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Polygon (MATIC) Price Prediction 2025-2030: The ‘MATIC to $30’ plan’s success depends on…


Disclaimer: The datasets shared in the following article have been compiled from a set of online resources and do not reflect AMBCrypto’s own research on the subject

Are you unhappy as a MATIC holder? Well, chances are you are. There is some good news, however – You are not alone. Consider this – The crypto-winter saw MATIC fall all the way down to $0.324 on 19 June 2022 – Its lowest level in over a year. Does this reversal signal a bull run or is it a dead-cat bounce waiting to fleece unknowing investors? In this article, we will take a look at events that have influenced the altcoin’s price and the ones that will affect its future.


Here’s AMBCrypto’s Price Prediction for MATIC for 2023-24


Consider this – Ethereum’s most popular scaling solution Polygon has been making the headlines recently. In the spirit of network security and transparency, Polygon announced on 6 October that it had tapped Halborn Security to conduct a security audit of Polygon Avail, a data availability centric blockchain by Polygon which assists blockchain networks with scaling.

Polygon Ecosystem’s recent integration with Shopping.io has enabled MATIC holders to pay for purchases on e-commerce websites including Amazon and eBay, using the crypto.

Furthering its commitment to the environment, Polygon announced on 6 October that it was taking a step towards ocean conservation by partnering with OCEEF, a leading NGO in the ocean conservation field. Polygon aims to assist in the governance and key decision making of the NGO by utilizing web3 tools

On 27 September, Polygon, the firm behind the thirteenth-largest crypto by market capitalization, came out with exciting news when it announced that popular trading platform Robinhood had chosen Polygon as the first blockchain network to debut its Web3 wallet, bringing DeFi closer to retail investors.

In other news, Polygon informed users that Ethereum’s Merge had dramatically reduced its carbon dioxide emissions.

MATIC’s YTD chart may suggest a buy signal, given that the crypto is currently trading around $0.823, compared to $2.58 at the beginning of the year. While this may look like a ripe opportunity to beef up MATIC holdings at a discounted price, it is important to look at other factors while making an investment decision.

Numbers from the trading volume, however, are quite worrisome. Ethereum’s most popular layer 2 scaling solution has lost more than 62% of its daily trading volume over the past seven days. $272 million worth of MATIC were traded over the past 24 hours, compared to $525 million a week ago.

One possible reason for the sharp decline in daily volume of MATIC is the Ethereum Merge that took place on 15 September. The crypto has taken a hit following the Merge event, with both market cap and daily volume on a downtrend. 

Polygon recently published an analytical insight into its bridge flow between January and August 2022.  A closer look at the numbers revealed that in these 8 months, more than $11 billion entered the Polygon ecosystem from multiple chains. Ethereum and Fantom Opera contributed the most with an inflow of $8.2 billion and $1.06 billion, respectively, which also puts it at the top in terms of net volume.

As far as bridges are concerned, Ethereum’s PoS bridge and Plasma bridge accounted for a net volume of $1 billion and $250 million within this time period. Meanwhile Ethereum’s PoS and Fantom Opera’s Multichain bridge accounted for a combined outflow volume of more than $7.2 billion. Considering all 43 bridge chain pairs, the average volume comes out to be $48 million.

According to PolygonScan, there are more than 170 million unique Polygon addresses. Just this month alone, the network has added 2.3 million new addresses, at an average rate of almost 150,000 per day.

At the time of writing, MATIC was trading at $0.82. The market capitalization stood at $5.73 billion with $303 million traded over the last 24 hours. With over 142 million unique user addresses and $5 billion in assets secured, Polygon PoS has processed more than 1.6 billion transactions till date.

A turning point?

In February 2021, Matic rebranded to Polygon in a bid to provide a scalable version of Ethereum’s infrastructure and introduce overlay-rollups to combine other layer 2 platforms for instant transactions, among other things. Polygon retained the name of its native token MATIC. The token proceeded to gain by over 200% over the next 30 days. Polygon runs on the proof-of-stake consensus protocol and can be described as an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution with the best of both worlds.

In 2021, MATIC’s price went soaring thanks to the increasing popularity of Ethereum and surging activity in NFTs and play-to-earn games like Axie Infinity. MATIC began the year at a humble $0.018 and market cap of $81 million. By the end of the year, MATIC’s market cap hit a whopping $20 billion, with the altcoin touching its all-time high of $2.92 on 27 December.

On 12 may 2021, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin donated crypto worth $1 billion to the India Covid-19 relief fund set up by Nailwal. This seemingly unrelated event caused MATIC to surge by 145% within the next 48 hours. By 18 May, the token had gone from $1.01 all the way up to $2.45, gaining 240%.

