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What is Optimism (OP)?
Optimism, formerly known as Plasma Group, is an L2 solution for Ethereum for facilitating faster and cheaper transactions.
The project was founded by Kevin Ho, Karl Floersch and Jinglan Wang.
Optimism - in their own words
is a blockchain on top of . Optimism benefits from the security of the Ethereum mainnet and helps scale the Ethereum ecosystem by using . That means transactions are trustlessly recorded on Optimism but ultimately secured on Ethereum.
Optimism is one of the biggest scaling solutions for Ethereum with over $500 million in. It is home to 97 protocols, the biggest being , a derivatives exchange, , a , and , an . Users can begin their journey on Optimism by adding the chain on their and tokens like to the L2. On May 31, 2022, Optimism conducted a highly anticipated of its OP token.
OP is the network’s governance token. The project is run by the Optimism Collective, which has stated it will be governed co-equally by two houses, Citizens’ House and the Token House.
What does this mean for USDC?
Optimism USDC is easily accessible for exchanges, fintechs, institutional traders, and developers via the Circle Account and Circle APIs, enabling several use cases:
- Near instantaneous programmatic payments, anywhere in the world
- Trading, borrowing, lending etc. through blockchain applications
- Payments for e-commerce, NFT marketplaces, gaming, and more
When using the Optimism Network, users also benefit from the faster transactions and lower fees associated with a layer 2 blockchain protocol. For more on Optimism, check out their blog.
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