According to experts, the network is closer to the superchain in its characteristics

​Messari: Optimism network commissions dropped 70% after Bedrock hardfork

26.06.2023 - 09:50


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What’s new? Experts from analytics company Messari published data on changes on the Optimism (OP) network since the Bedrock hardfork on June 6. According to their data, transaction fees dropped by about 70% since the upgrade, making Optimism the cheapest Layer 2 (L2) solution for Ethereum blockchain scaling and token exchange. “Bedrock brings Optimism closer to the ‘Superchain,’” the company concluded.

What else is known? The upgrade aimed to improve the functionality of the network by reducing deposit confirmation time from 10 minutes to 1 minute, as well as reducing transaction fees. The hardfork also allowed for two versions of client software to run and work on the network. This helped strengthen the network by reducing the likelihood of network downtime. So, if one client software gives an error, the network can switch to run with the other software.

Analysts at Nansen also report that the average number of daily transactions has increased by 67%, to 500 000. In this, they say transaction fees have only dropped by 50%, with users paying out about $50 000 per day.

The native token OP ranks 51st in the overall cryptocurrency ranking of aggregator CoinGecko with a capitalization of $858 million. On the day of the upgrade, its rate showed a 13,4% rise to $1,52 but then collapsed to $1,07 within three days. By June 26, 09:30 UTC, the asset has partially recovered and is trading at $1,33 on Binance.

On June 23, the developers also announced a blockchain name change to OP Mainnet to distinguish between the network and its community.

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