Layer4 Network

Your one-stop guide to understanding Layer4 Network

Layer4 Network stands as a modular blockchain ecosystem with a singular objective: to construct a scalable data availability layer that paves the way for the evolution of highly scalable blockchain structures known as modular blockchains.

The foundational principle of Layer4 Network's scalability rests on the separation of execution from consensus, a mechanism that introduces a novel element called data availability sampling. This innovative approach drives Layer4 Network's ability to achieve expansive scalability, shaping the landscape for advanced blockchain architectures.

Layer4 Network vs. Monolithic Blockchain Projects

Layer4 Network represents a paradigm shift in comparison to monolithic blockchain projects. While monolithic blockchains feature a single, cohesive structure that can encounter challenges in scalability and adaptability, Layer4 Network embraces a modular architecture designed to address these limitations.

Layer4 Network's modular approach enables the construction of interconnected chains that collaborate seamlessly, optimizing communication and scalability. On the other hand, monolithic blockchains often struggle with congestion and latency due to their centralized structure.

Furthermore, Layer4 Network employs technologies such as sharding and Layer 2 Rollups to ensure efficient data transfer and high throughput. In contrast, monolithic projects might rely solely on their main chain, leading to performance bottlenecks.

Layer4 Network's native token, LAYER4, empowers decentralized governance and incentivizes network participants. This stands in contrast to monolithic projects where governance might be less inclusive or dynamic.

Modular Architecture

Layer4 Network adopts the modular blockchain paradigm to realize enhanced scalability, efficiency, and adaptability. Within Layer4 Network's architecture, the modular approach is harnessed to optimize the interaction between its key components, including execution, settlement, consensus, and data availability.

In Layer4 Network's implementation, the consensus and data availability functions are encapsulated in the base layer, aptly named the Consensus and DA layer. This separation allows these critical functions to be focused and streamlined, facilitating rapid transaction processing and effective agreement among network participants.

Simultaneously, settlement and execution are elevated to dedicated layers. This arrangement permits each layer to be tailored to perform its role optimally, leading to improved overall system performance and scalability.

Layer4 Network's adoption of the modular blockchain framework equips it with the agility to adapt to evolving demands, support seamless integration of new features, and maintain high throughput. This approach enables Layer4 Network to redefine how blockchain networks operate, empowering developers and users with a robust, efficient, and scalable ecosystem.

Layer2 Rollups for Fraud Proofs

Layer4 Network employs Layer 2 Rollups to enhance security against fraudulent activities through a mechanism called Optimistic Rollups. Transactions on Optimistic Rollups lead to changes in the network's state, and these updated state details are published to the Layer 1 Ethereum network, assuming their accuracy without immediate proof. This information is relayed to a State Commitment Chain (SCC) contract on Ethereum's Layer 1.

In this setup, participants within the network have a specific timeframe, currently set at 7 days, to challenge the validity of the published state data. If no challenges are raised within this period, the state data is deemed valid and final. Consequently, withdrawal requests that depend on this state data can be executed by other smart contracts.

If a challenge is raised, a verifier interacts with the challenger to identify the precise instance of invalidity within a state transition. The verifier then performs the necessary validation by executing the disputed state transition. In instances where the challenge is successful, the compromised state transition is discarded, and the accurate version of the updated state is accepted based on the information submitted by the challenger. This process fortifies the integrity of the network's state and enhances the security against potential fraudulent actions.

Data Availability

Data availability in Layer4 Network revolves around the principle of enabling seamless communication between different chains within its modular structure. This is achieved through various strategies:

  • Sharding: Divides workload and data across multiple chains for scalability.

  • Layer 2 Rollups: Optimizes transaction processing, reducing congestion on the main chain.

  • Cross-Chain Communication: Facilitates seamless data exchange between chains.

  • Decentralized Validation: Validators ensure accurate data across chains.

  • Efficient Data Propagation: Swift dissemination minimizes latency and enhances availability.


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