What is the Optimism test network? August 01, 2022 14:57 Updated Optimism Kovan, the old test network, is deprecated, because the underlying L1 network, Kovan, is deprecated. Instead, use Optimism Goerli with the Blockscout block explorer (Etherscan support coming soon). Related articles So how do I get started? What is Optimism? Coinbase deposits into Optimism (through L1) Binance deposits into Optimism How can I check the status of Optimism?