According to a new BNB Chain announcement, opBNB’s testnet, which is based on the Optimism OP Stack, is launching today and aims to address scalability issues.
“opBNB is BSC’s (Binance Smart Chain) answer to the scalability challenge that has limited the mass adoption of blockchain technology. As an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible layer 2 chain, opBNB solution is based on Optimism OP Stack to further enhance BSC scalability while preserving affordability and security.”
BNB Chain explained further in a lengthy Twitter thread,
“opBNB leverages the power of the BNB Smart Chain infrastructure, providing developers with a robust toolset to achieve high throughput, low fees, and seamless scalability.
This Layer 2 solution unlocks limitless possibilities for decentralized applications.”
According to BNB Chain, the new layer-2 solution can process over 4,000 transactions per second at a cost of less than $0.005.
opBNB is also EVM-compatible so developers can easily migrate their Ethereum applications to BSC. This means that developers can take advantage of the scalability, affordability, and security benefits of opBNB without having to rewrite their applications from scratch.
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