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Solana: Outage FUD subsides, should you expect better performance in March?

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Solana: Outage FUD subsides, can SOL holders expect better performance in March?

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  • Solana’s daily active users recovered handsomely since the outage-induced FUD subsided.
  • The number of long positions for SOL jumped over the last few days.

The Solana [SOL] ecosystem saw a significant uptick in its daily active addresses, eclipsing other big chains like Ethereum [ETH] and Polygon [MATIC].

This behavior was supported by readings from Token Terminal. After nosediving on the back of a big outage on 26 February, the daily active users (DAUs) exploded 9x as of 3 March.

The growth in the number of users catapulted the network’s transaction fees to $51.1k from $2.3k.

Source: Token Terminal

Solana is back in the game!

Solana got a lot of bad press after its first major network outage in 2023 which lasted for nearly 20 hours. The platform faced a lot of flak on social media over its growing list of outages and FUD seemed to have gripped the community.

However, there were early signs that things could be changing for the better. One of the reasons behind the recent upswing in DAUs could be due to growth on the NFT front.

According to CryptoSlam, the NFT sales volume on the chain soared to $2.7 million at press time from the lows of $34.68k following the outage. The number of unique buyers and sellers also grew significantly.

Source: CryptoSlam

Apart from this, the hype associated with Helium Network’s migration to the network could have prompted investors to dump their FUD in favor of Solana.

The migration of the decentralized wireless communication network is expected to happen later this month on 27 March.

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Will SOL be the right bet in March?

Investors turned optimistic for SOL as the weighted sentiment for the coin improved, data from Santiment revealed. The recovery was impressive although it should be noted that the metric was still negative.

On the other hand, the development activity declined sharply over the week. This was a negative signal considering the hype around the upcoming Helium Migration.

Source: Santiment

Realistic or not, here’s SOL’s market cap in BTC’s terms

At press time, SOL traded at $21.24 with a marginal gain of 0.18% in the last 24 hours, data from CoinMarketCap showed.

Bullish sentiments returned for SOL as evident from the sharp rise in the number of long positions taken for the coin in the last two days, per data from Coinglass.

Source: Coinglass


Saman Waris works as a News Editor at AMBCrypto. She has always been fascinated by how the tides of finance and technology shape communities across demographics. Cryptocurrencies are of particular interest to Saman, with much of her writing centered around understanding how ideas like Momentum and Greater Fool theories apply to altcoins, specifically, memecoins. A graduate in history, Saman worked the sports beat before diving into crypto. Prior to joining AMBCrypto 2 years ago, Saman was a News Editor at Sportskeeda. This was preceded by her stint as Editor-in-Chief at EssentiallySports.
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