Boba Network is an Optimistic Rollup, likely launching next week. It is built on Optimism, with added features including native fast exits, hybrid compute, and a token (OMG).
There is great value in making Uniswap available on every EVM compatible Layer 2. If Uniswap does not deploy on Boba Network, others will fill its spot. SushiSwap, DODO, AnySwap, Coin98, and others have already signaled intentions to deploy on Boba Network.
It would be extremely low effort to deploy on Boba Network because it is built on Optimism, which Uniswap has already been deployed and tested on.
Deploying on Boba Network will quash rumors that there is a centralized authority like a16z and Paradigm controlling Uniswap.
The Boba Network community is not small. The token (OMG) is widely distributed, continuously does high volume and has a $1+ billion market cap, and enables decentralization of the rollup.
There are some advantages that Boba Network offers over Arbitrum and Optimism. Users may be more inclined to use Boba Network over Arbitrum and Optimism due to native fast exits (instant withdrawals vs the standard 7-day period), and community participation through their DAO.
Hybrid compute (smart contracts that can trigger AWS Lambda) may potentially open up more possibilities of projects that can be built on Uniswap. Boba is partnered with Polywrap, who recently received a large UNI grant and opens the doorway for all developers to build.
Boba Network is currently focused on the Asian market. The team is being led by Enya, a decentralized privacy company in Silicon Valley, and is backed by Genesis Block Ventures, which has a number of DeFi investments in Asia.
It would be best to start discussions ASAP as Boba Network is likely being launched next week.