PYTH down 12% days after Backpack airdrop, per CoinGecko

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PYTH, the native token of the decentralized finance oracle Pyth Community, is down 12% within the final 24 hours.

In accordance with data from cryptocurrency worth aggregator CoinGecko, PYTH is at present altering fingers at $0.477896, which is 12% decrease than its stage from yesterday.

Moreover, the present worth is sort of 13% decrease than its all-time excessive of $0.548655 attained on Nov. 24 however greater than 70% greater than its all-time low stage from Nov. 21.

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PYTH worth chart | Supply: CoinGecko

The token, barely every week previous, began life following Nov. 20 airdrops by the Pyth Community and crypto trade startup Backpack. 

Backpack, which is backed by funds from FTX’s enterprise arm, distributed 250 million tokens, then valued at about $77 million to Pyth NFT holders and the Pyth Discord neighborhood directors throughout 27 blockchains.

Following the airdrop, PYTH’s market capitalization soared to $765 million, with CoinMarketCap knowledge displaying the token was priced at $.053.

Quickly after, the value dropped to $0.28 earlier than settling on the $0.32 stage, giving it a market valuation of $468 million. At the moment, the day by day buying and selling quantity of the token reached $107 million.

The token at present has a market capitalization of greater than $719 million, with a 24-hour buying and selling quantity of $132.5 million. Of the whole 10 billion tokens, about 1.5 billion are in circulation, with airdrop recipients anticipated to assert their tokens by Feb. 18, 2024.

Pyth Community ranks fourth in total value secured, whereas its token stands at #75 on CoinGecko’s market cap rating.


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