Given the gas issues plaguing Ethereum, we are investigating leveraging xDAI. It is EVM compatible, works with metamask and has a bridge that allows porting of ERC20 tokens seamlessly.
Perp.fi is already using xdai chain and it has very low gas costs and high speeds. This obviously comes at the cost of decentralization but remember USDC and USDT are centralized as well.
A synth can be deployed on xdai using UMA contract factory and UMA DVM can still be used for settlement and dispute resolution.
Wanted to get the communities perspective on what issues should be considered in taking this up.