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IOTA’s ShimmerEVM Prepares for Launch as SMR Price Soars 30% in One Day – Can We Anticipate a 100% Surge? In-Depth Report

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  • IOTA’s Shimmer EVM aims to carve a niche for itself in the DeFi space, directly taking on peers like Binance Smart Chain and Arbitrum.
  • Shimmer’s groundbreaking validation mechanism and decentralized governance are key differentiators in terms of security, accessibility, and integration.

Pioneering Smart Contract Chains: Shimmer EVM Enters the Fray

Last year in September 2022, the IOTA Foundation presented Shimmer, a Layer-1 staging network characterized as a feeless, parallelized Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) ledger. Its core purpose is to serve as an experimental ground for future developments on the IOTA protocol. Shimmer EVM, its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) component, has now entered the market in a testnet version, adding a unique feather in its cap. It offers the inaugural EVM-compatible smart contract chain within the Shimmer network, allowing for scalable, fast, and secure parallel processing of smart contracts.

Analyzing the Competitive Landscape

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To fully grasp Shimmer EVM’s standing in the market, one needs to evaluate it across the crucial dimensions of security, accessibility, and integration, especially when giants like Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Arbitrum, and Tron currently dominate 85% of the total value locked in the DeFi ecosystem.

Security Complexities and Innovations

In terms of security, Arbitrum leverages Ethereum’s robust validator network and zk-rollup technology. However, its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) governance has faced scrutiny for subverting voting outcomes. Binance Smart Chain employs a ‘Proof of Authority’ system, but Binance’s control of 71% of total BNB tokens poses significant trust issues.

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Contrastingly, Shimmer EVM brings a unique approach, allowing individual chain creators to choose their validators. This flexibility introduces a spectrum of security protocols, but it is worth noting that the effectiveness of Shimmer’s validation process is yet to be validated in the open market. Nonetheless, its decentralized governance, powered by SMR voting tokens airdropped to IOTA stakers, offers a level of decentralization higher than Binance Smart Chain’s.

Accessibility: The Roadblocks and Breakthroughs

Arbitrum provides seamless bridging with Ethereum, making it incredibly user-friendly. On the other hand, Binance Smart Chain offers easy access via its native platform, although at a slower transaction speed compared to Arbitrum. Shimmer EVM faces some accessibility challenges; its tokens are currently available on a limited number of exchanges. But, its DAG-based architecture has demonstrated impressive speeds during testing, clocking 1.83 million daily transactions with a block time of 0.7-0.8 seconds.

Integration: The Uncharted Territory

Arbitrum and BSC have already ingrained themselves in the crypto ecosystem through various integrated projects. The fate of Shimmer’s integration remains to be seen, but the community’s anticipation is palpable, supported by a user base of approximately 200,000 wallets and several planned projects for its EVM launch.

While Shimmer EVM is still in its nascent stages, its innovative approach to security, speed, and decentralization makes it a contender worth watching in the high-stakes game of blockchain technology.

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Brian Johnson
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