– Erick de Moura argues that on blockchain networks with high fees, certain types of decentralized applications struggle to survive because users are only willing to pay for specific kinds.
– In a podcast episode, Cartesi co-founders Colin Steil and Erick de Moura discuss app-specific rollup protocols and how they address scalability issues.
– App-specific rollups allow developers to create exclusive rollup chains for their applications, providing a solution to the problem of limited block space and unpredictable fees during peak periods.
– De Moura explains that the scalability issue makes it challenging for some applications to attract and retain users, as users are only willing to pay high fees for specific applications.
– Games are given as an example of applications that should not be deployed in high fee environments, as most of their functionalities occur off-chain.
– The Cartesi team believes that there are currently more layer-2 protocols on the Ethereum blockchain than necessary, but network effects will eventually lead to the migration of users to specific protocols.
– The full episode of the podcast can be listened to on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, and Cointelegraph offers a range of informative podcasts on their website.