AAVE’s future in limbo? Here are Aave updates you have been missing out on

  • 30 January 2023, Monday, 02:45

Aave experiences a decline in the number of unique users and transactions despite growth in staked ETH. Even so, interest in the token continues to increase.

According to recent data by Messari, it was observed that the stETH pool on the Aave protocol became the largest deposit pool on the platform.

This growth was attributed to the rising interest in staked Ethereum due to the upcoming Shanghai upgrade.

The $stETH pool on #Ethereum's @aaveAAVE V2 has become the largest deposit pool on the protocol.$stETH can be used as collateral, but not borrowed on AAVE V2.

What has caused this recent surge? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/6QWsKA4W9z

— Messari (@MessariCrypto) January 28, 2023

The growth in staked ETH deposits over the last month was substantial. Despite this, the number of unique users on the Aave protocol has seen a decline.

It fell by a significant 35.3% over the last month and the number of transactions on the platform decreased by 45.01% during the same period.

All about the revenue

The decline in the number of users on Aave had a material impact on the revenue generated by the platform. According to data from the token terminal, the revenue generated by Aave has fallen by a staggering 45% over the last three months.

Source: token terminal

Aave token continues to rise

Despite this decline in revenue and the number of users, the interest in the Aave token has continued to grow. This can be seen through the sharp uptick in the percentage of large holders accumulating Aave, as well as a noticeable increase in the velocity of the Aave token.

This increase in velocity suggests that the frequency with which Aave is being exchanged between addresses has increased over the last month.

However, Aave’s network growth continued to decline during this period. It somewhat suggested that new addresses weren’t attracted to the Aave token at the time of writing.

Source: Santiment

Even though the protocol may be seeing a massive decline in terms of revenue, investors’ increasing interest in the Aave token could be a reason to smile. At the time of writing, the Aave token was trading at $85.95 and its price decreased by 1.86% in the last 24 hours.

Despite this dip, growth in users’ interest and staked ETH deposits show Aave remains a promising investment for users who want to get exposed to the growing DeFi space.

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Source: ambcrypto.com