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zkEVM L2s Will Scale Ethereum | Scroll

In today’s episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by the founders of Scroll - Sandy Peng, Ye Zhang and Haichen Shen - to discuss how ZK tech will scale Ethereum. Scroll is a general-purpose zkEVM rollup that combines Ethereum’s security with drastically reduced fees and low latency.

We start the conversation with a deep dive into zero-knowledge tech, the power of validity proofs and the different L2 scaling techniques. The team then explains Scroll's advantage, the difficulty of building a general-purpose L2 and why Scroll’s "EVM equivalence" is a massive breakthrough for Ethereum developers. Scroll has been flying under the radar, but they won’t be for long. Don’t miss this conversation on the most sci-fi tech in crypto.

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Referenced in the show:

Layer-2 for beginners


Optimistic vs ZK Rollups



(00:00) Intro

(05:00) Scroll, a zkEVM Rollup

(05:26) Why Is zk Tech Interesting?

(07:58) Optimistic vs ZK rollups

(10:26) The Evolution of ZK Tech

(13:27) zkSync and Starkware

(20:26) Where Is Scroll Today?

(22:09) The Scroll Team

(24:16) Moats In An Open-Source Industry

(26:42) General-Purpose vs App-Specific Rollup

(28:44) Paraswap Ad

(29:44) Creating The Best Developer Experience

(32:12) Working With The Ethereum Foundation

(36:02) What Scroll Will Enable for Web3

(41:22) China and Web3

(46:17) Building and Investing

(47:19) What's Next For Scroll?


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