• Optimism airdropped 11.7 million OP tokens to active users who have delegated the voting power of their OP tokens and spent more than $6.10 on layer 2 gas since March 25, 2022.
• The news of the second airdrop caused the price of OP token to go down significantly, while still remaining one of the best performing tokens since 2021.
• Optimism has announced that it will be doing more airdrops in the future, but its unlock schedule for 2023 is one of the worst in terms of token circulation.
Optimism Surprises Users With Second Airdrop
Optimism (OP) surprised its users with a second airdrop on Thursday, allocating 11.7 million OP tokens to those users who had delegated their voting power and spent over $6.10 on layer 2 gas since March 25, 2022. A snapshot was taken on January 20th and no claim is necessary as eligible addresses have already received their tokens directly into their wallets without any action from them.
Price Drop Following News
The news about this second airdrop caused the price of OP token to drop significantly, although it still remains one of the best performing tokens since 2021 when it started at $0.913 and rose up to an all-time high of $3.19 on February 3rd – an impressive 250% increase in value compared to its starting point at the beginning of 2021.
Unlock Schedule For 2023
Industry observers have noted that out of 4.29 billion total OP tokens, only around 214 million are currently in circulation due to its unlock schedule for 2023 which is considered one of the worst when compared to other similar projects’ lock schedules for this year . Additionally, around 5 million worth of OP tokens are being emitted daily which can also affect how many coins are available for circulation during this period .
More Airdrops Ahead
Optimism has stated that there will be more airdrops ahead so people should not miss out on its current activities as these can further facilitate positive behaviour within its ecosystem .
Despite dropping after each announcement or activity related to Optimism’s project , it has managed so far to stay afloat and even show incredible growth like we’ve seen with its rise up to an all-time high earlier this month . It remains interesting what other activities they have planned for us in 2021 and beyond!