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Avalanche sees rapid expansion as subnets attract big gaming platforms

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Avalanche sees rapid expansion as subnets attract big gaming platforms

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  • Demand for Avalanche subnets grew rapidly in 2023.
  • Avalanche’s NFT trading volume hits a 1-year high.

The Avalanche [AVAX] ecosystem expanded considerably since the start of 2023 and a testimony to this fact was the rise in the network’s development activity.

According to a tweet by an analyst, the number of active developers working across different contracts went past 60 in March, its highest in the year-over-year (YoY) period.

Additionally, the demand for subnets grew rapidly as well. Subnets are the preferred scaling solution for Avalanche which allows users to create and run their own blockchain networks.

As per Avalanche explorer, there were around 56 subnets on the Avalanche network at the time of writing.

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

Avalanche’s GameFi ecosystem takes shape

GameFi has become one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Avalanche ecosystem. The platform has entered into high-profile partnerships of late to boost its appeal in the play-to-earn landscape.

App-specific blockchains, or subnets, provide a big incentive to gaming platforms if they want greater control over infrastructure such as using a native token for transaction fees, which can ultimately reduce the cost of playing.

Last month, Avalanche announced a collaboration with Indian streaming platform Loco to launch an NFT gaming marketplace ‘Loco Legends’ using its subnets.

The platform also entered into a partnership with Japanese gaming pioneer GREE earlier this month which chose Avalanche for their plunge into the Web3 world.

Furthermore, blockchain-based games on the platform saw promising growth. As per Dappradar, top games like DeFi Kingdoms, Pizza Game, and Avaxtars recorded weekly growth of 19.5%, 5,48%, and 211.7%, in their unique active users.

NFT trading explodes

The growth of these play-to-earn games had a positive impact on the NFT front. As per Santiment, the total NFT trading volume on Avalanche hit nearly 17 million on 18 March, its highest in a year.

Consequently, there was a substantial increase in the number of mentions of AVAX on different crypto social channels. The weighted sentiment surged as well, indicating that investors were optimistic about the coin’s prospects.

Source: Santiment

Read Avalanche’s [AVAX] Price Prediction 2023-24

However, there were a few concerning signals as well at the time of writing. The daily active users on Avalanche fell by 18% in the last week as per Token Terminal. As a result of this, trading activity suffered and the total transaction fees dipped by more than 70%

Source: Token Terminal


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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