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Stablecoin USDC launching on Avalanche, has this impact on AVAX’s price

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Avalanche’s price witnessed a pretty decent rally during 2021 with over 3000% price appreciation over the year. In fact, in the first half of November itself, Avalanche witnessed a 130% pump from $62 to the ATH of $147. Post that, however, the 12th ranked alt has spent more time consolidating or correcting.

On December 14, despite the state of the broader market AVAX’s rally seemed to pick up, amid news of Circle launching its stablecoin, USDC on Avalanche. The arrival of USDC to the Ethereum-killer smart contract platform is expected to give a push to the network’s DeFi ecosystem. 

Network getting more stable

The total value locked (TVL) in Avalanche has seen an over thirtyfold growth in the last year. The DeFi ecosystem on the blockchain received a good boost after the network’s $180 million incentive program- ‘Avalanche Rush’ initiative. The growing TVL was also indicative of the growing institutional interest in the blockchain. 

Source: Defilama

Interestingly, the 11th ranked coin LUNA saw a rally in the first week of December and Terra’s growth in the stablecoin sector aided its growth over the last month. Now with the same happening for AVAX, the alt stands a decent chance of rallying in the remaining year.

Fiat-backed stablecoins are often credited for triggering a spike in the network’s on-chain activity and driving developers to build their projects on the blockchains. 

Healthy on-chain growth

Apart from the altcoin’s dominance in the DeFi space and its rise in TVL AVAX’s rising active addresses too were indicative of rising participation on the blockchain. Avalanche’s Daily Active Addresses reached an all-time-high on December 14 alongside rising prices.  

Source: Luigi D’Onorio

Further, the on-chain activity has also been pretty sound of late. The daily transaction count on Avalanche’s C-Chain, for instance, has seen healthy growth. This meant that more and more people were using AVAX’s network to carry out their transactions.

Price-wise however Avalanche still needed to establish itself above the $95 mark as it oscillated 35% down from its ATH at $89.32 at press time. 

Source: TradingView

AVAX’s RSI too finally saw an uptick after a continuous downtrend since the end of November. With AVAX establishing itself above $100, the same could give a boost to AVAX’s price trajectory alongside USDC’s arrival on Avalanche. 


Varuni is a full-time journalist with AMBCrypto. She is interested in covering the socio-political aspects of U.S and South-Asian crypto markets. She is a post-graduate in mass communication with a specialization in Journalism and she has a keen eye for market trends.
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