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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)

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Josh Stark works for Ethereum at the Ethereum Foundation.

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