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Solana Emerges as Top Blockchain System of the Year, Driven by Strong Performance and Institutional Demand

Solana blockchain has dominated the scene by being ranked as the best blockchain system for the current year, seizing about half of the global cryptocurrency investor interest in blockchain-related discussions, according to CoinGecko.

This dominance was further solidified by Solana’s currency, SOL, retesting its all-time high levels recorded in 2021, propelled by the strong performance of prominent crypto projects like the Pyth project’s PYTH token and meme coins like Dogwifhat (WIF).

The WIF token was launched during the massive meme coin craze on Solana, contributing to the excitement fueled by the unprecedented success of meme-based coins such as Bonk (BONK) and the strategic timing of WIF’s recent launch, bolstering investor morale and anticipation for WIF’s growth.

Statistics published by CoinGecko last Wednesday indicate that Ethereum (ETH) blockchain ranked second after Solana with a global share of 12.73%, followed by the Binance (BNB) Chain blockchain at 5.38%.

Institutional Investors Flock to Invest in Top Alternative Coins

According to data from CoinShares platform, Solana ranks second in the list of top alternative coins by assets deposited in derivatives only behind Ethereum, indicating significant demand from institutional investors and whales (major players in the sector).

As the crypto sector continues to grow, this trend is likely to strengthen, especially with the anticipated Bitcoin classification event and potential interest rate cuts, which could result in an extended bullish market.

Furthermore, Solana blockchain has seen significant growth in recent months to become one of the preferred platforms for issuing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and meme coins.

Solana’s Technical Development Thrives

Neeraj Khandelwal, Co-founder of CoinDCX, confirmed that Solana’s technical development has flourished in various aspects during 2023, including available tools, developer experience enhancement, content quality improvement, and the expansion of available programming languages. The current active developer count exceeds 2,500 monthly contributors, enriching its open-source technical resources.

Khandelwal added, “Investment activity has increased significantly ahead of the anticipated bullish market launch, and Solana’s transaction network has grown significantly amidst the remarkable surge in trading volumes across decentralized exchange (DEX) platforms.”

According to DefiLlama platform, trading volumes of decentralized finance (DeFi) systems on Solana have increased, especially between March 3 and March 6.

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Khandelwal further stated, “Investors have staked large amounts of SOL currency in mortgage contracts worth over $42 billion.”

Forecasts Suggest Solana Price Could Reach $250 This Year

The price of SOL reached approximately $208 at the beginning of this week, surpassing the $200 mark for the first time in two years. It’s noteworthy that the currency’s price has surged by 75% since the beginning of the current year and by over 700% over the last 12 months. With this momentum and the solid financial and technical foundations of Solana blockchain, many experts speculate the possibility of SOL hitting the $250 mark by the coming summer.

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