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Layer by Layer Issue 27: Ethereum, Terra, Avalanche, and Fantom

April 7, 2022, 10:06AM EDT • 26 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 Ethereum and Avalanche are nearing critical stages of development in their scaling roadmaps Terra’s UST continues its spread across multiple chains while incentives on Fantom are beginning to fuel a new chapter for the ecosystem Join The Block Research …

Layer by Layer Issue 24: Fantom, Terra, and Cosmos

March 17, 2022, 8:16AM 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 Faced with market uncertainty and heightened tensions, crypto teams and stakeholders are beginning to clash over key governance decisions This week, we take a look at Fantom, Terra, and Cosmos Join The Block Research for exclusive research like this …

Layer by Layer Issue 21: BNB Smart Chain, Cronos, Solana, and Fantom

February 17, 2022, 7:09AM EST • 20 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 In an era of attention scarcity, L1 teams are employing a variety of strategies in order to build sustainable network effects Pockets of growth can still be found within different ecosystems, fueled by product innovation This week, we take …

Layer by Layer Issue 18: Avalanche, Cosmos, Osmosis, Terra, Polkadot

January 27, 2022, 8:22AM EST • 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 Facing elevated user demand from ongoing growth and recent market volatility, L1 blockchains are continuing to confront the difficulties of scaling As new chains begin to emerge at an accelerated pace, deliberate strategies for concentrating liquidity are showing effectiveness …

Layer by Layer Issue 17: Fantom, Solana, Harmony, and NEAR

January 17, 2022, 4:27AM EST • 22 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 Blockchain ecosystems are now emerging faster than ever with the help of EVM, bridges, and incentives Growing L1 networks continue to face unexpected scaling challenges as they attempt to meet user demand This week, we take a look at …