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The Ethereum layer two network (layer 2) Optimism announced on Monday (18) its third airdrop (token distribution). In total, the team said it expects to distribute 19.4 million OP tokens, valued at around R$126 million.

A total of 31,870 unique addresses, which participated in delegation activities of its Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), called Optimism Collective, will receive the tokens.

According to the announcement, airdrop 3 is being sent directly to addresses that have delegated voting power for their OP tokens between January 20th and July 20th, 2023. The team also warned of possible scams involving the OP token airdrop. Optimism:

“Airdrop #3 is sent directly to eligible wallets. There is no need to claim the tokens by interacting with any website. Do not trust any website that pretends to help you claim your tokens for Airdrop #3. If an address is eligible, tokens will be sent directly to them on or shortly after September 15, 2023.”

Airdrop da Optimism

This airdrop, like the previous two rounds, aims to reinforce involvement in the layer 2 network and, thus, reward user participation, according to the Optimism team.

As reported in the publication, the average reward was 600 OP tokens (R$4,076). However, the final value varied from user to user based on various criteria.

Optimism network users who participated in at least one on-chain proposal (during the eligibility period) also received a 2x multiplier for their rewards.

With the completion of the third round of the airdrop, a pool of around 570 million OP tokens will be “in cash” for future distributions.

However, the price of the Optimism network’s native token, OP, did not suffer a significant impact following the airdrop announcement. According to data from CoinGecko, in the last 24 hours, the price of the cryptoactive fell by almost 2%. At the time of writing this article, the OP is costing US$1.40.

Optimism is a Layer 2 network built on the Ethereum (ETH) network. It leverages rollup technology to help scale decentralized applications (dApps).

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