Avalanche [AVAX] a relatively new layer-one solution has gained wide recognition of late. Its rally in terms of price and adoption comes at a time when the leading smart-contract platform, Ethereum, struggle with high transaction costs and slower processing times. Since hitting the June lows, Avalanche has been up by well over 460%.
A quick primer: Avalanche is essentially the brainchild of Cornell University computer science professor Emin Gün Sirer, and is often heralded as an “Ethereum killer.” It is designed to be a high-performance blockchain platform that provides a scalable and secure environment required for the creation of decentralized applications [DApps].
One of the massive driving factors was the announcement of Avalanche Rush last week, which happens to be a $180 million liquidity mining incentive program rolled out along with Aave and Curve. It is created to set the stage for more applications and assets to its thriving decentralized finance [DeFi] ecosystem.
Avalanche had previously lacked a bridge to port over digital assets. However, after the introduction of a new bridge, that enabled the transfer of assets between the Avalanche and Ethereum networks. Soon after this, the platform’s TVL saw an astonishing rise. As of 22nd August, the total value locked in Avalanche was $1.12 billion. As a result, the price of AVAX, the token underpinning the platform skyrocketed.
Are bullish cues in Avalanche [AVAX] fading?
The volatility on the AVAX market is intact and the rise in trading volume has supported the parabolic trend. The Chaikin Money Flow [CMF] also depicted a period of capital inflow into the coin market despite a minor dip. The Awesome Oscillator [AO] also aligned with the intense bullish momentum. The Relative Strength Index [RSI], on the other hand, though above the 50-median line, has bounced from the extreme overbought conditions that indicating AVAX’s sporadic rise facing sellers resistance. This could, at least in the short term, cause a minor pullback in the price of the asset.