SOL was one of the top-performing cryptocurrencies today Sunday, beating Bitcoin and Ethereum by a significant edge.
Solana’s local SOL token is outlining new highs on Sunday, acquiring in U.S. dollars and in Bitcoin (BTC) on the rear of developing organization appropriation and a key specialized forward leap.
The SOL token topped at $52.42 on Sunday, as per TradingView, having acquired 24% over the 24-hour exchanging cycle. That denoted another untouched high for SOL and the primary authoritative break over the mental $50 level. As Cointelegraph recently revealed, Solana energized to a high of $49.99 on May 2 preceding losing a portion of its momenta. The $50 target had stayed subtle over the past about fourteen days.
At the hour of distribution, SOL was exchanging above $51.00.
At current values, Solana has a total market capitalization of $13.9 billion, placing it in 15th spot on the crypto market cap rankings, according to Coingecko.
Solana was vastly outperforming Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) on Sunday, as the two largest cryptocurrencies remained subdued following a major market meltdown at the hands of Elon Musk coupled with deteriorating investor sentiment. SOL was up 24% in Bitcoin comparative and had gained 28% against ETH over the previous 24 hours.
Bitcoin price was little changed on Sunday. Ethereum, meanwhile, was down 3.2%. The altcoin market was down over the 24-hour period.
Solana has quickly emerged as one of the most active blockchain networks in recent months. The network recently brought in $40 million in strategic investments through the Solana Foundation grants program to advance its protocols and decentralized applications. Over 50 market-ready projects have launched on Solana since March, with a large concentration of DeFi applications.
As Cointelegraph previously reported, demand for the SOL token is rising as more Solana-based projects issue airdrops to existing users. The hunt for cheaper Ethereum alternatives has also been cited as a potential reason for the recent growth in Solana’s network activity. DELIVERED EVERY MONDAY