The L2 Roll(up)athon is almost here! May 2nd we get rollin’!

The L2 Roll(up)athon is almost here! May 2nd we get rollin’!

May 2nd, 2022 – May 22, 2022

Click HERE to register for the L2 Rollathon!

Join the Discord Channel to connect with participants & sponsors!

RSVP to workshop schedule: Link

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Join Now! Here is how:

  • Sign up for the hackathon by clicking ‘Join Now’ at the top of this page.
  • Join the Gitcoin Discord!
  • Navigate to the #👋start-here channel and select the ‘Hackathons & Events’ role.
  • Looking for team members? Go to the #😺team-up channel!
  • Check for updates on #🖖builders-general & #🚀l2-rollathon in the Gitcoin Discord and your email inbox.
  • RSVP to workshop schedule: Link

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The L2 Rollathon will focus on the scaling ecosystem and Layer 2 solutions in particular. Layer 2s are an important element in the modular blockchain stack that allows for scalability and increased throughput while still utilizing the security from the underlying blockchain. This innovation in scaling and blockchain technology allows for complete decentralization, transparency, and security while also reducing the carbon footprint.

On Monday, May 2nd at 9:00 am CEST Gitcoin will be hosting the L2 Rollathon Kick-Off event and Opening Ceremony! The Kick-Off Livestream event is a great opportunity to learn more about Gitcoin and what to expect from the event. Core Gitcoin contributors will present alongside key partners to celebrate the beginning of the Rollathon and the year of L2 scaling!

Layer 2 solutions are the future of Ethereum! L2’s have great potential to change the blockchain landscape for the better, by ensuring that users maintain all the safety measures used on the Ethereum Mainnet while still being able to transact quickly and at little to no cost for users.

While buzzwords are tantamount to a dynamic crypto environment, some of them have cause to stick. Although Layer 2 scaling ecosystems are still quite young, 2022 is shaping to be an L222 year for Ethereum’s ecosystem as these various networks take off and gain traction. As teams continue to work on gas optimizations, user experiences, dev tools, and network constraints, they will start to bring a lot of developer attention which will bolster the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole.”

Consensys, 2022

The L2 Rollathon aims to ready developers for such a future by collaborating with top organizations working in the scaling ecosystem. In hosting the Rollathon, we’re on a mission to engage, onboard, and educate participants on scaling protocols and tooling to create the best possible UX for the future of web3.

The Rollathon brings together many well-known organizations in the L2 ecosystem: 

… and we are proud to announce the Lead sponsors of the hackathon:

Meter is a high-performance blockchain infrastructure that scales and connects the financial internet. 

The Layer 1 blockchain-powered by its HotStuff consensus engine positions Meter as one of the most decentralized and fastest Ethereum sidechain scaling solutions. Meter can process 1000s of transactions per second while ensuring, frontrunning resistance, instant finality, and stable, low gas cost. Meter SDK provides an interoperable Ethereum scaling framework to build an application-specific sidechain/parallel chain network.

Meter is a dual token economy – a PoS governance token MTRG securing the ledger and a PoW-based metastable gas currency MTR that aims to complete Satoshi’s original vision to create sound money independent of fiat currencies. 

Resources:

Website | Twitter | Telegram | Youtube | Discord | Reddit | Github |

Ledger is a unique digital security ecosystem that provides protection and is built on verifiable trust across people, hardware, and software. And in today’s world, trust deserves proof. This is why Ledger provides transparency into how its technology works. 

Ledger provides industry-leading security, which aims to protect financial assets like cryptocurrencies, or Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Data assets like sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices or machine to machine, and Digital identities like second-factor authentication or password-less login. 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Facebook | Github | Reddit Discord

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Protocol Labs is an open-source research, development, and deployment laboratory for network protocols where some of the projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, IPLD, Coinlist, SAFT, and more. 

IPFS – IPFS is a peer-to-peer network and protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS upgrades the web to work peer to peer, addressing data by what it is instead of where it’s located on the network, or who is hosting it.

Filecoin, the world’s largest decentralized network, allows users to store, request, and transfer data via a verifiable marketplace. Filecoin is completely open-source, enabling people from all over the world to participate. The Filecoin protocol runs on a combination of Proof of Spacetime (PoSt) and Proof of Replication (PoRep), to provide unmatched efficiency and reliability.

Protocol Labs aims to make human existence orders of magnitude better through technology. The mission is to improve the internet and computing by creating groundbreaking protocols and speeding up the pipeline from ideas on paper to users’ hands.

Website | Twitter | Youtube | Github

Come and join Gitcoin’s vibrant community of over 200,000 developers working on building open source. This community has collectively generated $50+ million for digital public goods, and our benevolent hackathon sponsors have distributed over $10M in prizes this far. Join and team up with fellow hackers to tackle new challenges, learn new skills, and earn rewards in the process!

L2 Rollathon Timeline:

Join Now! Here is how:

  • Sign up for the hackathon by clicking ‘Join Now at the top of this page.
  • Join the Gitcoin Discord!
  • Navigate to the #👋start-here channel and select the ‘Hackathons & Events’ role.
  • Looking for team members? Go to the #😺team-up channel!
  • Check for updates on #🖖builders-general & #🚀l2-rollathon in the Gitcoin Discord and your email inbox.
  • RSVP to workshop schedule: TBA 

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