Are high fees killing some types of DApps? Cartesi explains on Hashing It Out

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As the race between Ethereum layer-2 networks heats up, users are left with questions about each network’s unique nature, use cases and plan for attracting more users to Web3. In Episode 36 of Hashing It Out, Elisha Owusu Akyaw (GhCryptoGuy) discusses app-specific rollup protocols with Cartesi co-founders Colin Steil and Erick de Moura.

The Cartesi team explains that they built the network to address the limitations of computational scalability and programmability in a way that allows developers to create exclusive rollup chains for their applications. They claim that unique utility is the answer to scalability issues experienced during peak periods.

De Moura expands on the utility of app-specific rollups and why they are important in dealing with scalability issues. He explains that when you have several apps competing for block space and multiple users trying to get the transactions into the sequencer or the blockchain, the fees tend to skyrocket and become unpredictable at some point because all applications and users are sharing the same rollup or block space.