Layer 2 Overview¶
Layer 2 is an enhancement layer for the lower layers of the Web 3 tech stack. Included in this component are meta-protocols, or layer 2 protocols, that provide enhanced features such as scaling, compute and encrypted messaging.
This layer is made up of a single component layer.
(7) Second layer protocols
- (7.1) State channels
- (7.2) Plasma protocols
(7.3) Encrypted storage
- NuCypher, Parity Secret Store
(7.4) Storage incentivisation
- (7.5) Heavy computation
- (7.6) Distributed secret management
- Scaling Summary Spreadsheet - comparison of many scaling solutions across 13 key factors.