BNB Chain's Layer 2 opBNB rolls out mainnet for infrastructure providers

Quick Take

  • opBNB’s mainnet is now available for infrastructure providers. 
  • The move puts opBNB closer to a public mainnet launch.

The BNB Chain team has made a notable step in progressing opBNB beyond its testnet phase.

The team announced on Thursday that opBNB, its EVM-compatible Layer 2 network on BNB Chain, is now available to infrastructure providers. To be clear, this is not a public mainnet launch.

Decentralized apps have already added $1.4 million in total value locked on the network, with $1.35 million of that TVL derived from the decentralized exchange BinarySwap, according to data from DefiLlama.

opBNB total value locked data. Image: DeFiLlama

"This journey began on June 19, 2023, with the launch of its Testnet, and since then, 1.5 months have flown by in a whirlwind of progress," the BNB Chain team wrote in a blog. "The BNB Chain community has tirelessly advanced the technology and nurtured the ecosystem leading up to this pivotal moment — the highly anticipated launch of the opBNB Mainnet."

opBNB is based on Optimism's OP Stack and leverages optimistic rollup technology to scale help scale apps, The Block previously reported

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