The Solana (SOL) cryptocurrency has seen its value more than double since reaching its lowest point following the FTX and Alameda incident. It has moved from trading below $9 in the last three weeks to as high as $24.75.
Market analysts are optimistic about the long-term potential of the Solana ecosystem, citing its vibrant global community and dedicated DeFi developers as reasons for this optimism.
As of today, the total value locked (TVL) in the Solana ecosystem stands at approximately $258 million, down from over $11 billion a year ago.
Despite the decline in TVL, the Solana ecosystem has seen an increase of approximately $50 million since the collapse of FTX and Alameda. Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, believes that the Solana network has a promising future without the presence of bad actors. Riyad Carey, a research analyst at cryptocurrency data firm Kaiko, commented, “with Alameda gone, the protocol is in some sense free of that baggage and can become more community-centric.”
However, the Solana market is showing signs of bearish behavior following a strong two-week rally. One notable factor is the daily traded volume, which dropped by over 48% to $736,053,464 on Friday. Additionally, the Solana price in the 4-hour time frame is on the verge of breaking a three-week bullish trend line, which could potentially push the price to the next consolidation level of around $16.
The Solana ecosystem is supported by a dedicated team of DeFi developers and over 2,000 validators, which has led market analysts to remain optimistic about the network’s potential for growth. With the exit of FTX, the future of Solana looks promising as the network continues to gain traction.
As Messari Senior Research Analyst, Tom Dunleavy, notes “It is certainly an open question as to how sticky this new level of volume is; however, at the very least, a consistent level of volume with FTX exiting the ecosystem is a positive sign.”