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


Time to Finality (TTF)

Base TTF is the same as Optimism TTF



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


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