The Future is Modular
Too Long; Didn't ReadThe Web3 ecosystem is shifting from monolithic to modular blockchain infrastructure is shifting from monolithic to modular design in the Web3 ecosystem. This allows developers to choose and customize core components like consensus mechanisms, transaction execution, and data availability. Ethereum's growth led to Layer 2 solutions (L2s) like Polygon, enhancing scalability while maintaining flexibility. Layer 3 solutions (L3s) emerged for more architectural flexibility, like Optimism's OP Stack. The ecosystem includes various L1 blockchains and application-specific chains. This modular approach fosters a composable environment, seen in data availability and validators extending services. However, the survival of many branches (L2s) and twigs (L3s) remains uncertain in this evolving ecosystem.