Optimism Soars By 17% Despite Recent Security Revelations

Optimism (OP) has grabbed investors’ attention in the last day following an intriguing positive price performance. Interestingly, OP’s market gain has occurred following a recent disclosure of certain security flaws associated with the popular layer-2 platform.

OP Bounces Back Amidst Optimism Security Concerns

On April 26, Offchain Labs, the initial developers of the prominent Ethereum L2 solution Arbitrum, highlighted certain security flaws found in the Optimism Stack fault-proof system. Via a blog post, the team at Offchain disclosed that they discovered two major systemic vulnerabilities in the newly released security program currently running on the Optimism testnet.

In communication with OP Labs, they stated that these security flaws could enable a bad actor to bypass the existing security measures of the Optimism network by enforcing the acceptance of a malicious claim or the rejection of a right claim. By exploiting these flaws, OffChain Labs stated these hackers could initiate a network dispute that is irresolvable.

The nature of these vulnerabilities is said to originate from the timers in the OP stack fault-proof system. If this program were introduced on the Optimism mainnet with such defects, users’ funds would be exposed to a “very high” level of risk. 

However, these vulnerabilities were revealed to OP Labs about a month ago, which has now updated the Optimism testnet to address these security flaws. Interestingly, following these revelations, OP’s price took a nosedive, falling by almost 5% to trade at $2.274 on April 27. However, in the last day, Investors expressed solid confidence in Optimism’s security and future sustainability.

According to data from CoinMarketCap, OP has gained by 17.16% in the past 24 hours attaining a market price of $2.69. In tandem, the token’s daily trading volume is up by 110.64% and is valued at $402.77 million.

Hold Your Altcoins, Analyst Says Why

In the week following the Bitcoin Halving event, popular crypto analyst Michaël van De Poppe has advised users to invest heavily in altcoins. Via an X post on April 27, van De Poppe stated that the catalyzing effect of the Halving and the introduction of spot ETFs on Bitcoin are likely over, with momentum now shifting to the altcoin market.

In comparison to BTC, the crypto analyst notes that most altcoins are undervalued and set for massive gains in the current bull cycle. Furthermore, van de Poppe predicted that the upcoming crypto bull run could last longer than the previous cycle, based on the current extended bear market.

Particularly, van de Poppe identified Optimism (OP) as a promising altcoin with the potential to achieve three times the market growth compared to Bitcoin in this bullish cycle. Additionally, the analyst highlighted other tokens, including Chainlink (LINK), Woo (WOO), Celestia (TIA), and Skale (SKL), as potentially profitable investments.

OptimismOP trading at $2.693 on the daily chart | Source: OPUSDT chart on Tradingview.com

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