The Rollup Coaster #22

The Rollup Coaster is a bi-weekly newsletter that dives into the fascinating world of Ethereum, exploring the latest in rollups, zero-knowledge proofs, MEV-PBS, and much more.

This edition is written by Taiko’s Community Advocate Jünger.

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Disclaimer: This newsletter is neither financial advice, nor is indicative of Taiko’s position on any of the material presented. Please do your own research.

Highlights 🎢

  • Blobs have arrived on Ethereum! Transacting on rollups has become cheaper thanks to the successful EIP-4844 implementation.
  • Vitalik proposed a contingency plan for an Ethereum hard fork to secure user assets in case of a quantum computing breach. He emphasized the need to shift to quantum-resistant wallets.

  • Based sequencing is starting to sprout in the Ethereum ecosystem. Espresso introduced the based sequencing marketplace: Based Espresso.

ZK and rollup research 🧙

  • Ingonyama published Sumcheck 201. The paper examines sum-check protocols in terms of parallelizable computing on devices such as GPUs.

  • Eli Ben-Sasson shared his views on Circle STARKs.

  • Modulus completed the first on-chain LLM (1.5 billion parameter GPT2-XL model) proof on Ethereum.

  • The article by Aztec discussed the differences between proof generation for privacy-preserving ZK rollups and general-purpose rollups. It emphasized the importance of maintaining confidentiality of specific transaction data and explored client-side proof generation for private functions.

  • Scroll team published a new paper: Parallel Zero Knowledge Virtual Machine.

ZK and rollup updates 🗞️

MEV/PBS/staking research and updates 🔍

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