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All doesn’t seem well with MATIC despite Polygon’s latest accomplishment

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  • Polygon saw a decline in DEX volume and network growth despite reaching a milestone in DEX volume.
  • Growing NFT market and ongoing zkEVM developments were positive for Polygon’s long-term potential despite the current setbacks.

Polygon [MATIC] recently reached a new milestone in terms of decentralized exchange (DEX) volume. It crossed $50 billion in DEX volume over the last 12 months, according to a tweet on 11 January.

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However, despite reaching this watershed number, DEX volume on Polygon declined over the last few months, according to data from Dune Analytics. This decline in volume could be due to a variety of factors, such as increased competition from other platforms or a general decline in trading activity in the crypto market.

This decline in volume suggested that even though Polygon reached a new milestone, in terms of DEX volume, the growth of Polygon in this area decelerated.

Source: Dune Analytics

Not all hope is lost for Polygon

The declining DEX activity, however, did not affect Polygon’s NFT market.

Polygon’s growing NFT marketplaces showed positivity, with a spike in NFT volume as reported by Dune Analytics data. One likely reason for this spike would be the recent launch of the Donald Trump NFT collection.

Furthermore,  Polygon’s recent collaboration with social media giants such as Reddit and Instagram could also be factored in. These collaborations have helped bring more attention and exposure to the Polygon ecosystem.

Source: Dune Analytics

Talking about MATIC

Moving on to the MATIC token – simply put, the network growth and velocity for the token declined, along with daily active addresses. The latter is evidence of fewer active users on the network.

Source: Santiment

This aforementioned decline impacted MATIC holders’ profitability as well, which was showcased by the MVRV ratio, which declined over the past month.

This suggested that most MATIC holders would lose money if they sold their holdings at press time. Moreover, the positive long/short difference implied a majority of long-term holders were experiencing losses at press time.

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Source: Santiment

Despite these short-term setbacks, Polygon continued to push forward with its ongoing developments in zk-EVM, which aims to make it easier to build and deploy zk-rollup dApps on the platform. The platform’s focus on scalability and performance is expected to help attract more developers and users in the long run.

At press time, the price of the MATIC token was $0.859, but it grew by 1.41% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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