- Coinbase turns into the primary American publicly traded firm to launch a decentralized community.
- The layer 2 blockchain Base is now open to the general public with over 100 dapps and on-chain service suppliers like Chainlink obtainable at launch.
- Base is an L2 community constructed as an alternative choice to Ethereum utilizing Optimism’s OP stack.
- Coinbase’s blockchain just lately made crypto media headlines after a rug pull involving the BALD memecoin.
Base, the L2 Ethereum community backed and constructed by crypto trade Coinbase, is formally open for public entry.
100 decentralized apps and crypto service suppliers like Chainlink can be found on the blockchain at launch. Furthermore, Base options an official bridge to Ethereum’s mainnet permitting customers to freely transfer ETH between each networks.
The launch of Base additionally coincides with the corporate’s “Onchain Summer time” week-long occasion that includes commemorative NFTs and rewards for customers.
Coinbase is the first-ever publicly traded entity within the U.S. to launch its personal decentralized community. The corporate doesn’t plan to launch a token for its Base L2 blockchain.
Coinbase’s Secret Plan
The decentralized community developed utilizing Optimism’s OP stack is a part of “The Coinbase Secret Grasp Plan”, stated CEO Brian Armstrong when Base was introduced again in February.
By mid July, would-be early customers trooped into Base regardless of the community being solely accessible to builders on the time. A number of “degens” bridged their Ether (ETH) tokens to the community by a portal proxy contract, a one-way door from Ethereum’s ecosystem to Base. The gateway allowed these customers to make tens of millions in a single day aping into dangerous memecoins like BALD.
BALD holders nevertheless quickly discovered themselves rekt after the token’s developer withdrew liquidity in what turned out to be a rug pull. A variety of different memecoins on Base additionally turned out to be scams as properly. On the time, Base customers solely had entry to a one-way bridge, leaving liquidity trapped within the budding ecosystem.