- Layer 2 Networks on Ethereum saw significant success in Q3 of 2023, with over 60% of Ethereum activity attributed to transactions occurring on these secondary chains.
- Optimism experienced a notable 40% increase in transactions, but it also drew transactions from other Layer 2 protocols, indicating shared growth.
- Arbitrum emerged as the dominant player in transaction count, surpassing both Optimism and Base, while also securing a substantial $5.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency, representing 54.4% of the total market share.
Comprehensive research by Messari reveals the remarkable success of Layer 2 Networks within the Ethereum ecosystem during Q3 2023. These secondary chains accounted for over 60% of all Ethereum activity during this period. The report also includes insights from Coinbase’s Base Network, which surprisingly surpassed Ethereum in transaction volume.
Significant Growth of Layer 2 Networks
The research highlights a notable 40% increase in transactions on Optimism, one of the Layer 2 networks. It is important to note that this growth is not solely attributed to its user base, as transactions were also drawn from other Layer 2 protocols.
Arbitrum emerged as the dominant player in terms of transaction count, with an impressive 600,000 transactions recorded. This surpasses both Optimism and Base, which recorded 400,000 transactions each.
Locking Value on Layer 2 Networks
Arbitrum solidified its position as a leader in the industry by securing a substantial $5.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency within the Layer 2 Network space. This impressive figure represents 54.4% of the total market share, highlighting Arbitrum’s dominance.
Q3 2023 witnessed significant success for Layer 2 Networks on Ethereum, with over 60% of Ethereum activity attributed to transactions occurring on these secondary chains. The growth of Optimism, combined with Arbitrum’s unmatched transaction count and locked value, establishes their prominence in the Layer 2 arena.