Zug, Switzerland, December 19th, 2023, Chainwire
Gelato announces expansion of 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.
“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.” – Luis Schliesske, Founder at Gelato
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 industry-leading Web3 middleware services including automation, off-chain data, and Account Abstraction to enable superior UX. 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 is the first time in web3 that developers have access to an end-to-end serviced OP Chain with all necessary infrastructure dependencies deployed right 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…