Coinbase’s eagerly anticipated Base mainnet has officially thrown open its doors to the public, marking a significant milestone in the world of decentralized applications (dapps) and blockchain technology.
After a brief period designated solely for builders, Coinbase’s Base network has now transitioned into a phase of general user onboarding, as per the announcement made on August 9 by the Base team. This move signals the network’s readiness to cater to a wider audience, offering them access to a dynamic spectrum of decentralized applications.
The launch has spurred an enthusiastic response from the Web3 development community, with numerous teams concurrently revealing their plans to release innovative apps on Coinbase’s Base platform. To commemorate the occasion, the network’s team has also revealed a lineup of upcoming events to celebrate this significant milestone.
Celebrating Coinbase’ Base Mainnet’s Milestone
In a blog post discussing the launch, the Base team expressed their enthusiasm regarding the milestone. They emphasized the availability of over 100 dapps and service providers within the Base ecosystem.
The Base platform offers seamless integration with the wider Coinbase product ecosystem. Importantly, users now have the opportunity to explore decentralized applications (dapps) on Base without incurring significant gas fees, enjoy fast transaction speeds, and benefit from Ethereum’s robust security measures.
The Base network was conceived with a clear vision in mind: to facilitate the transition of millions of builders and billions of users onto the blockchain. This step is envisioned as a catalyst for a global financial system characterized by decentralization, fostering enhanced economic freedom across the globe.
The journey began with the network’s testnet launch in February, followed by a developer launch in July, during which the foundations of a vibrant ecosystem began to take shape, according to the blog post.
A wide array of projects is being implemented on Base, covering a broad range of sectors such as on-chain finance, art, music, games, and even advocacy initiatives. Noteworthy collaborations with prominent wallets, bridges, security providers, oracles, and analytics services have equipped developers with the necessary tools to create robust dapps.
As part of the Base launch festivities, Onchain Summer has commenced, ushering in a season of art, culture, music, gaming, and more, supported by a series of events, collaborations, and grants.
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