December 5, 2022

Prysmatic Labs, Ethereum’s Core Development Team Has Been Acquired By Offchain Labs

Offchain Labs, which is behind the development of Arbitrum, an Ethereum layer-2 network, has made an acquisition announcement.

The company has announced that it has successfully acquired Prysmatic Labs. It is the company, which had its core teams work on the development of the Merge for Ethereum.

Offchain Labs Announced its Acquisition on October 13

It was on October 13 when the officials at Offchain Labs made the official announcement of acquiring Prysmatic Labs.

Despite announcing the acquisition, Offchain Labs has not mentioned or provided financial terms agreed upon for the acquisition of the company.

However, the reports have confirmed that Prysmatic Labs considered it was in its better interest to join hands with Offchain Labs. As per the Pyrsmatic Labs’ officials, many reasons led them to merge with Offchain Labs.

Out of all the reasons, the major reason was the core beliefs of both companies that aligned perfectly. The vision and the goal of both companies were the same, which brought them together.

Statement by Raul Jordan

Raul Jordan, the co-founder of Prysmatic Labs talked about the significance of the merger between both companies. He stated that the unification of their teams would make them a stronger entity.

By joining forces, both companies would be able to deliver an even better performance than they have been individually.

Jordan stated that their approach has always been to develop software that offer users high incentives that are highly aligned with Ethereum’s focus.

They have always wanted to offer the highest quality software and applications to the users within the Ethereum ecosystem. They have realized that Offchain Labs is exactly what they need to make things better.

Reliability of the Ethereum Network

According to Offchain Labs, Ethereum relies on both the layer 1 and the layer 2 protocols. For data availability and consensus availability, Ethereum relies on the layer 1 network.

When it comes to scalability and execution, Ethereum depends upon the layer 2 protocols. By acquiring Prysmatic Labs, Offchain Labs will be able to offer better services to Ethereum.

Offchain Labs has confirmed that even after the merge, both entities would also have enough space to operate individually and uninterrupted.

Future of Ethereum

Following the partnership, both companies would continue working on the betterment of the Ethereum network. They would continue working to increase the Ethereum network’s utilities.

The ultimate goal is to increase the utility of the Ethereum network, which would eventually push the trading price of Ether (ETH).

At the time of writing, the trading price of ETH is worth $1,277.20. As the utility of the Ethereum network increases, so would the trading price of ETH.