Many people have made assumptions about the origin of the abrupt, jarring increase in operational addresses on the network.
Santiment, an on-chain analytics company, said it is still looking into what caused the unexpected increase in active Ether (ETH) addresses, which has outpaced the previous ATH by a staggering 48 percent.
The analytics company announced on Wednesday that there were suddenly 1.06 million daily active accounts on Ethereum, smashing the previous record of 718,000 held back in 2018.
Experts Still Searching For The Reason Behind ETH’s Massive Spike :
An operational IP is something that has recently completed a transaction. The number of active addresses might reveal the extent of on-chain activities, from platforms and traders making straightforward token transactions to developers and projects entering updates to their work.
Santiment claims that its staff is still looking into what caused the rise. Tim Beiko, an ETH core engineer, was contacted by Cointelegraph to inquire about the strange activities, but no response was received immediately.
Conor Grogan, the head of the strategy at Coinbase, tweeted that rather than increased adoption, the rise in activity is due to a high amount of coin transfers for each unit of gas.
In contrast to increased “productive” activity from decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens, he said that the rise in active addresses is the result of an increase in mundane transaction activity, like Binance running a maintenance sweep (NFTs).
According to Santiment data, active addresses have risen since they reached a two-year low point on Wednesday of 364,400, with a significant minor jump on July 16 up to 583,000.
The Tether (USDT) daily active addresses indicator has also witnessed a big increase in active accounts over the previous two days spanning from Tuesday to Wednesday, which could support Grogan’s findings that more activity is coming through straightforward token transfers.