The Optimism (OP) airdrop is officially launched, and 250,000 wallets are affected

Optimism launches its OP token airdrop

Optimism (OP), one of the main overlayers (layer 2) of the Ethereum (ETH) network, launched its long-awaited airdrop of OP tokens last night, and almost 250,000 wallets are eligible.

Currently third largest Ethereum blockchain overlay in terms of total value locked (TVL), Optimism had started to publicize the future release of a token when announcing its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) last April.

Many people had this sniffed out the possibility of an airdrop and had made transactions on the Optimism network for this purpose. Indeed, most of the time, emerging projects often reward their first users via a distribution of tokens, and this may in particular concern the volume of transactions carried out.

In the case of Optimism, the people eligible for this airdrop of OP tokens are those who have made use of the network before June 23, 2021 or those who have made donations via Gitcoin to encourage the development of the overcoat. Regular users of the Optimism network will be distributed additional tokensin addition to those obtained previously.

Optimism has announced that future airdrops are to be expected. For information, only 14% of all tokens planned for the airdrops were distributed today.

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The strongly disturbed overlayer network

Even before the official announcement was made via Optimism’s social networks, the overlay network quickly became overloadedin particular because some exchanges had announced during the day that trading OP tokens would be possible on their platform.

The usual shaking during major launches, which in the case of Optimism caused mainnet transaction delays and through them remote procedure calls (PRC).

In the case of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, RPCs are a set of communication systems that allow services like MetaMask interact with networks like Optimism.

Therefore, some people who benefited from the distribution of OP tokens ended up in theinability to buy or sell their tokens. Also, in some cases, some users reported that they were eligible for the airdrop, butthey weren’t on the day the token was released.

And sometimes, on the contrary, some people were able to recover their tokens even before the airdrop is officially deployed by interacting with the smart contract. However, little information has been provided on this subject by the Optimism teams.

Aware of these issues and the success of its first airdrop, Optimism indicated that the company was working so that the second airdrop and future ones went smoothly.

πŸ‘‰ To dig deeper: Optimism takes action against airdrop farmers and removes 17,000 addresses

Source: L2Beat

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