Analyst Compares Optimism and Arbitrum With Key Statistics

  • The comparison dives into the current state alongside key growth catalysts.
  • Optimism and Arbitrum are two of the most popular rollup solutions.

DeFi researcher Ignas has recently shared a detailed comparison of the two popular rollup solutions, Optimism and Arbitrum. Ignas delves into the current state and key growth catalysts in the companion.

Optimism and Arbitrum are two platforms that are prominent when it comes to rollups, which are a type of layer 2 scaling solution that helps to process transactions off of the Ethereum network.

A look into the daily transactions reveals that Optimism and Arbitrum are still behind Ethereum in terms of numbers. However, Arbitrum had recently surpassed Ethereum for a short period of time. Optimism enjoyed a boost in daily transactions after its collaboration with Base.

Ignas mentioned that even though Optimism began its operation two years ago, Arbitrum gained the upper hand in terms of users and transactions. Both of these platforms have raised similar amounts, with Optimism raising $178 million at a $1.65 billion valuation and Arbitrum raising $143 million at a $1.2 billion valuation.

A look into the gas fees reveals that Arbitrum has cheaper gas fees. However, in May 2022, the gas fees of Arbitrum were higher than those of Ethereum.

Optimism recently bagged the Coinbase partnership, which is bullish for Optimism. A look at the ecosystems reveals that both of these DeFI ecosystems are growing quicker than any other major chain. Ignas stressed the fact that the tight competition between them is actually better for the users as they get better over time.

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