Coinbase Layer-2 Blockchain Now General Public On Ethereum Mainnet
- Coinbase’s Base mainnet launches to the public with 100+ dApps, lower fees, and faster transactions.
- Over $139 million has already been deposited pre-launch, offering an improved user experience.
- Based on Optimism’s technology, the network focuses on scalability, decentralization, and zkEVM integration.
Coinbase’s Base mainnet has officially opened its doors to the public, marking a significant milestone in the world of decentralized applications.
This launch comes after a successful testnet phase in February, followed by a developer-exclusive release in July. The Base ecosystem now boasts a diverse range of over 100 dApps and service providers.
Since its initial testnet debut, Base has integrated seamlessly with a multitude of crypto projects, ranging from DeFi protocols and wallets to oracles and analytics providers. This integration has facilitated enhanced user experiences, with lower transaction fees and quicker transaction speeds compared to the Ethereum network.
Ahead of its public unveiling, an impressive $139 million had already been deposited into apps and protocols on the network, as reported by crypto analysis firm L2Beat.
Coinbase‘s Base has been open to developers since July 13, leading to numerous users bridging their ETH to the layer-2 network via a portal proxy contract. The community’s response has been enthusiastic, with crypto enthusiasts embracing the network as soon as its doors were figuratively opened.
The mainnet launch introduces a variety of decentralized apps and service providers, including notable names like Uniswap, Aave, and Compound. As part of the “on-chain summer” event, users can mint multiple NFT designs and artworks to celebrate the launch.
Built on Optimism’s OP Stack, Base operates as a roll-up network, offering a scaling solution that processes transactions off the Ethereum main blockchain. This approach significantly reduces costs and makes the network more accessible for dapp developers.
Additionally, the Base and Optimism teams are collaborating with ecosystem contributors to explore the potential integration of zkEVM technology into the OP stack.
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