18.36M Ethereum addresses joined the network in 2021

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New information reveals that the Ethereum community gained 18.36 million addresses with a stability higher than zero in 2021. That works out to an astonishing progress price of 1.53 million new addresses monthly, however competitors is turning into more and more fierce for market share.

Blockchain intelligence agency IntoTheBlock shared its findings about Ethereum in a Feb. 15 tweet.

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Regardless of Ether (ETH) reaching two new all-time highs in worth in 2021, the expansion price of latest addresses was not notably correlated with worth spikes. The community has gained about 10 million addresses since October.

Whereas total numbers are up, there, there was a lower within the proportion of lively addresses on the community. Total, lively addresses have been 1.05% of all addresses on Jan. 1 2021, peaked at 1.66% on April 25 however havesince fallen to 0.86% as of Feb. 15. 

The variety of whales holding greater than 1,000 ETH has additionally been declining for the reason that begin of 2021. On-chain analytics agency Glassnode reported on Feb. 13 that whale wallets had reached a 4-year low of 6,226.

The common every day quantity of transactions has stagnated round 1.2 million for the reason that center of  December, in response to Ethereum statistics aggregator Ycharts. Excessive fuel charges and alternate options within the type of cheaper and sometimes quicker sidechains and Layer-2 options on Ethereum could also be components. This was famous as a cause in Cointelegraph Journal with Sameep Singhania for why he chose to build Quickswap on Polygon.

Following the large spike in utilization final Could, the Polygon (MATIC) sidechain has averaged greater than double the every day transaction quantity of Ethereum. Polygon at the moment enjoys about 3 million transactions per day.

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The SpookySwap workforce additionally noticed the profit to their customers in constructing on a sidechain versus the Ethereum mainnet. SpookySwap is a decentralized trade (DEX) relies on the Fantom Opera (FTM) L2 resolution. The workforce advised Cointelegraph as we speak, “Fantom supplies an amazing alternative for defi customers with quicker transactions and considerably decrease fuel charges.”

Ethereum continues to be the main sensible contract platform by whole worth locked (TVL) within the ecosystem. On-chain statistics platform Defi Llama signifies that Ethereum at the moment has $124.24 billion in TVL, which vastly outstrips runner up Terra (LUNA) with $15.04 billion.