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About Base

Base is a secure, low-cost, developer-friendly Ethereum L2 built to bring the next billion users to web3.

Base is incubated within Coinbase and plans to progressively decentralize in the years ahead. We believe that decentralization is critical to creating an open, global cryptoeconomy that is accessible to everyone.

Secured by Ethereum

Base is an Ethereum L2 built with the security and scalability you need to power your decentralized apps. Confidently onramp and secure user assets from L1 and easily interoperate with other L2 chains.

Big features, small fees

Get the EVM environment at a fraction of the cost. Get early access to Ethereum features like Account Abstraction (ERC4337), simple developer APIs for gasless transactions, and smart contract wallets.

Open source

Base is built on the MIT-licensed OP Stack, in collaboration with Optimism. We’re joining as the second Core Dev team working on the OP Stack to ensure it’s a public good available to everyone.

Scaled by Coinbase

Base is the easiest way for decentralized apps to leverage Coinbase’s products and distribution. Seamless Coinbase integrations, easy fiat onramps, and access to 110m+ users and $80B+ assets in the Coinbase ecosystem.