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Combined Transactions On Arbitrum And Optimism L2 Chains Outpace Ethereum’s Daily Transfer Count 

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Combined Transactions On Arbitrum And Optimism L2 Chains Outpace Ethereum’s Daily Transfer Count 

Since The Merge, Ethereum’s onchain fees have been considerably lower. However, combined transaction volume on layer two (L2) chains Arbitrum and Optimism has outpaced Ethereum’s onchain transaction output. On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, Ethereum processed 1.10 million onchain transactions, while combined transactions on Arbitrum and Optimism reached 1.32 million for the same day.

Rise of L2 Scaling Solutions Arbitrum and Optimism

Onchain transaction fees have decreased significantly since the first week of Aug. 2022 and even more so since the blockchain transitioned from a proof-of-work (PoW) blockchain to a proof-of-stake (PoS) network on Sept. 15, 2022. Data from etherscan.io’s gas tracker shows that the highest priority onchain ether transaction costs an estimated $0.75 or 23 gwei on Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

According to Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023 data, the average Arbitrum transaction costs around $0.101 per transfer, while an Optimism transaction costs $0.1410 per transfer. L2 scaling solutions have become increasingly popular since 2020, with options such as Polygon Hermez, Zksync, Boba, and Starknet, in addition to Optimism and Arbitrum.

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Transactions per day for Optimism, Arbitrum, and Ethereum with data recorded on Jan. 14, 2023.

These solutions allow for faster and cheaper transactions by reducing the computational workload on the main blockchain network (Ethereum), or layer one (L1). Arbitrum and Optimism transactions are periodically “rolled up” and recorded on Ethereum using an optimistic rollup or optimistic virtual machine. Dune Analytics statistics show that both L2 networks, Arbitrum and Optimism, have seen a significant increase in daily transactions.

For example, Optimism recorded 737,191 transactions on Jan. 14, and Arbitrum captured 586,745 transactions on the same day. Since Jan. 10, 2023, the combined number of transactions on both Arbitrum and Optimism has surpassed the number of direct Ethereum onchain transfers. For example, on Jan. 10, the combined transaction count for both L2 scaling networks was around 1.12 million, while Ethereum processed 1.06 million on-chain transfers.

On Jan. 14, 2023, according to data from Dune Analytics, the combined transaction count for both L2 networks was around 1.32 million transactions, compared to the 1.10 million transactions settled on the Ethereum chain. Ethereum still processes a significant number of transactions per day compared to most blockchains. Since June 17, 2020, Ethereum has typically processed over a million transactions per day. However, a few other crypto networks settle more transactions than Ethereum does, such as XRP and Polygon.

On Jan. 14, Polygon recorded 3.10 million transactions and XRP saw 1.25 million transactions settled on that day. While the L2 chains Arbitrum and Optimism on their own have not surpassed Ethereum’s, XRP’s or Polygon’s transaction per day count, they have seen a significant increase in the last 12 months.

Comparison of Ethereum and XRP network transactions by daily count on Jan. 15, 2023.

For example, on Jan. 15, 2022, Ethereum processed 1.17 million transactions that day, while Arbitrum processed 21,734 transfers per day, and Optimism processed 30,430 transactions per day. The data shows that over the last 12 months, Arbitrum’s transaction per day count has increased by 2,599%, and the L2 scaling solution Optimism’s daily transfer count has risen by 2,322% since Jan. 2022.

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Arbitrum passes Optimism in key metric: Can its growth continue?

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Arbitrum passes Optimism in key metric: Can its growth continue?

  • Arbitrum surpassed Optimism in the number of transactions.
  • Despite growth, decline in active developers and stablecoin network growth raised questions about sustainability.

The Arbitrum protocol recently outperformed Optimism [OP] in terms of the number of transactions made on its network. According to Messari’s data, on 7 February, the number of transactions made on the protocol was significantly higher than Optimism.

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[email protected] processed nearly 5x the number of transactions that @optimismFND did on Jan 29th pic.twitter.com/qcqKy0HL0r

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Users show interest in Arbitrum

The spike in transactions could be attributed to the growing number of accumulated users on the protocol. Out of these users, 74.1% made more than one transaction, while 20.9% were one-time users.

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Despite the average number of transactions per address being lower, the number of active addresses on Arbitrum increased, showing that more people were using the protocol at press time.

Source: Dune Analytics

This growth led to an increase in Arbitrum’s revenue. As per Token Terminal, the overall revenue generated by the protocol was $19,900 at press time, after increasing by 61% over the last 30 days. However, while this is a positive sign of growth and popularity, there were also some concerning signs.

One such sign was the decline in active developers, which implied that the development of the protocol may slow down.

Source: token terminal

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Additionally, the network growth of stablecoins on Arbitrum declined, as stablecoins like Tether [USDT], Dai [DAI], and USD Coin [USDC] all posted disquieting numbers, per data from Santiment. This could further herald an upcoming fall in the protocol’s overall activity.

Source: Santiment

Despite these warning signs, it was important to note that the Arbitrum protocol was still in its early stages of development. It was possible that the decline in active developers and stablecoin network growth is a temporary setback. However, it was also feasible that the decline was a sign of deeper issues that needed to be addressed.

