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1.4 Billion MATIC Tokens Were Issued In Just 1 Hour, Price Reacted With 6% Fall

2 Aug, 20222 min readOther
1.4 Billion MATIC Tokens Were Issued In Just 1 Hour, Price Reacted With 6% Fall

As part of Polygon's plan, 1.4 billion MATIC tokens were unlocked from the vesting contract this morning. This volume is equivalent to 14% of the total token supply, or 10 billion MATIC. Meanwhile, if CoinMarketCap data is to be believed, the total circulating supply of the token equals 8.035 billion MATIC.

As Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal explains, the unlocking was planned and affected MATIC tokens that were blocked a year ago. Interestingly, despite the end of the vesting period in April of this year, the tokens have only been claimed now.

This was a planned movement from the tokens which as per vesting have been unlocked 1 year back. These are staking, foundation treasury etc.If any doubts, Read more on the announcement.👇👇One big announcement tomorrow regarding the same🎉✌️ — Sandeep | Polygon 💜🔝3️⃣ (@sandeepnailwal) August 1, 2022

The 1.4 billion unlocked MATICs are divided into three groups, of which:

  • 640 million MATICs belong to the project team
  • 546.6 million MATICs go to the project team
  • 200 million MATIC are distributed as a reward for staking
  • Nailwal also said to expect a big announcement from the Polygon team about MATIC vesting in the following days.

    MATIC price review

    The crypto market certainly reacted to such a large-scale emergence of new MATIC tokens from the vesting. The token momentarily fell by 6% but managed to recover its quotes in a couple of hours and win back half of the fall.

    At the moment, MATIC's price is hovering around the mark of $0.9 per token. After MATIC plummeted from its all-time high of $2.92 by over 90% to the $0.3 level, it began to rise steadily, fueled by good news. As a result, since mid-May, the token has shown an increase of more than 190%.

    MATIC is now approaching the important $1 dollar resistance level, but it is worth waiting for further clarification from Polygon regarding unlocking tokens before gaining MATIC positions.

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