Ethereum Layer 2 Battle: Matter Labs CEO Explains Why He Thinks ZK-Rollups Will Win

Today we are joined by Alex Gluchowski, the co-founder and CEO of Matter Labs. Matter Labs is the initial team behind zkSync. Alex is a renowned physicist and entrepreneur. Today we dive into the founding story of zkSync, the launch of zkSync, why they chose to help scale Ethereum, and if they stand by that decision today, the zkSync mission, alpha around getting into zkSync today, when token, as well as new use cases on zkSync and so much more. But first, Alex is going to tell us the founding story of zkSync.

00:00 Intro
00:42 Background, Values, and non-technical challenges
16:11 Ethereum vs. Solana
21:35 The Fundraise & Launch
25:57 Zk-rollups vs. Optimistic rollups and the Competition L2s
40:14 On Privacy
45:05 Challenges and Data Availability
49:22 Decentralizing the Front-end
51:42 ZkSync Token?
54:58 How are you defiant?

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