Learn More About Base

Learn More About Base


In an effort to expand the world of web3, dApp creation, and the future of L2s — Coinbase has created Base!

Rainbow will be proudly supporting Base and in this article, we’ll share what exactly Base is and when it’s launching so you can experience and support the future of L2s.

What is Base?

Base is a Layer 2 (or L2) network offering a secure, low-cost, developer-friendly way to build decentralized apps or “dapps” onchain that’s built on OP Stack.

The goal of Base is to serve as both a home for Coinbase’s on-chain products and an open ecosystem where anyone can build.

Base is not a closed proprietary Coinbase product. It is decentralized, open source, and for everyone to build on and use!

At Rainbow, we believe L2s are the future. They make crypto easier, cheaper, and safer to use for all users. You can read more on Layer 2’s at our guide here:

When will it be available?

Coinbase is launching the testnet of Base on 2/23. This will also include:

  • base.org
  • Developer documentation

The targeted mainnet launch of Base is estimated in Q2 but we recommend staying connected to Base’s Twitter and Discord for additional updates!