# Optimism Airdrops 11.7 Million OP Tokens to 300K Users
The second phase of the Optimism airdrop has been launched, distributing 11.7 million OP tokens to 300K users. Optimism is a project focused on creating a scaling solution for layer 2 of Ethereum.
## What is the Optimism Airdrop?
The Optimism airdrop is the second phase in their ‘Airdrop Program’. The program was started in April 2020 as an effort to make the cost of using the Optimism Layer 2 technology accessible to as many people as possible.
The airdrop will distribute 11.7M OP tokens to 300K users. Each user will receive an equal share of the airdrop.
## How Can I Participate?
In order to participate in the airdrop, you must first have a compatible wallet address. The following wallets are currently supported:
* Trust Wallet
Once you have a compatible wallet, you must follow the instructions on the Optimism website. Once you have completed the process, you will be eligible to receive your share of the airdrop.
## What is Optimism?
Optimism is a layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum. It allows developers to build high throughput applications while keeping transaction costs low. Optimism is powered by an advanced rollup technology that combines the security of Ethereum with the scalability of second layer solutions.
Optimism is currently working on a number of projects, including the Optimistic Rollup protocol and the Optimism Marketplace. The team is also working on a suite of tools that will make it easier for developers to build and deploy layer 2 applications.
The Optimism airdrop is a great way for users to get their hands on some OP tokens and support the development of layer 2 scaling solutions for Ethereum. Make sure you follow the instructions on the Optimism website in order to participate in the airdrop and receive your share of the 11.7M OP tokens.