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Decentralized Video Streaming: A Look at Livepeer’s Developments

May 26, 2022, 1:37PM EDT • 12 min read Quick Take Livepeer is a video streaming network built on the Ethereum blockchain to provide video transcoding infrastructure. The recent successful migration to Arbitrum has allowed greater profitability and efficiency of operations between network orchestrators and delegators. Usage metrics on Livepeer have been encouraging, with a 573% increase in transcoding service usage and 68% increase in transcoding revenue year-on-year. Fresh investor funding and continued community engagement are catalysts for the continued …

An Updated View of Rollups Development

May 26, 2022, 12:05PM EDT • 15 min read Quick Take Rollups have seen significant adoption and development over the past year In general, optimistic rollups have outperformed zk rollups in terms of adoption, likely due to the convenience of EVM compatibility they offer Both DeFi and NFT activity have ramped up on rollups, indicating that Ethereum users have been migrating their funds to rollups A handful of ZK rollups are looking to support EVM compatibility, although that will likely …

A look at Arbitrum AnyTrust Chains

March 30, 2022, 3:11PM EDT • 6 min read Quick take Rollups inherit security from the underlying L1 chain they operate on  The ability to advance the rollup state from L1 when L2 nodes are offline is also a defining characteristic of rollups.   Arbitrum AnyTrust chains combine elements of rollups and sidechains to create a performant L2 scaling solution with minimal trust assumptions. Join The Block Research for exclusive research like this Gain access to this research piece and 100s …

Popular Ethereum mixer Tornado Cash is ready to integrate with Arbitrum

Tornado Cash, a popular Ethereum transaction mixing protocol, is ready to integrate the Layer 2 network Arbitrum. “The protocol’s smart contracts are all set and ready to spin on Arbitrum. They just need help from the community to get deployed & fly with their own wings,” said Tornado Cash in a blog post on Monday. As an Ethereum mixer, Tornado Cash improves transaction privacy. It does so by breaking the on-chain link between the sender and recipient address. In other …