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Graph protocol adds support for Polygon, but what does it mean for MATIC

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Graph protocol adds support for Polygon, but what does it mean for MATIC

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  • Polygon announced another push towards complete decentralization with a partnership with The Graph
  • MATIC’s reaction to the development has been somewhat neutral

Polygon [MATIC], in its efforts to achieve full decentralization, notified the crypto community of its alliance with The Graph [GRT]. According to the Polygon team, the integration would mean that the web-3 project would exit the hosting support The Graph provided, and fully depend on the latter’s decentralized APIs to aid efficiency for developers building DApps on its network.  

Read MATIC’s Price Prediction 2023-2024

Link with the heavyweights

Confirming the collaboration, the Polygon team said, 

“Joining The Graph Network will allow Polygon developers to find the data they need to improve efficiency of their dApps. Polygon node operators can play a role by becoming Indexers for Polygon to serve the dApps running on the network. Indexers earn rewards and query fees for the subgraphs they serve.”

Following the development, Polygon hardly impacted the distribution of coins over addresses. On-chain platform, Glassnode revealed it with the state of MATIC’s gini coefficient.

According to Glassnode, the gini coefficient was 0.9914 at press time. Prior to the aforementioned announcement, the metric was valued around the same region.

So, this implied that there was a massive inequality in terms of addresses holding MATIC. As a matter of fact, few addresses hold a lot more MATIC than those with smaller numbers.

Polygon's gini coefficient

Source: Glassnode

On a further look, it appears that MATIC might have responded positively to the update in other aspects. This was because Santiment revealed that there was a slight increase in MATIC’s social dominance.

According to the data available on the platform, MATIC’s social dominance was 0.628%. Close observation also revealed that the dominance had plunged to 0.438% on 1 December. 

Furthermore, MATIC’s social volume decreased to 40 at the time of writing. As of 1 December, it was 120.

Polygon social dominance and social volume

Source: Santiment

Similar values long-term

At press time, CoinMarketCap showed that MATIC was trading at $0.915. This was a slight decrease from the value in the last 24 hours.

Moreover, Santiment data indicated that Network to Value Transaction (NVT) circulation had remained stagnant at 94.75 since 9 November. 

Since the NVT was not close to a high value and neither was the price, it implied that the deviation for a possible bearish or bullish movement was minimal. Hence, MATIC could stay consolidated around its current price.

MATIC price and Polygon network to value transactions

Source: Santiment


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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