Crypto analyst, Timothy Peterson, of Cane Island Alternative Advisors, has pointed out that the Chainlink network has grown by a factor of 10 for two years in a row. Additionally, the growth of the Chainlink network has been ‘fairly consistent’ during this time period. Mr. Peterson shared his analysis of the Chainlink via the following tweet which includes a chart demonstrating the aforementioned network growth.
To note is that 315 projects had integrated Chainlink technology by early November 2020. With the current 414, this translates to a 31.4% increment in the number of blockchain projects using Chainlink in a span of roughly 3.5 months. During the same time period, Chainlink’s price almost tripled in value from approximately $10 in early November to its current value of $28. This in turn proves Mr. Peterson’s Metcalfe model of valuing digital assets using network activity.
According to his Metcalfe Model, LINK’s value is based on function calls by the various blockchain protocols that use its price feeds and oracles. Therefore, the more function calls are made, the higher the demand for the LINK token which is at the core of the Chainlink network. This creates a feedback loop that increases the value of LINK. The converse is also true, a drop in LINK function calls will result in a dip in its value.