- Ethereum-based whitelisted NFT collections receive 50% to 250% APR through yield farming rewards.
- Protocols that add a utility layer to NFTs have become increasingly popular with the high floor price of BAYC, CryptoPunks and so on.
- Unreasonably high gas fees pose a challenge on the Ethereum network.
- Analysts expect MATIC, Polygon’s native token, to break out based on recent price trends and utility boost.
The latest trend in cryptocurrencies is earning passive income from NFTs. The floor price of top NFT collections on the Ethereum network, such as Bored Ape Yacht Club and CyberKongz, remains relatively high, making it inaccessible to retail traders.
NFTs become accessible for retail traders through sharding and yield farming incentives
The Ethereum ecosystem is plagued by high gas fees, making it inaccessible for retail traders looking to turn a quick profit by flipping ETH-based NFTs. Several projects solve this problem by offering yield farming incentives on NFTs or enabling fractionalized NFT ownership.
A collective of DeFi influencers, PleasrDAO, popularized the concept of fractional ownership of NFTs. PleasrDAO split the DOGE meme into 17 billion pieces of ERC-20 tokens (DOGE tokens), and an initial 20% of the supply was auctioned.
Projects like Shoefy that add a utility layer on top of NFTs make them ideal for earning passive income through the DeFi toolset of staking, farming and income generation through liquidity pools.
Polygon Studios, the gaming and development arm of Polygon, has partnered with Unicly (UNIC), a protocol that combines, fractionalizes and facilitates NFT trading. The Unicly partnership is focused on helping traders create a revenue stream with their digital art and collectibles.
Currently, Ethereum-based NFT collections offer nearly 50%-250% APR through yield farming rewards. Through Unicly, NFT projects built on Polygon will also be eligible for whitelisting and will receive incentives through UNIC rewards.
The Polygon blockchain powers Unicly’s platform. Iit provides solutions to Ethereum’s gas fee problem and further pushes NFTs on the path of decentralization. This is likely to boost the utility of the network, driving on-chain activity higher.
Analysts at Crypto Maximalist, a YouTube channel that shares cryptocurrency price prediction and analysis, believe that after three recent fakeouts, MATIC is underperforming. The altcoin is likely to roll over like other cryptocurrencies with large market capitalizations such as Polkadot, Chainlink, VeChain and Cardano.
The analyst states that
Once Bitcoin starts to level off, money is going to start to rotate back into altcoins, and Polygon is really gearing up for a big move considering how much it has just been consolidating.
MATIC price rally hits the pause button while Polygon bulls still eye $2.50
- MATIC price has been trying to break $1.75 to the upside.
- Polygon bulls tried to get price action above the orange ascending trend line but failed.
- Expect to see another attempt for a breakout soon, after this rally takes a breather and new buyers get into Polygon.
Polygon (MATIC) price has seen bulls trying to break above the orange ascending trend line, but the attempt got rejected at $1.75. Since then, MATIC price action came off the boil a little bit and offered some profit-taking at the higher levels, providing now some entry points at $1.40.
Expect momentum to build further in favor of bulls with a break and consolidation above the orange ascending trend line and next to the break above $1.75.
MATIC price sees RSI pointing to the next phase of the rally
MATIC price saw a bullish breakout and rejection at $1.75. Bulls tried to break above the orange ascending trend line and a historical resistance level, but the price started to fade during the days after that. Bulls took profit at $1.75 but are impatient to lift MATIC price another leg higher, as the Relative Strength Index already shows that buyers are coming back in again after barely hitting the oversold barrier.
MATIC price will see price action continue to evolve in favor of the bulls further. The next attempt will be one where the price will consolidate above the orange ascending trend line and thus build further volume to break the $1.75 resistance level. Once that breaks, expect more bulls to be added to the rally, as MATIC price proves to finally break out of the resistance that has kept MATIC price action muted since the beginning of June.
MATIC/USD daily chart
MATIC price will be lifted higher by the new buyers coming in on the break above $1.75 and the favorable tailwind currently present in cryptocurrencies. The recovery in the stock markets last week has also helped lift investors sentiment back towards riskier assets. Faithful bulls could see profits running up towards $2.50, or a 45% return, depending on their entry.