In May 2021, Polygon was in the news after it received backing from billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who revealed plans to integrate his NFT platform Lazy.com with Polygon. Following his investment in Polygon, Cuban claimed that the Polygon Network was “destroying everybody else” at the Defi Summit Virtual Conference in June 2021.

Since the beginning of 2022, Polygon has secured various partnerships, most notably with Adobe’s Behance, Draftkings and billionaire hedge fund manager Alan Howard for development of Web3 projects. Polygon boasts partnerships across various industries. Instagram and Polygon have collaborated on NFTs too.

Stripe has launched global crypto pay-outs with Polygon. Fashion brands like Adidas Originals and Prada have launched NFT collections on polygon

Based on gathered adoption metrics, Alchemy has described Polygon to be the best-positioned protocol to drive the booming Web3 ecosystem. Data from Alchemy also showed that at press time, Polygon hosted more than 19,000 decentralized applications (dApps) on its network.

On 27 May 2022, Tether (USDT) , the largest stablecoin by market capitalization, announced that it was launching on the Polygon Network. MATIC rose by more than 10% following news of the launch.

Citigroup released a report in April 2022, one in which it described Polygon as the AWS of Web3. The report went on to claim that the Metaverse economy is estimated to be worth a whopping $13 trillion by 2030, with most of it being developed on the Polygon Network. Citigroup also believes that Polygon will see widespread adoption thanks to its low transaction fees and developer friendly ecosystem.

The Terra network’s collapse in May 2022 triggered an exodus of developers and projects. Polygon soon announced a multi-million dollar Terra Developers Fund in a bid to help migration of anyone looking to switch networks. On 8 July, Polygon Studios CEO Ryan Wyatt tweeted that over 48 Terra projects had migrated to Polygon.

Crypto exchange Coinbase published a report on 8 August 2022 which claimed that the future of Layer 2 scaling solutions could very well be a zero-sum game, hinting that layer 2 solutions like Polygon could overtake Ethereum in terms of economic activity.

On 8 August 2022, blockchain security form PeckShield reported a rugpull by Polygon based play-to-earn game Dragoma, following a sharp decline in the value of its native token DMA. The same has been corroborated by data from Polygonscan which shows a clear surge in token transfers and transfer amount on the day of the alleged rugpull which led to a loss of over $1 million.

In the week following Polygon’s announcement of the Gnosis bridge, MATIC surged more than 18% breaking the crucial resistance at $1 for a brief period. This feature paves the way for Web3 teams like DeFi protocols and DAOs to transfer assets between Ethereum and Polygon, for considerably less gas fees without compromising on security.

Numbers from the 32nd edition of PolygonInsights, a weekly report published by Polygon outlining key network metrics, indicated that in spite of dropping down from the $1 mark that MATIC had reclaimed barely a week before, not all was lost. Weekly NFT volume stood at $902 million, a whopping 800% increase from the previous week. Meanwhile Active wallets grew by 75% to 280,000.

In an industry that is often bashed for being energy intensive and harmful for the environment, Polygon has distinguished itself by achieving network carbon neutrality after offloading $400,000 in carbon credits. This nullified the carbon debt accrued by the network. As per the ‘Green Manifesto’ published by Polygon, they now plan to achieve the status of being carbon-negative by the end of 2022. In fact, they have pledged $20 million towards that milestone.

Cercle X, the world’s first decentralized application for waste management solutions, announced on 15 August that it had integrated with Polygon to leverage Web3 to digitize the garbage disposal process by developing a waste management dashboard.

Whale Movement

Source: Santiment

Data from blockchain analytics firm Santiment shows that following the market wide sell-off triggered by the collapse of Terra, almost 30% of the supply held by top exchange addresses (whales) was taken off of exchanges, the same is corroborated by the visible spike in supply held by non-exchange addresses which indicates that supply held by non-exchange addresses soared all the way to 806 million MATIC. 

However, come mid-June, this transfer was reversed, with investors rushing their MATIC holdings into exchanges and non-exchange holdings dropping by 240 million MATIC.

It would be safe to assume that these holdings came from non-exchange addresses as a sharp decline in supply held by them is visible. For over a month the holdings were rather dormant in their respective places, but by the end of July, supply held by top exchange addresses were slashed again, this time by 120 million MATIC. At the same time, non-exchange addresses held a whopping 6.6 billion MATIC. 

Latest Stats

On August 30, Polygon released the 34th edition of PolygonInsights, a weekly analytics report where key metrics about the network, dApps and NFTs are published.

With 817,000 weekly active users, the network registered a 14% growth, compared to the 805,000 active users in the previous week. While daily transactions fell by 3%, the overall transactions were 12% cheaper than the week before. The average daily revenue came out to be $45,100.

Numbers in the NFT department were a lot more optimistic. The weekly NFT grew by a whopping 400%, reaching $656 million. The number of new NFT wallets surged by…



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