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Avalanche, Ethereum, and how BTC.b could trigger a rally for AVAX

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  • Avalanche’s BTC.b witnessed a massive growth in supply
  • But, Avalanche’s TVL witnessed a continued decline

According to Data Analytics’ tweet on 2 December, the amount of Bitcoin Avalanche Bridged [BTC.b] on Avalanche [AVAX] surpassed that of the Ethereum network. This development suggested that users may have spotted new opportunities on the Avalanche network and have showcased their faith in the protocol.

            Read Avalanche’s [AVAX] Price Prediction 2022-2023

It’s a “wrap”

BTC.b represents the holdings of Bitcoin on the Avalanche network. It is similar to WBTC, as the two are ERC-20 tokens of, which are pegged to the value of BTC. 

BTC.b, was launched in June 2022, whereas WBTC existed for the last two years. Despite this, the supply for BTC.b managed to compete with that of wrapped bitcoin as it witnessed a surge since its inception. Though it witnessed a slight decline during the period after the FTX collapse, its momentum picked up soon thereafter.

Source: Dune Analytics

However, despite BTCB’s growth, Avalanche could not showcase the same level of improvements in DeFi. According to DeFiLlama, Avalanche’s TVL went from 1.33 billion to 860.9 billion in 30 days. Furthermore as of 3 December, Avalanche’s TVL surged by 1.81%.

Avalanche not ‘fee’ling good?

AVAX’s fees took a hit over the last month. The fees generated by Avalanche had decreased significantly over the last 30 days and had fallen by 13.6%, according to token terminal.

Source: token terminal

Avalanche wasn’t able to fare well upon considering its on-chain metrics either. Its volume in the last month went from 390 million to 192 million. However, its development activity witnessed a spike in the last few days, suggesting that the team at Avalanche had been contributing immensely to its GitHub.

This suggested that there could be several upgrades and upgrades on their way to Avalanche.  

Source: Santiment

One reason for the spike in development activity could be Avalanche’s recent collaboration with Alibaba. However, it remains to be seen whether AVAX will benefit from these upgrades and collaborations.

At the time of writing, AVAX was trading at $13.63. Its price rose by 2.30% in the last 24 hours.


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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