Optimism was founded in 2019 by Jinglan Wang Karl Floersch and Kevin Ho. It has its headquarter in New York, United States.
Optimism is an Ethereum-based decentralized infrastructure platform that allows for instant transactions and scalable smart contracts. The company is a public benefit corporation, a for-profit corporation that is obligated to balance the financial interests of our stockholders with the best interests of our community and society.
Optimism is building the critical infrastructure to address the need of scalability. Optimistic Ethereum is an extension to Ethereum that scales both its technology and philosophy. Not only do they enable orders of magnitude more performance, they are also doubling down on Ethereum’s values as a public good, never to be captured by private commercial interests. Ethereum will enable the greatest change in human coordination since the birth of the internet, and Optimism is here to bring it to the masses.
Optimism is a Public Benefit Corporation, a for profit corporation that is obligated to balance financial interests of their stockholders with the best interests of the community, and society. Not only are they writing software that scales Ethereum technology, they are also scaling Ethereum values by creating the rails for highly impactful projects that don’t have a business model to succeed.
Optimism pledges to uphold the values of Ethereum by producing infrastructure that promotes the growth and sustainability of public goods.
Optimism is a low-cost and lightning-fast Ethereum L2 blockchain. Optimism addresses the practical needs of developers and users. It works great now, and it's only getting better.
Optimism has raised a total of $178.5M in funding over 3 rounds and is funded by 3 investors.
Below, are the details of the different rounds of funding received by Optimism.
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