Fireside chat: Restaking, AVSs, and building on EigenLayer
January 16, 2024
In this session, we’ll discuss restaking, Actively Validated Services (AVSs), and projects already building on EigenLayer to help restakers, operators, and developers better understand the protocol and how they can get involved.
At a glance
EigenLayer is a new primitive that is changing the way we think about staking and building on Ethereum. The protocol launched restaking on Ethereum mainnet last year, and has already seen 135,000 ETH restaked. In November 2023 they launched the testnet for a series of exciting developments, including allowing operators to start validating data availability via their first Actively Validated Service or AVS (EigenDA), delegation for restaking, and integration for rollups on EigenDA.
In this fireside chat, Senior Protocol Specialist Ben Rodriguez speaks with Sreeram Kannan, CEO of EigenLabs (the team behind EigenLayer). Topics covered include:
What EigenLayer is, and how different players come together to form the ecosystem
Explanation of Actively Validated Services (AVSs)
How the first AVS on EigenLayer, EigenDA, works
How Restaked Rollups (a newly introduced AVS category) work
How EigenLayer helps L2s scale
Exciting projects building on EigenLayer
What's next for EigenLayer
Ben Rodriguez, Senior Protocol Specialist, Coinbase Cloud
Sreeram Kannan, Chief Executive Officer, EigenLabs