Solana pumps to all-time high as Bitcoin, altcoins lag

Solana’s native SOL token is charting new highs on Sunday, gaining in U.S. {dollars} and in Bitcoin (BTC) on the again of rising community adoption and a key technical breakthrough. 

The SOL token peaked at $52.42 on Sunday, according to TradingView, having gained 24% over the 24-hour buying and selling cycle. That marked a brand new all-time high for SOL and the primary definitive break above the psychological $50 stage. As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, Solana rallied to a high of $49.99 on May 2 earlier than dropping a few of its momentum. The $50 goal had remained elusive over the earlier two weeks. 

At the time of publication, SOL was buying and selling above $51.00.

Solana has been a constructive performer for a lot of 2021. Chart: TradingView

At present values, Solana has a complete market capitalization of $13.9 billion, inserting it in fifteenth spot on the crypto market cap rankings, in accordance to Coingecko.

Solana was vastly outperforming Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH) on Sunday, as the 2 largest cryptocurrencies remained subdued following a significant market meltdown by the hands of Elon Musk coupled with deteriorating investor sentiment. SOL was up 24% in Bitcoin comparative and had gained 28% in opposition to ETH over the earlier 24 hours.

Bitcoin worth was little modified on Sunday. Ethereum, in the meantime, was down 3.2%. The altcoin market was down over the 24-hour interval. 

Solana has rapidly emerged as some of the energetic blockchain networks in current months. The community just lately introduced in $40 million in strategic investments via the Solana Foundation grants program to advance its protocols and decentralized purposes. Over 50 market-ready initiatives have launched on Solana since March, with a big focus of DeFi purposes.

As Cointelegraph beforehand reported, demand for the SOL token is rising as extra Solana-based initiatives situation airdrops to current customers. The hunt for cheaper Ethereum options has additionally been cited as a possible purpose for the current progress in Solana’s community exercise.