The Endgame for zkSync: AMA with Alex, Co-founder and CEO of Matter Labs
You'll also learn what's next for zkSync Era.
What’s the point of L1s in the era of L2s is the central question that has been the focus of my previous discussions with team members from Polygon, Avalanche, Solana, and Near.
However, this time, I was privileged to interview Alex, the co-founder & CEO of Matter Labs, the team behind the zkSync L2 solution. Unlike my earlier guests who are from Layer 1 projects, Alex offers insights from the perspective of a Layer 2 builder.
So, what’s the point of L1s in the era of L2s?
It's well-known that L2 solutions aim to increase Ethereum's scalability, boasting faster transaction speeds and reduced fees. These were the very reasons L1 protocols were launched a few years back, especially when soaring Ethereum gas fees made dApps nearly unusable on the mainnet.
But with the rising popularity of L2s, what's the future of L1s? Are they on the verge of obsolescence, poised to evolve, or do they have qualities that L2 solutions can't replicate?
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