Avalanche has seen a significant increase in its market value this year. The token has grown substantially with impressive monthly, year-to-date (YTD), and yearly gains. AVAX’s price has surged by over 103% in the last 30 days alone, with a notable 77% increase over the past year.
Graph showing the price of Avalanche’s native AVAX token in 2023 (Source: CryptoSlate AVAX)
This price growth was accompanied by an even higher increase in usage and activity on the Avalanche network. The network experienced an unprecedented surge in daily transactions in November, a key indicator of network utilization and user engagement. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 20, daily transactions skyrocketed from 183,107 to 5,750,000, marking a 3,040% increase. This surge points to a growing interest and trust in the Avalanche platform among users and investors.
Graph showing the number of daily transactions on Avalanche from Nov. 21, 2022, to Nov. 20, 2023 (Source: Avalanche Explorer)
Alongside the rise in transaction count, there was a significant increase in the number of transactions per second (TPS) the network processed. This metric is a crucial gauge of a blockchain’s efficiency and scalability. The average TPS on Avalanche jumped from 2.24 on Nov. 1 to a peak of 66.61 on Nov. 20. This represents a remarkable ability of the network to handle increased throughput, showcasing its potential to support a high volume of transactions efficiently.
Graph showing the average number of transactions on the Avalanche C-Chain from Nov. 20, 2022, to Nov. 20, 2023 (Source: Avalanche Explorer)
Another vital aspect to consider is gas usage, a measure of the computational effort required to execute operations on the network. Gas is essential to understand, as it reflects the network’s demand and the complexity of processing transactions. From Nov. 1 to 20, the gas used on Avalanche escalated significantly, from 36.7 million to 153.79 million, the second-highest level in the past year. This rise indicates not only increased activity but also possibly more complex transactions taking place on the network.
Graph showing the gas used on the Avalanche C-Chain from Aug. 23 to Nov. 20, 2023 (Source: Avalanche Explorer)
In addition to the surging transaction metrics, the total number of addresses on Avalanche also saw a noteworthy increase. This growth in addresses is indicative of the network’s expanding user base and adoption rate. The data shows a growth from 13.56 million addresses on Nov. 1 to 14.06 million on Nov. 20.
Graph showing the total number of addresses on Avalanche from Nov. 21, 2022, to Nov. 20, 2023 (Source: Avalanche Explorer)
Focusing on specific entities within the Avalanche ecosystem, certain protocols have experienced heightened user interaction and transaction volume. For instance, USDC and Trader Joe have seen the highest number of users and transactions. Such entities play a pivotal role in the ecosystem, offering services ranging from stablecoin transactions to decentralized trading.
Tables showing the number of addresses and number of transactions interacting with various entities on the Avalanche network from Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2023 (Source: Nansen)
These developments and the surge in on-chain activity correlate with recent advancements and initiatives in the AVAX ecosystem. Strategic partnerships, technological enhancements, and expansions across various sectors likely drive this surge.
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