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What Can Optimism’s OP Crypto Be Used For?
As the native token of Optimism, the OP token has several functions, including:
Holding the OP token can give you voting rights to decide on proposals for upgrading the Optimism ecosystem. OP governs upgrades of Optimism, allowing the platform to operate in a more decentralized model and empowering you to have a say on how it evolves in the future. You can also delegate your OP voting power to other participants within the network.
Crypto Asset to Trade and HODL
As the native cryptocurrency of one of the most popular Layer-2 scaling solutions for the Ethereum ecosystem, the OP token is backed by solid adoption, unlike most new cryptocurrencies that back new projects. You can buy or sell Optimism against other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, or even HODL OP in the long term. Always check the real-time Optimism price, market cap, and 24-hour trading volume and perform fundamental, technical, and sentiment analysis on the OP price chart before trading the crypto.
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You can grow your OP holdings via KuCoin’s Crypto Lending feature. Head to the page and look for the Optimism token from our list of options.
Enter the number of OP tokens you wish to lend liquidity on KuCoin and select the duration from 7 days, 14 days, or 28 days. You can then get information on the daily interest rate and the estimated profits before confirming the transaction.
Is Optimism (OP) a Good Investment?
The Optimism token promises to be one of the most exciting cryptocurrencies to keep an eye on in 2022 among the new releases. This is because its decentralized ecosystem already enjoys a high adoption rate among developers and users.
Optimism’s DeFi TVL alone stands at over $350 million as of June 2022. The uptick in adopting Optimistic Rollup technology will likely continue amid the delay in the launch of Ethereum 2.0 or the migration of the Ethereum blockchain from PoW consensus to PoS.
As long as Ethereum faces issues related to network congestion and high gas fees, Layer-2 scaling solutions like Optimism will enjoy high demand among projects looking for higher scalability and lower costs. This is the crucial reason that can keep the Optimism price and market cap supported and make OP a worthwhile digital asset to invest in.
In addition, the widespread adoption of blockchain-based Web 3.0 dApps can further push up the Optimism ecosystem's demand and increase the Optimism price and market cap in the future. This could also positively boost OP price statistics and make it an attractive crypto to include in your portfolio.
Who is Eligible for Optimism OP Airdrops?
Optimism’s team of developers has set aside 19% of OP total supply to be distributed as airdrops shortly after its launch. The following crypto investors are eligible to receive the initial token supply via airdrops of OP crypto:
You qualify for an OP airdrop if you have used the Optimism bridge to transfer tokens between the ecosystem and Ethereum. Only users who have used the Optimism bridge before 23 June 2021 at least once or who have used the service more than once between 23 June 2021 and 25 March 2022 can receive free airdrops of Optimism tokens.
Repeat Optimism User
If you have used dApps on the Optimism ecosystem over at least four weeks between 23 June 2021 and 25 March 2022, you are eligible to claim OP airdrops.
If you actively participate in voting and governance on Layer-1, you can claim OP tokens in the airdrop.
As a user who controls large pools of crypto funds or is responsible for key protocol functions, you could receive an airdrop of Optimism crypto.
Users Who Have Donated to Gitcoin Grants on L1
Optimism will also airdrop OP tokens to users who have contributed to Gitcoin Grants on Layer 1.
Priced Out of Ethereum
You are eligible for OP airdrops if you are an active user on the Ethereum network and frequently use bridges because of high gas fees.
How to Claim OP Airdrop
You can claim OP airdrops by connecting your crypto wallet to the Optimism app. Currently, the interface only supports MetaMask, WalletConnect, and Coinbase Wallet accounts.
However, more wallets will be added over time. There is also an option to suggest a wallet you would like the team of developers at Optimism to add to this service.
Optimism (OP) Price Analysis
Live PriceThe live price of OP is 2.4 USD, representing a decrease of -6.78% in the past 7 days and -8.35% decrease in the past 24 hours.
Historical TrendsThe all-time high of OP was -- USD on Invalid date, from which the coin is now down .
The all-time low of OP was -- USD, from which the coin is now up .