BNB Chain has announced that its layer 2 scaling platform, opBNB mainnet, is now live for infrastructure providers, paving the way for its much-anticipated public launch. opBNB is built using the OP Stack and leverages Optimistic Rollups to provide low gas fees, network stability, and security. It is expected to be of great use for gaming, decentralized exchanges (DEXs), and digital collectibles.
The mainnet launch for infrastructure providers means that the public launch is the next step, paving the way for developers and projects to get involved. The BNB Chain community saw over 7 million transactions on the testnet, and 435,972 unique wallet addresses connected to the network. Additionally, there were 6k daily active users and 40 dApps deployed on the testnet during the one-and-half months of testing.
At the time of writing, BNB, the native cryptocurrency powering the BNB Chain ecosystem, was trading around $233 – down 2% in the past 24 hours and almost 5% in the past week. Total value locked assets on the chain stood at $3.07 billion.
The launch of opBNB mainnet is a major milestone for BNB Chain as it puts the EVM-compatible solution on the path to public launch. This will no doubt bring about fresh adoption from developers and projects, and provide a boost to the entire ecosystem.