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Avalanche, Stellar, and Robinhood mystery of price swings

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Avalanche [AVAX] & Stellar [XLM]: Following Robinhood's listing, here is how these tokens reacted

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Listing of crypto assets on known exchanges has been known to help initiate a price rally. In the case of Avalanche’s AVAX and Stellar’s XLM, following 8 August’s Robinhood’s listing announcement, the rally was, however, short-lived.

On 8 August, leading cryptocurrency exchange Robinhood informed users of the listing of AVAX and XLM as tradeable cryptocurrency assets on its platform.

Following the announcement, the price of AVAX immediately rallied by 7%, causing the token to exchange hands at $30.43. Likewise, XLM also registered an 8% uptick in its price as it traded at $0.137 following Robinhood’s announcement.

However, momentum seemed to have dropped as the bears initiated a price retracement for both tokens. As of this writing, AVAX traded at $28.68, shedding 5% of the intraday trading gains.

XLM exchanged hands at $0.1285 after dropping by 6% from its yesterday (9 August) intraday trading high.

24-hour chart

On a daily chart, the price of AVAX has been on an uptrend since the beginning of August.

The sustained bull run comes after the token’s price grew by 36% in July. In addition, data from Santiment revealed a 100% spike in trading activity in the past nine days, hence the price growth.

Source: Santiment

On an uptrend, AVAX’s Relative Strength Index was pegged at 69 at press time.

In the overbought region, the token’s Money Flow Index was 80 as of this writing. The positions of the token’s RSI and MFI indicate continued token accumulation. 

Source: TradingView

The price per XLM has also grown consistently since the beginning of the month.

At 985 million at the time of writing, trading activity for Stellar’s native token has grown by over 500% since the beginning of the month.

Source: Santiment

XLM’s RSI and MFI were spotted in uptrend positions at 63, and 66, respectively. This was indicative of growing accumulation as the token’s price continued to grow.

Source: TradingView

What’s going on with Avalanche and Stellar?

In the last 90 days, Avalanche’s daily revenue declined consistently.

According to data from Token Terminal, as of 7 August, the daily revenue made by the protocol was $30,374, dropping by 91.3%.

With a fully diluted market capitalization of $19.2 billion as of 7 August, this has declined by 36.8% in the last 90 days.

Source: Token Terminal

Also registering declines, Stellar’s fully diluted market capitalization and daily revenue dropped by 14.6% and 9.8 respectively, in the last 90 days.

Source: Token Terminal


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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