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Ronin surges by 20% in a day amid upcoming token unlock


Ronin (RON) has surged by 20% in the last 24 hours, about two days before its token unlock.

Ronin network will add 22.19 million RON worth currently $15.83 million (14.96% of the market cap) during the token unlock event scheduled for January 27, according to DropsTab insights. There will be two rounds of token unlocking, with Sky Mavis releasing 15.85 million RON and ecosystem fund unlocking 6.38 million RON. 

As a result of a hack that siphoned $615 million from the Ronin network last year, the coin dropped massively. The price of RON fell from $2.26 to $1.10 within a month after the attack – a 53% decline. 

After Terra-Luna collapsed, its price declined even further, losing more than 90% of its value from ATH in just a few months.

However, regarding the current price rally, some community members believe that upcoming RON staking after mainnet’s DPoS migration is a “major catalyst.” The announcement of Google Cloud as a Ronin validator during Axiecon last September and a pending mainnet migration might also contribute to the rally. 

With a market cap of $105.91 million and a self-reported circulating supply of 148,339,298 RON, Ronin is currently trading at $0.7117.

Token unlocks bringing in an altcoin season?

A bullish sentiment has dominated the start of the new year, with Bitcoin up 39% since January 1. With token unlock events going live, some prominent altcoins are also gaining ground with the rise in BTC prices.

Axie Infinity (AXS), which is based on Ronin, surged by 40% prior to the release of $64 million worth of AXS-locked tokens. The decentralized derivatives exchange dYdX‘s cryptocurrency gained more than 60% this month before its token unlocking event on Feb. 2.

By gaining more than $250 billion since Jan. 1, cryptocurrency market capitalization has crossed the $1 trillion mark, with speculative altcoins playing a part.

At the time of press, Ronin is ranked #2621 by market cap and the RON price is up 18.61% over the past 24 hours. RON has a market capitalization of $0 with a 24-hour trading volume of $4.69 million. Learn more ›

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Market summary

At the time of press, the global cryptocurrency market is valued at at $1.05 trillion with a 24-hour volume of $50.06 billion. Bitcoin dominance is currently at 42.18%. Learn more ›

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