Footprint Analytics Monthly Report: Who will hold on to the 2nd place in the public chain, Binance or Terra?
Growth in the crypto market slowed in December, with DeFi‘s TVL falling to $270.69 billion, down 5.23% MoM, and failing to exceed $300 billion. BTC and ETH had a flash crash and NFT trading market growth returned to a modest positive.
Next, we take a closer look at the overall crypto market in December with data from Footprint Analytics.
BTC, ETH have flash crashes, down over 20%
Footprint Analytics data shows that in December the price of BTC fell from $57,179 to $46,472, a drop of 23%. The highest daily trading volume during the month was $57.7 billion. As of 31-Dec, BTC’s Market Cap was US$8.8 trillion.
The price of ETH fell 24.2% from US$4,592.82 to US$3,695.60. The highest daily trading volume during the month was $40.3 billion. As of 31-Dec, ETH’s Market Cap was US$4.4 trillion.
The price dive of BTC and ETH was perhaps the result of a combination of multiple market factors.
DeFi TVL down 5.23% MoM
The Assets segment saw the largest decline in December, down 60% MoM, due to the negative performance of the cryptocurrency market. The Layer2 and cross-chain bridge TVL increased by 3,510.54% and 270.44% respectively, however, the TVL share was not high and thus did not contribute much to the growth of the overall DeFi TVL in total. As of 31-Dec, DeFi’s TVL was US$270.69 billion, down 5.23% MoM.
Curve continued to dominate this month, leading the DEX race for the fourth consecutive month. Curve Financial’s TVL for the month was US$20.81 billion, up 27.9% MoM.
Public chains compete fiercely, each with its own way of capturing the market
Terra set a record high, capturing 6.67% of the market with a 65.05% growth rate and $18.04 billion TVL, overtaking Avalanche ($12.84 billion TVL, 4.74% market share) and Solana ($11.2 billion TVL, 4.14% market share) to rank third behind Ether ($167.88 6.02% market share) and Binance ($18.4 billion TVL, 6.80% market share) in third place.
Footprint Analytics – Market Share of TVL For Chains
On 20-27 Dec, Terra surpassed Binance as the second-largest public chain in terms of TVL, and on 28th, Binance overtook it. Terra can buck the trend of declining TVL on mainstream public chains, helped by the presence of Lending’s Anchor and Staking’s Lido on its chain. For more information on Terra, see “Will Terra crack the Top 3 in Q4?”
In addition to the major public chains, the fastest-growing TVL in the last 31 days was Aurora, which rose 456.88% from $100 million to $590 million, helped by Trisolaris. Which is a decentralized exchange within the NEAR ecosystem, deployed on the Aurora chain. It is worth noting that NEAR had previously announced an $800 million Ecosystem Foundation, of which $350 million is focused on the development of the DeFi business.
NFT volume growth was positive for the first time since August, up 0.78%.
Since July, the NFT market has become blisteringly hot, with a lot of trading and a lot of high-priced NFTs, but the monthly change in NFT trading volume shows that only the July to August period was a period of increased trading, with a gradual decline after August.
It seems to be a process of overheating and then calming down. The NFT market, which is gradually passing through a period of calm, saw positive volume growth of 0.78% to US$2.51 billion in December.
This growth was largely driven by a number of NFT collectibles and Metaverse land sales on Ethereum. When looking at Footprint Analytics’ NFT trading volume over the past 7 days, Doodles, which has attracted a large number of users with its public offering, is up 84%, Mutant Bored Ape Yacht Club is up 39%, and virtual land The Sandbox is up 17%. Notably, Capsule is up 3014.86% to rank fifth with $4.8 million.
Investors invest in DeFi & NFT as well as in Web3
The number of Investments made by major investors increased by 6.3% in December, but the amount invested decreased by 25%. In terms of investment sectors, investors remained deeply invested in the DeFi and NFT sectors, with little difference in the amount of money invested compared to November. Meanwhile, with the development of blockchain technology, more and more investment funds were pumped into Web3 , with the number of investments increasing by 70.6%.
Financing is still in the early stages, mostly seed rounds
In December, the cryptocurrency market was still dominated by seed rounds at 64.04%, followed by Series A funding at 15.75%, strategic funding at 13.50% and Series B and above at less than 7%. This reflects the fact that the cryptocurrency market is still in a budding development phase for new projects.
December saw a slowdown in the cryptocurrency market, with major cryptocurrency prices falling and BTC prices fluctuating between $40,000-$50,000 and ETH prices fluctuating between $3,000-$4,000.
DeFi’s TVL of $270.69 billion was slightly lower than November’s TVL. NFT volumes grew slightly with Mutant Ape Yacht Club, Capsule and The Sandbox all adding to the growth in volumes.
Public chains Terra and Binance are battling it out for the 2nd position in the public chain. Investor interest in the DeFi and NFT space remains span, while more funds are being injected into the Web3 space.
Let’s wait and see if Web3 will drive new developments in the cryptocurrency market in 2022, and who will take 2nd place in the public chain.
December Events Review
Nations Current Affairs:
Description: With the crypto market slowing down and competition from public chains fierce, Terra is looking to replace Binance.
Footprint Analytics Analyst: [email protected]
Date: Jan 11th, 2022
Data Source: Footprint Analytics Dec. Report Dashboard
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