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MANTA grows by 9%, TVL jumps 72% after token listing

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MANTA’s trading volume surges by over 70% in the last 24 hours.

MANTA grows by 9%, TVL jumps 72% as token gets listed

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  • Since its listing, MANTA has grown by 9.19%.
  • Manta Network’s TVL jumped 72% since MANTA’s listing.

MANTA, the native token of zero-knowledge layer-2 (L2) network Manta Network, was the top trending cryptocurrency in the market as of this writing, according to CoinMarketCap.

One of the top market gainers

The token gained more than 6% in the last 24 hours of trading to $2.52, with the daily trading volume surging by a whopping 70%.

With this, MANTA took its overall gains since its official airdrop on the 18th of January to 9.19%. The token also got listed on major crypto trading platforms like Binance [BNB] on the same day.

Source: CoinMarketCap

In fact, Binance extensively promoted the token as part of its MANTA launchpad. Users were allowed to stake their BNB and FDUSD tokens to farm MANTA tokens.

Manta Network grows bigger

The listing of MANTA resulted in a steep surge in funds deposited on the Manta Network.

According to AMBCrypto’s examination of L2Beat data, the total value locked (TVL) jumped from $891 million to $1.54 billion as of this writing, a jump of 72% since the token started exchanging public hands.

With this, Manta Network became the third-largest L2 in terms of TVL, occupying 7% of the market share.

Source: L2Beat

Apart from the spike in capital infusion, a significant increase in on-chain activity was also observed. The average transactions per second (TPS) on the network surged 75% over the week.

Source: L2Beat

MANTA token’s utility

The MANTA token serves key purposes on the Manta Network.

Apart from being the medium to pay transaction fees, users can stake MANTA to contribute to the security of the blockchain.

Plus the revenue and gas savings help in funding on-chain activities and zk applications, thus increasing demand for blockspace. This results in value accrual for MANTA holders.

MANTA didn’t have a great start

While things started to look good, there were hiccups following the listing of MANTA token.

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The Manta Network was hit by an illicit denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, severely affecting the communication between applications and the blockchain.

As of this writing, the incident has been resolved.


Aniket Verma works as a journalist at AMBCrypto. Contrary to most who are primarily interested in merely tracking price movements of cryptos, his focus is on examining the niche intersection between cryptocurrencies and traditional finance. A so-so Bitcoin maximalist, Aniket has a strong disdain for memecoins and the unfounded frenzy they seem to generate every market season. Coming from a strong engineering background, Aniket previously worked as a Content Manager for TV9 Network. Before his stint over there, he was an Associate Multimedia News Producer at Reuters.
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