The chief know-how officer of the SushiSwap decentralized alternate has revealed why the protocol is now not eager to scale utilizing layer two options from Optimistic Ethereum.
The layer two options supplier OΞ whitelisted a number of tasks final yr together with Uniswap and Synthetix, granting them preferential entry to its platform because it was being constructed.
SushiSwap was additionally eager to get on this whitelist however it was not forthcoming, leading to a call to delay any additional growth. In its official documentation, Optimism clearly states “contract deployments to the Optimistic Ethereum mainnet are at present restricted by a whitelist.”
In a thread on Aug. 11 titled “Why Sushi isn’t coming to Optimism,” SushiSwap CTO Joseph Delong acknowledged that being rebuffed for whitelisting means the protocol just isn’t “tremendous desperate to deploy but” on the layer two scaling platform
He cited “non-preferential therapy” as the rationale after Sushiswap deployed the scaling resolution to testnet and tried to barter with Optimism management.
— Joseph Delong (@josephdelong) August 11, 2021
He added that there was an extended dialogue with a “lot of dancing round”, so that they lastly needed to ask whether or not SushiSwap, which was spawned from Uniswap as a clone in late August 2020, was going to be handled equally on deployment.
“That’s when the crew informed us level clean that Uniswap ‘needed to go first’. Which means we have been boxed out of deployment till Uniswap.”
The protocol is taking a wait-and-see strategy that prefers what he calls “credibly impartial platforms” like different layer two options supplier Arbitrum, which reportedly whitelists any mission that requests it.
He added that he hoped the Sushi neighborhood helps this motion and implored different tasks to do the identical “till Optimism makes any try at credible neutrality as an operator.”
Uniswap deployed its version 3 protocol on Optimism in mid-July with protocol founder Hayden Adams stating that the tip objective was to totally meet the demand for low-cost, high-speed DEX buying and selling.
OΞ employs optimistic rollups which depend on publishing the info on the blockchain, assuming it’s already right and permitting a problem interval. Throughout this time, customers can submit “fraud proofs” to sign that the info is inaccurate, triggering a dispute that ought to end in a correction of the info.
Ethereum influencer, Anthony Sassano, mentioned the information Sushi had been rebuffed in favor of Uniswap and others was disappointing, stating that he was solely long-term bullish on “credibly impartial and permissionless platforms”, earlier than including:
“There isn’t any place on this ecosystem for walled gardens — I hope the Optimism crew rectifies this.”
Uniswap founder Hayden Adams then chimed in to defend the transfer to deploy to his DEX earlier than SushiSwap. He mentioned it wasK “Manufactured Twitter outrage. Not all the things is a conspiracy lol. I do not actually see why it is problematic to complete deliberate launches earlier than taking up new ones.”
Optimistic Ethereum additionally defended its place and the whitelisting mechanism, responding:
“We’re whitelisting tasks as rapidly as attainable and nonetheless preserve the protection of an alpha system. Uniswap deployed forward of Sushiswap as a result of they engaged with us 1.5 years in the past, lengthy earlier than Sushiswap. First in, first out just isn’t ‘enjoying favorites’.”
Different DeFi protocols and exchanges, akin to already whitelisted Synthetix, have already deployed to OΞ enabling their customers to get pleasure from high-speed, low-cost transactions on layer two. SushiSwap customers alternatively could also be in for an extended wait.