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Shiba Inu founder deletes social media posts, steps down from community

Pseudonymous Shiba Inu (SHIB) founder Ryoshi has walked away from the community after deleting all of their Tweets and blog posts this week. Read More

6 months ago SOL

Reliably unreliable: Solana price dives after latest network outage

The Solana network is not having a good year, having suffered full or partial outages at least seven separate times over the past 12 months. Read More

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Endless Battlefield team sets a new milestone

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Here’s what to expect from Solana [SOL] in the last weeks of 2022

Solana’s TVL registered a downtick However, metrics revealed that SOL was recovering Solana [SOL] has been witnessing a decline in several aspects for quite a few weeks. DeFiLlama’s data revealed that over the last week, Solana’s total value locked went down, which was a negative signal for the network.  Top Gainers in @Solana Ecosystem Last […]

AMBCrypto - a day ago SOL SOL

Solana gains nearly 6% in two days, but is a bullish break around the corner

Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice The higher timeframe market structure remained bearish The short-term charts showed bullish momentum- but can this break the previous downtrend? Bitcoin was back at an area of resistance that it has toiled beneath since November. […]

AMBCrypto - 2 days ago SOL SOL

Payments Giant Stripe Launches Cash To Crypto Web3 Service

Stripe, an Irish-American financial services company, recently announced it is launching a project that would make fiat-to-crypto payments easier for Web3 businesses in many countries. Dubbed as “fiat-to-crypto on-ramp,” the new offering features a customisable widget that could be directly integrated into a decentralized app (dApp), a non-fungible token (NFT) or decentralized exchange (DEX) platf

Bitcoinist - 4 days ago SOL SOL

Can Solana’s NFT space manage to restore SOL’s position in the crypto market

Solana’s weekly chart was green and the metrics supported a positive outlook On the other hand, SOL’s Bollinger Band and RSI flashed bearish signals Solana [SOL] has been drifting away from the top ten list of cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization for quite a few weeks now. Though Solana failed to impress its investors, […]

AMBCrypto - 7 days ago SOL SOL

Ethereum Rival Solana (SOL) Not Dead Yet, According to InvestAnswers – Here’s Why

A popular crypto strategist says that Ethereum (ETH) competitor Solana (SOL) is still a viable project despite getting hammered by nearly 96% from its all-time highs. In a new video update, the host of InvestAnswers tells his 444,000 YouTube subscribers that bustling development activity on Solana is a sign that its fundamentals are still strong, […] The post Ethereum Rival Solana (SOL) Not Dead Y

Daily Hodl - 9 days ago SOL SOL

Over $643,000,000 in Solana (SOL) Now Controlled by Liquidators as Part of Alameda Research Bankrutpcy Process: On-Chain Data

A platform dedicated to tracking Solana’s key on-chain metrics says hundreds of millions of dollars worth of SOL are now in the hands of Alameda Research liquidators. Solana Compass reveals that Sam Bankman-Fried’s bankrupt trading firm Alameda Research previously controlled 48,636,772 SOL tokens worth over $643 million at time of writing. With Solana down nearly […] The post Over $643,000,000 in

Daily Hodl - 9 days ago SOL SOL

Macro Guru Raoul Pal Says Crypto Markets Still Fundamentally Bullish Despite Peak Negative Sentiment

Macro expert and former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal says that while negative sentiment across the crypto industry is at an all-time high, its fundamentals remain strong. In a new interview with co-founder and host of Impact Theory Tom Bilyeu, Pal says investor negativity is higher than he has ever seen it, including during the […] The post Macro Guru Raoul Pal Says Crypto Markets Still Funda

Daily Hodl - 13 days ago SOL SOL

Popular Analyst Warns Steep Correction in Sight for Solana, Says SOL Has Ways To Go – Here’s His Target

A closely followed crypto analyst is warning Solana (SOL) holders that the smart contract platform’s downtrend is likely far from over. In a new strategy session, pseudonymous analyst Cheds tells his 50,200 YouTube subscribers that he’s bearish on Ethereum (ETH) rival Solana and that he plans to short SOL should it bounce to $15. If […] The post Popular Analyst Warns Steep Correction in Sight for

Daily Hodl - 14 days ago SOL SOL

Going short on SOL? The latest price action may convince you to think twice

Following FTX’s collapse, traders since took to shorting SOL. While price might be up in the last 24 hours, outlook still appears bearish. With the last few days marked by a decline in Solana’s [SOL] price, on-chain data revealed that short traders have persistently bet on a continued fall in the alt’s price. Per data […]

