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PERP-etually Optimistic: Tracing the road for this prodigal DEX going forward

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During the crypto-onslaught of the first half of 2022, there were some unnoticed movements in DEXs. A relatively lesser-known DEX called Perpetual Protocol has ramped activity on Optimism. In fact, since the launch of Perp v2, it has had the largest number of transactions on Optimism.

Looking back

The first half of 2022 has especially been a period of sustained growth for the Perpetual Protocol. The protocol has been able to record over $12 billion in volume from 15,000 unique traders in more than four million transactions. Additionally, the volume facilitated by external liquidity providers has also grown significantly. These providers currently account for 90% of the volume; up from around 60% at the start of the year.

In a recent blog post on Medium, Perpetual revealed the launch of 16 new listings during H1 2022. These include SOL-USD, AVAX-USD, MATIC-USD, BNB-USD, and AAVE-USD, among others.

There is much more to come from the Perpetual Protocol with a new look H2 2022 already planned out. In the same blog post, the Ethereum-based DEX announced a raft of forthcoming developments. The first update touched upon the vePERP rollout which has drawn inspiration from Curve’s veCRV. The update is set to launch soon in August in several phases. The first phase will be to replace PERP token pay-outs for the referral program with vePERP rewards.

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Perp v2 has facilitated almost half a million transactions since deploying on Optimism. Moreover, there are 26 projects that have joined the OP ecosystem by building on top of the Perpetual Protocol.

What does the data say?

The expansion of the Perpetual Protocol is further evident in the on-chain data. The daily volume on the protocol has seen a gradual shift in trading in August after a relatively underwhelming July. Despite the recent uptick, the metric still falls too short of its ATH of $335 million on 11 May though.

Source: Dune

Similar to the average trading activity, the number of traders spiked in August. Throughout the first week of August, more than 200 traders have been active on the protocol. However, this was still agonizingly short of its ATH of 1621 active traders on 11 March earlier this year.

Source: Dune

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Conclusion

The Perpetual Protocol has shown signs of immense growth during the crypto-hell of H1 2022. However, the protocol is faced with serious challengers in the market such as Uniswap and Curve which have far-outlasting resources. The newly laid out developments should provide a firm grip for growth as we approach the halfway mark of Q3 2022.

Kanav is a journalist at AMBCrypto. He has a Masters in Media and International Conflict and is interested in areas of digital society, crypto developments in the political sphere and the socio-cultural impact of a crypto-society.

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Binance made a major expansion and partnership-related announcements recently. On 3 October, Binance announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Financial Monitoring Agency of Kazakhstan.

The MoU was signed as part of its ongoing efforts to educate law enforcement agencies around the world. Furthermore, as per the announcement, the company also set up offices in the Brazilian cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

These announcements coupled with recent developments from Binance might impact the dominance of the BUSD and the positive price movement of the Binance Coin [BNB].


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Positioning BUSD for dominance

Binance’s BUSD auto-conversion, which converts new deposits of USDC, USDP, and TUSD to BUSD at a 1:1 ratio, was announced on 5 September.

The exchange’s goal in implementing the BUSD auto-conversion was, ostensibly, to boost liquidity, and it was implemented on 29 September. 

In terms of market cap, BUSD was now the third largest stablecoin, after USDT and USDC. According to Coinmarketcap, BUSD had a market cap of over $20 billion, with over $6 billion traded in the last 24 hours. In comparison to USDC, this trading volume was significantly higher.

Sideways but bullish

In recent weeks, the BNB price mainly moved sideways. However, following the news on 3 October, there was a rise in price. BNB began trading at $284.7, reached a high of $289.1, and closed at $286.9. As of the time of this writing, it was trading around $290. 

On a daily time frame, the $256 area provided strong support, but fresh support appeared to be emerging in the $278 area. The $300 area was acting as resistance for quite some time.

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Source: TradingView

Additionally, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) showed a bullish trend, with the RSI above the neutral line. The RSI reading above 50 indicated buying pressure was increasing relative to its level at the start of the period.

Based on the data provided by the Awesome Oscillator (AO), it was clear that the bullish trend was not particularly robust. 

The plus DI and signal line of the Directional Movement Index (DMI) hovered just above 20, which also indicated a weak bullish trend.

Furthermore, the 30-day Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio for BNB was above 18%, which indicated that the asset was in the overvalued zone. In this region, sellers could step in as traders cashed out their gains.

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Source: Santiment

However, developer activity was stagnant at 0.02, which suggested that the chain was not actively developing new features.

