The token associated with Waves (WAVES), a project that allows users to launch custom tokens, soared nearly 57% last week even as Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC), Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) and Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) fell.
|Cryptocurrency||7-Day % Change (+/-)||All-Time High Value/Date Reached||% Change (+/-) Since All-Time High|
|Waves (WAVES)||+56.8%||$41.33 On May 4, 2021||-55.1%|
|THORChain (RUNE)||+30.2%||$21.26 On May. 19, 2021||-78.3%|
|Chiliz (CHZ)||+18.8%||$0.8915 On March 13, 2021||-77.4%|
|NEAR Protocol (NEAR)||+14.6%||$20.42 On Jan. 16, 2022||-51%|
|Celo (CELO)||+11.6%||$10.66 On Aug 30, 2021||-75%|
|Anchor Protocol (ANC)||+11.4%||$8.31 On March 19, 2021||-50.4%|
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Why Waves Rose? On Friday, Puzzle Swap, an automated market maker based on mega pools, announced a megapool for “true Waves fans.”
New megapool for true Waves fans!
Provide liquidity to earn approx 30% APY! Especially suitable for WX holders
PS. This means WX, WCT and WEST are now listed on Puzzle! pic.twitter.com/QNycLuxOMX
— Puzzle Swap (1 ➝ 2) (@puzzle_swap) March 4, 2022
The launch of a blockchain-agnostic Metaverse, establishment of a new partnership with token bridge Allbridge and the project’s migration to Ver 2.0 have all played significant roles in Waves’ rise last week.
Waves was also added by Binance as a collateral asset by Binance, the largest spot exchange by volume last week.
Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, the project’s founder Sasha Ivanov reminded his Twitter followers that he was from Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
Some Twitter users have termed Waves as the “Russian Ethereum” and have noted its appreciation during the crisis.
— doppel (@doppel_ichi) February 26, 2022