The Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution, Base, is experiencing a meteoric rise. Just days after surpassing Optimism’s OP Mainnet to become the leader within the Superchain ecosystem, Base’s total value locked (TVL) has now skyrocketed to $8 billion.

This impressive achievement is fueled by a combination of factors. Data from L2Beat reveals that Base’s TVL, as of June 10, sits at $8.05 billion. This figure breaks down into $2.14 billion of canonically bridged value, which represents assets locked on Ethereum that are mirrored on Base. The remaining $5.92 billion signifies natively minted assets on the Base network itself.

This surge comes on the heels of Base claiming the top spot on Ethereum layer-2 leaderboards for transaction count. Additionally, it has held the title of the most profitable Ethereum scaler for three consecutive months.

Coinbase, a major backer of Base, is likely playing a significant role in its success. With their support, Base has managed to attract users and developers to its platform.

However, Base isn’t the undisputed champion yet. While it has overtaken OP Mainnet, the road ahead still holds challenges. Arbitrum One remains the reigning leader in terms of TVL within the Ethereum scaling space, boasting a staggering $18.27 billion.

Despite this, Base’s rapid growth signifies a significant shift in the Ethereum layer-2 landscape. Its ability to attract users and developers suggests a promising future for the network. Whether it can dethrone Arbitrum One remains to be seen, but Base has undoubtedly established itself as a major player in the race for Ethereum scalability solutions.