Ethereum — historically the number one blockchain for dapp users — dropped to fourth place last month, according to DappRadar.
Rivals WAX, Binance Smart Chain (BSC), and Flow now boast more active dapp users than Ethereum.
BSC, an Ethereum Virtual Machine clone, knocked Ethereum from the top spot in early February. However, WAX has since surpassed BSC for active users.
Entertainment blockchain WAX reportedly contributed around half of all dapp users last month, making it the number one dapp network.
- Yield farming game Alien Worlds was largely responsible for WAX’s activity in April.
- Second place BSC saw its users grow 61% over the month, propelled by DEX PancakeSwap.
- Flow sits in third place. NBA Topshot contributed 99.9% of Flow’s onchain activity.
Over the whole month, the number of daily active dapp users across all blockchains rose 158% to clear one million.
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Ethereum has retained its crown in one area: Total Value Locked (TVL) in DeFi apps. Ethereum’s TVL exceeded $70 billion in April.
However, DappRadar noted BSC’s faster growth rate. BSC’s TVL swelled 126% to $40 billion compared to Ethereum’s 27%.
Mostly, DappRadar chalked the drop up to technical mishaps on Flow’s NBA TopShot.
The firm found glitches caused TopShot transaction volume to plummet by more than 60% in April ($217 million to $83 million).
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