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Coinbase’s Layer-2 Network Base Breaks $1 Billion TVL Mark, Challenges Solana

Coinbase’s layer-2 network, Base, has achieved a significant milestone by surpassing $1 billion in Total Value Locked (TVL), positioning itself as a major contender in the competitive blockchain landscape, according to the latest Defillama data.

TVL in the cryptocurrency sector is an essential measure that quantifies the total worth of digital assets secured or invested in a specific blockchain network. It is a fundamental gauge of the total activity and value present in decentralized finance (DeFi) environments.

The network’s rapid growth and popularity suggest that it could challenge Solana, a prominent blockchain platform known for its high transaction speeds and low fees.

Base’s Rise to Prominence

Base’s ascent to the $1 billion TVL mark reflects its growing traction and appeal among users and developers. 

Despite not offering unique features, Base has attracted attention for its robust security features, including stopping certain transactions or blocking wallets if necessary. This functionality was demonstrated during the recent Munchables hack, where Base’s security measures saved $60 million in funds.

The network’s TVL milestone underscores the growing interest in Base, with many projects and trends active on the platform. While the current buzz surrounding Base may not be sustainable in the long term, its ability to attract diverse users indicates a promising future for the network.

Aerodrome’s Role in Base’s Surge

Aerodrome TVL: Defillama

A significant contributor to Base’s TVL surge is Aerodrome, a decentralized exchange that has emerged as a key player on the Base network. Aerodrome accounts for nearly half of Base’s TVL, contributing a substantial $505 million. The exchange’s TVL has skyrocketed from $125 million in early February to over $500 million, driven by increased user activity and a surge in the value of its native token, Aero.

Aerodrome was introduced on Base as a forked version by the development team at Velodrome Finance in September 2023. Since its introduction, Aerodrome has facilitated a large portion of swaps on the Base network, leveraging decentralized finance incentives and vote-escrowed governance similar to Velodrome’s strategy on OP Mainnet.

Base’s Growth Trajectory

L2 TVL Ranking: Defillama

Since its public launch in August 2023, Base has emerged as the fourth most valuable Layer-2 blockchain, trailing behind networks like Arbitrum and Blast. The network has experienced a surge in daily users and transactions, reaching record highs following the Dencun upgrade.

Since its public launch in August 2023, Base has emerged as the third most valuable Layer-2 blockchain, trailing behind networks like Arbitrum and Blast. The network has experienced a surge in daily users and transactions, reaching record highs following the Dencun upgrade.

According to DeFiLlama, Base’s TVL currently stands at $1.062 billion, indicating continued growth and momentum for the network. As Base continues to attract users and developers, it poses a formidable challenge to other Layer-2 networks with its robust security features and growing ecosystem.

In conclusion, Coinbase’s Base network’s achievement of surpassing $1 billion in TVL marks a significant milestone in its growth trajectory. With Aerodrome’s substantial contribution and the network’s growing popularity, Base is poised to challenge established players in the blockchain space and solidify its position as a leading Layer-2 network.

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