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Base is now live on Alchemy

Base is now live on Alchemy

Authors:Alchemy Team

Reviewed by Brady Werkheiser


Published on August 29, 20233 min read

Start building on Base

We’re proud to announce we have added support for Base, an L2 incubated by Coinbase, built on Optimism’s OP Stack. Base and Alchemy will give developers the necessary tools, products, and services to build the onchain future.

There is a fundamental mission alignment between Base and Alchemy: an unwavering focus on bringing the next billion users onchain.

Starting today, Alchemy developers can start building their applications on Base Mainnet and the Base-Goerli testnet. Explore the Base API documentation and head to your Alchemy dashboard to get started!

Why build on Base with Alchemy?

Choosing a blockchain and infrastructure provider are two of the most important considerations onchain developers need to make. Alchemy aims to make it seamless for developers to build on Base with features such as Account Abstraction support and enterprise-grade security, and for developers to experience the benefits of building on this growing ecosystem. 

Account Abstraction

Alchemy’s Gas Manager APIs, Bundler API services, and aa-sdk, available today on Base, make it easy for developers to leverage the power of Account Abstraction to enable seamless transactions and simple, secure accounts.

Enterprise-Grade Security

Alchemy aims to provide enterprise-grade security with service offerings like Single Sign On (SSO) to let developers build with peace of mind.

Scalability With Low Fees

Base’s rollup architecture reduces costs by 10x for users vs. Ethereum. Combined with Alchemy's infrastructure, built for seamless scalability, you can sustainably grow usage while enabling cost-effective transactions for your users.

EVM Equivalence

As an EVM-compatible chain, any Ethereum L1 or L2 developer can copy and paste their Solidity code and deploy on Base, scaling their multichain applications. With Alchemy, access the APIs and tools that make multichain expansion on Base easier than ever.

Growing Builder Ecosystem

Alchemy offers a developer platform powering $100+B in onchain transaction volume. Experience the benefits that come from building on Base with reliable infrastructure while accessing a growing ecosystem.

What is being built on Base?

With a strong technical foundation and millions of users familiar with the Coinbase brand, the excitement is high for products being built on Base. Here are a few popular use cases in the Base Ecosystem:

  • Payments - whether Coinbase Pay or Beam, Base makes it cheap to send crypto

  • Lending - apps such as Aave and Compound make borrowing and lending accessible

  • DEXs - apps including Uniswap and 0x, increasing access to new tokens

  • Minting - apps like Crossmint make it easy for brands to mint NFTs without code

  • Creators - apps including Bonfire and Showtime offer creators tools to reach users on Base

Alchemy & Base: Growing the onchain ecosystem

With Alchemy infrastructure, Base developers and users can expect reliability, data accuracy, and seamlessly scalable infrastructure to support any product as it launches and grows, with a suite of solutions including:

  • Alchemy’s Supernode, the revolutionary blockchain engine that ensures infinite scalability, the strongest web3 reliability, and 100% data accuracy.

  • Alchemy SDK, offering the easiest way to connect an app to the blockchain, with just two lines of code.

  • Bundler APIs, letting you submit censorship-resistant transactions to smart contract accounts.

  • Gas Manager APIs, which allows you to cover gas costs for your users, and programmatically control gas policies using the Gas Manager Admin APIs.

  • Account Abstraction SDK, massively simplifying Account Abstraction development.

  • Smart Websockets, enabling you to subscribe to events and get notifications for web3 actions you care about.

  • Developer tools, including Sandbox and Logs, make it incredibly easy to explore new methods and optimize performance.

Base is a massive step forward in bringing decentralized applications to a broader audience of users.

Get started building on Base today!

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