• Upgrades from Optimism enable ‘one-click’ roll-up deployment

  • Optimism expects Ethereum-native protocols to be able to launch on its network in a single click by the end of October, according to a blog post published on Sept. 18.

    “Any tooling that can run on Ethereum will run on Optimistic Ethereum in the same way,” the post stated, adding:

    The Ethereum Foundation-backed team developing a layer-two roll-up network, Optimism, has announced protocol upgrades that will allow developers to deploy on its network in just “one-click.”

    “Anyone who has written Geth code can now deploy it without making any changes — even advanced features like traces and gas.”

    According to the post, Optimism overhauled its code in order to go beyond Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility and achieve “EVM equivalence” by shrinking the protocol down to its smallest and most efficient form possible.

    As part of the upgrades, Optimism’s custom compiler was removed, along with more than “25,000 lines” of other code, in order to achieve their minimalist philosophy.

    The post claims that “building an EVM-compliant rollup poses an even greater challenge: supporting the entire Ethereum stack within the new science.” “It’s expensive to re-implement security-critical EVM features; each additional line of code increases the risk of vulnerabilities.”

    While the team claims to have achieved full EVM equivalence with the Geth Ethereum client, they now hope to make alternative node implementations like OpenEthereum and Erigon compatible with “under 1,000 lines of code.”

    Optimism also stated that the latest release made no changes to its current security model.

    As capital migrates from the Ethereum mainnet to EVM compatible chains and layer-two scaling solutions in an effort to mitigate the high fees associated with transactions executed on Ethereum’s base layer, optimism is increasing.

    Despite only being three weeks old, rival rollup network Arbitrum now has the largest Ethereum bridge by total value locked (TVL) with $2.62 billion, according to Dune Analytics.

    The Polygon ERC-20 Bridge comes in second with nearly $2.35 billion, followed by the Avalanche Bridge with $1.86 billion and the Fantom Anyswap Bridge with $476 million.

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