According to a blog posted by Optimism on September 17, the team expects the original Ethereum protocols to launch on their network with a single click at the end of October.
The post emphasizes: “Any tool that can work on Ethereum will work the same way on Optimistic Ethereum,” and added:
Optimism, the Ethereum Foundation-backed team building team that develops the Cumulative Layer 2 Network, has announced protocol updates that allow developers to deploy to the network with a single click.
“Anyone who has written code targeting Geth can now publish unchanged – even for advanced features like tracking and gas.”
The post confirms that Optimism has revised the code in an attempt to extend the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatibility to achieve “EVM equivalence” by shrinking the protocol to the easiest and most efficient form.
To implement their simplistic philosophy, the optimism compiler has been dropped along with over “25,000 lines” of other code in updates.
The post states that “creating an EVM-compliant stack is an even bigger challenge: maintaining the entire Ethereum stack in the new science.” “Reimplementing security-critical EVM functionality is expensive; each additional line of code reveals vulnerabilities. ”
While the team claims to have achieved full EVM equivalence with the Geth Ethereum client, they now hope to facilitate compatibility with alternative node implementations such as OpenEthereum and Erigon with “less than 1000 lines of code.”
Optimism added that no changes were made to the current security model in the latest version.
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Optimism grows as capital moves from the Ethereum pillar to EVM-compatible chains and Layer 2 scaling solutions in an attempt to curb the high fees associated with transactions performed at the Ethereum core layer.
According to Dune Analytics, rival network Arbitrum currently boasts the largest Ethereum bridge after a total blocked value (TVL) of $ 2.62 billion, despite its launch almost three weeks ago.
Arbitrum is followed by the $ 2.35 billion Polygon ERC-20 Bridge, the $ 1.86 billion Avalanche Bridge and the $ 476 million Fantom Anyswap Bridge.