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In L2 Eco Surfing, you need these auxiliary tools.
Written by: Pan Zhixiong
After the two important expansion plans in the Ethereum ecosystem, Optimism and Arbitrum, were officially publicly tested, the overall data growth of the second-tier network was extremely obvious. Arbitrum has accumulated more than 2 billion US dollars in just two weeks . TVL, became the largest current assets Lock amount of Layer 2 networks.
On the other hand, after the test of the chain, how much cheaper are Arbitrum and Optimism than L1? “At this stage, the transaction cost of the L2 network has been reduced by an order of magnitude compared to the first-layer network of Ethereum. Considering that the current Optimism and Arbitrum also limit the expansion capacity of the network, there is more room in the future.
Various DeFi projects on the first-level network have begun to migrate to L2, such as MCDEX, WePiggy, Balancer, SynFutures, etc., and multiple wallets including MetaMask, imToken, Math Wallet, Trust Wallet, Rabby, TokenPocket, Go Pocket, etc. They have also implemented support for L2 networks.
In addition to these ecological applications and portals, there are actually many tools or data applications that can be used as an aid to the L2 ecological application, or you can learn more about various data of the L2 network. This article will sort out L2 related tools and continue to update them.
L2BEAT (TVL+ risk comparison)
L2BEAT has two core functions. It counts the “lock-up amount” data of all the assets of the Ethereum L2 network in a “narrow sense”, and sorts out some comparisons of the risks of each L2 network. The disadvantage of this tool is that the data update is not particularly timely, and because it only includes the narrowly defined Layer 2 network, it does not include Polygon (PoS) or other data compatible with EVM sidechains.
You can view the overall situation of all L2 networks or the trend of a single L2 network by locking the volume trend.
Another particularly useful feature is the ability to quickly view the characteristics, risks, and trade-offs of each L2 network. It is estimated that not many people will remember so much information, just check L2BEAT when you forget, and this information should be updated at any time as the network progresses.
L2Fees (estimated transaction fee)
How much money can each Layer 2 network save for users? Just use the L2Fees website to check the real-time data. But the site now supports network does not cover a lot, contains only Loopring, zkSync, Polygon, Hermez, Arbitrum One, Optimism, Aztec and Ethernet Square, the main network.
However, after the website was launched, community users questioned that it was not particularly accurate. Later, it seems that the data has been adjusted, and it should still be used as a good data reference.
Dune Analytics dashboard (TVL for all cross-chain bridge contracts)
The cross-chain bridge contract data produced by Coinbase’s protocol expert Elias Simos on theDune Analytics platform can be used as an extension of the L2BEAT data. This dashboard summarizes the asset data in the addresses of most bridge contracts, and then makes relevant trends chart.
The Bridge Away (L1 Ethereum) dashboard not only contains the bridge contract of the second-tier network, but also contains more generalized second-tier, sidechain, public chain and other data, such as Solana, Fantom, NEAR, etc.
Application and token data
DeFi Llama (TVL of the project)
If you want to know the TVL data of each project in each Layer 2 network (DeFi), you can view it through DeFi Llama . They support a large number of networks, not only L2 related networks.
arbee.info (K line tool)
arbee.info is a query tool for the K-line Arbitrum ecology.
Uniswap.info (price, volume, TVL)
As DeFi trade agreement and more L2 deployments, Uniswap V3 version produced data website currently contains the main network, Optimism and Arbitrum for. Uniswap.info can view the price, transaction volume, TVL, liquidity and other data of each token, and it is still in the Alpha stage.
Asset tracking management tool
DeFi wallet and asset management tool DeBank already supports other EVM chain-compatible asset tracking functions such as Optimism and Arbitrum. Rabby, the browser plug-in wallet owned by DeBank, already supports these networks.
Zerion has initially supported Optimism and Arbitrum, but there are not many protocols supported, and the charting function has not yet been released.
Zapper also supports several networks such as Polygon, Arbitrum, and Optimism.
Ape Board currently only supports Arbitrum and other networks.
Transaction data query (block explorer)
Most of the block explorers related to the Ethereum ecosystem are developed by the Etherscan team. In fact, they are the skinned version of the Etherscan product, and their functions are almost the same.
Blockscan is an aggregator of block explorers launched by the Etherscan team, which can search for addresses and transaction data of Ethereum accounts in different L2 networks or EVM compatible networks in one entry.
For example, you can search the data of Vitalik Buterin’s address in various networks, just enter his Ethereum address.
Arbiscan (Arbitrum One Explorer)
A block explorer focusing on the Arbitrum One network, based on Etherscan. You can also view independent address data and trends in the network.
Optimistic Ethereum Explorer
A block explorer focusing on the Optimism network , based on Etherscan. You can also view independent address data and trends in the network.
Biconomy Hyphen (cross-chain service)
Biconomy provides a set of developer-oriented services Hyphen for L2 and cross-chains, which can quickly transfer assets between different EVM compatible chains and L2 networks. You can refer to Lianwen’s previous article “A Five-Minute Overview of Biconomy’s Cross-chain Transfer Infrastructure Hyphen ” to learn more about Hyphen.
Alchemy is also a very powerful developer tool that provides API services for developers. It currently supports Polygon, Optimism and Arbitrum networks in addition to the Ethereum main network.
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