Ethereum Title Service (ENS), a distributed area identify service based mostly on the Ethereum blockchain, introduced that it noticed over 2.2 million new registrations in 2022.
The service celebrated its most profitable yr but because it turned probably the most extensively built-in blockchain naming normal in the marketplace.
The two.2 million new ENS names registered in 2022 additionally characterize round 80% of the entire domains ever created. Information from Dune Analytics confirmed that the quickest registration charge was recorded in September 2022, with over 400,000 new names registered. Because the yr got here to an finish, the registration tempo slowed down and December closed with solely round 50,000 new names added.
This brings the entire variety of ENS names created to date to 2.8 million based on Dune Analytics. Information from the platform itself places this quantity at round 2.76 million.
The two.8 million names belong to round 600,000 distinctive individuals within the ENS naming service, exhibiting that proudly owning a number of names has turn out to be a normal in the neighborhood.
The quick registration charge recorded in September may have been a results of Coinbase’s ENS integration. The change enabled customers to vary their pockets usernames to an ENS subdomain of Coinbase IDs in late August. Coinbase stated that the ENS handle can be utilized to ship, obtain, and commerce cash and that it is going to be obtainable each to common and professional customers.
On the time, the platform’s native token ENS additionally reached its all-time excessive of $20.05. The token dropped considerably since its September peak, bottoming throughout the FTX collapse, and has now consolidated at round $11.10.
Graph exhibiting the value of ENS from July 2022 to December 2022 (Supply: CryptoSlate)
Nearly a yr in the past, ENS introduced that it was engaged on adopting Ethereum Layer-2 assist. On the finish of January 2022, the service had the primary model of its off-chain decision carried out and was able to be examined by builders. Whereas it’s nonetheless unclear when Layer-2 assist will probably be launched, the implementation may end in a brand new wave of identify registrations for ENS.