Opside ZK-Rollup LaunchBase now supports multiple L1 options including ETH/BSC/Polygon testnet and offers various IaaS (infrastructure as a service) options for project launch.
RaaS (Rollup as a Service) has been cited as one of the most promising approaches within the Rollup ecosystem. However, the market preference is still unclear between the early and emerging OP stack and the fast-growing ZK stack with great potential.
Opside, one of the contributors to the ZK ecosystem, recently shared some exciting news. On August 14th, decentralized ZK-RaaS platform Opside announced a major update to the ZK-Rollup LaunchBase. This update supports developers to create custom zkEVM app chains.
Basic ZK-Rollup components such as Layer1, zkEVM, gas, DA (Data Availability) and sequencer are now open for customization. In addition, this version of ZK-Rollup LaunchBase also provides various IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) for initial project selection.
This is a significant milestone for Opside in terms of modular and customizable rollup development. This encourages extensibility and integration across the entire ZK ecosystem by enabling developers and projects to flexibly build customized zkEVM application chains.
Support for more L1 options like ETH/BSC/Polygon
The choice of Layer 1 is important because all user operations ultimately return to Layer 1, which is the basis of the Layer 2 network architecture. During the early design stages of Opside, meeting the needs of developers for the various EVM-enabled core networks was a priority. Opside’s latest LaunchBase now supports additional test options such as ETH/BSC/Polygon.
Developers can choose ETH Goerly, Polygon Mumbai, BNB Testnet Opside or Opside as the base network when creating L2. Support for the ETH/BNB chain/Polygon mainnet is expected to be available in early September, following a series of stress tests on the testnet.
Obviously, modularity not only allows developers to choose different Layer1 options, but also provides diversity and flexibility for other components such as zkEVM and gas fee token options. Opside now fully supports Polygon zkEVM and is actively expanding support for zkSync, Scroll, Startnet and other zkEVM types such as Linea and Takiko. In addition, the selection of Gas Fee Tokens is more diverse, allowing project teams or developers to customize tokens for ZK-Rollup’s Gas Fee Tokens.
Previously, more than 12 leading projects in various industries have built customized zkEVM application chains through Opside LaunchBase. These projects include DeFi, SocialFi and GamFi applications.
For example, the well-known content delivery platform ReadOn built its own ZK-Rollup, Bridge, and Browser in 10 minutes using Opside Rollup LaunchBase. They also used their Native Token as the gas fee token for ZK-Rollup.
Similarly, Era7, once one of the top three gaming projects on the BNB chain, created a custom zkEVM app chain using the Opside Rollup launchbase. In particular, by using Opside’s 0 gas fee feature on some contracts, they allowed users to interact with the contracts without paying any fees, thus lowering the entry barriers for traditional Web2 players.
In addition, there are currently over 20 projects being actively discussed and promoted with the Opside team. Opside anticipates that more projects will adopt ZK-Rollup technology, reducing operational costs and improving user experiences while ensuring security.
Multiple Data Availability (DA) and shared sequencer components
DA and shared sequencers are needed to optimize ZK-rollup. Opside provides a variety of DA components for developers to choose from. DA options in Opside ZK-RaaS LaunchBase include Base Layer (currently supported), Opside DA (PoS), and third-party DA (such as Celestia, Eigenlayer) to meet different project needs.
A shared sequencer is essentially a set of rollup-compatible sequencers, serving different rollups. However, all layer 2 rollups on Ethereum currently use a central sequencer. Opside’s approach includes providing three sorter options: centralized (currently supported), Opside’s decentralized sorter (POS), and third-party decentralized sorters (Espresso, Radius). This allows developers to take advantage of the flexibility while maintaining the security of the entire application chain.
Multiple infrastructure as a service options
Along with various customization features, Opside’s ZK-Rollup LaunchBase also offers several Infrastructure-as-a-Service options for initial project selections. After creating a custom zkEVM application chain, infrastructure demands are generated on the chain. For example, DeFi applications may require oracles and other core components. Opside has partnered with industry-renowned infrastructure providers and projects to offer a range of infrastructure options as a service.
These options include, but are not limited to, Wallet as a Service, Dex as a Service, Oracle as a Service, NFT Marketplace as a Service and DID as a Service. Options include OKX Web3 Wallet, iZUMi, Star Protocol, Space ID, SupraOracle and others, as well as further participation in the conversation.
Other projects interested in the Opside ZK ecosystem and Infra as a Service can contact the Opside team at (email protected) Let’s cooperate to build a thriving ZK ecosystem!