Optimism Mainnet


Understanding Optimism Mainnet

What is Optimism Mainnet?
Optimism is a Layer 2 solution built on top of Ethereum designed to increase the throughput of the network and reduce fees through the use of rollups and off-chain computation.
What does it mean to "bridge" ETH?
Bridging ETH is a process where you can move your Ethereum (ETH) from the Ethereum mainnet (Layer 1) to the Optimistic Ethereum layer (Layer 2). This allows you to interact with applications on Optimism, like Manifold Studio, using your bridged ETH.
What does Layer 2 mean?
Layer 2 refers to a secondary framework built on top of a blockchain's base layer (Layer 1) to improve its scalability, efficiency, and usability without compromising the security of the underlying network.

Creator Experience

Can I list tokens for sale on other platforms like Opensea?
You can list it on any open marketplace that supports Optimism similar to mainnet tokens. At the time of launch, Opensea supports OP.

Collector Experience

What's the impact to my collectors?
Collectors will experience lower costs and faster transactions but using Optimism requires bridging assets(ETH). It may require a learning curve or extra steps for collectors to navigate.

Using Optimism

How do I use ETH on Optimism Mainnet?
Optimism requires ETH that has been “bridged” to the Optimism network. You can "bridge" ETH using the official Optimism Bridge.
Why are transactions on the Optimism Mainnet so much less expensive than Ethereum?
Optimism Mainnet reduces transaction costs by using Optimistic Rollups, a technology which bundles transactions and performs computations off-chain for lower fees and faster processing.
Are there any drawbacks to using Optimism Mainnet?
While Optimism Mainnet offers significant advantages like lower gas fees and faster transactions, some users may still prefer the Ethereum network due to Optimism's growing ecosystem. This includes a limited number of supported dApps and the need to bridge assets like ETH, which can affect adoption and availability.