An important note in interpretation of the NVT is related to how the Bitcoin network usage and market pricing has and will continue to change over time. As technology advances (e.g. lightning network), narratives shift, and coin price rises over time, direct comparison of NVT values in 2013 to those in 2021 are unlikely to be one-to-one. As Bitcoin experiences monetisation and adoption, the prevalence of coin holders using it as a payment network versus a long term store of value has changed. It is therefore advised that absolute values of NVT be compared to market cycles of similar maturity, and that the trend direction be assigned greater weight in analysis than the absolute value.