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Solana(SOL) Loses Over $3 Billion in Market Cap in a Single Day

Solana (SOL), one of the fastest-growing and most promising blockchains in the web3 economy, suffered a major setback on Tuesday, as it lost over $3 billion in market capitalization in a single day.

The SOL token, which powers the Solana network, plunged by more than 20% in 24 hours, from $135 to $107, according to Coinmarketcap.

On February 21st, 2024, Solana’s market cap plummeted from $48.58 billion to $45.54 billion, representing a loss of over 6%.

This decline coincided with a broader correction in the cryptocurrency market, where many leading assets witnessed similar drops.

However, the extent of Solana’s decline was more pronounced, sparking concerns about specific factors affecting the platform.

While Bitcoin continues its victory lap, surpassing $52,000 last week, others are facing a harsh hangover. Solana (SOL) took a particularly nasty spill.

Firstly, the general crypto market is seeing a correction after months of gains. This naturally affects all assets to some degree, and Solana isn’t immune. But its fall is more pronounced, sparking questions about additional factors at play.

Despite positive developments like its DeFi ecosystem surpassing $2 billion for the first time since June 2022, the bearish sentiment seems to be taking hold. While the total value locked in DeFi projects briefly reached $2 billion, it currently sits at $1.98 billion, reflecting a downward trend.

However, despite the setback, Solana (SOL) still has a lot of potential and support in the web3 economy. The platform boasts a vibrant and diverse ecosystem of projects and partners, such as Serum, Audius, FTX, and Star Atlas.

Solana also has a loyal and active community of fans and developers, who are constantly innovating and improving the network.

Only time will tell if this is a temporary correction or a sign of larger challenges for Solana. The coming months will also be crucial as the platform navigates this period of uncertainty.


Victor Chijoke

Passionate about blockchain, and the decentralized internet. A writer in the morning, goalie in the evening. The aim is to keep my readers informed about the ever-evolving world of web3 with a unique blend of expertise and storytelling.

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