January 3, 2023, 10:44AM EST
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Mapping Out Arbitrum's Ecosystem

Quick Take

  • Arbitrum is an Optimistic Rollup (ORU) solution, introduced in 2019 by Ed Felten, that is envisioned to scale Ethereum’s throughput
  • Participation in Arbitrum’s protocol is completely permissionless, which has led to a surge in applications, primarily DeFi ones, to be supported by Arbitrum
  • In total, The Block has noticed and mapped out 317 projects across 11 categories

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