Feb 23, 2023
Over the past few months, there has been a steady uptick in activity on Arbitrum, an Optimistic Layer 2 scaling solution on Ethereum.
Today, Arbitrum is home to popular DeFi dApps and GameFi projects like GMX and Treasure and owns more than 50% of the market share against other Layer 2s like Optimism and Metis.
In this Blockcrunch episode, A.J Warner, Chief Strategy Officer at Offchain Labs shares with us:
How the rollup landscape has evolved
Difference between Arbitrum One, Arbitrum Nova and Optimism
How Arbitrum became the top Layer 2
Path towards decentralization
Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice.
(00:00:00) – Introduction to Arbitrum
(00:03:19) – Rollup landscape NOW vs a year ago
(00:06:34) – Arbitrum One gas fees vs Ethereum
(00:09:16) – Arbitrum Nova; Arbitrum chain for social and games
(00:14:19) – Trade-off of Arbitrum One vs Nova
(00:17:43) – Apps verticalizing into their own app roll-ups
(00:20:53) – Partnership with Reddit & social use-cases
(00:25:17) – Arbitrum latest upgrade - Stylus
(00:29:26) – Arbitrum vs Optimism
(00:32:03) – Value accrual across different blockchain layers
(00:35:34) – Path toward decentralization
(00:38:26) – Changing from Optimistic to ZK rollup
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Arbitrum’s Website: https://arbitrum.io/
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