• Bernstein released a research report on Monday, which showed that Arbitrum has the fastest-growing user base among leading blockchains.
• The blockchain has seen rapid growth in transactions and revenue, with an app ecosystem and DeFi driving adoption.
• Wallets have seen increasing activation trends, new user acquisition has doubled and daily active users are three times higher than six months ago.
Arbitrum’s Fastest Growing User Base
Bernstein released a research report on Monday demonstrating that Arbitrum has the fastest-growing user base among leading blockchains. With increasing liquidity locked, transaction growth has been rapid, reaching almost half of Ethereum’s daily transactions in January. Additionally, daily transactions and revenue are four times higher than six months ago with developer activity also robust.
Growth Driven by App Ecosystem
An array of different apps are fueling adoption, with leading DeFi and gaming applications being key drivers of growth. Examples include crypto derivatives exchange GMX with around $400 million in daily volumes and $500,000 in daily revenue as well as Gains Network, Vela, Camelot Rage Trade, Dopex Lyra and Buffer Finance for trading platforms; Radiant Capital and Factor for lending/asset management; and TreasureDAO for games all scaling well on Arbitrum’s network.
Growing Wallet Activation & Acquisition
The report also noted that wallet activation trends were strong as was new user acquisition which had doubled in 6 months while daily active users had tripled over the same period of time. This is indicative of the growing traction that Arbitrum is seeing amongst its users who believe it offers faster speeds than Ethereum at lower fees along with greater security due to its use of proof-of-stake consensus mechanism instead of proof-of-work like Ethereum uses.
DeFi Driving Adoption
Decentralized finance (DeFi) projects have been a major driver of Arbitrum’s growth due to their ability to provide financial services without intermediaries or centralized control points often associated with traditional banking systems – this includes trading platforms offering asset management products such as lending/borrowing functions at drastically reduced costs compared to what incumbents charge for similar services given their lack of middlemen taking a cut from every transaction made within their networks.
Overall this shows just how much potential there is for further adoption within the decentralized space given how quickly both small projects such as those on Arbitrum can gain traction when they offer compelling value propositions compared to more established ones like Ethereum – especially when coupled with other advancements such as improved scalability solutions like layer 2 networks allowing them to handle larger workloads without compromising speed or security.