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Axie Infinity’s V2 struggles to keep players interested but here’s the catch

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As general interest in the play-to-earn gaming industry continues to wane, leading blockchain gaming platform, Axie Infinity too struggles to keep its players interested.

The recent data showed that the index for the daily active user of Axie Infinity V2 suffered a 21% drop. The platform has been spotted struggling to keep the number of its daily active users up for a while. 

On 10 May, Axie Infinity co-founder Jeffrey Zirlin, while confirming a decline in the platform’s daily active users, reported that the gaming platform recorded a 14.27% drop that week. He thereafter said

“We’ve been here before and know what to do.”

However, Jeffrey does not appear to know what to do as the platform posted another 21% decline in the active users of its V2 in the last two weeks. 

Now that we are aware of the platform’s performance, let’s take a look at the performance of the AXS token in the last two weeks.

Down, up, then down again

14 days ago, the token exchanged hands at the price of $21.1 per AXS token. Attempting to score some new highs within that window period, it registered a high of $27.69 on 31 May. However, the bears quickly took over and they forced the token to take on a downward trend. At press time, the token stood at $19.60. In the last two weeks, the token saw a price decline of 7%.

Source: CoinMarketCap

Furthermore, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) also maintained a position beneath the 50 neutral position considering the given time frame. Attempting to break through this point on 31 May, increased distribution by the bears forced the RSI in an opposite direction. At press time, this stood at 40 in a downward curve, suggestive of ongoing distribution.

Source: TradingView

The 31 May conundrum

On 31 May, the on-chain analysis revealed that some key metrics saw significant spikes. This corresponded with the spike in price recorded by the AXS token on that day. With the price reaching a high of $27.69 on 31 May, the number of addresses created on the network saw a 38% growth. However, price started to go down with network growth also embarking on a downward trend. At press time, this figure stood at 88.

Source: Santiment

The whales also tried to take advantage of the spike in price on 30 May. On that day alone, the count for whale transactions above $100k registered a high of 16 transactions after recording no transaction on 28 May. This, however, proceeded on a decline and was spotted standing at one at press time.

Similarly, the bigger whales forced a total of 194 transactions for whale transactions above $1 million for the AXS token on the same day. At the time of writing, this was stationed at 37 transactions.

Source: Santiment

Interestingly, the position of the exchange flow balance on 31 May hinted at the decline in price that soon followed. The exchange flow balance was stationed at negative 127.71k on 31 May. Positioned at negative 73k at press time, further price downfall might be imminent.

Source: Santiment


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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