Frax Share (FXS) has been one of the few altcoins to achieve dominant price performance amid the bear market from late 2021 to early 2022. En the month between December 14 and January 14, FXS was up 128% against the US dollar and 159% against Bitcoin (BTC). In addition to this impressive feat, FXS topped charts for historically bullish trading conditions on multiple occasions throughout this period. What’s behind the token’s strong recurring trading outlook?
Running a stablecoin ecosystem
FXS is the utility token that underpins the Frax ecosystem, a stablecoin protocol that seeks to occupy a middle ground between fully collateralized and fully algorithmic stablecoins, taking advantage of both designs.
Consistent with the protocol’s highly “governance-minimized” approach to its architecture, there is a limited set of parameters that the community can tune using the token. These include updating the collateral rate ratio, i.e. the FRAX stablecoin portion of the protocol that is algorithmically or collateral stabilized, as well as adding collateral funds and adjusting various fees.
The FXS supply is initially capped at 100 million tokens, and the protocol is designed to make the token supply deflationary as demand for the FRAX stablecoin increases. This mechanism could be responsible for at least part of FXS’s momentum in recent weeks. As Cointelegraph previously reported, FRAX added 300% to its circulating supply between the end of October and the end of December.
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Due to this link between FRAX demand and the corresponding reduction in FXS supply, FRAX adoption rounds can theoretically result in waves of FXS appreciation. Evidence supporting this hypothesis can be found in several recent cases of the decentralized finance (DeFi) community adopting stablecoin.
On the one hand, the addition of FRAX to the Convex Finance platform, where several major DeFi protocols compete for voting rights that can be leveraged to increase the yield of their respective stablecoins, preceded a significant increase in the price of the FXS token.
Interestingly, many of these FXS rallies, apparently inspired by major FRAX adoption events, produce recurring patterns of trading and social activity that are detected by the indicator Cointelegraph Markets Pro algorithmic Score VORTECS™. This AI-powered tool is trained to sift through historical token performance data, looking for familiar combinations of variables such as price movement, volume business tion and Twitter sentiment that have consistently preceded dramatic price moves.
Green means go for it
Here, for example, is the graph of the FXS Score VORTECS™ vs. price for the week FRAX was added to Convex Finance. The indicator showed an ultra-high score over a full day before the token’s mighty price surge.
Scores greater than 80 conventionally indicate strong confidence of the algorithm in that conditions around assets are historically bullish, while those above 90 suggest extremely high confidence. In this case, on December 20th, with the FXS price practically stable, the token’s Score VORTECS™ exploded, reaching an impressive value of 96 (red circle on the chart). Thirty-two hours after the high score, the price of FXS skyrocketed from USD 13.96 to USD 18.27 in just 18 hours.
In the weeks that followed, the FXS Score VORTECS™ spikes continued to precede price spikes. Earlier this week, two runs of scores above 80 heralded two phases of explosive price action, including one that saw the asset hit a weekly high of $41.72.
Not many digital assets show high Score VORTECS™ that often. Additionally, CT Markets Pro’s internal research shows that tokens can vary widely in the degree to which historically favorable conditions anticipate their actual price movement. What is apparently happening in the case of the recent FXS rallies is that the forces driving the token appreciation waves are similar, leading to a familiar arrangement of business and social metrics that the VORTECS™ algorithm captures. so well.
Of course, the relationship between historical precedent and subsequent price action is not always that smooth. However, in many cases, this tool, capable of analyzing asset performance data for years, can be of great use to cryptocurrency traders.
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