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Are stablecoins giving Ethereum a run for its money? This new report suggests…

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Are stablecoins giving Ethereum a run for its money? This new report suggests…

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  • Ethereum’s market cap fell below stablecoins’ market cap 
  • The number of transfers and fees declined

The FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) surrounding the crypto market is the reason why the community has been looking for “stability” over the last few days.

In a tweet posted by Glassnode, it was revealed that Ethereum’s market cap fell below the overall stablecoin market cap in the last few days.

Read Ethereum’s Price Prediction for 2022-2023

Looking at the data for Ethereum

According to the image below, the stablecoin market cap outperformed Ethereum’s market cap in the last few days. This decline in market cap could be indicative of a bearish future for Ethereum.

Source: Glassnode

Along with the declining market cap, there was a decline in the number of transfers on the Ethereum network. From the image below, it can be observed that the number of transfers reached a 23-month low of 17,493 on 25 November. Coupled with that, the number of fees generated by Ethereum also declined. 

According to data provided by Glassnode, the total fees paid on the Ethereum network had declined and the number of fees being paid to miners was $84k, which was a 1-month low, at the time of writing.

Source: Glassnode

Will whales be the saving grace?

However, despite all the volatility, whales continued to show interest in Ethereum. As evidenced by the image below, there was a sharp increase in the supply held by the top addresses.

Ethereum’s velocity grew in the same period, indicating that the average number of times that ETH changed wallets each day had increased.

In fact, king alt’s network growth also witnessed an uptick during the same duration. This implied that the number of new addresses that transferred to Ethereum for the first time had increased.


Source: Santiment

Despite showing growth in these areas, Ethereum’s TVL continued to decline. At the time of writing, Ethereum’s TVL was at 23.53 billion and it had fallen by 1.51% in the last 24 hours, according to DefiLlama.

At press time, Ethereum was trading at $1,183.10. In the last seven days, its price had depreciated by 3.03%. It remains to be seen whether ETH will bounce back.

Ethereum’s efforts to reduce fees on L2 could be one factor that could help generate investors’ interest in ETH.


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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