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Polygon’s DeFi presence causes surge in this metric: Will MATIC rally

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Polygon's DeFi presence causes surge in this metric: Will MATIC rally

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  • Polygon’s DeFi presence caused spike in daily active addresses.
  • NFT demand on Polygon continued to decline, paralleling MATIC’s token disinterest.

New data provided by Token Terminal suggested that Polygon [MATIC] witnessed a significant increase in daily active addresses, ranking second after Binance Coin [BNB]. One potential reason for this increase could be Polygon’s presence in the DeFi space.

Realistic or not, here’s MATIC’s market cap in BTC’s terms

DEXes lend a hand

Over the last few months, there was a surge in DeFi active wallets, with a significant portion of this growth driven by QuickSwap [QUICK], which alone accounted for 382k active wallets. The popularity of QuickSwap led to an increase in DeFi activity on the Polygon network.

Other DEXes, such as Uniswap [UNI], also launched on Polygon and benefited from this increased activity. Uniswap is one of the largest decentralized exchanges in the crypto space, and its presence on the Polygon network helped attract more users to the network.

In nine out of the 12 months in 2022, Uniswap recorded a month-over-month increase in trading volume, ending the year with an all-time high monthly volume of $3.91 billion. This showed that Uniswap and other DEXes on Polygon have been able to capture a significant market share in the DeFi space.

According to Dune Analytics, weekly volume per DEX on Polygon also increased during this period. Over the last three months, the volume for DEXes on Polygon grew from $277 million to $590.59 million. This indicated that the network was able to attract more users and traders to its ecosystem.

Source: Dune Analytics

Due to the increase in DeFi activity, the number of unique addresses on Polygon also grew significantly. This was a positive sign as it suggested that the network was attracting new users and not just relying on existing ones.

However, despite the growing DeFi sector on Polygon, the volume for Polygon NFTs has continued to decline, according to Dune Analytics.

This decline in NFT interest paralleled a decrease in interest for the MATIC token.

Read Polygon’s [MATIC] Price Prediction 2023-2024

MATIC takes a hit

According to Satniment’s data, network growth for MATIC has declined, suggesting that the number of new addresses transferring MATIC has reduced. Additionally, the volume for the MATIC token also fell from 125,000 to 45,000 in the last two weeks.

Source: Santiment

It is yet to be determined how MATIC will get affected by these factors. At press time, the price of MATIC was $1.01 after increasing by 1.26% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.


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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