Dymension seems to have split the perceived un-splittable!
Heard of RollApps before? Me neither until I learned about Dymension.
From an innovation standpoint, this project deserves a 3-star rating, even if it were just a theoretical academic paper. However, it goes beyond theory; there is a functioning testnet. +1 more star.
Warning: I might oversimplify or make mistakes explaining this...
RollApps are akin to DApps, running on their own deployable mini-blockchain. Yet, they are integrated with the Dymension Hub, which handles the consensus (POS) workload and allows these RollApps to plug in seamlessly in a modular fashion. This means they can run and scale quickly
This is where I say they split the perceived un-splittable, or to use their words; they are a “multi-layer blockchain protocol.”
I am uncertain whether they have created an L1 and L1.5 or an L0.5 and L1. Frankly, I am unsure of what to call it. I can say that they have split an L1 blockchain into two parts (even 3 if considering the data availability networks layer).
RollApps are deployed using their RDK (RollApp Development Kit), built on the Cosmos SDK, earning them the final star for their interoperability. Show Less