EigenLayer is described as a marketplace for raw, decentralized trust, which is at the core of blockchain technology. It allows users to access more raw, decentralized trust without needing to create a new network of nodes or a staking token. The platform can be used to build protocols that require nodes to communicate and reach consensus. The goal is to create a crypto world that operates similarly to modern web application development, where specialized services can be built on top of existing infrastructure. The platform aims to minimize subjective decisions and eventually become completely permissionless. It is currently undergoing a whitelisting process but will be open to the market to determine its value.

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