The Avalanche price is breaking out. AVAX is trading at $72.45, which is a few points below its highest level last week. It has risen by more than 40% from its lowest level in October. This rebound has brought its total market cap to more than $15.8 billion. This makes it the 15th biggest cryptocurrency in the world.
Why AVAX rallied
Avalanche is a fast-growing blockchain project that became extremely popular in September as the prices of key Ethereum-killers surged. It is a blockchain project that is best known for its low cost of transactions and fast speed.
While Ethereum handles less than 20 transactions per second, Avalanche is known for handling more than 4,000. This makes it a highly versatile platform for developers such as those in the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry.
Today, the platform has more than 55 DeFi platforms that have a total value locked (TVL) of more than $8.45 billion. While this is a relatively small number compared to Ethereum, it is notable since Avalanche’s mainnet went live last year. At the same time, the Avalanche Rush project that has more than $200 million to spend will lead to more activity.
In recent months, we have seen more established platforms shift their operations to Avalanche. The most recent ones are Oh Finance and Venly.
Avalanche price prediction
The four-hour chart shows that the Avalanche price has been gaining momentum in the past few weeks. As a result, the price has managed to move above the short and longer-term moving averages. It is also above the Ichimoku cloud as bulls attempt to move above the key resistance level at $75. The coin also seems like it is forming a cup and handle pattern.
Therefore, I suspect that the AVAX price will keep rising as bulls attempt to move to the all-time high of $81.82. This price is about 14% above the current level. On the flip side, a drop below $70 will invalidate the bullish view.