Since its low on January 23, when it fell $10 billion short of the $200 billion barrier, the value locked in decentralized finance (defi) has risen. The TVL is currently 13.60 percent higher, owing to a significant increase in the value locked over the last three days.
Avalanche (AVAX) has returned to the race. AVAX, currently ranked 12th, has had tremendous gains of 13.06 percent in the last seven days.
The price of one AVAX token has risen 9.82 percent in the previous 24 hours and is now at $78.57 at the time of writing.
AVAX’s market cap increased to $19,254,553,442 with 245,053,936 AVAX tokens in circulation after the last 24 hours were added to the prior gains.
AVAX to Flip ETH & SOL?
Aaron Arnold, a crypto analyst and host of Altcoin Daily, believes that a popular layer-1 smart contract platform will have a breakout year in 2022.
In a recent video, the popular trader informs his 1.21 million followers that Avalanche (AVAX) is poised to give Solana (SOL), another Ethereum (ETH) competitor, a run for its money as Solana recovered from network overload concerns last month.
“I think [Avalanche] has the potential to flip Solana, whether it’s in the short term, mid-term, or long term. I think it has a strong potential future.”
According to the host of the Altcoin Daily, AVAX could overtake Ethereum in terms of transaction volume.
Although Ethereum is the market leader for layer-1, open-source DApp platforms, the difference in daily transactions between Ethereum and AVAX is now just 3% or 33,000 transactions. A
AVAX appears to be on the verge of converting Ethereum into transactions, which is a significant milestone, he added.
Arnold then goes over the various niches that Avalanche now serves in the crypto market.
The AVAX ecosystem is one of the most extensive in the universe. The massive Defi sector has attracted many people from Ethereum’s DeFi sector.
The gaming and NFT [non-fungible token] sectors are enormous. It also has DApps, a private wallet, and so on. Hence, AVAX is one to keep an eye on.