Rollups could help solve Ethereum’s problem with scalability but it requires trusting in others that take the task of monitoring so what can they do to help, let’s find out in our latest Ethereum news.
Rollups could help Ethereum’s scalability issue before the 2.0 upgrade arrives. Experts believe that these are the tool that is highly effective but requires reliance on others to make it work. The Ethereum blockchain had a scalability issue for years and it crushed under the weight of the success with the network now settling at about 15 transactions per second while a single transaction can cost more than $20.
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— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) January 5, 2021
The bottleneck prevents the network from growing and is giving developers a reason to look somewhere else. There are competitors like Avalanche and Polkadot that offer thousands of transactions per second. One solution is the rollup as the technology practically rolls up transactions and fits them in one block. This way, the network is freed from congestion and makes transactions cheaper and faster so this way, Ethereum’s network will continue growing.
Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin gushed about it during a Tim Ferris show when he referred to a “powerful scaling solution” a week ago. He said that it will increase transaction speeds by 100 while Eric Wall said that these rollups will achieve transaction speeds of 2000 to 3000 per second. The rollup brings its own baggage, however. It happens on the sidechain which tells the main ETH blockchain about all of the transactions that is processed.
However, as they do lighten the load on ETH by redistributing a chunk of the responsibility of processing a transaction to another chain so for them to work, someone has to monitor the transactions that are getting rolled up. If nobody shares the needed information, the users will have to process the rollup themselves and the processing will become quite hard and could take months.
— Julien Bouteloup (@bneiluj) March 10, 2021
Some roll-up designs are called optimistic and they can bitz your ETH when messed up but with the zero-knowledge rollups, the risk is milder but there’s still one of suffering the risk of having the funds becoming inaccessible as Wall said:
“That’s how it always goes in blockchains. people with coding knowledge will always be relied on to tell whether a system is safe or not.”
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