August 10, 2022, 10:31AM EDT
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A Framework for Blockchain Modularity

Quick Take

  • Modularization is an attempt to scale blockchains by splitting a network into distinct layers specializing in different responsibilities.
  • A blockchain can be divided into execution, settlement, consensus, and data availability layers.
  • Execution layer optimization is highly competitive, but some solutions are well-positioned with edges in technology or liquidity.

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