On 14 November, Charles Hopkinson, the founder of Cardano, stated that Cardano’s ecosystem had been growing at a rapid pace. At the time of the tweet, the platform was hosting 3.6 million wallets, over 100 launched projects, and over 1,000 projects were currently under progress.
Cardano’s ecosystem, especially the dApps, had done well over the past 30 days. According to data by DappRadar, top Cardano dApps, such as Miniswap and SundaeSwap, grew in terms of unique active users on their protocol. The unique active users for Miniswap grew by 21% and for SundaeSwap, the increment observed was 20% over October.
In terms of DeFi, however, there was some volatility observed. As can be seen from the image below, the total value locked (TVL) fluctuated massively over the past month and declined significantly after 7 November. At the time of writing, Cardano’s TVL was 52.78 million and had depreciated by 6.17% in the last 24 hours.
Cardano didn’t fare well in the NFT space either. As evidenced by the image below, as the trend of the NFT market by volume continued to decline. However, the number of trades made grew by 72% in the last 30 days, according to data provided by opencnft.
The velocity of Cardano transactions also increased, indicating that the frequency with which Cardano was being exchanged amongst addresses had grown.
Another positive for Cardano holders was the spike in transaction volume in profit over the last few days, which can be seen from the image below. However, despite the spike of transaction volume in profit, the Market Value to Realized Value (MVRV) ratio continued to decline. This implied that most people would realize their losses if they all were to sell their Cardano holdings at the press time price.
At the time of writing, Cardano was trading at $0.344. Its price had depreciated by 17.50% in the last seven days. However, its volume observed an uptick of 34.5% in the last 24 hours according to data provided by CoinMarketCap. Its market cap also witnessed an uptick of 0.25% and at the time of press, Cardano had captured 1.32% of the overall crypto market.