Tezos has set a new record for the amount of contract calls in a given month in January 2021. In February there is the possibility of several new Dapps launching alongside the most featureful Tezos upgrade amendment: Edo.
A Smart Contract Call Record
Contract calls are interactions with smart contracts in the form of transactions. This is an important metric to see growth in the adoption rate of mainnet smart contracts. Since July 2020, the amount of contract calls has increased to 1,209% of the July total.
Every month we’ve seen a new record in the number of contract calls (except for November, which had a 10% drop).
January saw a 22% increase compared to December. At 22% it sounds ok, but if put this growth into perspective, we see that that 22% is 2.2 times the total amount of contract calls in July last year. We’re witnessing exponential growth.
If we’re looking at developer activity, we also continue to see growth in activity. In December, we saw an average of 700 daily new deployments on testnets. But in January, we see an average of 930 daily new deployments.
February is set to bring a lot of new launches and milestones.
The latest protocol upgrade will go live on mainnet in the second week of February. This is a feature-packed upgrade that includes privacy features.
This means that developers can easily integrate privacy into their smart contracts, which will enable them to provide private transactions and develop “privacy-conscious” applications.
Edo also introduces Tickets. Tickets is a convenient mechanism for smart contracts to grant portable permissions to other smart contracts or to issue tokens.
Tickets will be improving challenges like concurrency, which is a general issue developers face, especially in decentralized smart contract platforms.
Tickets also enable a more efficient way of interacting between contracts. It will enable self-custody of first-class coins/token permissions and improve the developer experience.
These are just a few of the advantages Tickets will bring and you can read more about tickets here.
Kalamint is a platform that can be used to create, sell and collect NFTs. Besides the advantage of low Tezos fees over high fees on Ethereum-based NFT platforms, Kalamint will have a unique governance design that includes a Guild.
We’ll do an extensive article on Kalamint before they launch the platform on the 18th of February.
TEZEX is a cross-chain gateway to Tezos. It will enable value to come from Ethereum to Tezos DeFi in a few clicks. After that, users can move away from the current fees on Ethereum, and experience a drop in costs that is on average 3,000 times cheaper on Tezos.
When TEZEX launches, another crucial instrument joins the Tezos DeFi landscape.
This is the second Decentralized Exchange (DEX) that is built on Tezos. Chances are that it will launch in February. This does, however, depend on the progress of the external audit of Quipuswap.
Kolibri is an algorithmic stable coin, built on Tezos and backed by XTZ. A February launch of Kolibri could be a bit optimistic to expect, but a testnet was released in the beginning of January, so there has some significant progress.
In February, Tezos will quite likely reach the milestone of 1,000,000 funded accounts.
With currently 945,284 funded accounts and 97,253 new funded accounts in the past 30 days, ~55,000 account are likely to get created this month and break the 1 millionth milestone.