Should market sentiment turn for the worse and tailwinds in cryptocurrencies start to fade, expect more bears to come in. The RSI would show some heavy profit-taking in MATIC price, and a quick break towards $1.06 would be the expected outcome. Should bears be able to consolidate even below the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA), expect a retest of the low of July, at $0.62.
Is Polygon MATIC back in the race? Is $2 incoming?
Polygon announced an increase in gas fees this week, following which the price plummeted dramatically. Nonetheless, the cryptocurrency has recovered by 28 percent in the last 24 hours, rising from $1.25 to $1.60.
The increase happened after the Korean cryptocurrency market Upbit announced that MATIC coin was now available for purchase and trade. The price rose from roughly $1.23 to $1.63, but then levelled off and is presently falling.
On Polygon, the average price of gas has climbed to almost 56 Gwei. Although a 2900 percent increase in commission seemed startling, it was still considerably less expensive than conducting a transaction on Layer 1 Ethereum, which cost tens of dollars instead of a fifth of a penny.
According to pivot points research, the token’s resistance levels following the $1.65 mark are at $2.00. If the stock takes a negative reversal, though, sellers may face resistance near $1.30 or $1.00.
Furthermore, when compared to the previous several months, the daily chart shows a massive increase in volume. In addition, the $1.65 breakout might attract more buyers.
The MATIC Token is currently trading at $1.55, and has surged by 0.7 percent in the last 24 hours.
Survey shows crypto traders are most bullish on polygon and other cryptos!
The Real Vision Exchange Crypto Survey is designed to assess investor sentiment by allowing participants to scan 30 tokens and decide whether each one should be overweight or underweight. Real Vision Bot, which was created by two independent coders and bolstered by macro master Raoul Pal, conducted the survey.
Mid-week madness? Votes in the @RealVision #cryptocurrency survey over the last 48 hours. #polkadot is leading, follower by #solana and #polygon. #bitcoin where are you?
Don't forget to vote:
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Traders choose an overweight portfolio of smart contract platforms Polkadot (DOT) and Solana (SOL), as well as Ethereum scaling solution Polygon, according to vote results from the first two days of this week (MATIC).
Because the price levels have moved higher, the one-day Polygon price analysis predicts an uptrend for the day. This has proven to be quite advantageous for the entire coin worth, since the price has also surpassed $1.45. As more and more pressure is applied from the buyers’ side, the bullish wave is becoming stronger.
Crypto Traders Most Bullish on Polkadot, Solana, Polygon and 10 Additional Altcoins: Digital Asset Survey
A new survey unveils that crypto traders are most bullish on 13 altcoins including Polkadot, Solana and Polygon.
The Real Vision Exchange Crypto Survey is designed to track sentiment among investors by allowing participants to scan 30 tokens and choose if they want to have an overweight or underweight allocation for each one. The survey was conducted by Real Vision Bot, which was created by two independent developers and boosted by macro guru Raoul Pal.
Results from voting that happened on the first two days of this week indicate traders prefer an overweight portfolio consisting of smart contract platforms Polkadot (DOT) and Solana (SOL), as well as Ethereum-scaling solution Polygon (MATIC).
The scalable and interoperable ecosystem Cosmos (ATOM) is fourth on the list, and smart contract platforms Terra (LUNA) and Cardano (ADA) appear tied for fifth. Traders also have overweight allocations for decentralized oracle network Chainlink (LINK), Ethereum competitor Avalanche (AVAX), Ethereum-based token Enjin Coin (ENJ) and decentralized exchange Uniswap (UNI) for the sixth, seventh and eighth places, respectively.
Tied in ninth place are cross-border payment solutions Stellar (XLM) and XRP, as well as decentralized storage network (FIL).
Real Vision Bot clarifies that the participants are not necessarily holding the cryptocurrencies that they voted for.
“They can of course vote according to their own positions, but also just based on their sentiment or forward looking. There are many reasons why the own book might not be 1:1 the preferred allocation.”
Bitcoin (BTC) is conspicuously absent from the list. Pal highlights that the community is responsible for that absence.
“It’s not us – it’s the community who makes the allocation… You guys, to be exact.