Real-world adoption and the ability to service the needs of a wide range of industries are key qualities to have for blockchain projects that seek long-term viability in an increasingly crowded and evolving landscape.
One cryptocurrency project from 2016 that has seen its price breakout to new highs in May is Waves (WAVES), a multi-faceted blockchain protocol that has seen significant growth in 2021 thanks to recent strides in decentralized finance (DeFi), nonfungible tokens (NFT) and real-world adoption.
WAVES/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView
Data from Tradingview shows that after hitting a low of $12.22 on April 25, the price of Waves has swelled more than 205% to a new all-time high at $37.61, with a record $1.24 billion in 24-hour trading volume leading to a 60% spike in price on May 3.
Real-world adoption ignites rally
The spark that led to the double-digit rally over the past week coincided with the announcement that Waves Enterprise had partnered with the Russian space agency