Protocols on Ethereum witness high activity, but what does it mean for ETH
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  • Protocols and Layer 2 solutions on Ethereum continue to improve
  • However, Ethereum’s state declines as network growth and velocity go down

Ethereum is still in the process of recovering from its post-Merge blues, meanwhile, protocols on the Ethereum network witnessed growth. According to crypto analytics firm Messari, Graph Protocol, a query network protocol for Ethereum, made massive strides in terms of activity.

Curators, Delegators, and Indexers grew on the network, indicating a larger potential for scaling.

The number of Indexers (+32%), Delegators (+10%), and Curators (+2%) continues to increase QoQ as more mainnet subgraphs are deployed.

In particular, the growth of Indexers is critical to scaling @graphprotocol's network and reached an all-time high in Q3’22.

— Messari (@MessariCrypto) November 27, 2022

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But it’s not just protocols that have increased in terms of activity, multiple L2 chains have also made their presence felt on the Ethereum network. Consider this- the amount of L2 gas spent in November was at 97B units, at the time of writing, it grew by 170% in the last year.

L2s such as Optimism and Arbitrum played a major role in the gas spent. One reason for the same was that the number of transactions being made on both these L2 chains had increased. The number of daily transactions on Optimism was 366k after a growth of 50% over the last month, according to data provided by Dune.

Source: Dune Analytics

Even though L2s on the Ethereum network performed well, stakers on the Ethereum network were unable to generate any revenue. 

From the image given below, it can be seen that the overall revenue generated by stakers had reduced drastically by 25% in the last 30 days. Despite this, validators on Ethereum continued to grow, and increased by 5.67% in the last month, according to data provided by Staking Rewards.

Source: Staking Rewards

Still a long way to go for Ethereum

Unfortunately, Ethereum’s future continued to look bleak. As can be observed from the image below, the platforms network growth declined significantly over the past week. Thus, implying that the number of new addresses that transferred ETH for the first time had decreased.

Ethereum’s velocity depreciated as well, indicating that the number of times Ethereum had been exchanged across addresses had declined.

Source: Santiment

It remains to be seen whether Ethereum’s growing ecosystem could improve its current condition.

At the time of writing, ETH was trading at $1,174.92. Though its price decreased by 3.12% in the last 24 hours, its volume appreciated by 35.69% during the same period

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