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BNB Chain Developers Launch opBNB Mainnet for Public Access

The development team at BNB Chain has officially launched the public mainnet for opBNB, a Layer 2 network designed to scale applications.

This launch follows a thorough testing phase to ensure network reliability and performance. opBNB was created using Optimism’s OP Stack, serving as a Layer 2 scaling solution to enable developers to deploy Ethereum-compatible decentralized applications (dApps) on an off-chain layer secured by BNB Smart Chain (BSC) through optimistic rollup technology.

The primary aim is to enhance transaction speed and reduce fees for dApps. The opBNB testnet was initiated in June, followed by a limited mainnet release in August to select infrastructure providers, concluding with the public mainnet launch.

opBNB is part of the broader BNB Chain ecosystem, which comprises five distinct networks: BNB Smart Chain, Layer-2 solutions opBNB and zkBNB, BNB Beacon Chain (the ecosystem’s staking and governance layer), and the data storage network BNB Greenfield.