Real-Time TPS

Optimism TPS is 58.88% less than Ethereum TPS

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5.13 tx/s
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12.47 tx/s

Max Recorded TPS

Optimism max TPS is 1.08X more than Ethereum max TPS

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67.41 tx/s
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62.34 tx/s

Max Theoretical TPS

Optimism max theoretical TPS is 6X more than Ethereum max theoretical TPS

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714 tx/s
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119 tx/s

Block Time

Optimism block time is 83.33% less than Ethereum block time

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Optimism finality is the same as Ethereum finality

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Optimism is a layer 2 blockchain, while Ethereum is a layer 1 blockchain

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Layer 2 blockchain
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Layer 1 blockchain

Governance Model

Optimism on-chain governance is better than Ethereum off-chain governance

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Launch Date

Optimism was launched 6 years after Ethereum

Dec 16, 2021
Jul 30, 2015

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About Blockchains

What is Optimism?

Optimism provides a Layer 2 scaling fix for Ethereum, greatly boosting its scalability and cutting down on gas fees. It maintains robust security measures and guarantees a smooth development experience. Through Optimistic Rollups, it enables swift transaction processing, positioning Ethereum as a viable option for deploying intricate and interactive applications.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum emerges as a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform empowering developers to craft and deploy smart contracts alongside dApps. Pioneering the smart contract concept, Ethereum enables self-executing agreements with terms directly encoded into its blockchain, eliminating the need for intermediaries. Additionally, Ethereum serves as a hub for the creation and exchange of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and various digital assets. Its intrinsic cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH), facilitates network transactions and incentivizes miners to uphold network security. Ethereum's evolution to Ethereum 2.0 introduces a proof-of-stake (PoS) mechanism, aiming to enhance scalability and energy efficiency.

Blockchains Socials

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