Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, Optimistic Rollups, is now live on Binance

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  • Binance says it had integrated Optimism Friday, adding to its November 2021 Arbitrum integration.
  • Optimism is Ethereum’s layer 2 scaling solution that supports all of its Dapps.

Binance has integrated Optimism, a Layer 2 solution that allows users to deposit ETH to the network without using the Ethereum mainnet. This is great news for Ethereum enthusiasts. It means that they can easily access their tokens without having to spend time waiting for their transaction to be confirmed by miners in order for them to receive their token-based rewards from smart contracts or dApps running on top of Ethereum’s blockchain network.

Ethereum layer 2 is an off-chain scaling solution that supports all of the Dapps built on top of Ethereum. Layer 2 allows DApps to run on top of its blockchain without having to spend gas or incur transaction fees. 

The exchange announced the news on Twitter, saying, 

Binance has integrated Optimism. Customers can now deposit ETH to the Layer 2 network without having to use the Ethereum mainnet. Binance will open withdrawals for ETH on Optimism Network once there are sufficient assets in our wallet.

Optimism is one of the leading Layer 2 solutions working to help Ethereum scale. Optimistic Rollups have been one of its most promising technologies for quite some time now. With this new update, this technology will be accessible to many more users and developers who are working on Ethereum Dapps and smart contracts.  Layer 2 allows DApps to run on top of its blockchain without having to spend gas or incur transaction fees. The costs associated with a blockchain transaction are basically the cost of processing and storing information.

Binance developing innovative solutions

Binance also integrated Arbitrum last year. The leading crypto exchange has been working hard to ensure they are prepared for any future developments in the crypto world. The company says they are committed to developing innovative solutions that will make it easier for users to access their assets and interact with blockchain networks safely and securely. Binance believes that layer 2 solutions will be the key to increasing Ethereum’s usability and accessibility in the future.

Optimism is gaining popularity lately, with a total value locked (TVL) standing at $304.1 million and nearly 40 different DeFi projects using the technology, according to data from Defi Llama. 

Apart from Optimistic Rollups, the other promising Layer 2 technology that Ethereum is betting on to become more user-friendly is ZK-Rollups. These rollups are expected to bring about an increase in privacy and security as well as make transactions very fast. The ZK-Rollups system will allow users to access their funds at any given time without relying on third parties or intermediaries such as exchanges or banks. This makes them ideal for mobile devices and other similar applications where security is an important factor in determining whether a user will trust an application or not before making a purchase through it.

Ethereum isn’t just another digital currency

Besides Binance, other cryptocurrency exchanges have also taken steps toward integrating layer-2 networks. In particular, Coinbase announced its support for Lightning Network last month and more recently announced plans for another layer-two solution called Polkadot, which will allow users to trade across blockchains.

Ethereum isn’t just another digital currency—it has the potential to transform the world as we know it by providing a robust infrastructure for Dapps and other blockchain technologies.

The last week has been hard on ETH, just like the rest of the market, with no positive spikes, but this announcement will help take some pressure off Ethereum and give hope for its future. Despite this, Ethereum is still bullish about its future. ETH believes that there will be a silver lining to all this.

What’s next for Ethereum? Well, we’re not entirely sure yet, but one thing is for sure: it needs a lot more support from developers and businesses alike if it wants to survive this bear market!

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