According to CoinMarketCap, the native cryptocurrency of the BNB chain, BNB, was ranked fourth in terms of market cap. Furthermore, the chain announced a new development stating its expansion in terms of unique addresses.
Things are looking up
According to a recent tweet made by the official BNB Chain twitter account on 29 October, BNB‘s number of unique addresses witnessed significant growth. According to the tweet, the BNB Chain had the highest number of unique addresses outside of Bitcoin [BTC].
BNB Chain now has the highest number of unique addresses outside of #BTC.
This is a testament to the incredible community that is growing by the day.
We are on the road to 1 billion, and we are grateful to have you along with us for the ride.
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— BNB Chain (@BNBCHAIN) October 29, 2022
Despite the surge in the number of addresses, the activity levels of those addresses continued to decline. As evident by the image below, the number of daily active addresses on the BNB chain declined over the last three months.
Another indicator of declining activity was BNB’s declining velocity over the past few weeks. A decreasing velocity implied that the frequency at which BNB was being exchanged among addresses had declined.
Another area where the chain observed depreciation in terms of growth was the NFT market. As can be seen from the image below, BNB’s total NFT marketplace volume had declined considerably.
A ray of hope
Despite the decline in NFT volume, BNB performed strongly in the gaming space. As can be witnessed from the image below, the weekly active gaming users on the BNB chain grew immensely over the past month.
At the time of writing, weekly active users on gaming platforms for BNB had grown all the way from 670,000 to 1.1 million over the past 30 days.
But BNB had more to offer other than improvements in the gaming sector. BNB also performed well in the DeFi sector over the past few days. Additionally, it can be observed that the BNB’s total value locked (TVL) grew over the past month and witnessed a sharp spike in the last few days.
Multiple DeFi protocols on the BNB chain also showed progress during this period. At press time, BNB’s TVL by BNB stood at 5.78 billion and had appreciated 3.05% in the last 24 hours.
The price witnessed similar growth over the past week as well. At press time, BNB was trading at $306.07 and had appreciated by 10.58% in the past seven days. Its market cap had increased by 0.58% and its volume had also grown by 8.19% in the last 24 hours according to CoinMarketCap.