Coinbase (COIN), the largest publicly traded cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, has announced that Base, its layer-2 blockchain built with Optimism’s OP Stack, would be available to the public on August 9.
In July, Base became live enabling developers to test applications on the new network. Users will be able to bridge their ether (ETH) to Base beginning Thursday, according to a blog post published by Coinbase.
The announcement comes as Coinbase prepares to post second-quarter earnings and launches “Onchain Summer,” a series of events where creators and developers can create art or build applications on Base.
Coca-Cola (KO), Atari, and non-fungible token platform OpenSea are among the companies taking part.