Why did AVAX grow by 350% in just a month? Here are three main reasons3 min read
First layer blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum form the basis of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. They enable the function of smart contracts, which have enabled the creation of new industries such as DeFi and NFT. AVAX is a relatively new solution of the first layer, in which there has been a significant increase in price and adoption recently.
The dominant platform for smart contracts (ETH) continues to struggle with high transaction fees. The problem is also the slower processing time compared to competitors.
TradingView data shows that AVAX has achieved minimum $ 9.47 exactly a month ago (July 21). Since then, the price has climbed more than 350% higher and is currently being traded for over $ 43.00. Its 24-hour trading volume has grown to more than $ 1.4 billion.
Why did the token grow so fast? Here they are three reasons significant price increase:
- the rapidly evolving DeFi ecosystem
- release of the Avalanche bridge for ETH
- a unique tokenomic protocol design that offers dynamic fees and a token burning mechanism
Avalanche Rush expands the DeFi ecosystem
One of the biggest advances in the Avalanche protocol was the announcement of the program Avalanche Rush August 18th. It is a $ 180 million stimulus program launched in partnership with Aave and Curve. It is designed to present more applications and assets in its growing DeFi ecosystem.
Experience the power of #Avalanche. Welcome to #AvalancheRush, the $ 180M liquidity mining incentive program in collaboration with leading DeFi dapps – both on and off Avalanche– starting with @aaveaave and @curvefinance. And, this is just Phase 1! https://t.co/YGrrVB7Uqc
– Avalanche @ (@avalancheavax) August 18, 2021
Phase 1 of the Rush program is scheduled to begin in the near future and will allow AVAX to be used as a liquidity stimulus for Aave and Curve users for 3 months. A total of $ 27 million in AVAX was allocated through the Avalanche Foundation to fund the program with additional allocations planned for Phase 2.
Proof of growth DeFi in the Avalanche network can be found in the increasing total locked value (TVL) in the protocols in the network.
ETH bridge facilitates property migration
The second reason for growth is issue of Avalanche Bridge (AB) on July 29. This next-generation chain bridging technology enables the transfer of assets between Avalanche and the Ethereum network.
The Avalanche Bridge (AB) launched just 3 weeks ago.
Today, AB officially transferred over $ 100M in tokens to and from ETH.
Interested in using high-performance DeFi apps, with low transaction fees? Transfer your assets, and try #Avalanche DeFi! https://t.co/UAY69mSUgW pic.twitter.com/FrN69Ev7pA
– Avalanche @ (@avalancheavax) August 19, 2021
Three weeks after the launch of AB, switched between the two networks a token value of more than $ 100 million. Holders are looking for an environment with lower fees for carrying out their transactions.
It is estimated that AB is five times cheaper than the previous Avalanche-ETH Bridge (AEB). It reportedly offers a better user experience than any cross-blockchain bridges that have been launched so far.
If ETH fails to handle high transaction fees, there is a good chance that assets and liquidity will continue to migrate to chains like Avalanche.
Transaction burning improves AVAX tokenomics
The third reason for the growing interest in the Avalanche network is the unique tokenomic structure of the protocol. It contains mechanism for burning transaction fees which helps to reduce the circulating supply over time.
#Avalanche burns all transaction fees.
See how much has been burned so far! https://t.co/LpxU9dtyXy
– Avalanche @ (@avalancheavax) August 20, 2021
As mentioned in the above tweet, all Avalanche fees are incinerated for the benefit of everyone in the community. The fixed bid of 720 million AVAX is guaranteed to decline over time. This could help increase the value of the remaining tokens in circulation. At the time of writing, it was burned more than 163,000 AVAX.
The network charging mechanism will also upgrade to the third phase of Apricot, which will introduce dynamic C-Chain charges on 24 August.
PApricot Phase Three: C-Chain Dynamic Fees
📌Apricot Phase Three upgrade will activate on @Avalancheavax Mainnet at 7 am EDT (11 am UTC) on Tuesday, August 24th
Get more info: https://t.co/XDS91iR4jD#Avalanche $ AVAX pic.twitter.com/eJV0pVPbf3
– AVAX Daily (@AVAXDaily) August 16, 2021