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Layer-2 venture exec zooms in on the capabilities of Ethereum scaling options

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In episode 13 of Cointelegraph’s Hashing It Out podcast, Elisha Owusu Akyaw sits down with Metis co-founder Elena Sinelnikova. Metis is an Optimistic Rollup constructed on Ethereum to discover the world of layer-2 blockchain expertise, and its potential impression on decentralization, scalability and real-world purposes. Sinelnikova shares her distinctive insights and experiences within the quickly evolving blockchain area, and provides us a glimpse into the way forward for decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) powered by Metis.

The dialog begins with Sinelnikova offering a complete introduction to Metis, its mission and the challenges it goals to deal with within the present blockchain panorama. Subsequent, she dives deep into the restrictions of Ethereum’s layer 1, highlighting points comparable to excessive fuel charges, congestion and gradual transaction occasions. Sinelnikova explains how Metis leverages layer 2 expertise to beat these hurdles — enabling quicker, extra environment friendly, and cost-effective transactions for customers and builders.

Metis is constructed on high of the Optimism codebase. Sinelnikova explains that though the Metis crew believes Optimism is on the best path, the crew wanted to make some modifications to the code to create a extra environment friendly platform for the Web3 financial system.

“You see, Metis charges are method decrease than Optimism charges. We would have liked these decrease charges for the enterprise degree — so the enterprise degree apps can use Metis simpler greater than Optimism.“