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NFT Market Remains Resilient With 1.23% Increase In Sales, Ethereum Dominates With 81% Of Total NFT Settlements

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NFT Market Remains Resilient With 1.23% Increase In Sales, Ethereum Dominates With 81% Of Total NFT Settlements

Non-fungible token (NFT) sales rose slightly last week, increasing 1.23% to $232.49 million in recorded sales. The top two NFT collections, Otherdeed and Doodles, saw growth of 44% to 58% compared to the previous week. Ethereum continues to dominate the NFT industry, accounting for more than 81% of total sales last week with $188.51 million in NFT sales.

7-Day NFT Sales Increase; Otherdeed, Doodles See 44% to 58% Growth

NFT sales remain steady this week and during February 2023, with $39.72 million in recorded sales so far this month. Over the past seven days, there were $232.49 million in NFT sales, a 1.23% increase compared to the previous week.

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During that time, 481,917 buyers participated in NFT sales, 19.30% more than the previous week. Additionally, 1,390,784 NFT transactions were processed, a 3.21% increase over the prior week. Of the $232.49 million in sales, Ethereum had the most out of the 20 blockchain networks listed on cryptoslam.io.

Ethereum accounted for 81% of total NFT sales, or approximately $188.51 million in settlements. The second largest blockchain for NFT sales was Solana, which processed $27.40 million in the past week, a decrease of 2.65% from the previous week. Immutable X ranked third in NFT sales, with sales rising 37.85% to $4.5 million.

The remaining top NFT sales blockchains, in order, are Cardano, Polygon, Flow, BNB Chain, and Arbitrum. Fantom saw the largest increase in NFT sales this week, with a 73.81% rise, although only $17,064 in NFT sales were settled in the past seven days.

This past week, the top NFT collection was Otherdeed, with sales rising 44.37% to $17.33 million. Doodles saw a 58.49% increase, reaching $13.88 million in total sales. Otherdeed and Doodles were followed by Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC), Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and Checks VV Edition.

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The highest NFT floor value on February 5, 2023, was for Cryptopunks, at 63.99 ether at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The second highest floor value belonged to the BAYC collection, with a slightly lower value of around 63.5 ether.

The most expensive NFT sales from the past week include: Bored Ape Yacht Club #8,483, which sold for $581,000 seven days ago but then sold again for $490,000 two days later; Cryptopunk #2,311, sold for $511,000 three days ago; Cryptopunk #9092, sold for $496,000 four days ago; BAYC #8,483, making the fourth largest sale after being sold twice; and Cryptopunk #9,611, sold for $482,000 four days ago.

The fifth most expensive sale was Cryptopunk #9,611, followed by Hausphases #379, which sold for $461,000 on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

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Smart Contract Token Market Soars To $332 Billion; Defi Value Reaches High Not Seen Since FTX Collapse

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Smart Contract Token Market Soars To $332 Billion; Defi Value Reaches High Not Seen Since FTX Collapse

The smart contract token economy rose 5.6% against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, reaching $332 billion. Additionally, the value locked in decentralized finance (defi) increased to nearly $50 billion, a record high not seen since the collapse of FTX.

Smart Contract Economy and Defi TVL Bounces Back

On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, the top smart contract platform coin economy increased to $332.86 billion, a rise of 5.6% in the last 24 hours. Currently, roughly $20.44 billion in global trading volume is paired with smart contract tokens. Of the top ten smart contract crypto assets by market capitalization, polygon (MATIC) led in 24-hour gains, rising 12% in the last day. Aptos (APT) followed with the second-largest increase, jumping 10.4% higher on Thursday.

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Polkadot (DOT), chainlink (LINK), and solana (SOL) all experienced notable gains in the last day, jumping 6% to 7.1% higher. Smart contract coins outside the top ten that saw significant increases include near protocol (NEAR), which rose 11.4%, and fantom (FTM), which jumped 17.5% on Thursday. Parsiq (PRQ) was the largest gainer with a 27.7% increase, while counterparty (XCP) was the biggest smart contract token loser, shedding 9.9% on Thursday.

The value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has also risen and is near the $50 billion range, at approximately $49.48 billion. Lido Protocol leads the defi pack, as its total value locked (TVL) today represents 17.32% of the $49 billion on Thursday.

Lido’s TVL increased by 5.79%, and the second-largest defi protocol, Makerdao, jumped 2.97% in 24 hours. Rocket Pool experienced one of the biggest defi protocol increases in the last day with a 7.38% rise. According to defillama.com statistics, the top 20 defi protocol TVLs have all seen double-digit increases in the last 30 days.

Ethereum remains the top chain in decentralized finance today, as its defi protocols dominate the total value locked (TVL) by 59.4%. Ethereum is followed by Tron, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), Arbitrum, and Polygon, respectively, in terms of TVL size on Feb. 2, 2023.

Changes over the past month show that the top ten blockchains in terms of defi TVL have also seen double-digit increases in TVL. The largest increase in the last month was Optimism’s TVL, which increased by 47.41% over the 30-day span. The last time the TVL in defi was this high was in Nov. 2022, just before the crypto exchange FTX collapsed.

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What do you think about the market performances of smart contract tokens on Feb. 2 and the rise in defi’s TVL? Share your thoughts in the comments sections below.

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