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Solana: Can soaring metrics add fuel to SOL’s rally

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Solana’s DeFi vertical has witnessed significant growth in the last month.

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  • Solana’s TVL is at its highest level since October 2022.
  • The chain’s DEX trading volume recently touched its year-to-date high.

Solana’s [SOL] decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem has experienced a surge of activity in the past two months, with its total value locked (TVL) reaching its highest point since the year began, according to data from DeFiLlama.

Source: DefiLlama

At press time, Solana’s TVL was $1.30 billion. The last time the network’s TVL was this high was in  October 2022.

For context, as of 1st January, the network’s TVL was a mere $210 million, showing that Solana’s TVL has witnessed a year-to-date (YTD) growth of 519%. 

Over the past month alone, Solana’s DeFi vertical has witnessed an impressive 130% growth. This is in tandem with the network-wide growth that the Layer 1 (L1) blockchain network has seen within that period.

Leading DeFi protocols on Solana, such as Marinade Finance, Jito, and Marginfi, have witnessed respective TVL growths of 87%, 55%, and 165% in the last 30 days.

Solana aims to close the year with a bang

The month so far has seen a remarkable uptick in the demand for the network. An assessment of the chain’s network activity revealed that its daily count of active addresses climbed to a YTD high of 1.26 million on 17th December. 

While this has seen a slight retracement, Solana’s daily active address count has increased by 157% since the beginning of the month.

Source: Artemis

 When a network’s user count increases, it sees a corresponding transaction increment. On Solana, the total number of transactions registered on-chain daily has gone up by 23% since 1st December.

As for the decentralized exchanges (DEXes) on Solana, the trade volume executed through them touched a YTD high of 2.61 billion on 22nd December, according to data from Artemis.

This marked a whopping 17,000% in DEX trading volume on Solana so far this year. 

Source: Artemis

As a result of the increased activity on Solana in the last 30 days, monthly fees generated from users currently sit at its highest since the year began. 

How much are 1,10,100 SOLs worth today?

According to data from Token Terminal, so far this month, Solana’s transaction fees have totaled $3.7 million.

Source: Token Terminal

The monthly revenue derived from the same has also been at its highest since January. With a week left till the close of the 2023 trading year, the network has seen a monthly revenue of $1.9 million.


Abiodun is a full-time journalist working with AMBCrypto. He is also a lawyer with over 2 years of experience. With a keen interest in blockchain technology and its limitless possibilities, Abiodun spends his time understanding the technology, building projects, and educating people about it.
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