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Dec 21

Anomalies on Optimism 21-12-22, 22:43

Optimism, one of new blockchains with increasing TVL and onchain activity, has shown quite some weird action recently, namely extremely high transaction volume of stablecoins on it:

Source: Sanbase

Average USDT or USDC transaction volume on Optimism is less then $10M. The anomaly above skyrocketed both to above $1B.

Liquidity mining? Washtrading?

We can check token velocity:

Source: Sanbase

Velocity was super high around that days.

Active addresses?

Source: Sanbase

No anomalies in active addresses, only a healthy trend.

Additionally, we can see a similar anomaly on OP token itself:

Source: Sanbase

It also coincided with a top of OP price against BTC and maximal bullishness in crowd.

There is probably some connection, we just don't know which one. Do you?

Keep an eye on Optimism, there a lot of things going on.

Bonus details:

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Nov 23

Stablecoins on Arbitrum vs Ethereum 23-11-22, 19:00

There is an increasing demand in self custody. People are going to be using decentralized exchanges and stablecoins as a proxy more often. And this is how we see stablecoins usage on Ethereum compared to Arbitrum.

1. USDT, active addresses compared on a shared axis. Red — USDT on Ethereum, yellow — USDT on Arbitrum:

2. USDT, active addresses in different scales, to see the trend. Red — USDT on Ethereum, yellow — USDT on Arbitrum:


  • Stablecoin activity on Ethereum is way higher than on Arbitrum yet.
  • Arbitrum stablecoin activity almost doubled, while it remain just slightly increased on Ethereum.

The above and few more charts for your review:

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