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Polkadot posts mixed financials with dawdling DOT prices

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Polkadot’s financial data reveals fee growth and rising user numbers but faces challenges in active user retention and development activity.

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  • Polkadot’s financial data showed surging fees and holder growth but declining user activity.
  • DOT’s price faced a bearish trend despite increased social activity,

Polkadot [DOT], a blockchain ecosystem known for its diverse parachains, has faced a challenging environment within the ever-evolving cryptocurrency landscape. Recent financial data provides crucial insights into the state of Polkadot and its future outlook.

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New developments

The financial statements of Polkadot offered intriguing revelations. Total fees raised by the protocol witnessed a substantial surge, recording a growth rate exceeding 40%.

Notably, transaction fees now contribute a significant portion to the protocol’s overall revenue, underscoring its increasing utility. However, the total expenses incurred by the protocol also grew, reaching $10 million, marking a notable 11.7% increase.

A positive aspect emerges from the data, with the number of holders within the Polkadot ecosystem expanding to 1.15 million. This remarkable increase, amounting to 16.2%, signaled a growing interest and participation in Polkadot.

However, a contrasting trend is evident in the number of daily active users on the Polkadot network.

According to Token Terminal’s data, there was a sharp decline of 85% in active users over the past week. This drastic decrease raises questions regarding user engagement, despite the protocol’s sustained revenue generation.

Development activity on Polkadot also presented challenges. Token Terminal’s data revealed a 2.6% reduction in core developers on the network over the past month. Additionally, code commits decreased by 12.6%, indicating a potential slowdown in innovation and protocol enhancements.

Source: token terminal

Prices see red despite growing hype

Examining Polkadot’s price performance, DOT faced a challenging period. With its trading price at $4.11 at the time of writing, DOT experienced a 9.00% decline over the last month.

During this period, the price exhibited a consistent pattern of lower lows and lower highs, characteristic of a bearish trend.

Complementing the price analysis, technical indicators provided valuable insights.

The RSI, standing at 47.52, reflected a relatively neutral sentiment prevailing in the market. Conversely, the CMF registered at -0.11, suggesting a slight bearish money flow, reinforcing the overall bearish outlook held by some traders.

Source: Trading View

Read Polkadot’s Price Prediction 2023-2024

In the realm of social activity, Polkadot managed to do relatively well. Social mentions related to DOT witnessed a notable increase of 19.6%, indicating heightened discussions and conversations surrounding the cryptocurrency.

Additionally, engagements related to DOT surged by 6.9%, pointing to growing interest and interaction within the DOT community.

Source: Lunar Crush


Himalay is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. A Computer Science graduate, Himalay writes about crypto with a special focus on the latest coin-based updates. He is a fan of gonzo journalism, transgressive fiction, heavy metal, and Manchester United.
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