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Ethereum’s activity index and what to expect from it in Q4

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Ethereum [ETH] activity index for September was almost no different from the decreasing network involvement in August.

This was according to the latest monthly Ethereum analysis by AnalytEx. Based on the report, the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain recorded slight increases, but overall, it was not a seemingly good month.

Maintaining the neutral stance

According to the advanced analytic system, Ethereum’s activity index was moderate at 47. This was the value at press time. Considering the current value and transaction statistics, active wallets on the Ethereum blockchain were neutral. 

However, the report noted that ETH hit some peaks in September in this regard. AnalytEx revealed that the activity index peaked at 55 on 15 September.

While there was a downfall from 17 September to 25 September, the activity index reached new heights at 51 on 27 September.

Source: AnalytEx

On average, Ethereum’s activity index in September was 48. Interestingly, the index correlated with the one recorded in August. Consequently, the correlation did not end with the activity index alone.

As per the total number of transactions, there were also similarities. AnalytEx reported that there were 334,741,733 ETH transactions in September. Additionally, the daily transactions that led to the total, seemed to decrease primarily. 

At that point, interest in ETH may have reduced drastically. When compared with the preceding month it was a 0.1% decrease because August recorded 34,908,242 transactions. The big catch was that transactions peaked on Merge day and continued two days after, with 1.3 million transactions.

Source: AnalytEx

What’s ETH without a mining party?

On the brighter side, Ethereum had some respite in some mining areas. AnaytEx reported that after the Merge on 15 September, the number of blocks created increased by 17%. 

On average, it was a 5.25% daily increase, bringing the average number of blocks in the month to 6,665. This was an increase from August 6,332. 

At press time, the number of blocks created was 7,156, indicating that there has been an improvement. However, ETH miners did not record an increase in revenue during the month.

According to the information from Glassnode, ETH miners’ revenue dumped hard from 15,600 to extremely low levels.

Source: Glassnode

Hence, profits did not just halt at investors’ end; miners also took a hit. In other aspects of the Ethereum blockchain, the AnalytEx report revealed that gas prices decreased 7% from their value in August. With a value of 8.81 gwei on 17 September, the month recorded the lowest in almost 180 days. 

In conclusion, the PoS transition led to more lows than highs. With ETH trading at $1,351, investors may expect that the end of September marks the end of mediocre performance. However, this expectation still relies on many factors which may exclude investors’ actions.

Source: AnalytEx

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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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