LAYER 2'S EVERYWHERE: In last week's The Protocol, we dedicated a not-inconsiderable quantity of ink to the fast-growing list of new "layer 2" blockchains aiming to provide a venue for fast and speedy transactions atop Ethereum. Grab another well, cause there's been plenty more announcements already this week. The most Read More
The BitStream proposal echoes the BitVM paper's attempt address the risk of damaging the network's performance by clogging it up with transactions or other computations by carrying them out off-chain. In both cases, transactions or computations would only need to carried out on-chain for verification or to address a dispute.
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SOL-PERP and AVAX-PERP markets will be launched on Coinbase International Exchange and Coinbase Advanced starting November 14.
Coinbase, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, revealed its plan to introduce perpetual futures contracts for two major altcoins, Solana (SOL) and Avalanche (AVAX).
The exchange will feature SOL-PERP and AVAX-PERP markets on Coinbase International Exchange Read More
The European Parliament has voted to approve the Data Act — controversial legislation that includes a stipulation necessitating smart contracts have the ability to be terminated.In a Nov. 9 press release, the parliament said the legislation passed 481 votes to 31 against. To become law, it will now need approval Read More
The act, which establishes rules on the sharing of data, received 481 votes in favor and 31 votes against, according to a press release. The legislation now needs formal approval from the European Council, a body comprising the 27 member nations' heads of state.
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When the CFTC denied the application earlier this year, Commissioner Summer Mersinger dissented, arguing, "It is important for the commission to make this determination the right way – by undertaking a public rulemaking process." However, she added, "my dissent should not be taken as an endorsement of Kalshi’s Congressional Control Read More
14/21, or 66%, of the top gas-consuming smart contracts on Base, a layer-2 platform for building and deploying smart contracts, are unverified. Read More
Among those was the decision to use Rust as the primary programming language, along with WebAssembly, also known as WASM, as the instruction format. That’s instead of Solidity, the language used to run the Ethereum Virtual Machine, which is the foundation for running smart contracts on the Ethereum, Avalanche, Celo Read More
The BitVM project was designed by Robin Linus with lots of borrowing from Ethereum’s layer two (L2) optimistic rollups that have enabled faster execution of the transactions off-chain.
The mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets has undeniably been facilitated by the decentralized financial (DeFi) ecosystems that use smart Read More