Ever since August, the market has been witnessing uptrends and downtrends in phases. However, during every phase, there have been exceptions defying the broader trend. Cardano, Solana, Avalanche, Fantom and Cosmos have been a few of those resistant coins.
Tezos has been fetching market participants lofty returns of late. It is, perhaps, the only “top” alt that has been trading in green for 4 consecutive days. In effect, its price has appreciated by over 25% in just the past 24-hours. For context, the gains of other top alts predominantly revolved in the 1%-2% bracket at press time.
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The reduction in transaction costs managed to attract new users on the network and in retrospect, positively impacted the price. Further, earlier this month, Homebase – a protocol for building DAOs, was launched on the Tezos blockchain.
Now, this would allow users and developers to form several other entities using the network’s smart contract feature. Not to forget, asset loan services were also launched recently on the Tezos network via its partnership with DeFi platform EQIFI.
Consider the network-value-to-transaction value. This ratio explicitly denotes the relationship between the market cap and transfer volumes. Whenever the NVT is high, it indicates that the network value is outpacing the value being transferred on the network.
Such trends tend to rub-off quite positively on the valuation of any alt. During the alt’s May rally, the same had been in revolving in the 100-200 range, but has been under 40 since the second week of September.
Network related upgrades and novel launches on the network have, by and large, acted like catalysts. Tezos, as such, is a self-amending blockchain. In essence, it is possible to upgrade the network without hardforks.
The latest Granada upgrade was implemented last month and the improvements from the aforementioned upgrade include a reduction in the block time and and gas consumption.
Tezos is in the process of catching up with Ethereum’s dominance in the DeFi space and has around 135 projects and dApps in development on its network.
What’s more, cryptocurrency firms in Switzerland have been working with Tezos to launch tokenized assets like popular stocks on its blockchain. The same would act like a breather in the future amidst the evolving and competitive environment. Thus, the short-term setbacks would eventually be overshadowed by the favorable long-term prospects.
Ethereum is a “world computer”: It lets people build apps & products with money baked into the code. If you believe that web3 is going to continue to grow, then you likely believe that over time,
Ethereum will become the “settlement layer” of the internet: All sorts of transactions (whether on-chain or even Visa) will turn to Ethereum to exchange funds and keep secure, immutable records.
Owning ETH is like owning shares on the internet. Demand for ETH will go up with increased web3 adoption, while upcoming changes will decrease the supply of ETH and let more value accrue to holders.
Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer online currency, meaning that all transactions happen directly between equal, independent network participants, without the need for any intermediary to permit or facilitate them. Bitcoin was created to allow “online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.”
Bitcoin created a decentralized monetary system which can transfer money from one person to another. That only allowed for monetary transactions, there was no way to add conditions to those transactions:
Alice can send Bob 5 BTC, but she couldn’t tell Bob that he will get the money only if he performed certain tasks.
These conditions are a smart contract: self-executing with specific instructions written in its code which get executed when certain conditions are made.
Say Alice wants to buy a house. The seller will receive the funds only if property rights are cleared and after the rights have been transferred over.
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