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The curious case of Solana’s declining TVL

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Most Solana projects registered a decline in their TVLs over the last seven days. Its NFT ecosystem, however, thrived.  

The curious case of Solana's declining TVL

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  • The number of Solana NFT traders rose in the last seven days. 
  • SOL was up by more than 1.5% at press time, but its social volume dropped. 

Solana’s [SOL] DeFi ecosystem has been flourishing since the beginning of 2023. Inasmuch, its TVL registered consistent growth for months. However, the latest data highlighted a halt in the blockchain’s growth spree. 


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Is Solana’s DeFi ecosystem in peril?

DeFiLlama’s data pointed out that the blockchain’s TVL has been on a growing trend since the beginning of this year. At press time, Solana’s TVL stood at $1.059 billion. 

Source: DeFiLlama

However, this trend changed in the last seven days. Solana Daily, a popular X (formerly Twitter) handle that posts updates related to the Solana ecosystem, revealed that almost all the projects in the ecosystem experienced a 2-digit loss in TVL growth.

As per the tweet, top projects like Marinade Finance witnessed a 6% drop in TVL. Interestingly, UXD was one of the few projects that continued to grow in the last seven days, contributing more than $14 million to the ecosystem. 

Solana NFTs witness traction

While the DeFi ecosystem had some concerns to address, Solana’s NFT space continued to grow, per CryptoSlam’s data. Notably, the number of Solana NFT traders increased by more than 24% in the last seven days.

Additionally, SOL’s total NFT trade counts and trade volume in USD also spiked in the same time period.

Source: Santiment

Moreover, Solana Daily highlighted the top NFT collections on the blockchain. As per the tweet, Madlads, Meegos, and Famous Fox were the most traded NFT collections. Solcasino and Photo Finish completed the top 5 of the list. 

SOL investors are rejoicing 

Amidst this, SOL’s price action turned bullish, as its daily and weekly charts were green. According to CoinMarketCap, SOL was up by more than 1.4% in the last 24 hours. At press time, it was trading at $19.90 with a market capitalization of over $8.1 billion.


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The recent uptick was also accompanied by a rise in SOL’s Open Interest. Generally, a hike in the metric suggested that the press time price trend might continue.

Source: Coinglass

However, the price uptick did not help improve the token’s social metrics. After spiking on 5 September, Solana’s social volume declined. The same trend was also seen in its weighted sentiment graph, reflecting less popularity of the token. 

Source: Santiment

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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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