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- Is DeFi under attack?
- zkSync 2.0 goes live next week. We tell you what you need to know
- Account Abstraction explained in plain, simple English
Now let’s get into it all and more! 🚀
🤔 What’s going on with DeFi regulations?
Regulations are often a hot topic in crypto that gets the community talking, and this week was no different. Everyone was debating the proposed US bill - DCCPA - which outlines how the CFTC would regulate the crypto industry.
For many, this bill is viewed as an attack on DeFi as it would result in centralization.
Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX is one of the people assisting with this regulation, and he laid out his thoughts about how he wants to improve consumer protection:
1) As promised:— SBF (@SBF_FTX) October 19, 2022
My current thoughts on crypto regulation.https://t.co/O2nG1VrW1l
But this received lots of pushback from the community. The best response came from Erik Voorhees', who explained why this regulation is harmful in its current form and provided suggestions to improve it.
"To the degree someone proposes a rule via regulation, we should employ a high degree of skepticism and caution, for they act without civility under the banner of violence."— Erik Voorhees (@ErikVoorhees) October 20, 2022
My response to @SBF_FTX https://t.co/k0dmRDamJS#bitcoin #defi #ethereum #crypto #liberty @ftx_app
👀 zkSync 2.0 goes live next week
zkSync is the Layer 2 scaling solution we use in our mobile wallet, and it’s already providing quick and cheap transactions for anyone, anywhere!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t support smart contracts, which limits what you can do.
That’s what zkSync 2.0 fixes, and it goes live next week for the Matter Labs team to test and iterate.
Only Matter Labs will be able to use the network at first, with no external teams, including Argent, able to use it at launch.
Once the initial waves of tests get completed, only then will dapp developers get onboarded. Finally, after everything has been battle-tested, that’s when users will be able to gain access to zkSync 2.0 and the over 250 dapps building on the network.
📚 What we’re reading
A Response to SBF and Principled Crypto Regulation - Erik Voorhees
Dynamics among categories of creative endeavors - Guiltygyoza
Quick post Devcon update on EIP4844 - Jesse Pollak
A thread on progressive scaling with smart contract application-specific chains - Ray Zhu
💭 What’s happening at Argent
This week, we shared a great thread on Account Abstraction, explaining in plain English - what it is and 5 features that we’re actively working on.
It was a hit, as many in the community enjoyed reading about it, and if you haven’t already, make sure you check it out.
Account Abstraction is a genuine breakthrough for crypto. It's how we bring crypto to the masses.— Argent (@argentHQ) October 19, 2022
But we know that it can be complicated, so here’s our attempt to make it more accessible by explaining 5 features enabled by AA that we’re currently working on…
Over the coming months, we’ll be doing more content on Account Abstraction, explaining why we think it’s the route to bringing crypto to the masses. If there’s a particular feature enabled by Account Abstraction - like multicall or session keys - that you want to learn more about, please let us know so we can ensure we get that covered!
🤔 Smaller but interesting things
Here are a few smaller things we’ve found interesting this week:
On-chain identity has been a hot topic for the last few months. What does identity look like in Web3, and what infrastructure is needed to support that vision?
The Parallel ecosystem explained...
A deck to simplify the narrative of rollups
Structuring Blockspace Derivatives
Joseph Delong's Guide to Developer Success in Web3
DeFi Llama’s yield dashboard is now live and available for free
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