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On Tuesday, trading in the most anticipated OP token – the service cryptocurrency Optimism – started trading on nine cryptocurrency exchanges at once. Investors expected that the second-tier network for scaling Ethereum would repeat the success of MATIC – the native polygon token, but in reality, the rate of the new digital currency fell by 63%.
You can get an OP during a retrospective airdrop, Optimism developers will distribute 14% of the emission between the encoders supporting the network, DAO participants, venture investors.
4% of the emission is allocated to active users, according to the image of March 25, 213 thousand such addresses were determined. The OP token was created in order to decentralize the system for managing the development of the second-level network.
In reality, the protocol works through a centralized validator that has priority for sending transaction packets and ordering transfers. Perhaps this factor was the reason for the sales of OP.
On the other hand, Optimism has implemented SUPPORT for EVM, which allows you to transfer the code of Ethereum smart contracts to the network without changes and adaptations. The presence of Optimistic Rollup in the consensus protocol significantly increases the security of transactions and the speed of transfers.
According to the L2beat service, the Optimism network ranks third in terms of the number of PLACED TVL investments. By May, their volume in the protocols of the second level fell by 45% from the highs of the current year.
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