Will The ‘the Sandbox X Mastercard’ Partnership Generate Positive Returns

Cost large Mastercard, not too long ago announced its partnership with The Sandbox and different non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces. The partnership was entered into “carry its funds community to Web3”.

In response to the publication confirming the partnership, Mastercard acknowledged that the marketplaces with which it entered into partnership had been Immutable X, Sweet Digital, The Sandbox, Mintable, Spring, Nifty Gateway, and Web3 infrastructure supplier MoonPay. Collectively, these marketplaces “generated greater than $25 billion in gross sales in 2021 — from artwork to sports activities to video video games to collectibles to metaverse platforms.”

Talking on the target of the partnership, Raj Dhamodharan, Govt Vice President of Digital Asset Blockchain Merchandise & Partnerships at Mastercard acknowledged that:

“With the assistance of those firms, Mastercard’s increasing adoption of Web3 — a brand new model of the web based mostly on blockchain — provides to our present work bringing our fee community to Coinbase’s new NFT market, which opened to all Coinbase customers in Could.”

Nevertheless, since this announcement, SAND, the native token of The Sandbox, has not made any vital traction. Let’s take a better look.

Ashes to ashes, mud to mud

Three days after the announcement of its partnership with Mastercard, The Sandbox’s native token proceeded to document a 24% decline. At an index worth of $1.30 on the day of the announcement, the bears overpowered the bulls and pushed the value downwards. At press time, the SAND token exchanged arms at $0.99. With the value place marked at press time, the token was 88% shy of its ATH of $8.14. 

Supply: CoinMarketCap

Within the final 24 hours, the value per SAND token dropped by 13%. Though a 37% spike was registered in buying and selling quantity within the final 24 hours, the dearth of a corresponding progress in worth solely pointed at accumulation on the time of writing. 

Throughout the final three days, the market capitalization additionally recorded a 23% drop to be pegged at $1.23 billion on the time of writing.

What occurred on 11 June?

On-chain evaluation revealed attention-grabbing actions by the SAND token on 11 June. The token recorded spikes in some main metrics on that day.

The transaction quantity additionally registered a excessive of 52.32 million on 11 June. This was a 60% progress from the 20.67 million recorded a day earlier than. Nevertheless at press time, this had rapidly declined by 61%.

Supply: Santiment

The variety of addresses transacting the SAND token additionally noticed a spike on 11 June. With a complete of 890 every day lively addresses recorded, the token noticed a 22% uptick from the 690 recorded a day earlier than. By press time, this had dropped by 44% to be pegged at 490 addresses.

Supply: Santiment

The whales additionally rallied on 11 June as an uptick was noticed within the variety of whale transactions depend. For transactions above $100k, a transactions depend of 106 was registered on 11 June, a 63% progress from the 39% recorded on 10 June. At press time, this was noticed at 29 transactions. For transactions above $1 million, a depend of 5 transactions was registered. On the time of writing, a 20% decline had been recorded on this determine.

Supply: Santiment

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