- Metamask enables support for L2 solutions like Optimism, which could increase Optimism’s adoption.
- The number of transacting addresses on Optimism grows, however, token holders still remain largely unprofitable.
Metamask, a widely used cryptocurrency wallet, recently announced that it would be adding support for L2 solutions like Optimism. This move could help increase layer 2 adoption and bring more users to the Optimism protocol.
A reason to be Optimistic
One of the causes for the growth in Optimism’s adoption could be due to the fact that users will be able to access Optimism through their phones.
However, even before this update was announced, the number of active transacting addresses on the Optimism network was already on the rise.
The metric increased from 22,000 to 79,000 in the span of three months. Now, it is anticipated that this figure could reach new heights as a result of Metamask’s recent update.
Another reason for the growing number of transactions on the Optimism network could be the unexpected surge in stablecoin transactions. According to data provided by Santiment, USDT and USDC transactions on the Optimism protocol witnessed a massive spike over the last few days.
Not only did Optimism attract users to its protocol, but it also managed to retain a large portion of these users.
Based on the information provided by Dune Analytics, the weekly retention rate for users grew over the last few months. At press time, the weekly retention rate of transacting addresses was 33%. This meant that Optimism was able to retain 33% of addresses that were new to using the protocol every week.
However, Optimism’s growth on its protocol did not translate to the success of OP’s on-chain metrics.
At the time of writing, it was observed that Optimism’s network growth had declined significantly over the past few days. This suggested the number of new addresses that transferred OP for the first time had decreased.
The reason behind the decline could be Optimism’s low MVRV ratio. A negative MVRV ratio implied that most OP investors would incur losses if they sold their holdings at the current price.
This was also evidenced by the decline in transaction volume. Well, these developments suggested that most OP holders were willing to hold on to their tokens and wait for their transactions to be profitable.