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Can Solana’s speed propel SOL prices to a new high

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Solana outperformed all other blockchains in terms of transactions per second by a huge margin.

Solana overtakes Polygon

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  • Solana’s high TPS might have attracted more users as its active addresses increased. 
  • SOL’s price action remained bullish as it increased by 20% last week.

Solana [SOL] has created quite some buzz in the crypto space, not just for its price but also for its network stats. In fact, the blockchain has outperformed other top players like Polygon [MATIC] on a key front. 

Solana tops the table

The latest data from CoinGecko revealed that Solana ranked number one on the list of blockchains by transactions per second (TPS).

This achievement showed the efficiency and dependability of the blockchain as it processed the maximum number of transactions in a set timeframe.

Apart from SOL, Sui, Binance Smart Chain, and Polygon also made it to the top four on the same list. However, it was interesting to note that while Polygon’s TPS stood at 190, Solana had a major lead as its TPS was 1053. Ethereum was lower down on the list with a TPS of just 22.

AMBCryto’s look at Solana Explorer revealed that, at press time, SOL’s TPS was 2303.

Source: Solana Explorer

AMBCrypto then checked Artemis’ data to see whether Solana’s high TPS had any impact on its network activity. We found that SOL’s daily active addresses have increased over the past three months. The number spiked in mid-March as it exceeded 2.4 million.

However, despite an increase in daily active addresses, the blockchain’s daily transaction count remained somewhat similar to that at the beginning of February.

Notably, SOL’s daily transactions did witness a major uptick on the 11th of April, but the trend didn’t last.

Solana's active addresses increased

Source: Artemis

Things in terms of captured value also didn’t look good for the blockchain. SOL’s fees registered a massive drop after spiking on the 18th of March.

Thanks to the drop in fees, the blockchain’s revenue also followed a similar declining trend over the last several weeks. Nonetheless, SOL’s performance on the DeFi front remained on par as its TVL continued to grow. 

Solana investors are rejoicing 

In the meantime, SOL’s price action gained bullish momentum. According to CoinMaerketCap, SOL was up by more than 20% in the last seven days.

At press time, it was trading at $178.08 with a market capitalization of over $79.9 billion. Surprisingly, the price uptick didn’t help stir up bullish sentiment in the market, as its weighted sentiment remained in the negative zone.

SOL's weighted sentiment dropped

Source: Santiment

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Bearish sentiment around SOL might not be enough to stop the bulls. AMBCrypto’s analysis of SOL’s daily chart revealed that its Relative Strength Index (RSI) registered a massive uptick.

Its Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) also looked bullish, as it had a value of 0.15 at press time. The concerning indicator was the Money Flow Index (MFI), as it indicated that SOL’s price might witness a correction. 

Source: TradingView


Dipayan is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. He has 2 years of experience in the content creation industry. A graduate in journalism, Dipayan has a keen interest in keeping himself updated with the latest developments in the crypto-space. He is a singer and a guitarist who also enjoys going on long bike rides.
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