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Solana’s DeFi space shows potential, but what has investors worried?

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Solana’s TVL helped the overall DeFi market’s TVL to somewhat hold its ground. SOL, however, was down by more than 5% in the last 24 hours. 

Solana’s DeFi space has potential, but investors are worried as.. 

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  • Solana recently announced multiple launches and partnerships.
  • Though SOL’s chart was red, a few of the metrics suggested a trend reversal. 

Solana [SOL] DeFi’s Total Value Locked (TVL) has fallen sharply over the past year since being at its lowest since February 2021. However, Solana’s relatively stable TVL has provided some relief to the overall DeFi market. 

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Solana’s contribution in the DeFi market

The DeFi market TVL has recently fallen to a historic low of $37.78 billion, surpassing even the FTX and Terra episodes. The remaining value likely stemmed from Solana’s TVL post-FTX tumble, combined with retail investors. At press time, SOL had a TVL of over $1.08 billion.

Source: DeFiLlama

However, Solana’s DeFi can help move things along with its latest partnerships and launches. The most notable partnership was with Shopify.

Solana Pay’s Shopify integration will allow merchants and entrepreneurs to leverage Web3 payments. This will also allow them to bypass transaction fees and third-party payment processing.

Another promising launch was the Solana ChatGPT plugin. The newly launched plugin makes it easier to monitor wallet balances, understand transactions, or even explore NFTs.

On top of that, Membrane Finance brought the first euro stablecoin to Solana. This enables new use cases such as foreign exchange, euro-denominated debit card payments, and blockchain-native value storage.

All these developments add much value to the offerings and capabilities of the blockchain, which can reflect on paper in the months to follow. 

Solana’s investors have concerns

Though the blockchain boasted potential, SOL’s performance was underwhelming. According to CoinMarketCap, SOL was down by more than 5% in just the last 24 hours. At press time, it was trading at $20.62 with a market capitalization of over $8.4 billion, making it the ninth-largest crypto.

However, sentiment around the token was high, which was evident from its weighted sentiment and social volume. 

Source: Santiment

Read Solana’s [SOL] Price Prediction 2023-24

Moreover, a few of the metrics looked bullish on SOL, which could initiate a trend reversal soon. For instance, Solana’s latest price drop was accompanied by a decline in its Open Interest.

A drop in the metric is generally followed by a change in price trends. Therefore, there is a chance of SOL’s price chart turning green in the short term.

Source: Coinglass


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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