Solana (SOL) is one of the most popular blockchain platforms in the world right now. It’s highly regarded in the blockchain community because of its speed and security. Since it uses proof-of-history, it’s also eco-friendly. Solana has become a very attractive cryptocurrency in 2021, as its value soared by more than 5,077% in a mere eight months.
Phantom is undoubtedly amongst the fastest growing wallets within this ecosystem that incorporates staking. It offers support for Ledger Nano X devices and gives access to NFTs and digital collectibles. Here’s the small sneak peek of its impressive run in 2021.
Phantom was undergoing beta testing in April 2021 and saw a 4,400% increase from 40,000 users in July to 1.8 million users in December. The team tweeted:
“In just 9 months we have grown to over 1.8M monthly active users with no sign of slowing down!”
The graph below showcases this immense rise. The statistic mentioned below highlights a 4,400% increase from 40,000 users in July to 1.8 million users in December.
Solana runs through the Proof of Stake consensus; hence its users secure the network by staking their SOL tokens. However, unlike most blockchains, the staking is done by validators — carefully vetted Solana users tasked with processing new blocks in the blockchain.
The staking feature was already a hit among Solana users. Phantom’s platform had over $1M in SOL staked. These numbers were likely to rise. Well, as the saying goes, All’s well that ends well. Here’s what the team wrote on Twitter.
The quality of products being built and amount of talent entering the space has been really exciting to see. We can't wait to see what gets built next year! pic.twitter.com/zKTUg1u7Zn
— Phantom (@phantom) January 1, 2022
Not only this, NFTs contributed to Phantom’s success as well. It allows wallet holders to trade and hold Solana-based NFTs, through NFT marketplaces like Solanart. It has 541,851 total sales with a total SOL volume of 4,542,038, which is about $798 million.