zkSync's Technical Roadmap | Alex Gluchowski, Anthony Rose

In this week's episode of 0xResearch, Alex Gluchowski and Anthony Rose join us to discuss zkSync's technical roadmap and goal to become the standard that trustlessly connects execution environments. We explore the motive behind transitioning to open-source, why zkSync chose EVM compatibility (not equivalence), the path to decentralizing the sequencer & prover, account abstraction and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:52) Hot Seat/Cool Throne

(17:12) Bored Ape Staking & Flipside Insights

(21:07) Chainalysis Ad

(21:46) $200M Raise & Partnership With OpenZeppelin

(28:47) EVM Compatability vs EVM Equivalence

(34:18) Decentralizing The Sequencer & Prover

(41:33) Scaling via L3s

(50:54) Chainalysis Ad

(51:36) Building Trustless Interoperability

(58:33) Alpha Mainnet

(1:03:38) zkSync’s architecture design choice

(1:09:05) Account Abstraction

(1:14:31) Disrupting The Status Quo

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