1INCH’s price suffers despite network growth, here’s why
1Inch network has made significant strides in the last quarter as it saw an uptick in its quarterly revenue. And, amassed a growth in the total transactions processed on the network in Q2 2022, as per a report by Messari (provider of crypto market intelligence products).
According to the network’s co-founder, Sergej Kunz, 1inch is a collection of composable decentralized financial (DeFi) instruments that are inherently interrelated.
Popularly referred to as an all-in-one DeFi platform, its three product offerings – Liquidity Protocol, Aggregation Protocol, and Limit Order Protocol – operate across several chains, including Ethereum, Arbitrum, Optimism, Polygon, Avalanche, BNB Chain, Gnosis, and Fantom.
An inch better than last quarter
As per the report, 1Inch network, with $47 billion, recorded an 8% growth in its total network volume in the last quarter. In Q1, its total network volume stood at $44 billion.
With over $42 billion, 89% of the total network volume came from the network’s Aggregation and Limit Order Protocols on the Ethereum chain.
According to Messari, the 1Inch network processed 4.2 million transactions in the last quarter across its four largest chains, with the Polygon chain in the lead.
Of all transactions completed, 52% were processed on Polygon. Total transactions on Polygon grew by 35% in Q2. On the other hand, total transactions completed on the BNB declined by 37% and 2%, respectively.
Furthermore, Messari found that the last quarter was marked by a 12% decline in the total unique users on the network from 2.3 million users in Q1 to the two million users recorded in Q2.
With 46% of the total unique users coming from Polygon, it took the lead from the BNB chain as the leading chain with the most 1inch users.
As regards the quantum of revenue recorded by the 1Inch network in the last quarter, Messari, thus, noted,
“The 1inch Network generated $6.7 million in protocol revenue in Q2, virtually doubling the prior quarter’s revenue of $3.3 million. Approximately 42% of total protocol revenue in the quarter was generated on 11 and 12 May, coinciding with the collapse of UST.”
1 inch from zero
Within the period under review, the network’s native token 1INCH logged a 62% decline in price. In the three-month period, the price per 1INCH token dropped from $1.87 to $0.71. Currently trading at its May level, the token is 90.94% away from its all-time high of $7.87.
Also, in the same period, the token’s market capitalization registered a 49% drop from $777.32 million on 1 April to $391.51 million by 30 June.