In the past year, Polygon (MATIC) has focused on growing their list of high-profile partners which includes luminaries like Disney, Starbucks and Robinhood. The recent announcements of partnerships with both Instagram and JPMorgan have speculators pushing the token price up nearly 200%.
In addition to partnerships, blockchain adoption through network usage is important to examine. Blockchain adoption can be analyzed by looking into daily active users of the blockchain, protocols using the technology, number of transactions and total locked value.
Total value locked on Polygon rises above $1B
Total value locked (TVL) is one cryptocurrency indicator used to assess the market’s sentiment towards a particular blockchain. TVL on Polygon requires utilizing the blockchain and locking funds in the various DeFi platforms available across the network.
Rising TVL is a sign of growth, or new liquidity entering the ecosystem, but it does not necessarily mean that the network and associated assets are “turning bullish.”
While the top three protocols, Ethereum, Binance and Tron all have a TVL of over $5 billion, Polygon, Avalanche and Arbitrum are the only others with over $1 billion in TVL.
According to data from Token Terminal, Polygon and Fantom are the only blockchains to post positive TVL numbers in both one-day and seven-day metrics.
Top 3 protocol blockchain for developers
Protocols are essentially decentralized applications (DApps) built using smart contracts on top of public blockchains. The recently announced partnerships have be tested but have not yet fully launched.
Even if the new partnerships do not fully materialize, the network is already a top contender for developers to build their smart contracts.
Polygon is a newcomer when compared to Ethereum. So, although Ethereum has more protocols than Polygon, Ethereum launched its mainnet with a five-year head start.
Polygon sees an uptick in fees and daily active users
In addition to MATIC’s price growing 12% in the past month, the Polygon network's daily fees and daily active users have grown by 200% since Aug. 5, lending credence to the Cointelegraph prediction.
On August 5, Polygon collected $42,093 in fees and had 248,853 daily network users. By Oct. 13, the network’s daily active users peaked at 737,815 following the success of the Reddit NFT avatar launch. On Oct. 25 the network hit a 90-day peak of $131,940 in daily fees.
When comparing the on-chain activity and analysis with the recent MATIC rally, the data suggests that speculation on the partnership news matches the fundamentals.
While it is a stretch to forecast a 200% potential gain in MATIC growth by only using technical analysis, Polygon’s network growth and daily active user stats are encouraging.
The number of transactions and TVL could be a sign that network fundamentals align with the expectations of technical analysts. Polygon’s strength versus competing chains, while still being only a fraction of Ether and BNB’s market cap is quite bullish for its long-term growth prospects.
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