Optimism Activates Fault-Proofs On Mainnet, OP Is Down 55% In 3 Months

In a major milestone for Ethereum and layer-2s, Optimism, a layer-2 scaling platform for the second most valuable network, has announced the activation of open source and permissionless fault proofs. Even though the platform manages over $7 billion of assets, according to L2Beat, Optimism, like most optimistic rollups, lacked a way of trustlessly verifying transactions.… Continue reading Optimism Activates Fault-Proofs On Mainnet, OP Is Down 55% In 3 Months

Optimism Network Activity Metrics Approach Record Levels, Propelling OP 9% Higher

Layer 2 (L2) scaling solution Optimism reported a series of strong network metrics in the first quarter (Q1) 2024, with its native OP token surging 9% on the back of this bullish momentum. Optimism Sees Higher Activity And Rising Transaction Fees According to a recent Messari report, Optimism’s circulating market cap increased 11% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ)… Continue reading Optimism Network Activity Metrics Approach Record Levels, Propelling OP 9% Higher

Market Downturn? Not For Optimism: A16z’s Major OP Purchase Sends Price Skyrocketing By 9%

In a month marked by a challenging correction in the crypto market, Layer 2 (L2) blockchain protocol Optimism has emerged as a standout performer. Within the past 24 hours, Optimism’s native OP token skyrocketed by 9%, positioning it as the best-performing token among the top 100 cryptocurrencies.  Behind this surge lies venture capital firm a16z,… Continue reading Market Downturn? Not For Optimism: A16z’s Major OP Purchase Sends Price Skyrocketing By 9%

Optimism Soars By 17% Despite Recent Security Revelations

Optimism (OP) has grabbed investors’ attention in the last day following an intriguing positive price performance. Interestingly, OP’s market gain has occurred following a recent disclosure of certain security flaws associated with the popular layer-2 platform. OP Bounces Back Amidst Optimism Security Concerns On April 26, Offchain Labs, the initial developers of the prominent Ethereum… Continue reading Optimism Soars By 17% Despite Recent Security Revelations

Arbitrum Launches Fraud Proofs In Testnet: Why Is ARB Down?

Arbitrum, the largest Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution by total value locked (TVL), is taking steps towards decentralization. In an update on April 16, Offchain Labs–Arbitrum developers–said they have deployed the permissionless version of their fraud proofs, dubbed Bounded Liquidity Delay (BOLD), to testnet. Ethereum Layer-2s Are Popular, But There Is A Big Problem Ethereum layer-2… Continue reading Arbitrum Launches Fraud Proofs In Testnet: Why Is ARB Down?