The Optimism team abandoned the concept of the “white list” and opened access to the Ethereum solution of the second level (L2) to all developers. Now any project can deploy smart contracts on the network.
Today is the day. 🍾
The whitelist is officially gone and anyone can deploy to Optimism!https://t.co/XFCL7yKh8n
– Optimism (@optimismPBC) December 16, 2021
Previously, only authorized projects like Uniswap and Synthetix could interact with the L2 solution. According to the developers, this limitation was necessary for testing Optimism, as the small number of teams made it easier to plan and implement updates.
Representatives of authorized projects, in turn, were always in touch and promptly reported any errors found.
“Over the past year we have been stress testing and strengthening the network. After a lot of preparation, we finally felt that we could get rid of the safety wheels, ”says the blog.
In November, the developers launched the Optimism “equivalent EVM“(EVM Equivalence), stating that its functionality is fully consistent with the original EVM.
The team emphasized that they plan to continue working on the decentralization of the project. Next year, she promised to present “some interesting updates” that will make the network faster, cheaper and more secure.
The developers emphasized that for the development of the project, they retained control over key parts of the system such as a multisig wallet that allows you to update any of the Optimism contracts deployed on Ethereum.
Optimism’s TVL network may increase after the rejection of the “white list”. According to L2 Beat, at the time of writing, about $ 377 million is blocked in the project’s smart contracts.