December 19, 2023 – Zug, Switzerland
Gelato announces expansion of its all-in-one Raas (Rollup-as-a-Service) platform.
As part of this expansion, Gelato enables Lisk, a layer one blockchain launched in 2016, to join the Ethereum ecosystem by migrating to an Ethereum layer two.
Lisk will join OP Mainnet, Base and other OP Chains as the first layer one committing to Optimism’s Superchain vision.
Luis Schliesske, founder of Gelato, said,
“Gelato’s expansion of support to the OP Stack underscores our mission to revolutionize the blockchain arena. By democratizing access to a modular blockspace, we’re empowering a diverse range of creators to deploy their unique, ready-to-launch layer two blockchains. This pivotal move will unlock the full potential of mainstream crypto applications, marking a new era in blockchain adoption.”
Designed to alleviate the congestion problem of the Ethereum mainnet, the OP Stack is the standard, open codebase that powers the Optimism ecosystem and was built to support the Superchain.
By leveraging Gelato’s RaaS platform in addition to deploying, hosting and monitoring of new layer two chains the OP Stack now gains native integrations with Gelato’s industry-leading Web 3.0 middleware services including automation, off-chain data and account abstraction to enable superior UX.
Moreover, the platform provides out-of-the-box, native access to tier-one Web 3.0 services such as Etherscan, The Graph, LayerZero and many more.
Layer two chains deployed with Gelato, like Lisk, get much more than the underlying blockchain. Layer two chains gain access to a fully production-ready Web 3.0 development environment.
This is the first time in Web 3.0 that developers have access to an end-to-end serviced OP Chain with all necessary infrastructure dependencies deployed right from the start.
Ben Jones, chief scientist of the Optimism Foundation, said,
“We are excited that Gelato has extended support to the Superchain as a RaaS provider for Lisk, making it easier for developers to onboard new users into the Superchain ecosystem.
“Gelato has already executed a million transactions on OP Mainnet for projects like Synthetix, Lyra and Velodrome, and we’re looking forward to Gelato bringing their developer expertise to help bring the Superchain vision to reality.”
With just a few clicks and without the need to write any code, using Gelato’s RaaS platform, anyone can easily deploy their fully serviced OP Chain, freeing up developers to focus on growing their core business.
Dominic Schwenter, chief project officer of Lisk, said,
“Using Gelato’s [RaaS] platform allows the Lisk research and development team to be primarily focused on building additional products and tooling that developers and end users love, while also committing resources to the Superchain’s development.”
Gelato and Optimism share a vision of a world with thousands of interconnected blockchains, enabling the horizontal scaling of Web 3.0 applications.
Gelato’s RaaS platform will serve as a key component of this environment, running its customers’ underlying blockchains and offering an end-to-end development environment with integrated essential developer infrastructure services.
Designed to be super-fast, incredibly secure and infinitely scalable, Gelato rollups allow anyone to build and deploy their fully serviced layer two chains at a pace natively integrated with Web 3.0’s favorite tools and services, launching a production-ready Web 3.0 development environment from the Genesis block.
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Optimism is a project dedicated to scaling Ethereum’s technology and expanding its ability to coordinate people from across the world to build effective decentralized power structures.
The Optimism Collective builds best-in-class software for running layer two blockchains and aims to address key governance and economic challenges in the wider crypto ecosystem.
The Optimism Collective is also committed to building a sustainable ecosystem through Retroactive Public Goods Funding.
By rewarding the impactful projects, Optimism is scaling Ethereum’s present to provide funding for its future.
Lisk provides a cost-efficient, fast and scalable layer two network that is secured by Ethereum.
As a long-standing Web 3.0 infrastructure project, Lisk has been democratizing blockchain accessibility for developers and end users globally since 2016.
Its core focus is to solve local problems in emerging markets by bringing solutions around RWA (real-world assets), OCA (off-chain assets) and DePIN on-chain.
As a member of the Optimism Superchain, Lisk is contributing to onboarding the next one billion people to Web 3.0.
Ella Jones, head of marketing at Gelato