Ethereum L2 Protocol Optimism Raises $150M with $1.65B Valuation

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The Ethereum L2 protocol Optimism has completed a $150 million Series B financing at a valuation of $1.65 billion. This round of financing was led by a16z and Paradigm, and the financing will be used for team expansion. According to the official information of Optimism, since the mainnet went online, it has saved users $1 billion in gas fees and deployed thousands of smart contracts. In an interview with TechCrunch, Optimism CEO Jinglan Wang said that Optimism does not profit from operating the centralized part of the system, but while earning revenue, returns all revenue to fund Ethereum’s public goods.

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