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Optimism announces upgrades enabling ‘one-click roll-up deployment


Optimism has announced one-click roll-up deployments as the battle between layer-two scaling options heats up.

As a matter of fact, Optimism expects Ethereum-native protocols to be able to deploy on its network with a single click by the end of October, according to a blog post published on Sept. 18.

“Any technology that can operate on Ethereum will work on Optimistic Ethereum in the same way,” the article stated, adding:

Optimism, an Ethereum Foundation-backed company working on a layer-two roll-up network, has revealed protocol improvements that would let developers deploy on its network in as little as “one-click”.

 “Anyone who has written code targeting Geth can now deploy without change — even for advanced features like traces and gas”.

EVM equivalency

According to the post, Optimism updated its code in order to go beyond Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility. And reach “EVM equivalency” by reducing the protocol down to its smallest and most efficient form feasible.

As part of the improvements, Optimism’s proprietary compiler was removed, along with more than “25,000 lines” of additional code, in order to achieve its minimalist ideology.

The post claims that “building an EVM-compliant rollup offers an even larger challenge. Supporting the whole Ethereum stack inside the new science”. “It’s expensive to re-implement security-critical EVM capabilities. each additional line of code increases the likelihood of vulnerabilities”.

While the team claims to have achieved full EVM equivalency with the Geth Ethereum client, they now want to make other node implementations. Like OpenEthereum and Erigon compatible with “under 1,000 lines of code”.

Optimism further said that the recent version made no modifications to its present security model.

Optimism’s progress

As money migrates from the Ethereum mainnet to EVM compatible chains and layer-two scaling solutions in an effort to reduce the high fees associated with transactions processed on Ethereum’s base layer, optimism is on the rise.

Despite just being three weeks old, competitor rollup network Arbitrum already has the largest Ethereum bridge. By total value locked (TVL) at $2.62 billion, according to Dune Analytics.

On the other hand, The Polygon ERC-20 Bridge comes in second with almost $2.35 billion. Followed by the Avalanche Bridge with $1.86 billion and the Fantom Anyswap Bridge with $476 million.

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