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Solana’s misery continues as development activity takes a back seat

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Solana's misery continues as development activity takes a back seat

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  • Solana’s development activity declined substantially over the last few days.
  • In fact, its TVL also took a hit along with the revenue.

It has not been a particularly good year for Solana. With multiple downtimes, FUD surrounding FTX, and major NFT collections moving to other protocols, it seemed like Solana couldn’t catch a break.

To add fuel to the fire, recent data from Santiment suggested that its development activity came to a halt as well.

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One of the reasons for the same could be attributed to the fact that a lot of the developer activity on the Solana network had been faked. It was reported that the illusion of increasing development activity was created via artificial identities.

Source: Santiment

A lot at stake

Along with declining development activity, the number of stakers on the Solana network had started to decrease.

According to data provided by Staking Rewards, the number of stakers on the Solana network decreased by 29.7% in the last 30 days. A majority of the stakers started to leave the network after the 22 December despite them getting a total reward rate of 7.33%. 

At press time, the number of users staking Solana was 406,365.

Source: Staking Rewards

Things were not looking good for Solana on the DeFi front too. Over the last week, Solana’s TVL continued to drop further and fell from 41.86 billion to $38.89 billion. 

The inability to improve in the DeFi space affected the revenue collected by Solana. According to the token terminal, the revenue generated by Solana decreased by 32.4% in the last month.

Well, the overall revenue generated by Solana was 1.7 million at press time.

Source: Defi Llama

A look on chain

However, despite the negativity around Solana, there was a spike observed in its volume. Based on information gathered by Santiment, it was noted that Solana’s volume increased over the past week. Since the 22 December, Solana’s volume went from 162 million to 391.5 million.

Source: Santiment

Even though Solana’s future looks bleak at the moment, there are still some projects that are being actively built on the Solana network. This simply suggests that there are still communities that have faith in Solana.

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It is yet to be determined whether the support from a few projects will be enough to resurrect Solana and its prices. At the time of writing, SOL was trading at $9.46 and its price fell by 5.69% in the last 24 hours.


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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