Ethereum-based token experiences volatile surge following Solana airdrop mix-up


  • Ethereum-based token JUP surged 430% due to confusion with Solana’s Jupiter airdrop, then plummeted.
  • Ethereum’s JUP is inactive, while Solana’s Jupiter thrives with a $700 million airdrop.


An Ethereum-based token named “JUP” saw an unexpected surge of over 430% in its price on January 31, shortly before the launch of Solana-based Jupiter’s JUP airdrop. The surge in price was attributed to confusion caused by the similar ticker symbols of the two projects. 

While the Ethereum-based JUP briefly experienced this surge, it plummeted within hours. CoinMarketCap data reveals that the price of Ethereum-based JUP went from $0.005 on January 30 to $0.026 on January 31 before swiftly dropping back to its current price of $0.007.

Ethereum-based Jupiter protocol

Launched in 2017, the Ethereum-based Jupiter protocol was initially designed to create and host decentralized applications (DApps). However, it is important to note that the official website of this protocol now states that it is “no longer active.” Despite its defunct status, the similarity in ticker symbols led some traders and investors to mistakenly believe it was associated with the Solana-based Jupiter project.

In contrast, Solana-based Jupiter is a thriving decentralized exchange aggregator. This platform enables users to seamlessly swap tokens, place limit orders, and deploy dollar-cost average buying strategies for tokens within the Solana network. It has garnered significant attention and participation within the crypto community, and it recently conducted a massive $700 million airdrop for early users.

Ticker symbol confusion sparks Ethereum-based JUP surge

The unexpected price surge of Ethereum-based JUP can be attributed to the ticker symbol confusion that ensued with the Solana-based Jupiter’s airdrop announcement. The similarity in the ticker symbol “JUP” between the two projects led to increased trading activity on the Ethereum-based token. 

Traders and investors, believing it to be associated with the Solana-based project, rushed to buy Ethereum-based JUP in hopes of participating in the lucrative airdrop.

As a result of this confusion-driven frenzy, Ethereum-based JUP’s price skyrocketed from $0.005 to $0.026 in a matter of hours on January 31. However, the surge was short-lived, and the price quickly plummeted to its current value of $0.007. This rapid decline is a cautionary tale of the volatile nature of cryptocurrency markets and the risks associated with making investment decisions based solely on ticker symbols.

Solana-based Jupiter’s $700 million airdrop

On the same day as the Ethereum-based JUP price surge, Solana-based Jupiter opened claims for its massive $700 million airdrop to early users. This event had been highly anticipated in the cryptocurrency community, and the confusion surrounding the ticker symbol likely added to the excitement.

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