The CTO of the decentralized exchange SushiSwap has revealed why the protocol is no longer interested in scaling using layer-2 solutions from Optimistic Ethereum.
The Layer-2 Solution Provider OΞ whitelisted several projects last year, including Uniswap and Synthetix, granting them preferential access to your platform while it was being built.
SushiSwap was also eager to get on this whitelist, but it was not available, which resulted in the decision to delay any further development. In its official documentation, Optimism clearly states that “contract implementations on the Optimistic Ethereum mainnet are currently restricted by a whitelist.”
In a thread Wednesday titled “Why Sushi Isn’t Coming to Optimism,” SushiSwap’s CTO Joseph Delong stated that being rejected for being whitelisted means that the protocol is not “very eager to roll out yet” on the layer-2 scaling platform.
He cited “non-preferential treatment” as the reason after SushiSwap implemented the scaling solution on the testnet and tried to negotiate with Optimism leaders.
– Joseph Delong (@josephdelong) August 11, 2021
Why Sushi is not coming to Optimism. Minimal is taking a wait-and-see approach if it prefers credibly neutral platforms like Arbitrum.
He added that there was a long discussion with “a lot of dancing”, so they finally had to wonder if SushiSwap, which was generated from Uniswap as a clone in late August 2020, he was going to receive the same treatment on deployment.
“That’s when the team told us directly that Uniswap ‘had to go first.’ Which means we were out of implementation until Uniswap. “
The protocol is taking a wait-and-see approach that prefers what it calls “credible neutral platforms.” as the alternative provider of layer-2 solutions Arbitrum, that reportedly whitelist any project that requests it.
Added that He hoped that the Sushi community would support this action and implored other projects to do the same. “until Optimism makes any attempt at credible operator neutrality.”
Uniswap rolled out its v3 protocol in Optimism in mid-July, and Uniswap founder Hayden Adams, stated that the ultimate goal was to fully meet the demand for trading on high-speed, low-cost decentralized exchanges (DEX).
OΞ employs optimistic summaries, which are based on the publication of the data on the blockchain, assuming they are already correct and allowing a challenge period. During this time, users can submit “evidence of fraud” to indicate that the data is incorrect, which triggers a dispute that should result in a correction of the data.
Ethereum influencer Anthony Sassano said the news that SushiSwap had been rejected in favor of Uniswap and others was disappointing, Y He said that he was only bullish in the long term on “credibly neutral and permissionless platforms”, before adding:
“There is no place in this ecosystem for walled gardens – I hope the Optimism team rectifies this.”
Uniswap’s Adams stepped in to defend the move to deploy your DEX before SushiSwap. He said it was “a manufactured outrage on Twitter. Not everything is a conspiracy hahaha. I really don’t see why it’s problematic to finish planned releases before taking on new ones. “
Optimistic Ethereum also defended its position and the whitelist mechanism, responding:
“We are whitelisted for projects as quickly as possible and we still maintain the security of an alpha system. Uniswap was implemented before Sushiswap because they got engaged to us 1.5 years ago, long before Sushiswap. First in, first out is not ‘playing favorites’ ”.
Other decentralized financial protocols and exchanges, such as Synthetix, which is already whitelisted, have already been implemented in OΞ, allowing its users to enjoy high-speed, low-cost transactions at layer-2. SushiSwap users, on the other hand, may have a longer wait.