Solana tops global blockchain popularity in CoinGecko report

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  • CoinGecko Research reveals Solana as the leading blockchain ecosystem in 2023, capturing 49.3% of global investor interest.
  • Solana’s price surges above $200, marking a significant recovery and over 700% increase in the last 12 months, fueled by high transaction volumes and memecoin trading.
  • Solana network experiences a spike in onchain activity and transaction fees, with automated market makers facilitating the rapid creation and trading of new tokens.

According to CoinGecko Research, the Solana network has emerged as the dominant blockchain ecosystem so far this year, securing 49.3% of global crypto investor interest in chain-specific narratives. The report attributes this surge in popularity to Solana’s price recovery, nearing its 2021 highs, along with the strong performance of ecosystem projects like Pyth and native memecoins such as dogwifhat.

On Monday, Solana’s price exceeded $200 for the first time in two years, marking its highest level since 2021. This is part of a broader trend that saw SOL’s price increase by over 700% in the past 12 months, with a 7% rise in the last 24 hours alone. 

Moving forward, Coinbase’s market update highlighted approximately $11 billion worth of transactions on the Solana blockchain in a 24-hour period on Monday, driven largely by a variety of smaller tokens, including memecoins.

The Solana network has also seen significant activity on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) like Jupiter and Raydium, with traders focusing on memecoins such as Bonk and Slerf. This shift has allowed Solana-based DEXs to gain market share from Ethereum DEXs like Uniswap over the past four months. Automated market makers (AMMs) such as Raydium, Orca, and the Jupiter aggregator have been instrumental in this growth, facilitating the rapid creation and trading of new tokens.

Solana’s onchain volumes have increased significantly, with network fees reaching new heights. Data from The Block’s Data Dashboard shows a surge in daily transaction fees on Solana, with total fees hitting an all-time high of $5.08 million on Monday. This increase in transaction fees, observed since early March, indicates a heightened level of network activity and engagement among users.

Total fees on Solana | Source: The Block’s Data Dashboard.

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Damilola Lawrence

Damilola is a crypto enthusiast, content writer, and journalist. When he is not writing, he spends most of his time reading and keeping tabs on exciting projects in the blockchain space. He also studies the ramifications of Web3 and blockchain development to have a stake in the future economy.

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