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Layer by Layer 2021 Review: Part 2

December 15, 2021, 3:40PM EST • 32 min read Quick Take This is a section from The Block Research’s upcoming 2022 Digital Assets Outlook report L1 chains have undergone significant upgrades this year, with many non-EVM compatible chains specifically optimizing for performance and growth Over time, blockchains are becoming increasingly interconnected as teams focus on enabling value transfer between L1s Cross-chain bridges have grown dramatically this year, becoming major sources of capital movement between chains Join The Block Research for …

DeFi attacks: the fourth part of the recap

December 7, 2021, 10:42AM EST • 9 min read Quick Take DeFi users lost $67M this summer in various exploits. The amount could have been ten times more, but in the case of Poly Network, the attacker returned $611M. Unlike previous exploits, some were aimed at cross-chain infrastructure. Join The Block Research for exclusive research like this Gain access to this research piece and 100s of others, including ecosystem maps, company profiles, and topics spanning DeFi, CBDCs, banking and markets. …