Usage of Avalanche, the seventh-largest smart contract platform, more than doubled in the second quarter, even as users committed less of their cash to the system.
Daily transactions on Avalanche C-Chain, an implementation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine, grew to just under 500,000 from roughly 200,000, and the number of daily active addresses ranged between about 25,000 and 117,000, settling around 95,000 at the end of the quarter, blockchain analytics firm Nansen said in a research report.
Despite the crypto bear market, “the steady increase of active addresses, coupled with the rise in daily transactions, is indicative of healthy growth within the ecosystem and showcases the flourishing community supporting Avalanche,” said the report.
Interoperability protocol LayerZero and Stargate, a cross-chain bridge that leverages LayerZero’s technology, both played a role in Avalanche’s growth as two of the top entities by users and transactions on the C-Chain, “which could indicate a potential airdrop opportunity,” Nansen said.
UPDATE (Aug 4, 16:32 UTC): Added AXAX's price movement for context.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.