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Optimism’s growth on this front could strengthen OP in the days to come

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Although the crypto market on the whole witnessed some turbulence, the same couldn’t be said about OP tokens. This was because OP emerged as a standout performer, gaining 42% in the past month. The protocol’s growth can thus, be attributed to the Base Chain’s growth.

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  • Amidst the volatility of the crypto market, OP tokens surged by 42% over the last month, thus surpassing other major currencies.
  • Base Chain popularity, increased activity, and positive sentiment contribute to OP’s positive trajectory.

The cryptocurrency markets have weathered turbulent times over the last few months with prominent assets like Ethereum [ETH] and Bitcoin [BTC] experiencing corrections. Yet, in the midst of this, one token has demonstrated remarkable resilience, which was Optimism[OP].

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OP’s impressive ascendance

While most major cryptocurrencies underwent corrections, OP’s price chart showcased a different story. Over the last month, the OP token surged by 42% as per this tweet from Messari. Furthermore, the altcoin outpaced rivals like HBAR and SOL, which registered gains of 28% and 9% respectively. Furthermore, the surge in price could also be attributed to the rising interest in the Base chain.

The growth of Base Chain, an Ethereum Layer 2 (L2) chain developed by Coinbase in collaboration with Optimism, holds significant implications for the Optimism protocol. This L2 solution witnessed multiple milestones, with 85.66k daily active addresses, even though it experienced a 39% decrease from its peak.

Daily transactions, though now 73% lower than their All-time High (ATH), reached 611.35k, highlighting a substantial activity trend. Although total value locked (TVL) dipped from $41.2 million to $24.2 million, an upward trajectory persisted on all fronts for the protocol.

The Optimism protocol also demonstrated vigor, with a 57.4% surge in daily user activity and an impressive 64.3% revenue increase in the past month. Developmental strides were evident, as core developers expanded by 67.7%, and code commits grew by 3.8% according to token terminal’s data.

Source: token terminal

Mixed Sentiments in the Social Sphere

In terms of the social sector, Optimism witnessed both positives and negatives. While social mentions and engagements dipped by 76% and 38.7% respectively in the previous month, an encouraging trend emerged in the form of weighted sentiment.

This suggested that positive comments outweighed negative ones on the social front. Thus, indicating a more favorable perception of OP within the community.

Source: Santiment

Amidst this growth, OP’s price recently underwent a 2.23% correction in the last 24 hours, settling at $1.70. As a result, the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio experienced a substantial decline.

This suggested that most profitable addresses holding OP had sold their tokens. The rest of the holders do not have much of an incentive to sell their holdings as they were less likely to gain a profit through those transactions. This suggested a further decline in price might be unlikely.

Realistic or not, here’s OP’s market cap in BTC’s terms

Nonetheless, the number of token holders continued to rise, suggesting ongoing interest from investors.

Source: Santiment



Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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