With the breadth of research into off-chain scaling solutions, rollups have emerged as the primary candidate to power secure and scalable blockchains. Zk-rollups have garnered most of the attention despite being relatively infant
Most blockchains don’t incentivize storage. They incentivize validators to participate honestly in consensus and assume that once non-consensus nodes have verified newly added blocks, they will partially or fully store those blocks.
Scalability has been and will continue to be one of the most difficult challenges, particularly for blockchains that act as shared environments for applications. In this model, applications are all competing for resources
Blockchains typically have a leader that is responsible for both building and proposing blocks during their designated leader slot. These leaders have full control over which transactions to include in the block, and
Big blocks have long been demonized as a sub-optimal solution to throughput constraints. They increase the barrier to entry for block production and decrease decentralization in the process. This is correct under the