Avalanche is on a roll.

The No. 13 cryptocurrency this afternoon hit an all-time high of US$101, as the smart contract platform continues to gain traction.

According to Defi Llama, Avalanche has gained $10.6 billion in total value locked (TVL). While that’s just 3.86 per cent share of the overall DeFi ecosystem, that’s up from 0.16 per cent share just three months ago.

Transaction-wise, Avalanche’s c-chain (the network’s Ethereum Virtual Machine-compatible blockchain) is showing signs of exponential growth, handling 519,000 transactions on Sunday — more than it did all July.

Ethereum dropped from a 74.3 per cent share to a 66.5 share during the same timeframe, with $182.8 billion TVL.

Binance Smart Chain and Polygon dropped as well, while Solana went from a 1.1 per cent share to 5.3 per cent. Terra edged higher, while Fantom was another big gainer.

After a big September, AVAX has had a quiet October, but seems set to resume its upward momentum.

Think Markets analyst Carl Capolingua posted that AVAX looked good on both the short and long-term charts.

“The one certainty for anyone in the path of an avalanche is this: standing still is not an option,” Three Arrows Capital Zhu Su tweeted yesterday, quoted British historian Norman Davies.