Polkadot sees an increase in USDT revenue; what does this mean for traders?

Polkadot [DOT] recently published the most recent edition of its weekly digest, which highlighted all of the noteworthy developments in the ecosystem over the last week.

All of the developments appeared to be promising, as they helped to expand the network’s capabilities while adding value to it.

Consider the most recent integration of Moonbeam and Darwinia. Through Darwinia’s Universal Cross-Chain Messaging Network, this new integration will enable RING cross-chain token transfers and connected contract interactions.


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More good news came in for Polkadot as it registered a spike in its revenue in USDT last week as it reached over $900. Not only this, but Polkadot’s daily transfer amount also registered an uptick and went up to 12.26 million, but it declined later.

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Metrics at play?

The aforementioned developments were reflected in DOT’s on-chain metrics as well, which was a green signal for the network. DOT’s development activity surged last week, representing all the efforts made by the developers to improve the capabilities of the network.

Nonetheless, at the time of writing, DOT development activity went down. DOT’s social volume also spiked quite a few times over the last week, indicating increased popularity of the token.

Source: Santiment

Interestingly, a possible reason for the increase in Polkadot’s revenue can be attributed to its NFT space. According to Santiment’s data, DOT’s total NFT trade counts and trade volumes in USD went up the same day when its revenue registered an uptick.

Source: Santiment

Reportedly, the number of new addresses on Polkadot, after declining for quite some time, has registered a slight uptick lately, which is a positive signal.

This might be troublesome for investors

Despite these developments, none of this was reflected on DOT’s daily chart as it registered negative 4% seven-day gains, which saddened the investors.

According to CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, DOT was trading at $5.95 with a market capitalization of over $6.7 billion.

A few metrics revealed the possible reason why the token struggled to go up last week. For instance, DOT’s weighted sentiment metric went down considerably over the last seven days; however, at the time of writing, it did register an uptick.

Moreover, the number of stakers on Polkadot continued to decline, which was a negative signal.

Source: Santiment

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