A recent report by blockchain analytics firm Nansen highlights the positive impact of the Arbitrum airdrop on network adoption, despite prevailing bearish sentiment in the crypto markets. The airdrop not only led to a surge in users and transactions on the Arbitrum network but also contributed to sustained high usage even after the airdrop concluded. This sets Arbitrum apart from other layer-2 networks like Optimism, which experienced stagnant or declining usage during the same period. The Nansen report reveals that the Arbitrum network surpassed Ethereum, its base layer, in terms of usage on certain days. This surge in activity demonstrates
Circle, the company behind USDC, has brought its native stablecoin to Arbitrum, Ethereum’s leading layer 2 scaling solution. This development makes Arbitrum the ninth blockchain to support USDC, according to an official announcement from Circle. The integration of USDC on Arbitrum allows businesses leveraging Circle to conveniently swap USDC tokens across supported chains, eliminating the expenses and time delays often associated with bridging transactions. This functionality opens up new possibilities for seamless and efficient token transfers. In light of a recent bug in Arbitrum’s Sequencer software that temporarily halted on-chain transaction verification, Circle’s introduction of USDC on the Arbitrum network
Arbitrum, a leading Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum, has announced the integration of Norway’s digital currency, NOK. The integration will allow users to transact in NOK on Arbitrum, and it is the first time that a national currency has been integrated with a Layer 2 scaling solution. The integration was made possible by Symfoni Solutions, a company that specializes in building bridges between government services and decentralized finance (DeFi) applications. Symfoni developed a bridge that connects the Norwegian central bank’s digital currency platform with Arbitrum. The integration of NOK on Arbitrum is a significant development for the DeFi ecosystem.
Circle, the issuer of the second-largest stablecoin USDC, has announced that it will natively deploy USDC on Arbitrum, the largest Ethereum Layer-2 scaling project. The move is a major step for USDC, as it will make the stablecoin more accessible to users who are looking to avoid the high gas fees associated with Ethereum. Arbitrum is a popular Layer-2 scaling solution that uses optimistic rollups to achieve scalability. Optimistic rollups allow for faster and cheaper transactions on Ethereum by batching transactions off-chain and then submitting them to the Ethereum mainnet for verification. The deployment of USDC on Arbitrum will make