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MATIC long-term holders exiting their position in 2022 need to know this

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The Polygon [MATIC] zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine (zkEVM) is set to launch on its mainnet in 2023. The zkEVM project was contained in the third quarter report prepared by The Tie IO (data analysis firm).

zkEVM is a scaling solution created by Polygon to increase dApps’ scalability. So what does zkEVM have to do with MATIC and its growth? Let’s find out.

A tough road ahead

The development activity metric as seen on Santiment showed a decent amount of growth on the charts. As of 29 September, this number stood at one. However, there might be an uptick when the zkEVM and other features lined up are ready to ship.

Source: Santiment

Since Ethereum’s energy efficiency increased by 99%, Polygon’s network emissions have decreased significantly. Over ninety-five percent of Polygon’s emissions originated from its integration with Ethereum, and the Ethereum merge aided in the reduction.

This made Polygon more energy-efficient and more attractive to projects that were more concerned about emissions in the ecosystem.

Despite all going well for the blockchain, MATIC has been on a bearish trend for a while now. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) was below the neutral line, while the signal and minus DI lines were above 20. These indicators pointed to a bearish trend.

On the daily time frame, the support level was set at the $0.691 region and the resistance at $1.00. A lower resistance line could be observed at $0.786, as MATIC struggled to break it since 19 September.

Source: TradingView

The price movement was largely sideways, as seen from the daily time frame chart. If it is able to break the immediate and long-term resistance levels, the price could go over $1. A further downward move might also be on the cards if the support is unable to hold.

Some of the future projects Polygon is expecting to launch include Polygon Nightfall, a privacy-focused rollup chain. This and many more improvements may impact the price trajectory of MATIC positively.


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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