Modular Blockchains

Modular blockchains are designed to improve the network's performance, scalability, and customizability by separating the execution, settlement, consensus, and data availability layers contained within the blockchain into distinct "modules." This approach allows for the creation of new blockchains by selecting and assembling different modules, enhancing the network's flexibility and efficiency.

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What is Lava Network?
Beginner

What is Lava Network?

After Lava Network's official announcement of its airdrop, KOLs took notice, predicting it could become a standout project. This article will help you quickly understand Lava Network by covering its background, features, and structure.
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AltLayer Explanation: Aggregation as a Service
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AltLayer Explanation: Aggregation as a Service

Dewhales Research released a research report to delve into the mechanism and potential of AltLayer and explore how it can serve as a Rollup-as-a-Service solution in the rapidly developing blockchain environment. The article also introduces AltLayer’s Tokenomics, team and integration cases.
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What is Nautilus Chain: All you need to know about Nautilus Chain
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What is Nautilus Chain: All you need to know about Nautilus Chain

Dive into the world of Nautilus Chain and discover how its Layer 3 technology is transforming blockchain efficiency and scalability for a seamless Web3 experience.
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Ethereum and the innovator's dillema
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Ethereum and the innovator's dillema

Ethereum faces an innovation dilemma and requires fundamental changes. It has overly focused on modular innovations to the database. Currently, it seems to have reached its peak in terms of market capitalization and usage. Future development depends on deep structural and functional reforms.
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Celestia (TIA) Research Report
Beginner

Celestia (TIA) Research Report

Celestia, a modular data availability network
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Understanding Initia: A fully Customizable, Plug-and-Play Full-chain Modular Rollup Network
Beginner

Understanding Initia: A fully Customizable, Plug-and-Play Full-chain Modular Rollup Network

Initia is an innovative blockchain project that combines the functions of L1 and L2 to provide full-chain interoperability through a modular Rollup network. It aims to simplify the user experience in multi-chain environments and optimize developers' ability to build applications. Initia received $7.5 million in seed funding from companies including Delphi Ventures and Hack VC, with Binance Lab also participating in the investment. Through its L1 orchestration layer and multiple independent Rollup L2 layers, the project achieves cross-chain interoperation and seamless exchange of data assets. It also provides plug-and-play facilities to lower the developer threshold and accelerate application deployment.
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Aggregation, settlement, execution
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Aggregation, settlement, execution

The article explores the current developments and future trends of the execution layer, settlement layer, and aggregation layer in the modular blockchain stack within the cryptocurrency field. Although there have been many innovations in the data availability (DA) and ordering layers, the execution and settlement layers have only recently begun to receive attention. The article points out that while the shared sequencer space is highly competitive, the execution and settlement layers remain underexplored. Layer N, as a flexible and customizable execution layer, leverages the Move language and BlockSTM technology to improve throughput. The article also discusses the design of proof aggregation, a new architecture that can aggregate and settle between different proof systems, thereby enhancing efficiency and reducing costs. Finally, the article predicts that these innovations will bring better applications and development experiences to users.
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Review of Mezo, BOB, and Spiderchain
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Review of Mezo, BOB, and Spiderchain

This article selects three L2 projects with a more Western background—Mezo, BOB (Build on Bitcoin), and Spiderchain (Botanix)—to further explore the pros and cons of layer 2 solutions and their impact on the BTC ecosystem.
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Comparative Study of DA Track Projects
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Comparative Study of DA Track Projects

The Data Availability Layer plays a crucial role in modular architecture, becoming one of the most popular fields in 2024. Ethereum's Data Availability (DA) became a hot topic, triggering broad discussions about projects such as Celestia, EigenLayer, Avail, and NearDA. This article will delve into the technical architecture, consensus mechanisms, and other aspects of key participants Celestia and EigenDA to reveal the competitive landscape of the DA track.
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Will ZK Eat The Modular Stack?
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Will ZK Eat The Modular Stack?

While Web3 is often described as “read, write, own”, we believe a better notion for the third iteration of the internet is “read, write, verify” given that the key benefit of public blockchains is guaranteed computation and easy verification that these guarantees were honored.
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Particle Network: A Web3 Development Platform
Beginner

Particle Network: A Web3 Development Platform

Particle Network is a development platform for Web3, aimed at enhancing developer efficiency and accelerating the mass adoption of Web3. Its core product is an MPC-TSS-based login and wallet middleware that eliminates the need for end users to remember mnemonic phrases and pay gas fees, significantly lowering the barrier to Web3 adoption. This article will explore the Particle Network ecosystem, compare similar products, and analyze the network's prospects and future.
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What is Lambda?
Beginner

What is Lambda?

The Lambda project has witnessed several key milestones since its inception in 2018. Each step, from the project's launch to the white paper release, successful fundraising, and open sourcing of core code, has marked the continuous advancement of Lambda technology. With the launch of the mainnet, Lambda has gradually become an important member of the blockchain ecosystem.
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Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS): An overview
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Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS): An overview

Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) is a cloud service that allows organizations to build and run blockchain applications and smart contracts without the need to establish their own blockchain infrastructure. BaaS providers offer flexibility and accessibility of blockchain technology, aiming to democratize blockchain technology so that companies can develop blockchain applications at a reasonable cost.
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EVM+ and Artela: Advancing Blockchain with Native Extensions
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EVM+ and Artela: Advancing Blockchain with Native Extensions

EVM+ offers a novel solution that facilitates the development of large-scale applications and accelerates the integration of cryptocurrencies with mainstream applications by seamlessly integrating EVM assets, protocols, and infrastructure. In Vitalik’s vision for Ethereum, the layer addressing non-scalability needs clearly plays a crucial role. Artela meets the demand for 'custom functionalities' in blockchain networks by adding 'native extensions' on top of the foundational layer.
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DA Track Core Project Inventory
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DA Track Core Project Inventory

In the blockchain field, a series of competitive decentralized data availability (DA) projects have emerged, including Celestia, EigenLayer, Avail DA, and NEAR DA. These projects aim to enhance blockchain scalability, data availability, and performance by employing different technologies and approaches. This article compares and analyzes these DA projects, discussing their technical characteristics and competitive advantages in the market.
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