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Ethereum Scaling Solution Optimism Delays Launch to July

Optimism has delayed its launch date until July. Optimism had originally planned to go live this month.
Optimism “Adversaries” Delay Launch
In a blog post titled “Optimistically Cautious,” the team wrote that they had set a “rough estimate” for launching in July. 
In February, the team announced that it had taken on several new hires after closing a funding round led by a16z. The expansion, they said, would allow them to launch on mainnet in March (before that, March was slated for the public testnet). 
Now, the team has cited the potential risks of rushing a launch as a reason for the postponement. The blog post said that there would be “a very real risk” of bad actors forking popular projects to defraud users if it went live too early. 
With the delay, the team said it hopes to achieve “a more coordinated community launch.” The post went on to say: 
“Our goal is to make sure that foundational projects, infrastructure providers, block explorers, wallets, and token bridges have time to integrate, audit and test.”
Optimistic Ethereum has been a hot talking point across the DeFi community over the last few months. Ethereum’s leading synthetic assets protocol, Synthetix, launched on Optimism earlier this year. The move has saved users $10.1 million in fees, according to the blog post. This week, Uniswap detailed its plans to move onto the solution following its V3 update. 
Optimism leverages Optimistic Rollups, a Layer 2 solution that aims to make Ethereum more scalable. Optimistic Rollups …
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