Source: Santiment

It’s to be noted here that Binance also announced on 29 September that it had opened local offices in New Zealand and registered with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment there.

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A-Z of how the BNB Chain fared in September

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BNB Chain, home to leading decentralized exchanges PancakeSwap and Venus Protocol, closed Q3 with growth in some of its ecosystem metrics.

According to the decentralized finance (DeFi) analytics platform AnalytEx, BNB Chain recorded growth in its number of daily transactions. It also recorded growth in the number of unique wallet addresses, and daily block count in September.

The Chain, however, registered declines in the gas fees paid to process transactions on the network within the 30-day period. Furthermore, the average size of blocks mined per day on the network continued on its four-month-long decline.

BNB Chain in September

As per data from AnalytEx, a daily average of 3.25 million transactions were completed on the BNB Chain in September. This was a 1.2% growth from the 3.21 million transactions logged as a daily average in August. 

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With a count of 3.25 million transactions, the index for average daily transactions on BNB Chain in the last quarter fell by 14%. In July, daily average transactions on BNB Chain sat at 3.70 million.

Source: AnalytEx

AnalytEx further found that in September, the average number of daily active wallets on BNB Chain grew by 11.48%. According to the DeFi analytics platform, BNB Chain registered an average of 890,253 daily active wallets within the 30-day period.

In August, this stood at 798,559 addresses. While the BNB Chain saw a drop in its daily average transactions in the just concluded quarter, the average number of daily active wallets on the network grew by 2% in the last quarter.

Source: AnalytEx

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A mixed bag of pros and cons

According to data from CoinGecko, within the period under review, the price per BNB rallied to a high of $297.82 on 12 September, after which it declined by over 5% to close the trading month at $281.

This fall in the price of BNB led to a drop in the gas fees paid for transactions completed on BNB Chain in September.

According to AnalytEx, the average gas fee paid for transactions on BNB Chain was 7.06 gwei, a 2.1% drop from the 7.21 gwei paid in August.

Interestingly, September’s average gas fee represented a decline from what was paid in August. It ranked as the second highest average gas fee paid for transactions on BNB Chain in the last six months.

Source: AnalytEx

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Lastly, in addition to the decline in the average gas fee on the network, BNB Chain also witnessed a drop in the size of blocks mined per day in September. In fact, the average size of blocks mined on the network witnessed a consistent fall since May.

Source: AnalytEx

Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.

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Can GRT chart a new course after Graph’s new Subgraph milestone

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The Graph’s GRT cryptocurrency is arguably one of the poorest performing top cryptocurrencies by market cap.

Its performance has been rather docile in Q3, and at this point, it might need a catalyst to get things going. Recent developments have the potential to breathe life back into the coin in Q4.

Investors that scooped up some GRT since it reached its current bottom range in June are still waiting for a price pump. There were a few bullish attempts within the 3-month period. Unfortunately for the bulls, none of those attempts were enough for a strong breakout, thus, relegating GRT to its bottom range.

GRT’s price action found support just below the $0.100 price range. It hovered within this range for the last few weeks, but are there any prospects of an upcoming change?

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Fortunately, the developers behind the projects have maintained healthy development activity. This activity increased significantly towards the end of September.

Source: Santiment

Some of this development activity may have been focused on increasing the number of subgraphs. The Graph’s latest announcement on Twitter revealed that there are now more than 500 subgraphs on the network. The increase was necessary to make indexing easier for the network to provide indexing services within the WEB3 landscape.

The higher subgraph count represents an important step forward. However, it is not clear whether this might be enough to generate more investors’ excitement. GRT’s 30-day MVRV ratio, at press time, was significantly higher than its lowest 4-week range despite still being in negative territory.

Source: Santiment

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The same metric had a slight uptick in the last two days. This confirms that some buying activity occurred. Moreover, GRT’s velocity metric’s performance in September reflected the subdued nature of the price.

It registered its highest spike at the start of October, thus, confirming an increase in trading activity.

Source: Santiment

GRT did garner some upside by just over 4% in the last two days despite the velocity spike. This outcome suggested that most investors, especially whales are still on the sidelines waiting for the right time.

Its network growth metric indicated a decline since 22 September. A potential reason why investors’ excitement has not manifested.

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Source: Santiment

GRT has been stuck in the lower range since June and has even broken out of the previous cup-and-handle pattern expectations.

Whether bullish volumes in the short-term would be a reality is still a toss-up but the long-term potential remains strong. This is because there is still a lot of demand for The Graph protocol’s indexing services.

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