This week in Dapps - Ep. 86
The Merge & future by Vitalik, Polygon zkEVM, Scroll zkEVM-based ZKP, OthersideMeta Metaverse demo, Crosschain swap by SushiSwap, Gov2 by Polkadot & more important updates 👀
Food for Thought 🧐
The MERGE is not the final destination for Ethereum protocol!
At ETH CC, Vitalik Buterin explained the long-term roadmap of Ethereum with 5 key phases: The Merge, The Surge, The Verge, The Purge & The Splurge.
Successful completion of these 5 key phases is important for Ethereum & blockchain space as this will support mainstream adoption. But what are these 5 key phases?
The Merge: This upgrade will transition Ethereum from PoW to PoS
The Surge: Introduction of Sharding to Ethereum
The Verge: Optimisation of storage & reducing node size via verkle trees
The Purge: Reduces the hard drive space requirement for validators eliminating historical data.
The Splurge: Miscellaneous smaller upgrades that support smooth functioning of network & prior 4 stage improvements.
Know more about the long-term roadmap of Ethereum:
Important links to catch up with all the updates:
Verkle trees - https://notes.ethereum.org/Yn_mwNa2SeeQHnKsRgekKg
Watch the presentation at ETH CC here
Major Highlights 🤯
Paraguay’s crypto framework: A bill supporting crypto mining in South America. Read more
Public demo of OthersideMeta metaverse (BAYC). Watch it here
New Launches 🚀
Polygon zkEVM was announced at ETHCC. Learn more
Scroll zkEVM-based zkRollup’s Pre-alpha testnet. Learn more
Gov2: Polkadot’s next generation of Decentralised Governance. Learn more
SushiXSwap: crosschain swap AMM by SushiSwap. Know more
Zapper V2. Know more
Halborn blockchain security startup raises $90 million in Series A. Read more
Tribe Capital raises $25M to launch a crypto incubator program. Read here
Hashflow raises $25M in Series A. Read more
MonkeyLeague developer UnCaged studios raised $24 million in Series A. Read here
Polysynth raised $3 million strategic round. Read here
Celsius Network initiates financial restructuring to stabilize the business and maximize value for all Stakeholders. Read more
SEC lists nine crypto tokens as securities following Coinbase insider trading charges. Read here
Three Arrows Founders have opened up about the whole situation. Read here
Ankr Network - $500,000
Cronos Gravity Bridge (Testnet) - $200,000
Decentraland - $500,000
The Sandbox - $200,000
Everything you need to know about zkEVM. Read here
Utility tokens from real businesses will drive the next wave of crypto adoption. Read here
How blockchain projects can thrive despite the crypto winter. Read here
The ultimate guide to Cross-chain bridges. Read here
5 Mental models for Web3. Listen now!
Decentralized future of Social Network with Gm.xyz. Listen now!
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