The red-hot Ethereum (ETH) scaling solution hits new all-time highs on Thursday after a new protocol upgrade proposal.
Optimism (OP) peaked at $3.10 on Thursday, a new high for the token (ATH).
While the OP is back at $2.81 at the time of writing, the 81st-ranked crypto asset by market capitalization is up 1.76% over the past 24 hours and nearly 32% over the past 7 days.
OP’s Recent Price Action Started After Optimism Foundation Proposed First protocol upgrade to the Optimism Collective.
The Optimism Foundation proposed Bedrock, the first protocol upgrade for the Optimism Collective. ???
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— Optimism Governance (@OptimismGov) February 1, 2023
Dubbed “Bedrock,” the upgrade is “a complete rewrite of the core components of the Optimism architecture.” According to Ben Jonesdirector of the Optimism Foundation.
“This upgrade brings a new level of modularity, simplicity and parity to Ethereum for Layer 2 solutions, delivering unprecedented performance and functionality…
In addition to these technical improvements, the Bedrock upgrade is an important step towards a multi-chain future. By creating a common standard, OP Stack 24, Bedrock sets the stage for an aligned L2 Cambrian explosion. [layer 2s]This is your chance to demonstrate leadership in the Ethereum ecosystem. “
Optimism’s total locked value (TVL) has also increased by more than 4% over the last 24 hours, according to the decentralized financial data tracker. defi lama.
Blockchain TVL represents the total capital held within a smart contract and is calculated by multiplying the amount of collateral locked into the network by the current value of the asset.
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