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Making Sense of Layer 2

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Making Sense of Layer 2

Duration: 00:30:31

Speaker: Josh Stark

Type: Talk

Expertise: Intermediate

Event: Devcon 4

Date: Oct 2018

This talk will be a high level overview of the state-of-the-art in "Layer 2" scaling tech. The goal is to give the audience a comparative understanding of techniques like state channels, plasma (and its various flavours), sidechains, etc. Introduce a basic taxonomy of layer 2 tech -What are the similarities and differences between them? -Comparative analysis - what is each technique good at and bad at? -Defining and explaining jargon used to discuss this tech -Distinguishing between "safety net preserving" techniques (plasma, state channels) and others (sidechains)



About the speakers


Josh Stark


Josh Stark is a co-founder of L4, a company focused on building web 3. L4's projects include Counterfactual, The Stable Fund, and ETHGlobal. Josh is known for his writing and speaking on ethereum's scaling solutions, cryptoeconomics, "smart contracts", and other issues in the blockchain industry.Prior to working in the cryptocurrency industry, Josh was a corporate lawyer, and holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto.

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