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
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.
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