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The Endgame
Vitalik, in his Endgame article, discusses possible long term futures for the ecosystem, arguing that rollups, in a sense, are execution shards, though with a different set of tradeoffs than native sharding... Read more →
2024/06/11
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Layer N in 266 Words
Wait – what is Layer N? the TLDR Read more →
2024/06/05
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ecosystem
Layer N x Pond—Building AI Trading Agents as XVMs
We’re partnering with Pond to explore AI-powered trading agents built with our XVMs. This represents another big step toward implementing a vast range of AI use cases across Layer N. Read more →
2024/05/29
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announcement
Layer N Launches Liquidity Program With $20M Commitment From Amber Group
Layer N has launched a liquidity program to support decentralized financial applications. Amber Group, a leader in digital asset and wealth management, is the first participant, with a $20 million commitment. Read more →
2024/04/18
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Testnet Launch—Phase 1
Public testnet is the first opportunity to experience how Layer N operates. This first testnet phase is for NordVM, the first XVM implementation on Layer N. Read more →
2024/04/10
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Layer N x Modulus—Enabling On-chain AI with AI Functions
Layer N is partnering with Modulus Labs to enable native on-chain AI inference for application developers on Layer N. Read more →
2024/03/27
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Introducing Testnet Phases
Layer N's Testnet will be rolled out on a phased schedule, starting with NordVM, then NEVM, and ending with the StateNet. Read more →
2024/03/18
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Former Fidelity International Executive Luc Froehlich Joins Layer N Advisory Board
Froehlich brings his expertise in bridging traditional finance with digital assets to Layer N. Read more →
2024/02/21
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Introducing Layer N's StateNet
Layer N is introducing a novel network of XVMs powered by a shared communication and liquidity layer, aimed to bring the next generation of applications on-chain. Read more →
2024/02/06
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engineering
Layer N's Nord Engine Achieves 100,000+ TPS on Closed Testnet
Layer N conducted a closed testnet for Nord Engine, it's first trading-optimized rollup engine, and achieved significant throughput benchmarks. Read more →
2024/01/30
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Nord—Changing the Game for On-chain Exchanges
Introducing Nord Engine, the first rollup specifically optimized for the trading use case, and designed to hyper-scale on-chain orderbooks. Read more →
2023/10/26
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announcement
Former DFINITY + Cisco Eng Lead Faraz Shaikh joins Layer N as VP of Engineering
Faraz brings several years of engineering and leadership experience from DFINITY, Cisco, VMWare, and AppVika to Layer N. Read more →
2023/10/26
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Zero-knowledge Fraud Proofs
When designing a rollup, one key design consideration is how to ensure security and trust while still increasing the scalability of the underlying Layer 1. Read more →
2023/05/20