OMNIA Now Supports Base Goerli Testnet
Coinbase’s Base: A Developer-Friendly Layer 2 Solution
OMNIA currently supports Base Goerli Testnet, which is an essential environment for testing and developing applications on Base; the recent launch of Base’s Mainnet on August 9 introduces a fully operational network.
Base is an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) solution designed to bring the next billion users into the blockchain ecosystem. With its low-cost, developer-friendly environment, Base is built on the MIT-licensed Optimism OP Stack. It offers Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility at a fraction of the cost, making it a compelling choice for developers. The Goerli Testnet serves as a testing ground for developers to experiment with Base’s features and functionalities, while the Mainnet offers a production-ready environment for real-world decentralized applications.
The Imperative for Layer 2 Solutions: Speed, Cost, and Competition
Layer 2 rollups are designed to alleviate congestion on the Ethereum blockchain, thereby increasing transaction speeds and reducing costs. In this setup, transactions are executed on a separate Layer 2 network and then batched together before being transferred to the underlying Ethereum chain. This rollup method is akin to a bar tab, where multiple items are ordered and then settled with a single payment at the end.
In the crowded Layer 2 space, Base joins a host of competitors including market leaders like Arbitrum, Optimism, zkSync, Starknet, ImmutableX, Loopring, Mantle, and Polygon. Each of these solutions offers its own unique features and benefits, but Base aims to carve out its own niche with its developer-friendly environment and Coinbase backing.
Base Mainnet vs Testnet: A Competitive Edge in Layer 2
Since its blockchain mainnet launch, Base has quickly ascended the ranks, now sitting fifth among Ethereum Layer 2 solutions in terms of Total Value Locked (TVL). With over $200 million in TVL, Base captures roughly 2% of the $10.6 billion market, trailing behind leaders like Arbitrum and Optimism.
OMNIA’s Blockchain RPC and Mainnet API for Base
OMNIA, a leading blockchain infrastructure provider, has integrated Base Mainnet and Testnet RPC endpoints, offering a suite of features.
- FREE customizable subscription plan
- Base Goerli Testnet
- All RPC JSON methods available
- Privacy Proxy and Mixnets
- Shared or dedicated nodes
- RPC APIs, Websockets and HTTPs
- High Availability to Scale RPC traffic
- Low Latency
- High Request Per Second
- High Daily requests
- > 99% uptime
How to Use RPC Endpoints in Base Mainnet
OMNIA’s RPC endpoints are optimized for high scalability and low latency, ideal for Base’s architecture. Add Base Goerli Testnet RPC Endpoint to Wallets. For MetaMask users, simply click the “Add to MetaMask” button and approve the network details. For other wallets, navigate to “Add a New Network” in the settings and manually input the Base Goerli Testnet details.
Adding RPC Endpoint in MetaMask for Goerli Endpoints on BASE
Step 1: Connect your MetaMask
Step 2: Choose Goerli Testnet
Step 3: Choose Pricing Plan (FREE option available)
Step 3: Endpoint generated, add to MetaMask
Best Practices for RPC Endpoints: Three Key Takeaways for
- No Native Tokens: Base has no plans for native tokens, setting it apart from other Layer 2 solutions.
- Regulatory Caution: The absence of a native token could help Coinbase avoid regulatory hurdles.
- High Scalability and Low Cost: Base is an attractive option for developers, offering a scalable and cost-effective environment for any EVM codebase.
Onchain Summer: A Decentralized Mainnet Event
Coinbase marked the public mainnet launch of Base with a month-long event, Onchain Summer. This festival features activations across art, gaming, and music, with over 50 brands minting non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Base network. As Base continues to evolve, it plans for progressive decentralization, aligning with the broader vision of an open and accessible crypto economy. With its smart contract RPC capabilities, Base is poised to become a leading platform for decentralized applications.