Keeping up with the latest trends in cryptocurrency is a must for projects that want to stay relevant and continue to gain market share. The hype is currently swirling around decentralized finance (DeFi) and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) — and IOST is one protocol that has been capitalizing on these growing movements to help expand its community.
Data from Cointelegraph Markets and Tradingview shows that the price of IOST, the 78th-ranked digital asset by market capitalization, has risen 650% since Jan. 8, from $0.0058 to $0.045 on Feb. 17, its highest level since June of 2018.
IOST/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView
Three reasons for the strong price performance thus far in 2021 include its entrance into the DeFi arena, the addition of NFT functionality combined with a new marketplace where users can buy and sell items, and increased support for staking from top exchanges, which led to a significant increase in the token’s trading volume.
IOST enters the DeFi arena