Optimistic About Optimism!

By rah | rah | 4 Dec 2023

I don’t get to blog that often nowadays with family and work commitments, but I wanted to take a little time today.

A few months ago, as many of us well know Publish0x announced that they were dropping Ampleforth and Spot as tipping tokens but retaining Etherium which they brought back some time ago.

I was delighted by this news because Coinbase is the primary exchange that I use (do not read this as an endorsement) and neither Ampleforth nor Spot were available.

Some time ago I made a decision not to open accounts on more exchanges or get more wallets because I would end up with far too many to manage and so while I could have used KuCoin for example I chose not to.

With the announcement of the switch to Optimism I knew that I would once again be able to utilise my currency and I am pleased to say that today I received my first Optimism payment without difficulty and I would go as far as to say exactly as scheduled.

Again, with no criticism attached, frequently Publish0x when sending funds have to take a day or two or at the very least consider gas fees so even in the best case scenario a “receiving day” of Monday almost always turns into Tuesday and can occasionally be as late as Thursday.

Please let me repeat this is not a criticism. Publish0x makes these funds available for free so it is just rude not to appreciate what they do, both in terms of gifts and also in engaging the wider crypto community in a blogging platform full of interesting and often educational articles.

And so once again, for the first time in a good while I can say I have a home for my Publish0x crypto and as always they have delivered reliably and with a minimum of fuss and Igor especially I know you asked me about how well my first Optimism transfer went and the answer plain and simple is that it couldn’t have gone better.

Incidentally I have been hodling since misreading the dip in Summer 2022 so this also marks the first meaningful addition to my portfolio since then. Waiting for the bull to reappear next year.

Stay Safe and Well my friends

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I love reading and technology as well as history. I teach English and Business to professional clients as well as soft skills with a focus on communications. I am a big fan of both Sheffield Wednesday and Lincoln City Football clubs


Experienced Business Owner and Coach and Tutor who now trades in Crypto. It is proving to be an interesting journey with so much technical language involved. Follow me as I learn the trade (and how to trade). Made some howling mistakes to begin with, but still learning and will share what I learn as I learn it for the benefit of the community. - RAH

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