Optimism network downtime

Uniswap v3 is currently in the Beta release stage on Optimism (OΞ) because the network is nascent and may experience some periods of downtime.


Planned Downtime: the Optimism team plans for scheduled downtime to upgrade the network.


Unplanned Downtime: additionally, unexpected downtime can occur at any moment as OΞ responds to network traffic, new releases, and other factors.


While the OΞ network is down, it will not process any transactions. Uniswap protocol users will be affected in the following ways.


All users

  • Unable to deposit assets to OΞ

  • Unable to withdraw assets from OΞ

Uniswap traders

  • Unable to trade on the Uniswap protocol on OΞ

Uniswap LPs

  • No fees will be generated

  • Unable to add liquidity

  • Unable to remove liquidity

  • Unable to claim fees

  • Unable to adjust price range of a position

When the network goes live again, LPs may experience sudden price movements if L1 market prices shifted while OΞ was down.


Please consider the risk of network downtime when deciding to provide liquidity on OΞ.


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