A change in the size or scale to handle the network’s demands. This word is used to refer to a blockchain project’s ability to handle network traffic, future growth, and capacity in its intended application.

Arbitrum DAO Approves Additional Funding for STIP Proposals
Arbitrum Decentralized Autonomous Organization approves $23.4 million budget increase for STIP, supporting emerging builders and creating welcoming environment for new projects, raising total budget to 71.4 million ARB tokens.
NEAR and Polygon Partner to Launch zkWASM
NEAR Foundation and Polygon Labs are collaborating on zkWASM, a zero-knowledge prover for WASM blockchains, to enhance interoperability with Ethereum and improve scalability and decentralization.
Solana's SOL Price Predicted to Surpass $3000 in Bullish Scenario by 2030
VanEck's analysis suggests Solana could reach significant valuation by 2030 due to its technical innovations and user-focused applications. However, challenges like financial sustainability, technical stability, and developer adoption need to be addressed for this potential.
Scroll Launches zkEVM Mainnet
Scroll unveils its zkEVM mainnet on October 17, enhancing Ethereum’s scalability and developer engagement. Employing zero knowledge proofs, it boosts transaction speeds and reduces costs, promising a near-identical Ethereum experience, without compromising security or decentralization. The launch follows extensive testing, with notable contributions to Ethereum Foundation’s Privacy and Scaling Explorations. The initiative eyes global developer adoption, advancing Ethereum’s Layer 2 solutions.
Reddit to Discontinue Blockchain-Based Community Points Program
Reddit is discontinuing its blockchain-based Community Points program due to scalability issues, moving towards more scalable rewards programs. Despite initial promise, high transaction fees and bandwidth limitations on Ethereum led to a transition to Arbitrum Nova in 2022. However, scaling challenges persisted, prompting the phase-out by early November 2021. The termination caused a significant drop in associated token values. Reddit now focuses on other community incentive programs like the Moderator Rewards Program and the Contributor Program.
OKX Ventures Invests in Celestia Lab's Series B Funding for Modular Blockchain Development
OKX Ventures has invested in Celestia Lab's Series B funding round to advance the development of the first modular blockchain network, Celestia. This investment aligns with the growing trend towards modularity in blockchain technology, aimed at overcoming scalability issues inherent in traditional Layer-1 chains. The initiative also underscores OKX Ventures’ broader commitment to fostering blockchain innovation globally.
Bitfinex and Polygon zkEVM Facilitate Tether Gold Transactions
Bitfinex has integrated Tether Gold transactions via the Polygon zkEVM transport layer, marking a significant step towards cost-effective and secure digital asset transactions from October 11, 2023.
Polygon Co-Founder Proposes zk-Powered ApeChain
A proposal for developing a dedicated Layer-2 chain, ApeChain, to support ApeCoin ecosystem’s growth was made within the ApeCoin DAO community by Sandeep Nailwal of Polygon Labs. The initiative aims to solve scalability issues and promote ApeCoin-integrated projects through a collaborative effort between ApeCoin DAO and Polygon Labs. Estimated at an annual cost of $200,000 funded by ApeCoin DAO, the proposal garnered support as well as raised concerns and queries from the community regarding its financial, technical, and strategic aspects.
Ethereum's Layer 2s Break New Ground in Scalability
Ethereum has seen a 22% rise in value as of September 2023, largely attributed to the emergence of Layer 2 solutions like BASE by Coinbase, which enhance scalability and user affordability on the network. Leading Layer 2 blockchains, Optimism and Arbitrum, have surpassed major Layer 1 blockchains in Total Value Locked, indicating a growing trust and utilization in the Ethereum ecosystem. Despite centralization concerns, the progressive strides in Layer 2 solutions are poised to bolster Ethereum's standing as a dominant smart contract blockchain.
Binance Research: Ethereum's Roadmap for Scalability and Decentralization
Binance Research reports Ethereum's focus on scalability and decentralization, with Layer-2 solutions and Danksharding being key components. The transition to Proof-of-Stake in 2023 leads to a 257.7% increase in mainnet data publishing fees.

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