Real-Time TPS


Base TPS is 2.85X more than Optimism TPS

26.42 tx/s
9.28 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS


Base max TPS is 8.91X more than Optimism max TPS

293 tx/s
32.87 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS


Base max theoretical TPS is 2X more than Optimism max theoretical TPS

1,429 tx/s
714 tx/s

Block Time


Base block time is the same as Optimism block time

2s
2s

Time to Finality (TTF)


Base TTF is the same as Optimism TTF

16m
16m

Type


Base and Optimism are both layer 2 blockchains

Layer 2 blockchain
Layer 2 blockchain

Governance Model


Base off-chain governance is worse than Optimism on-chain governance

Off-chain
On-chain

Other Comparisons

About Blockchains

What is Base?


Base, an Ethereum-based blockchain developed by Coinbase, operates as a Layer 2 (L2) network, leveraging Optimism to provide a secure, cost-effective, and user-friendly environment for decentralized application (dApp) development. With a mission to onboard the next billion users to web3, Base ensures near-zero fees, quick transactions, and robust security supported by Ethereum's infrastructure. At its launch, Base had over 100 dApps and service providers, aiming to solve the blockchain trilemma by prioritizing interoperability and composability among participating rollups. This approach enhances scalability while preserving security and decentralization.

What is Optimism?


Optimism provides a Layer 2 scaling fix for Ethereum, greatly boosting its scalability and cutting down on gas fees. It maintains robust security measures and guarantees a smooth development experience. Through Optimistic Rollups, it enables swift transaction processing, positioning Ethereum as a viable option for deploying intricate and interactive applications.

Blockchains Socials

Base Socials


Optimism Socials