A Remarkable Milestone
Within just 24 hours of its official launch, Coinbase’s layer-2 blockchain, Base, has astounded the crypto community with over 136,000 daily users. Dune Analytics captured this unexpected surge, emphasizing the immediate appeal and acceptance of the network among the users.
A Warm Reception
According to figures from Aug. 10, almost 30% of Base’s daily users, translating to nearly 42,000 individuals, were entering the Base ecosystem for the first time. Though the record for new users was set at an impressive 60,000 on July 31, the recent numbers underscore the platform’s continued allure.
Standing Among Giants
CryptoRank’s recent data indicates Base’s growing dominance in the layer-2 space. Now ranked 4th in daily transactions per second, it stands shoulder to shoulder with industry leaders such as zkSync Era, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
The Journey of Base
Officially released on Aug. 9, Coinbase initiated the “Onchain Summer” with the launch of Base. Its journey began as a beta version on Feb. 23. The crypto community widely speculated its potential to introduce a broader audience to Web3 protocols, given Coinbase’s substantial user reach. Although its mainnet version was unveiled on July 13, the Base team was cautious, signaling that it wasn’t user-ready yet.
Diverse Functionalities for Users
The Base platform is not just about transactions. Users can seamlessly bridge their Ether to Base, delve into decentralized crypto exchanges, process payments via web-based apps, secure a “.base” username, or even embark on creating a decentralized autonomous organization.
Conclusion: The Road Ahead for Base
The remarkable adoption rate of Coinbase’s Base network in such a short time frame underscores the growing interest in layer-2 solutions within the crypto community. With a combination of technological innovation and a vast potential user base thanks to Coinbase’s influence, Base is strategically positioned to not only maintain its current momentum but to also shape the future landscape of blockchain technologies. As users continue to seek faster, more efficient, and scalable solutions, Base might very well be at the forefront of this next evolution in the decentralized world. Only time will tell, but for now, the future looks bright for Base.