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Axie Infinity’s ‘Origin’ and 36.5% rally had these impacts on its derivatives

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After weeks of tormenting bearishness, the crypto market breathed a sigh of relief as most of the cryptocurrencies noted significant recovery. Likewise, the fourth-biggest gaming token Axie Infinity amazed investors with its impeccable move.  

Axie Infinity surpasses expectations

After having declined by 74.72% from its local top of $71, the AXS token finally recovered to some extent when it shot up from $18.45 to $23.98 as of 30 May. And, almost shot up by 52.6% on 31 May when it touched the high of $28.17 before slipping down to trade at $25 at the time of writing.

AXS price action | Source: TradingView – AMBCrypto

While other coins were on an incline as well, AXS stood out, thanks to the boost it received from its latest ‘Origin release’ that has kept the token in the limelight for more than two weeks now.

Even so, this was a good opportunity for many investors who were saved from losses. However, less than 17% of AXS holders are still in losses.

AXS investors in loss | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

The rally also triggered investors to liquidate their positions in the market resulting in $3.5 million worth of shorts liquidations which is the highest liquidation noted in more than two months with the exception of 12 and 13 May’s crash-inflicted liquidations.

Axie Infinity liquidations | Source: Coinglass

The uncertainty surrounding the AXS recovery in the past was also the reason why investors were holding their positions for a long time which resulted in the Open Interest (OI) declining from its peak in October.

Losing more than $400 million in OI, AXS open contracts now amount to just $113 million which shot up in the last 24 hours to $177 million.

Axie Infinity Open Interest | Source: Coinglass

Going forward, Axie Infinity’s derivative front could see higher participation from investors as the volatility is rising rapidly, while the same also makes the asset prone to price swings.

Axie Infinity volatility | Source: Intotheblock – AMBCrypto

However, AXS does have the backing of Bitcoin thanks to the high correlation it shares with the king coin. This helped the token on its road to recovery on 30 May. Now, as long as Bitcoin maintains its momentum above $31k, AXS could continue with its 36.5% rally.


Aaryamann is a freelance crypto journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is currently investing his time in the crypto-space. He has a keen interest in DeFi, the ever-expanding possibilities of blockchain technology, as well as the political impact they would have.
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