Coinbase CPO Chatterjee Believes Ethereum Scalability Advancements are Imminent

How Scaling is Benefiting the Industry

While discussing scaling solutions, the CPO specifically mentioned ZK-rollups. He said they would “draw both investor and user interest.” Scaling on a zero-knowledge basis “rolls up” transaction data in batches for more efficient processing on Ethereum’s layer 1.

Matter Labs, for example, made significant strides in 2021 with the development and implementation of their rollup-based zkSync layer 2 technology.

The layer 2 ecosystem grew dramatically in 2021, increasing acceptance across all major platforms. According to L2beat, which tracks the L2 ecosystem, the total value locked has increased by approximately 11,000 percent in the last year. It rose from around $50 million in January 2021 to $5.5 billion by the end of the year.

Effects on Solana, Polkadot, and Cardano

Ethereum’s competitors, such as Solana, Polkadot, and Cardano, are hot on its tail. “Ethereum killers,” as they brand themselves, are vying for a larger share of decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible token (NFT), and smart-contract markets. They aim to address one or more of Ethereum’s significant flaws, such as slow network speeds and high gas fees.

Up to 100,000 transactions per second are promised by Ethereum 2.0. Ethereum will use the implementation of shard chains to achieve this increase. Ethereum’s widespread adoption and first-mover advantage, on the other hand, keep the network at the forefront of the smart contract industry.

To overtake Ether as the second-largest cryptocurrency, Binance Coin (BNB), which is Ether’s closest competitor in terms of market capitalization, would have to increase its value 11 times.

Hence, all factors considered, “Ethereum killers” will have to do more to counter the competition posed by Ethereum, especially now that it is finally upgrading.