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Avalanche: Is AVAX lagging behind other cryptos? What the data says

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Avalanche faces challenges with a YTD decline of 1.5%.

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  • Avalanche’s YTD performance lags, witnessing a 1.5% decline while Bitcoin and Ethereum soar.
  • Interest in Avalanche on the DeFi front grew.

In a crypto market adorned with green, Avalanche [AVAX] emerged as a unique outlier, displaying a Year-to-Date (YTD) decline of 1.5%.

This performance sharply contrasted with the upward trajectories witnessed by Bitcoin [BTC], Ethereum [ETH], and others.

State of the ecosystem

To reignite its price momentum, Avalanche faced the crucial challenge of rekindling interest in its ecosystem and its token.

The state of some metrics, however, cast a shadow on this endeavor, as daily active addresses and transactions on the Avalanche network experienced a significant decline.

The dip in network activity raised legitimate concerns about AVAX’s ability to sustain positive momentum and compete with other ascending assets in the crypto space.

Source: Artemis

Yet, amidst these challenges, a glimmer of hope emanated from the decentralized finance (DeFi) sector on Avalanche. Total Value Locked (TVL) and decentralized exchange (DEX) volumes on the network surged, portraying a thriving DeFi ecosystem.

This positive development not only injected optimism into AVAX’s narrative but also suggests a potential avenue for growth despite the subdued overall performance.

Source: Artemis

On the other side of the spectrum, the non-fungible token (NFT) landscape on Avalanche encountered headwinds.

NFT volumes around AVAX have contracted, indicating challenges in attracting a substantial user base to popular collections. This discrepancy between DeFi success and low NFT adoption painted a nuanced picture, underlining the mixed nature of AVAX’s ecosystem.


Source: AVAXNFTStats

Navigating the intricate path of AVAX’s price movement, the token grappled with resistance at the $43.52 level. This critical level was tested twice in the last few days.

AVAX’s price may see a correction in the future going forward. But if the resistance level is retested, the price could see a reversal and potentially break past these levels.

Source: Trading View

Realistic or not, here’s AVAX market cap in BTC’s terms

Examining trading volumes, AVAX witnessed a 6.27% decline in the last 24 hours. This dip in trading activity signifies a cautious approach among investors, potentially impacting AVAX’s price dynamics.

It served as a signal for market participants to tread carefully and assess the token’s near-term outlook in light of the ongoing market dynamics.

Source: Santiment


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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