Coinbase outlines decentralization plan for Base with fault proofs and OP client diversity

Quick Take

  • Coinbase said it planned to fully decentralize the Layer 2 network in the future.
  • This will be done by implementing fault proofs and using diverse client software to keep the network censorship-resistant.

Coinbase has unveiled a plan to move the Base network to a decentralized model, focusing on multiple technical updates to ensure no single entity has control.

The firm announced it would work on decentralizing the network by implementing fault proofs and using diverse client software to keep the network censorship-resistant.

Coinbase, in collaboration with the decentralized autonomous organization Optimism Collective and OP Labs, will work on transitioning Base (part of Optimism’s OP Stack) towards full decentralization. However, Coinbase has not provided a specific timeline for this transition.

"We’re excited to see OP Labs and other contributors to the OP Stack making fast progress on key decentralization goals, most notably fault proofs. We're working closely with these teams to ensure that Base adopts these improvements as soon as they are ready," said Coinbase protocols lead Jesse Pollak.

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