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Tezos (XTZ) Price Struggles, Can Rising TVL Help?

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19 October 2022, 19:16 GMT+0000
Updated by Ali M.
19 October 2022, 22:58 GMT+0000
In Brief
  • XTZ price broke below the multi-year support line of $1.35 on Oct. 13.
  • Revenue-centric metrics were down substantially in Q3.
  • DeFi TVL in Tezos appreciated by almost 185%. 
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Tezos price is still trading close to its lower long-term support level at the $1.30 mark. But with developments happening in its ecosystem, XTZ investors are hopeful of a breakout. 

XTZ price broke below the multi-year support line of $1.35 on Oct. 13. Although Tezos tried to make a few bullish strides since then, bears have remained in control. The larger price action is also trending down since Sep. 12.

XTZ Price Prediction: Consolidation Continues 

Tezos price noted a 25% pullback in August, followed by another 15% retracement in September.

From a technical point of view, XTZ price flashed bearish signals. The Relative Strength Index showed sellers were dominating the crypto market. 

Tezos XTZ price
XTZ/USDT daily chart | Source: Trading View

On the daily timeframe, XTZ price remained well below its key resistance level of $1.50 despite bouncing off its weekly low of $1.35 on Oct 17 and 18. 

A recent Messari report presented that during Q3, Tezos recouped some of the losses with a 31% bear market rally. However, the 31% price gains didn’t hold due to the larger crypto market’s bearish momentum. 

Notably, revenue-centric metrics for Tezos were down substantially throughout Q3. XTZ revenue dived to $191,000, presenting a 60% drop quarter-to-quarter. XTZ had a circulating P/S ratio of 2,181x, while transaction fees saw a 58% drop. 

Tezos DeFi Ecosystem Sparks Hope

Tezos released the 11th protocol on September 23, while its next protocol upgrade is scheduled for mid-Q4. The next upgrade is set to introduce Smart Contract Optimistic Rollups (SCORUs). 

Notably, the developments in Tezos’s ecosystem have been reflected in the coin’s development activity which is in a considerable uptrend. Even though the price continued to consolidate, the coin’s development activity started rising on Oct. 14. 

Tezos XTZ price
Source: Santiment 

However, low social volumes and a negative weighted sentiment presented that there was not much noise around the project. 

Nonetheless, a bullish trend could be seen in the total value locked (TVL) in the XTZ DeFi ecosystem. TVL appreciated by almost 185% from $14 million to $40 million in a matter of 10 days. 

Tezos XTZ price
Source: Defilama

A rise in TVL could be indicative of institutional interest rising in the project and could act in favor of XTZ bulls. 

Going forward, if XTZ price breaks and holds above $1.50 resistance, a good retail push can send the coin to as high as $2. However, an invalidation of the bullish thesis can send XTZ price down to the lower $1.2 price range.

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