“Who Will Construct the Infrastructure to Unify Ethereum Rollups?”

“Who Will Construct the Infrastructure to Unify Ethereum Rollups?”

Ethereum News
March 20, 2024 by Diana Ambolis
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“The Dencun Hard Fork: Anurag Arjun Highlights the Urgent Need for Enhanced Infrastructure to Unify Ethereum Layer-2s and Reduce Costs” Ethereum Takes Step Forward in Scaling Layer-2 Rollups, Highlights Need for Unified Infrastructure During the recent ETHGlobal conference in London, Avail co-founder Anurag Arjun emphasized the importance of neutral third-party players in developing unified infrastructure
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“The Dencun Hard Fork: Anurag Arjun Highlights the Urgent Need for Enhanced Infrastructure to Unify Ethereum Layer-2s and Reduce Costs”

Ethereum Takes Step Forward in Scaling Layer-2 Rollups, Highlights Need for Unified Infrastructure

During the recent ETHGlobal conference in London, Avail co-founder Anurag Arjun emphasized the importance of neutral third-party players in developing unified infrastructure for Ethereum’s layer-2 rollups. Arjun, who previously co-founded Polygon, now focuses on building rollup-agnostic infrastructure through Avail.

Arjun’s journey began with Polygon’s shift towards aligning with Ethereum’s rollup-centric roadmap. Recognizing the need for scalable data availability, Arjun and his team developed a technology called data sampling, akin to Ethereum’s sharding roadmap. However, with Ethereum’s full danksharding functionality still years away, Arjun stresses the urgency for rollups to efficiently verify transactions without delay.

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The current Ethereum user experience involves navigating between different rollups for fund bridging or transfers, resulting in fragmentation. Arjun envisions a unified rollup ecosystem akin to Solana’s consolidated approach. He advocates for a credible, neutral third party to coordinate integration between diverse rollups, similar to Avail Nexus’ aim of standardizing integration.

Avail’s technology, like Polygon’s Aggregation layer, aggregates proofs from various rollups to create a coordinated rollup, fostering ecosystem-wide cohesion. Arjun believes the infrastructure to unite rollups must be developed either by the Ethereum Foundation or by a neutral third party outside the rollup business.

Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s co-founder, echoed similar sentiments at the ETHGlobal conference, stressing the importance of aligning decentralized applications with Ethereum’s rollup-enabled functionality. This collective effort reflects the ecosystem’s forward-thinking approach to addressing future challenges.