Analyzing MATIC’s Potential Upside: Impact of Increased Network Activity on Polygon

Polygon’s Network Activity on the Rise

As we conclude the first week of 2024, Polygon’s [MATIC] network activity has gained upward momentum. The achievement reflects a rise in adoption and usage in the recent days.

While that happened, the crypto market turned bearish, which caused MATIC’s price to plummet substantially.

Sandeep Nailwal’s Tweet Highlights

Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, recently posted a tweet highlighting the blockchain’s achievements.

As per the tweet, Polygon PoS recorded the highest number of daily active addresses during the first week of 2024 since October 2023, averaging 500 thousand per day.

Since this clearly suggested a rise in Polygon’s demand and adoption, AMBCrypto took a closer look at the blockchain’s network health. Our analysis of Artemis’ data found that MATIC’s daily active addresses were actually increasing for several weeks.

  • Polygon PoS daily active addresses hit a peak since October 2023.
  • AMBCrypto’s analysis showed an increase in MATIC’s daily active addresses over several weeks.
  • Polygonscan’s data revealed stable daily gas usage over the last month.

However, it was surprising to note that despite the hike in active addresses, Polygon’s number of daily transactions has somewhat declined in the recent past.

Things in terms of captured value also did not look good for MATIC, as several of the key metrics dropped.

  • Polygon’s TVL dropped after a comfortable rise.
  • Generated fees and revenue also registered a decline, raising concerns.

MATIC Bears Put Pressure on Investors

Amidst this, MATIC’s price action turned bearish, which can be attributed to the broader market contention, causing most cryptos to shed their values.

According to CoinMarketCap, in the last seven days alone, MATIC was down by more than 13%. At the time of writing, it was trading at $0.8323 with a market capitalization of over $7.9 billion.

To see what caused this downtrend, AMBCrypto checked MATIC’s liquidation heatmap. Our analysis found that sell pressure on Polygon surged substantially when its value touched the $1.03 mark, initiating a price downtrend.

A similar hike in liquidation was also noted near the $0.89 mark, which further pushed the token’s price down.

As per CryptoQuant, MATIC was still reeling under sell pressure as its net deposits on exchanges were high compared to the last seven-day average. Thanks to the price decline, MATIC’s MVRV ratio plummeted sharply.

However, its network growth remained high, meaning that more new addresses were created to transfer the token.

Additionally, whales’ confidence in MATIC was also high, as evident from the slight rise in its supply held by top addresses.

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