AMBCrypto - 14 days ago SOL SOL

Top Solana (SOL) NFT Marketplace Announces Extension to Ethereum (ETH) Layer-2 Solution Polygon (MATIC)

The largest marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the Solana (SOL) blockchain says it is integrating with blockchain scaling solution Polygon (MATIC). Magic Eden says it is adding Polygon as its third supported chain after Solana and Ethereum (ETH) in a bid to become a multi-chain platform and bring more global brands and users into […] The post Top Solana (SOL) NFT Marketplace Announces E

Daily Hodl - 14 days ago SOL SOL

Sayonara, Solana? Magic Eden Announces Polygon Integration

Is Magic Eden shifting away from Solana, or simply hedging their cross-chain bets? Regardless of motive, the NFT marketplace that has served as the top dog in Solana’s NFT ecosystem is adding Polygon to the mix. Previously, Magic Eden has only supported the aforementioned Solana, and NFT leader Ethereum. Now, it adds another growing NFT […]

Bitcoinist - 15 days ago SOL SOL

Crypto Analyst Gives Price Targets for Ethereum (ETH) and One Its Top Competitors, Updates Bitcoin (BTC) Outlook

A popular crypto strategist is setting new potential price targets for Ethereum (ETH) and Solana (SOL) while also giving an update on Bitcoin’s (BTC) price action. Pseudonymous analyst Altcoin Sherpa tells his 187,900 Twitter followers that Ethereum could see a 54% dip from current prices if another major event rocks the crypto markets, such as […] The post Crypto Analyst Gives Price Targets for E

Daily Hodl - 16 days ago SOL SOL

Litecoin Continues To Show Strength, Overtakes Solana In Market Cap

Litecoin’s continued strength in recent days has seen the coin become the 15th largest crypto by market cap, unseating Solana from the spot. Litecoin Observes Strong Week, Gains Over 9% During The Period The last couple of weeks have been terrible for most of the crypto market, as the crash triggered by FTX’s collapse has […]

Bitcoinist - 16 days ago SOL SOL

Stablecoin Issuer Tether Explains How FTX and Alameda Collapse Has No Effect on USDT

Tether, the largest stablecoin issuer in the world, has released a statement assuring investors that USDT is in no way affected by the meltdown of crypto exchange FTX and its trading arm Alameda Research. In a new blog post, Tether says that since Alameda was a large issuer of USDT, speculation on whether the trading […] The post Stablecoin Issuer Tether Explains How FTX and Alameda Collapse Has N

Daily Hodl - 17 days ago SOL SOL

Leading Ethereum Rival To Plunge by Over 40% Amid FTX Collapse, Predicts Coin Bureau Host

Coin Bureau host Guy is sending out a warning that a top Ethereum (ETH) competitor faces more downside risks in the FTX fallout. The Coin Bureau host tells his 2.17 million YouTube subscribers that the collapse of the FTX crypto exchange has made the road ahead for Solana (SOL) difficult. According to the host, Solana […] The post Leading Ethereum Rival To Plunge by Over 40% Amid FTX Collapse, Pre

Daily Hodl - 18 days ago SOL SOL

Solana NFT Protocol Metaplex Undergoes Company-Wide Layoffs After FTX Disaster

The Solana ecosystem continues to take the hardest of hits following the implosion of FTX which used to be one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms. Its native token, SOL, gravely suffers as the altcoin has already lost 62% of its value over the last two weeks. According to tracking from Coingecko, the crypto […]

Bitcoinist - 19 days ago SOL SOL

Solana NFT Protocol Metaplex announces layoffs after FTX’s collapse

Stephen Hess, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Solana NFT protocol Metaplex, has announced that it is laying off several individuals in the wake of FTX’s collapse. Hess added that Metaplex, the base layer of the Solana NFT ecosystem, is required to let go of its employees, even though its treasury isn’t directly […]

AMBCrypto - 19 days ago SOL SOL

Institutional Investors Are Buying the Dip As FTX Collapse Creates Massive Crypto Market Discounts: CoinShares

A leading digital assets manager is finding that institutional investors are taking advantage of discounted crypto prices in light of the FTX-fueled market crash. In its latest Digital Asset Fund Flows Weekly report, CoinShares says digital asset investment products had their highest inflows in 14 weeks. “Digital asset investment products saw the largest inflows for 14 […] The post Institutional I

Daily Hodl - 23 days ago SOL SOL

Solana drops to $13.5, can traders expect a short-term bounce from this level

Disclaimer: The findings of the following analysis are the sole opinions of the writer and should not be considered investment advice Bullish order block on lower timeframe spotted Futures markets did not see another build-up in short positions FTX filed for bankruptcy. Merely a week ago it was regarded as a giant in the industry, possibly […]

