The CEO of Zilliqa (ZIL) explains why Ethereum (ETH) is superior to other Layer-1 platforms

After being forced to halt operations, Zilliqa (ZIL), the first sharded blockchain with smart contracts, has started up again. Here's how the team overcame the "problem" and what the founder of the project thinks of Ethereum (ETH).


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Zilliqa (ZIL) | Image: Optimisus

In less than 24 hours, Zilliqa (ZIL) was able to restore its main network. The mainnet of Zilliqa (ZIL) was reactivated following a collapse, according to the official announcement issued on the website. The team disclosed the issues' primary cause in a formal postmortem.


According to the claim, the built-in OCaml secp256k1 library did not handle one of the built-in function calls of Zilliqa's Scilla programming language (ecdsa recover pk) appropriately.


As a result, the mainnet blocks of Zilliqa (ZIL) were unable to be uploaded to the blockchain. The team was compelled to upgrade the miner binaries for Zilliqa (ZIL).


The recovery update was finished on July 30, 2022. To make sure that blocks are inserted properly, operators of Zilliqa (ZIL) nodes are now updating their software. As a result, certain stakers may see delays in receiving their participation-related benefits.


Amrit Kumar, the founder of Zilliqa who left the company on May 29, took the opportunity to talk about the "secret sauce" of Ethereum (ETH) and other prosperous blockchains.


According to him, Ethereum (ETH) has always promoted long-term original vision rather than imitating others' rapid success strategies:

"Constant innovation has kept Ethereum alive for all these years despite all the issues. Most if not all other L1s stopped innovating soon after they launched and instead started mimicking short-term success strategies. Bitcoin cannot and should not be like those other L1s."

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