1 hr 24 min

Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup Debate: Optimism, Starkware, Arbitrum and zkSync The Delphi Podcast

    • Technology

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts an all star crew of all of the leading Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup scaling projects for an in-depth debate. See the transcript on our site as well.


Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum)

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware

Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync

Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism 

Mark Tyneway, Systems Lead at Optimism 

Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital


We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.


Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.


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Show Notes:


2:00) - (First Question) Eli's Intro.

(2:26) - Alex's Intro.

(2:43) - Mark's Intro

(2:57) - Liam's Intro.

(3:17) - Ed's Intro.

(3:40) - Ben's Intro.

(4:30) - Optimistic roll-ups.

(5:42) - Key differences between Arbitrum and Optimism.

(8:13) - What is Starkware doing compared to Optimism.

(11:20) - Optimistic vs ZK roll ups.

(20:19) - Differences between fraud proofs and validity proofs.

(29:07) - What would happen if the network splits and two parties propose progress in different directions?

(21:18) - Mark thoughts on fraud proofs.

(28:34) - Thoughts on attacks on Ethereum.

(40:02) - Optimism and Arbitrum plans to reach high scale / Signatures / Price feeds

(57:55) - Optimism progressing into production on Ethereum.

(01:01:00) - Thoughts on bootstrapping usage and adoption - Starkware/zkSync/Optimism.

(01:11:57) - Is the roll-up ecosystem going to be sort of a winner take all?

(01:20:10) - Where to find Starkware.

(01:20:55) - Where to find zkSync.

(01:21:57) - Where to find Optimism.

(01:22:43) - Where to find Arbitrum.

(01:23:25) - Where to find Ben Simon.


 


Resources:


Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum)

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware

Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync

Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism 

Mark Tyneway, Contributor to Optimism

Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital

Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119

Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi

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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message

The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy hosts an all star crew of all of the leading Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup scaling projects for an in-depth debate. See the transcript on our site as well.


Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum)

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware

Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync

Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism 

Mark Tyneway, Systems Lead at Optimism 

Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital


We would like to thank Cosmos for making this podcast possible through their sponsorship! Cosmos is on a mission, link one million blockchains. Name brand projects like Terra, Band, Kava, and Secret use Cosmos and the Cosmos Hub to connect to every other chain in our network. The Cosmos Hub is the port city that delivers Inter-Blockchain Communication today. Learn more at cosmos.network.


Every Delphi Podcast is dropped first as an audio interview for Delphi Digital Subscribers. Our members also have access to full interview transcripts. Join today to get our interviews, first.


-


Show Notes:


2:00) - (First Question) Eli's Intro.

(2:26) - Alex's Intro.

(2:43) - Mark's Intro

(2:57) - Liam's Intro.

(3:17) - Ed's Intro.

(3:40) - Ben's Intro.

(4:30) - Optimistic roll-ups.

(5:42) - Key differences between Arbitrum and Optimism.

(8:13) - What is Starkware doing compared to Optimism.

(11:20) - Optimistic vs ZK roll ups.

(20:19) - Differences between fraud proofs and validity proofs.

(29:07) - What would happen if the network splits and two parties propose progress in different directions?

(21:18) - Mark thoughts on fraud proofs.

(28:34) - Thoughts on attacks on Ethereum.

(40:02) - Optimism and Arbitrum plans to reach high scale / Signatures / Price feeds

(57:55) - Optimism progressing into production on Ethereum.

(01:01:00) - Thoughts on bootstrapping usage and adoption - Starkware/zkSync/Optimism.

(01:11:57) - Is the roll-up ecosystem going to be sort of a winner take all?

(01:20:10) - Where to find Starkware.

(01:20:55) - Where to find zkSync.

(01:21:57) - Where to find Optimism.

(01:22:43) - Where to find Arbitrum.

(01:23:25) - Where to find Ben Simon.


 


Resources:


Ed Felten, Fo-Founder of Off-chain Labs (Arbitrum)

Eli Ben-Sasson, Co-Founder of Starkware

Alex Gluchowski Founder of zkSync

Liam Horne, Contributor to Optimism 

Mark Tyneway, Contributor to Optimism

Ben Simon, Investment Analyst at Mechanism Capital

Tom’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shaughnessy119

Delphi Podcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastDelphi

Tom’s Clubhouse: a href='https://www.joinclubhous

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Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-delphi-podcast/message

1 hr 24 min

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