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Layer by Layer Issue 33: Ethereum, Cosmos and Polkadot

June 2, 2022, 12:51PM EDT • 18 min read Quick Take In this weekly series, we dive into some of the most interesting data and developments across the Layer 1 blockchain landscape, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding As the Ethereum merge approaches, concerns about technical and centralization risks have begun to arise In the Cosmos and Polkadot ecosystems, developers are continuing to build protocols that leverage interchain connectivity in order to tap into a broader user …

Layer by Layer Issue 26: Solana, NEAR, and Polkadot

March 31, 2022, 8:37AM EDT • 21 min read Quick Take In this weekly series, we dive into some of the most interesting data and developments across the Layer 1 blockchain landscape, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding New cross-chain protocols continue to emerge, spurred on by persistent demand for interoperability and shared liquidity between chains. Unified strategies between L1s, bridges, and DeFi protocols are proving to be effective at streamlining user adoption This week, we take …

Layer by Layer Issue 20: Polkadot, Cosmos, Terra, and Avalanche

February 10, 2022, 7:00AM EST • 16 min read Quick Take In this weekly series, we dive into some of the most interesting data and developments across the Layer 1 blockchain landscape, from DeFi and bridges to network activity and funding L1 blockchains are now utilizing a variety of strategies to establish connections with other networks, building cross-chain communication protocols and expanding their native tokens to a range of different ecosystems As networks prepare for upgrades that will impact their …