Polygon’s native coin MATIC continues to gain traction as the cryptocurrency experienced an impressive increase in whale transactions over the past 30 days, bolstering price growth for the digital asset and the ecosystem.
Whale Activities Propels Polygon MATIC’s Growth
Recently, Polygon MATIC’s whale transaction volume significantly increased over the past 30 days, which has sparked increased interest in the crypto asset. Whale transactions are classified as transactions that are over $100,000.
Data from on-chain analytics firm IntoTheBlock has revealed a 3,800% increase in whale transactions within the Polygon network. The increase in whale transactions might indicate the presence of active buying and selling maneuvers from institutional and large-scale investors.
“Institutional and whale demand has picked up strongly, with Bitcoin seeing an 80% increase in the volume of transactions of over $100k, Ethereum 170%, and Polygon over 3,800% compared to 30 days ago,” IntoTheBlock stated.
Initially, whale transactions from major players can influence the market dynamics of a cryptocurrency asset. This is one reason why MATIC’s price has experienced a significant uptick in recent weeks.
Furthermore, it was also revealed that wallets holding 100,000 to 1 million MATIC have amassed over 42.88 million of the token since October 24. In addition, 161 transactions totaling $100,000 or more were conducted in a single day—the most since July 2023.
MATIC’s price is not the only asset this increase in whale activity has positively impacted in the last 30 days. The crypto’s market capitalization has also increased significantly following the whale activities and accumulation, recording a 62% increase in the past 30 days.
MATIC’s Performance Over The Past Week
Just last week, the cryptocurrency went past the $0.75 price mark, indicating an over 50% increase in price surge in the last 20 days. This means the crypto is showing significant strength, which could see it reaching the $1 mark by the end of the year.
MATIC experienced a 33% year-to-date (YTD) decline in September but recovered within a month. The MATIC’s price rally puts it in a profit-making position.
Currently, the price of MATIC is $0.87, with a 24-hour trading volume of $943,748,349 as of the time of writing. Its market capitalization is valued at $943,748,349, with an over 4% increase in the past 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap.
In addition, the web3 gaming platform Immutable recent partnership with Ubisoft might also significantly affect the price of MATIC. This is because the platform is the first to establish a zero-knowledge (zk) scaling solution for the Ethereum (ETH) community, and Polygon will power the platform’s zkEVM.