According to recent data, Polkadot [DOT] has outperformed other cryptocurrencies in terms of development activity. However, despite this, Polkadot’s revenue has been declining.
Polkadot’s revenue has dropped by 27.8% in the last 24 hours, according to Token Terminal. At the time of writing, the chain had generated a total of $181,000 in revenue.
This revenue decline could indicate that Polkadot’s development activity is insufficient to achieve growth. Other indicators, such as a decrease in the number of users and transfers on the Polkadot network and a significant drop in weighted sentiment over the previous month, also pointed to poor performance.
According to Santiment data, the weighted sentiment for Polkadot was mostly negative last month. This indicated that the crypto community had a negative attitude toward Polkadot at the time.
In addition, according to Lunar Crush, social mentions for Polkadot have decreased by 43.3% and social engagements have decreased by 60.6% in the last three months.
Polkadot may suffer as a result of the decline in engagements and sentiment.
Polkadot did see growth in one area, however. It was in the network’s Polkadot stakeholder count. Polkadot stakers increased by 5.6% in the last month, according to Staking Rewards.
One of the reasons for this growth was the introduction of nomination pools, which account for 99% of the total staked DOT.
In addition to the previously mentioned data, the volatility of DOT has decreased. Polkadot’s volatility has decreased by 97% in the last month, according to Messari data.
This indicated that Polkadot had become more stable and less risky for investors to invest in. This could be one of the reasons why, despite unfavorable developments, Polkadot’s market dominance has increased.
Polkadot’s market cap dominance increased by 4.22% in the last week. This indicated that Polkadot was becoming a major player in the cryptocurrency market.
Despite these encouraging developments, it’s worth noting that Polkadot’s price has dropped by 0.44% in the last 24 hours, to $4.88 at press time.
Polkadot’s development activity was impressive overall, but it may not be enough to propel the project to new heights. It may struggle to truly make an impact in the crypto space unless it places a strong emphasis on community engagement, user adoption, and the adoption of projects built on its protocol.