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Solana: Why a thriving ecosystem won’t be enough to scare SOL bears

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Solana [SOL] as of 8 October, stole the limelight once again by outperforming all the cryptocurrencies. As per a tweet from a crypto-focused Twitter account, CryptoDep, SOL was the top altcoin in terms of trending searches in the last seven days, only behind AXL. This was good news for SOL holders as it reflected the increased popularity of the crypto in the market.

Interestingly, several developments in the SOL ecosystem were also responsible for pushing the altcoin towards a price rise. However, despite the growth in its popularity and positive developments, SOL failed to register any promising upticks as it was down by 1% during the last seven days.

At the time of writing, SOL was trading at $32.62 with a market cap of over $11.65 billion. 

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Here’s AMBCrypto’s Price Prediction for Solana (SOL) for 2023-24

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Can SOL turn the tables?

SOL recently announced the integration of Solana’s Yield Aggregation homestead Tulip Protocol with WalletConnect, which was good news. The integration would help the Solana network by improving its capabilities. 

Additionally, the Solana foundation also revealed that it was developing a new validator client named Firedancer, to prevent any future network outages. Furthermore, according to DeFiLama, SOL was also among the top 10 chains by TVL, which was yet another green flag the blockchain.

Despite all this, SOL’s performance in the last seven days was mostly in agreement with the bears. Additionally, SOL’s volume decreased considerably on 8 October, which was a negative signal pushing SOL’s price to new lows.

Surprisingly, contrary to CryptoDep’s data, SOL’s social volume also followed a similar route and decreased over the last week.

Source: Santiment

SOL’s NFT space also witnessed a downfall as the total NFT trade count decreased. However, Santiment’s chart revealed that SOL’s development activity did offer some respite as it increased during the period under review.

Source: Santiment

Somebody help Solana!!

Solana’s daily chart revealed some interesting information. The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) registered a downtick and went further below the neutral position, which was a bearish signal.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) rested just below neutral position. As suggested by the Exponential Moving Average (EMA) Ribbon, the 20-day EMA was below the 55-day EMA, indicating sellers’ advantage in the market.

Moreover, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) displayed a tussle between the bears and the bulls. The Bollinger Bands (BB) revealed that SOL’s price was in a crunched position and showed resistance at the $34.14 mark. 

Source: TradingView

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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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