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Avalanche dominance under threat? Investors worry as GMX shifts to Arbitrum

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Avalanche dominance under threat? Investors worry as GMX shifts to Arbitrum

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  • GMX moves to Arbitrum, threatening Avalanche.
  • Decreasing sentiment, declining TVL & NFT trades for Avalanche.

According to the latest data from Artemis, the majority of GMX’s activity has shifted from Avalanche [AVAX] to Arbitrum. This shift has raised concerns about the potential impact on Avalanche, as GMX is currently the largest perp by market cap and outperforms many of its competitors in terms of Total Value Locked (TVL).

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Avalanche gets impacted

On one hand, the negative sentiment surrounding Avalanche, as indicated by Santiment’s data, suggested that the overall outlook of the AVAX token in the crypto community was negative. This caused a decline in the network’s growing TVL, which stood at $970.16 million at press time.

Source: Santiment

Additionally, the overall volume of the AVAX token declined. According to Santiment’s data, the overall volume for AVAX fell from 1.2 billion to 3.14 million. The number of NFT trades on the network also fell, suggesting an overall lack of interest.

However, there were some positive developments as well, one of them being the decreasing volatility of the AVAX token. A decline in volatility could attract some investors who are seeking stability for their portfolios.

Source: Santiment

How much are 1,10,100 AVAX worth today?

It’s also worth noting that despite the negative conditions for Avalanche, the number of stakers on the network grew by 21.5% in the last month, according to Staking Rewards. The number of stakers on the network was 65,988 at the time of writing. This suggested that there is still interest in the network, though its future remained uncertain.

Source: Staking Rewards

It’s important to note that GMX’s move from Avalanche to Arbitrum could be due to various reasons, including the increasing popularity of the Arbitrum network and its ability to handle larger volumes of transactions efficiently. This shift could pose a threat to Avalanche, but it’s also possible that the network could recover and continue to grow.


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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