHS. I thought that Reddit would be the ones to declare a winner but we may see another large project or group of projects do this instead.

I am still optimistic for Optimism as my preference is an EVM compatible Layer 2 but I have been told by Alex from zkSync that full support is overrated. Excited to see how this grants rounds go.

Eth2 Medalla Data Challenge

Ethereum Foundation is sponsoring a Medalla data analysis and data visualization blog post challenge.

I’d like to see some nice visualization of client diversity.

For detailed news see: Week in Ethereum News, EthHub, The daily GWEI and What’s New in Eth2

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