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Exploring the Rollups-as-a-Service (RaaS) Landscape
Sandra Leow
Key Takeaways
14 min read
  • Rollups-as-a-Service (RaaS) solutions simplify the process of deploying rollups for developers, making it easier to create application-specific chains and customize execution layers.
  • There are 5 different types of rollup designs, specifically General Smart Contract Rollups, Sovereign Rollups, Settlement Rollups, Enshrined Rollups, and Base Rollups.
  • RaaS projects can be divided into two main categories: SDK and No-Code solutions, with examples such as OP Stack, Rollkit, Dymension's RDK, Caldera, AltLayer, and Eclipse.
  • Gaming is the most popular use case for projects built on RaaS technology, with other potential applications in areas like derivatives exchanges, databases, cloud services, oracles, and enterprise applications.
  • Interoperability will play a crucial role in the future of RaaS and Rollup-SDKs, with projects like Hyperlane focusing on creating a unified interface for inter-chain communication and collaboration between various RaaS providers.

Rollups-as-a-Service: An Introduction

The primary aim of Rollups-as-a-Service (RaaS) is to simplify the process for developers to deploy rollups by reducing technical complexities. With the launch of Rollup-SDKs, one-click rollup solutions, and Rollup Sequencer-as-a-Service (RSaaS) solutions, RaaS is becoming increasingly popular, and more solutions are likely to be introduced.

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