LayerZero launched a testnet bridge that allows users to swap mainnet ETH for Goerli ETH (GoETH), which led to a sudden emergence of a liquid market for GoETH tokens.
This was a hugely controversial decision, as many in the Ethereum community believe that testnet tokens should remain free.
At ETH Denver, Laura moderated a panel discussion about this hot topic with Bryan Pellegrino, cofounder and CEO of LayerZero Labs, Greg Markou, founder of Chainsafe and Matt Garnett, software engineer for the Ethereum Foundation.
- why LazerZero launched a testnet bridge for Goerli ETH (GoETH)
- the three reasons why Greg is opposed to Goerli ETH having a price
- why Bryan believes it is impossible for a permissionless testnet to have free tokens
- the three types of constituencies that use testnets
- whether the Sepolia testnet solves the issues with Goerli
- the upcoming Holli testnet and the problems it aims to solve
- how to create a permissionless testnet that takes into account the needs of developers from all over the world
- whether LayerZero’s move will create more problems in the future
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PanelBryan Pellegrino, cofounder and CEO of LayerZero Labs. Greg Markou, founder of Chainsafe Matt Garnett, software engineer for the Ethereum Foundation
Unchained: Goerli Testnet ETH Is Now Being Monetized
LayerZero blog post: Public Goods by LayerZero.
Alchemy: What is the Sepolia testnet?