Optimism (CRYPTO:OP), a prominent Ethereum (CRYPTO:ETH) scaling provider, is extending its blockchain capabilities by inviting layer-3 developers to build decentralised applications (DApps) on its Superchain.

The Superchain, consisting of layer-2 OP Chains, offers open-source technology and shared security, encouraging developers to leverage the OP Stack for enhanced scalability and performance.

New features like custom gas tokens and "Plasma Mode" aim to facilitate the transition for layer-3 protocols, offering benefits such as retro funding eligibility and developer grant programs.

However, debates persist within the Ethereum community regarding the necessity and security implications of layer-3 networks, contrasting with Optimism's efforts to broaden accessibility and functionality.