The purpose of Ethereum-oriented Layer 2 solutions was to hyperscale the network, but as reported by Cointelegraph, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin Layer 3 has been instrumental in providing customized functionality. increase.
Through his post, Buterin expressed three visions of what Layer 3 might be implemented in the future, according to Cointelegraph. Buterin said the zero-knowledge (ZK) rollup is his third layer of blockchain only if he can provide another capability to Layer 2, which is being used to leverage technology to improve scaling. said to be the purpose.
“A three-tier scaling architecture that consists of stacking the same scaling scheme on top of itself generally does not work well. Certainly not when it comes to ups,” says Buterin.
Based on information from Cointelegraph, Buterin described one use case for Layer 3 as providing functionality in a customized way. 2. Buterin said another use case for Layer 3 use cases, along with the ability to unreliably scale via Validium, is customization for specialized applications where he does not plan to use the Ethereum virtual machine for computation. I mentioned that it will be a slow scaling. Buterin pointed out uncertainties regarding the layer 3 structure and its efficiency compared to the current layer 2 model for developing customized Ethereum-based applications.
“One possible argument for the three-tier model versus the two-tier model is that the three-tier model would allow sub-ecosystems to exist within a single rollup, making cross-domain operations within that ecosystem cheap. You have to go through an expensive Layer 1,” says Buterin.
Additionally, Cointelegraph noted that Declan Fox, product manager at Ethereum software company ConsenSys, spoke about recursive rollups and proofs. StarkWare co-founder Eli-Ben Sasson says his single transaction on Immutable X rolled up as many as 600,000 recursive proofs of non-fungible token (NFT) mints.
(Including insights from Cointelegraph)