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The Protocol: Coinbase Blockchain's Viral Use Case Puts Focus on Optimism's Tech
The week in blockchain tech: Crypto-fueled social marketplace Friend.tech goes viral on Coinbase's new Base blockchain, Shiba Inu community's "Shibarium" network aims for fresh start, and Ethereum experts handicap the competition between leading technologies for layer-2 networks.
Coinbase’s Chosen Blockchain Brand Sees Zero Threat from Zero Knowledge
Many Ethereum aficionados have predicted that the most promising layer-2 blockchains would be built not using the OP Stack’s “optimistic rollup” technology – favored by the U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase – but with a different setup known as “ZK rollups,” reliant on "zero-knowledge" cryptography.