May 17, 2022, 1:45PM EDT
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Mapping Out Optimism's Ecosystem

Quick Take

  • Founded in 2019 by Karl Floersch, Jinglan Wang, and Ben Jones, Optimism is a layer-2 Ethereum scaling solution utilizing optimistic rollups
  • In April 2022, Optimism announced its governance token OP and a new governance structure
  • In total, The Block has noted and mapped out 121 projects across 11 verticals

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