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Polygon: This milestone could turn investor heads towards MATIC because…

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Does Polygon’s zkEVM has the potential to bring good news for the investors? 

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  • Polygon’s zkEVM crosses 14,000 transactions since its launch 
  • MATIC metrics looked in favor of a price surge in the coming days

Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of Polygon [MATIC], recently posted an update regarding Polygon’s zkEMV. According to Sandeep, the zkEVM recently crossed the 14,000 transaction mark, that too without downtime.

This was a significant development for the blockchain. Moreover, the address count also went up and to reach a number that surpassed 5,900. 

However, these Polygon achievements didn’t reflect on MATIC’s chart, as its price registered a 15% negative weekly gain. This could be an issue for investors. CoinMarketCap’s data revealed that, MATIC, at press time, was trading at $0.7977 with a market capitalization of over $6.9 billion. 

Read Polygon’s [MATIC] Price Prediction 2023-24

MATIC’s on-chain metrics shed some light on the current scenario and gave an understanding of what investors can expect from MATIC in the weeks to follow. 

Are these developments enough?

Interestingly, a few of the on-chain metrics suggested that the investors could be in for a surprise with MATIC’s price hike in the days to come. For instance, MATIC’s Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio went down substantially. This could be an indication of a possible market bottom.

Furthermore, MATIC’s social volume was also consistently high, representing the popularity of the token in the crypto community. Moreover, MATIC’s volume also registered an uptick, which was by and large a positive signal for the blockchain.

Source: Santiment

Another bullish signal was revealed by CryptoQuant’s data, which pointed out that MATIC’s stochastic was in an oversold position. This strengthened the possibility of a trend reversal in the days to come. 

Interestingly, MATIC’s gaming space has also been quite active. Polygon has been investing in gaming for quite some time now, and recently its gaming wallets witnessed a 50% surge, while total active wallets on-chain have increased by 30%. This too, was good news for the network.

Not all great on this side of the chain

Despite most market indictors in favor of MATIC’s rally, not everything was working in MATIC’s favor. MATIC’s net deposits from exchanges were high, which indicated higher selling pressure.

Furthermore, the total number of transactions also witnessed a downtrend. This didn’t look promising for MATIC. The network’s NFT ecosystem also registered a decline over the last week as its total NFT trade count and trade volume in USD witnessed a drop.

Source: Santiment

MATIC’s daily chart indicated that the bulls were losing their momentum and the bears were starting to gain an advantage in the market. The Exponential Moving Average (EMA) Ribbon revealed that the distance between the 20-day EMA and 55-day EMA was reducing at quite a pace. This could increase the chances of a bearish crossover.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)’s reading complemented that of the EMA Ribbon’s, as it too suggested a bearish upper hand. MATIC’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) registered a slight downtick and was resting below the neutral mark, which might cause trouble for MATIC’s possible uptrend.

Source: TradingView


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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