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Solana beats Ethereum, Tron, other L1s on this front

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Here’s the ins and outs of Solana’s continuous rise over its peers.

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  • Fees and transactions on Solana were higher than other top L1s.
  • SOL’s price might rise to $120, but before that, it could decline.

Out of all the top Layer-one (L1) blockchains, only Solana [SOL] registered an increase across all metrics. AMBCrypto confirmed this after a proper examination of a post put out by The Block Research.

According to the data provided, other L1s like Ethereum [ETH] and Tron [TRX] had major upticks in terms of stablecoin supply.

Solana was also not exempt, suggesting a surging interest in the crypto market.

Besides interest, the increase in stablecoin supply on different blockchains implied that market participants were armed with enough buying power to foster widespread price increases.

But when it comes to daily transactions, fees, and demand for their respective tokens, Solana outpaced both Ethereum and Tron.

Solana’s thriving season is not over

Outperforming these L1s was a sign that the market was interested in SOL and tokens in its ecosystem.  The reason for this could be connected to the price performance.

At press time, SOL changed hands at $115.91. This was a 98.47% 30-day increase. Within the same period, ETH’s price climbed by 42.67%. TRX, on the other hand, jumped by 27.35%.

AMBCrypto provided further proof of Solana’s dominance on the 14th of February. In the said piece, we reported how the Proof-of-History blockchain surpassed Binance Coin’s [BNB] market cap.

Concerning the social volume, on-chain data confirmed that Ethereum and Tron could not match up with Solana.

On-chain data showing Solana's social volume compared to Ethereum and Tron

Source: Santiment

At press time, ETH’s social volume was 25.  TRX’s volume was lower, while SOL outpaced both with a reading of 30. Social volume tracks the text documents or searches connected to a project.

Therefore, one can conclude that Solana was one of the most sought-after projects, while Ethereum lagged behind.

Before the rally comes the pullback

Social metrics can have a snowball effect on cryptocurrency valuation. In SOL’s case, an increase in the social volume might propel the price to $120 in the short term.

But if the metric gets too high, it could spell a local top, thus leading the price action to decline.

On the daily SOL/USD timeframe, the 9 EMA (blue) and 20 EMA (yellow) closed in on one another. Movements like this suggest that the short-term bullish outlook could be coming to an end.

If SOL’s price drops below the 9 or 20 EMA, the bullish thesis previously identified could be invalidated.

If the EMA crossover remains bullish, then SOL could head toward $140. In the meantime, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) was 68.35, suggesting a solid buying momentum.

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

If the RSI reading reaches the 70 to 75 region, SOL might retrace, as it would have been overbought.

SOL price analysis on the daily chart

Source: TradingView

Being overbought means the price might slide, if possible, below $100. But in a highly bullish case, Solana’s validation could retest $150 for the first in more than two years.


Victor Olanrewaju is a full-time journalist at AMBCrypto. Settled in Lagos, his fascination with blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market arose out of his love of freedom and everything free. As a Nigerian, Victor understands the impact unfounded financial restrictions have on a population. He sees Bitcoin and cryptos as a way to circumvent these obstacles, as a tool for value creation despite all the setbacks. A graduate in Physics, Victor previously worked as a Senior Marketer at Melange Technologies. Before that, he dealt with crypto-marketers on a regular basis in his capacity as Copywriter at Ventrix Media. At AMBCrypto, Victor’s focus is on assessing the real effectiveness of both on-chain and off-chain developments on a project and its community sentiment.
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