Great news regarding $XTZ blockchain.
1. Rarible integration
2. Successful Hangzhou integration
3. Ubisoft (Ghost Recon Breakpoint NFT integration) first AAA game title - blockchain integration
4. TezFin lending
5. Successful ArtBasel Miami event
Why am i still optimistic for $XTZ
The upcoming Hangzhou upgrade is going to open the road for the Marigold developer's to implement 2 mayor layer two projects. The first one are sidechains (a prototype already exists and is going to be made public soon). The second project are (ORU) Optimistic RollUps (sharding comes after these two upgrades). To add to this I am expecting that tezos is going to be added to the Coinbase NFT marketplace right after $ETH
Why Coinbase NFT marketplace could add Tezos? The first mayor indicator is that Coinbase hired Andrew Eugene Choi (one of the main contributors of the Tezos-HicEtNunc NFT marketplace). The second reason is that Breitmans have a really great relationship with the CEO of Coinbase.
Third reason and my main point Tezos is highly effective (gas+throughput) and has great development in the NFT sector.