Zug, Switzerland, Dec. 19, 2023, Chainwire
Gelato is expanding its all-in-one rollup-as-a-service (RaaS) platform. In addition to supporting Polygon CDK, Gelato now also services the OP Stack, the Optimism Collective’s open-source, modular development framework.
As part of this expansion, Gelato enables Lisk, a layer-1 blockchain launched in 2016, to join the Ethereum ecosystem by migrating to an Ethereum layer-2. Lisk will join OP Mainnet, Base, and other OP Chains as the first layer-1 committing to Optimism’s Superchain vision.
Luis Schliesske, founder at Gelato, said:
“Gelato’s expansion of support to the OP Stack underscores our mission to revolutionize the blockchain arena. By democratizing access to a modular blockspace, we’re empowering a diverse range of creators to deploy their unique, ready-to-launch layer-2 blockchains. This pivotal move will unlock the full potential of mainstream crypto applications, marking a new era in blockchain adoption.”
Designed to alleviate the congestion problem of the Ethereum mainnet, the OP Stack is the standard, open codebase that powers the Optimism ecosystem and was built to support the Superchain.
By leveraging Gelato’s Rollup as a Service platform, in addition to deploying, hosting, and monitoring of new layer-2 chains, the OP Stack now gains native integrations with Gelato’s web3 middleware services including automation, off-chain data, and Account Abstraction.
Moreover, the platform provides out-of-the-box, native access to tier-one web3 services such as Etherscan, The Graph, LayerZero, and many more.
Layer-2 chains deployed with Gelato, like Lisk, get much more than the underlying blockchain. Layer-2 chains gains access to a fully production-ready web3 development environment.
This allows developers to access an end-to-end serviced OP Chain with all necessary infrastructure dependencies deployed from the start.
“We are excited that Gelato has extended support to the Superchain as a RaaS provider for Lisk, making it easier for developers to onboard new users into the Superchain ecosystem,” — said Ben Jones, chief scientist at the Optimism Foundation. “Gelato has already executed a million transactions on OP Mainnet for projects like Synthetix, Lyra, and Velodrome, and we’re looking forward to Gelato bringing their developer expertise to help bring the Superchain vision to reality.”
With a few clicks and without the need to write any code, using Gelato rollup-as-a-service platform anyone can easily deploy their fully serviced OP Chain, freeing up developers to focus on growing their core business.
Dominic Schwenter, chief project officer at Lisk, said:
“Using Gelato’s Roll up as a Service Platform allows the Lisk research and development team to be primarily focused on building additional products and tooling that developers and end users love, while also committing resources to the Superchain’s development.”
Gelato and Optimism share a vision of a world with thousands of interconnected blockchains, enabling the horizontal scaling of web3 applications.
Gelato’s rollup-as-a-service platform will be a component of this environment, running its customers’ underlying blockchains and offering an end-to-end development environment with integrated essential developer infrastructure services.
Gelato is an all-in-one Ethereum rollup-as-a-service Platform. Designed to be fast, secure, and scalable, Gelato rollups allow anyone to build and deploy their fully serviced layer-2 chains at a pace natively integrated with web3’s tools and services launching a production-ready web3 development environment from the Genesis block.
Optimism is a project dedicated to scaling Ethereum’s technology and expanding its ability to coordinate people from across the world to build effective, decentralized power structures. The Optimism Collective builds software for running layer-2 blockchains and aims to address key governance and economic challenges in the wider crypto ecosystem. The Optimism Collective is also committed to building a sustainable ecosystem through Retroactive Public Goods Funding. By rewarding the impactful projects, Optimism is scaling Ethereum’s present to provide funding for its future.
Lisk provides a cost-efficient, fast, and scalable layer-2 network that is secured by Ethereum. As a web3 infrastructure project, Lisk has been democratizing blockchain accessibility for developers and end users globally since 2016. Its core focus is to solve local problems in emerging markets by bringing solutions around real-world assets (RWA), off-chain assets (OCA), and DePIN onchain. It is also a member of the Optimism Superchain and is contributing to onboarding the more people to web3.
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