Cardano (ADA) Demonstrates Mixed Q2 Performance: Surge in DApp Transactions and TVL, but NFT Activity Declines.
According to a recent analysis by crypto analytics firm Messari, Cardano (ADA), a prominent competitor to Ethereum (ETH), showcased a blend of contrasting trends during the second quarter of 2023.
During this period, Cardano achieved an impressive average of 57,881 daily decentralized application (DApp) transactions, representing a significant 49% increase when compared to its performance in the first quarter.
Furthermore, the Cardano blockchain demonstrated notable growth in terms of Total Value Locked (TVL), reaching $151.7 million at the conclusion of Q2. This marks a substantial 10% rise from the end of the previous quarter. Impressively, Cardano’s TVL ranking also advanced, climbing from the 34th position at the start of the year to a noteworthy 21st position across all blockchain networks, as per Messari’s assessment.
Total Value Locked (TVL) is a metric that encapsulates the cumulative capital held within a blockchain’s smart contracts. It is determined by multiplying the value of assets by the amount of collateral locked within the network.
In spite of these gains in DApp transactions and TVL, Cardano also experienced a decrease in non-fungible token (NFT) activity. The project recorded an average of 2,945 daily NFT transactions during Q2, representing a decline of 35.7% in a quarter-over-quarter comparison. Additionally, Cardano’s total NFT trading volume for the quarter stood at $46.2 million, signifying a notable 41.9% decrease compared to Q1.
Messari attributes these declining NFT trends to broader market conditions.
At the time of writing, ADA is trading at $0.292. The cryptocurrency, ranked ninth in terms of market capitalization, has experienced a decrease of over 1.5% in the past 24 hours.
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