- Polygon outperforms BNB in terms of transaction count
- dApps on the Polygon network continue to grow, however TVL and revenue generated decline
Polygon managed to make it to the headlines yet again, as the number of daily transactions on the chain exceeded BNB’s daily transactions. Delphi Digital, a crypto analytics firm, stated this via Twitter.
.@0xPolygon has flipped @BNBCHAIN in daily transactions per week. pic.twitter.com/dfdKIocNSg
— Delphi Research (@Delphi_Digital) December 23, 2022
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One of the reasons for the high activity on Polygon’s network would be the dApps on the Polygon network that showed an increasing amount of growth. Over the past seven days, dApps such as QuickSwap and ApeSwap witnessed a spike in terms of unique active wallets on their platforms.
Quickswap observed a surge of 32.83% of unique active users over the past seven days. ApeSwap on the other hand witnessed a spike of 38.22% in terms of unique active users during the same time period.
The performance of these dApps, however, did not manage to have a positive impact on Polygon’s total value locked (TVL). According to data provided by DefiLlama, the overall TVL collected by Polygon declined materially.
Polygon’s TVL was $1.36 billion on the 5 November. Since then, the TVL has fallen and at the time of writing, the TVL collected by Polygon was reduced to $994.22 million.
Along with the declining TVL, the revenue generated by Polygon also declined. According to data provided by the token terminal, the revenue generated by Polygon also fell by 67.1% in the last 30 days.
Although Polygon wasn’t able to perform well in the DeFi space, there was one sector where Polygon managed to see growth. This was the NFT sector.
Due to multiple launches and collaborations, the hype around Polygon NFTs increased which resulted in a spike in the number of weekly NFT transactions.
Although there was an uptick observed in this category at the beginning of December, it could be seen that the number of transactions had slowly started to decline as time passed.
A quick look at MATIC
The success Polygon witnessed in the NFT space failed to translate to MATIC’s on-chain metrics. Along with MATIC’s price, its network growth continued to decline as well.
The declining network growth suggested that the number of new addresses that transferred Polygon for the first time had reduced.
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Due to MATIC’s declining prices, the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio of Polygon also fell. The declining MVRV ratio implied that most MATIC holders would take a loss if they decided to sell their holdings.
Thus, it remains to be seen whether addresses will continue to hold Polygon in hopes of making a profit. At the time of writing, MATIC was trading at $0.797 and its price had fallen by 0.08% in the last 24 hours.