In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny to discuss Starkware and the ZK-rollup future. This episode is an absolute masterclass on scaling Ethereum using zero-knowledge proofs and a fractal architecture.
We discuss the limits of L1 scaling, ZK vs Optimistic rollups, native L2 programming languages, Layer 3 applications and much more!
(00:32) The Limits of L1 Scaling
(05:30) Optimistic vs ZK Rollups
(14:40) Why ZK Rollups Lag Optimistic Rollups in TVL
(19:10) Advantages of the Cairo Programming Language
(26:57) L1 Apps Building for an L2 World
(30:01) Circle Ad
(31:43) dYdX’s Move From Starkware to Cosmos
(37:15) MEV, Bitcoin and Cairo 1.0 Adoption
(46:23) Layer 3 Scaling
(57:38) What Comes Next
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