Blocktorch supports all roll-ups built on the OPStack and on Arbitrum Orbit. Once the roll-up is added to your blocktorch project, we start indexing the data.

All features of blocktorch can be fully leveraged for your specific roll-up. You can also enable developers building on your roll-up ecosystem to make use of all features like step-debugging, monitoring and searching.

Adding your roll-up to blocktorch

Step 1: Navigate to "Nodes" >> "Roll-ups"

Step 2: Click "Add RPC"

Step 3: Add your roll-up by choosing Optimism or Arbitrum, give the Roll-up a name & add the RPC as well as a block explorer URL that your roll-up as a service provider supplies to you

Congratulations, you have successfully added your roll-up to blocktorch 🥳 If you now try to add a smart contract to blocktorch that has been deployed on your roll-up you can see your roll-up in the list of available chains

Bonus step: Click your roll-up in the node overview to see the status of your roll-up

Never heard about roll-ups? Roll-ups are a secondary layer solution designed to boost the scalability and efficiency of blockchain networks. They operate on top of a base layer blockchain (Layer 1), such as Ethereum, and process transactions outside the main chain. This approach allows roll-ups to significantly reduce congestion and fees, while still maintaining security through the underlying blockchain.

There are two main types of roll-ups:

  • Zero-Knowledge Roll-ups (ZK-Roll-ups): These compile multiple transactions into a single proof, called a SNARK (Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge), which is then posted to the Layer 1. They offer increased privacy and reduce the amount of data that needs to be stored on the main chain.

  • Optimistic Roll-ups: These assume transactions are valid by default and only perform computational checks if a transaction is challenged. This model favors speed and efficiency, making it useful for applications requiring high transaction throughput.

By delegating the transaction processing to a second layer, roll-ups play a crucial role in enhancing the scalability and performance of blockchain technologies.

Today multiple Roll-up-as-a-Service providers exist like QuickNode, Gelato, Condiut or Zeeve.

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