Despite the ongoing SEC lawsuit, Coinbase’s Ethereum Layer 2 network, Base, experienced a surge in smart contract deployment.
On Wednesday, Base released technical updates highlighting its scalability improvements. It discussed the challenges with Layer 2 data management, such as a surge in data-heavy transactions.
Over 1 Million Smart Contracts Deployed
The Ethereum Layer 2 platform said that during its “Base Builder Quest Campaign,” over one million wallet addresses deployed smart contracts in the Base testnet.
The company started Builder Quest Campaign to encourage developers to write smart contracts on the Base.
In February, Coinbase announced Base, which intended to onboard millions of developers to build on-chain. Then in May, the Ethereum Layer 2 solution announced criteria for a mainnet launch.
It is worth noting that despite Coinbase’s legal troubles, Base has received developers’ participation. The crypto community encourages developers to keep building, ignoring Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt (FUD).
Coinbase Faces Legal Troubles
On Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Coinbase for operating as an unregistered broker, exchange, and clearing agency.
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After the news broke out, Coinbase stocks plummeted 18% pre-market. However, the stock has also recovered 17% from Tuesday’s bottom.
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