AMBCrypto - 24 days ago SOL SOL

Macro Guru Raoul Pal Says This Ethereum (ETH) Rival Has One of the Most Interesting Altcoin Discounts in Market Crash

Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal says one Ethereum (ETH) competitor is presenting one of the most golden opportunities for discounts during the current crypto market crash. Pal tells his 986,000 Twitter followers that the current market downturn is a secular trend within a long upward impulse, and points to long-term Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum […] The post Macro Guru Raoul Pal Says This Et

Daily Hodl - a month ago SOL SOL

Global Analysis for SOL
Parameter Value Tier Status
Project Maturity 3 years Tier 3
Young Project
Transaction Volume Level $268,191,019 - Last 24H transacted Tier 1
High Volume
Cryptocurrencies Sites Listings
  • Coingecko
  • Coinmarket Cap
  • CoinPaprika
Tier 1
Normal Exposure
Exchanges Listings
  • BitMEX
  • BigONE
  • Poloniex
  • Bittrex
  • AscendEX (BitMax)
  • Okcoin
  • Bithumb
  • Liquid
  • Bitrue
  • Coinone
  • Bitbuy
  • BitStorage
  • Foxbit
  • Zonda
  • Independent Reserve
  • CoinDCX
  • BTC-Alpha
  • BitoPro
  • LocalTrade
  • NiceHash
  • Bitci
  • WazirX
  • Paribu
  • BitGlobal
  • Bitexen
  • Mercado Bitcoin
  • Mango Markets (Spot)
  • Biconomy
  • Bilaxy
  • EXMO
  • Bitso
  • CEX.IO
  • Emirex
  • BitBNS
  • Bitkub
  • Indodax
  • Dex-Trade
  • Bitforex
  • Dcoin
  • BtcTurk PRO
  • eToroX
  • ZigZag
  • Coinlist
  • ExMarkets
Tier 1
High Exposure
Holders Tier 9,154,449 - 7D avg Tier 1
Hodlers Gonna Hodl
Social Channels 2,230,160 users is Social Channels Tier 1
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Tier 5
Not Evaluated
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Project Overview for SOL
Project Description About Solana (SOL)?

Solana (SOL) is a high throughput cryptocurrency based on the Proof of History (PoH) and Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus. Built by a team of networking engineers, Solana aims to become the blockchain infrastucture for modern internet applications.

Who is the founding team behind Solana?

Solana was founded by 4 co-founders, led by Anatoly Yakovenko.

Anatoly Yakovenko wrote and published a whitepaper on the concept of Proof of History in November 2017. Proof of History is a concept introduced to keep time between computers in a network in sync which forms the basis of scaling the number of transactions.

Greg Fitzgerald, whom used to be Anatoly's colleague at Qualcomm participated in the project by suggesting and writing the Proof of History codebase in the Rust programming language. 

Stephen Akridge and Raj Gokal joined the project shortly later and together the 4 individuals incorporated the new blockchain network called Solana in 2018.

What Makes Solana Unique?

Solana is a general purpose blockchain similar to Ethereum. It has a different technical underlying such that developers write applications using Rust instead of Solidity or Vyper. End user applications in the Solana ecosystem includes decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFT), marketplaces, games, e-commerce and more.

One of its biggest feature is its scalability in which Solana is able to process over 700,000 transactions per second. Its high throughput capability appeals to high frequency traders, in which spearheaded by FTX and Alameda Research.

What is the SOL currency used for?

Solana's native currency is SOL. Solana (SOL) is used to pay for transaction fees and staking in order to support the network.

Solana in 2022

Solana crypto price experienced a hyperbolic growth in 2021. With the advent of multichain and increased adoption of DeFi and NFT, Solana managed to capture a large market share. Developers were attracted by the technical underlying and started building dapps such as Star Atlas, Mercurial, Orca, Saber, and more. Yield farming on Solana caught on shortly after that as a way to attract liquidity and activities to the network. In 2022, it remains to be seen if Solana and its ecosystem of dapps is able to capture market share.

While Solana has been on a high note, it did experienced some setback with network outages lasting as long as over 16 hours on September 15th, 2021. The Solana team and node operators coordinated a reset in order to revive the network. Despite that, Solana coin managed to remain steady above $150 after the incident occured.
Solana Contracts
Circulating Supply 364,531,597.824
Total Supply 535,382,275.983
Holders Count 9,154,449
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Current Solana Price $13.40
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