What is Rollup-as-a-Service?

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In line with our 2024 Roadmap, BNB Chain is actively fostering growth across various sectors, including gaming, DeFi, AI, DePin, and DeSoc, and more. As part of this, the platform encourages projects from various verticals to utilize its Rollup-as-a-Service (RaaS) infrastructure to build their own rollups. 

RaaS providers facilitate the seamless deployment and management of rollups for users by offering solutions such as rollup management and no-code deployment options. This approach not only facilitates further development and innovation but also enables the creation of unique ecosystems tailored to specific user bases. This article walks you through the benefits of RaaS, and how projects can leverage the opBNB Connect initiative. 

Rollup-as-a-Service (RaaS) Defined

Rollup-as-a-Service (RaaS) marks a significant advancement in the blockchain realm, similar to the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model in cloud computing. Specifically designed for decentralized applications (dApps) and blockchain projects, RaaS offers a cost-effective and efficient pathway for building and deploying rollup networks.

As BNB Chain anticipates substantial expansion, RaaS emerges as a critical service supporting this trajectory. By enabling developers to deploy scalable applications with ease, RaaS leverages rollup technology to enhance transaction throughput and scalability on Layer 2 networks while finalizing transactions on the main blockchain (BSC).

Specialized RaaS Solutions & opBNB Connect

To leverage the benefits of RaaS within the BNB Chain ecosystem, developers collaborate with specialized service providers such as AltLayerNodeReal, and Movement Labs

Service ProviderDeveloper tools and tech stack
AltlayerVersatile rollup-up stack support and no-code setup dashboard
NodeRealHigh Performance E2E professional service with infrastructure support, including, indexing service, multi-sig wallet service, Explorer, and other enterprise services.
Movement LabsMove based L2 on BSC support

These partnerships offer unique tools to enhance blockchain application development, enabling developers to harness the strengths of the BNB Chain ecosystem and create innovative, reliable, and user-centric blockchain applications.

Layer 2 blockchains established through RaaS will be constructed on BSC, which serves as the foundational L1 and governance chain of BNB Chain. Standing as a DeFi hub, BSC offers a flourishing L1 ecosystem with affordability, stability, and scalability, exemplified by its record-breaking 32 million daily transactions in late 2023. 

Looking Ahead: RaaS as a Catalyst for Growth

BNB Chain’s RaaS and opBNB Connect initiative represent a dynamic and rapidly evolving sub-sector within the crypto market landscape. Launching a rollup via RaaS can be a balance between customization, performance, and effort, especially considering the streamlined process facilitated by RaaS solutions. 

As the industry continues to innovate and grow, the role of RaaS in fostering blockchain ecosystem growth and scalability is poised to become increasingly prominent.

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