SOL token hits $100
SOL, the native token of Solana, has recorded a new high above $100. The Solana project has entered the top 8 largest cryptocurrencies with a capitalization of about $29.3 billion.
How can we explain this rise from a fundamental perspective? The rise could be explained in part by the revelation of an event dubbed “Ignition” through the release of a video that shows a flaming violet light. However, this mysterious news may not be associated with a burn.
The Solana protocol burns a portion of the transaction fees it collects in order to limit SOL’s supply. However, Solana also creates new tokens based on a “deflationary schedule”. If Ignition is a token burning event, it should not merit a dedicated page on Solana’s official website. Indeed, previous token burns have not had this type of communication.
Moreover, the Ignition teaser is accompanied by a caption that reads: “The sky is the limit, what will you throw? “with a period from August 31 to October 8 highlighting that it could be more of an event for decentralized application developers (dApps) or non-fungible token creators (NFTs), and less of a token burning episode.
Interest in NFT projects on Solana
The dramatic rise in SOL also follows the success of several non-fungible token (NFT) projects created on the Solana network such as Bold Badgers or Degenerate Ape Academy. At the launch of the latter, a collection of 10,000 unique monkey images was sold in just 8 minutes, with the total volume even reaching nearly 96,000 SOLs or about $6 million. The minimum price to acquire a degenerate ape is a minimum of 56 SOL or about 5600 dollars.
The team behind Degenerate Ape Academy revealed that they had been overwhelmed by the community’s interest:
“It was exponentially bigger than we thought.”
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About the author: Florent David
Engaged in the crypto ecosystem since 2017. I am particularly interested in decentralized finance (DeFi), Ethereum 2.0 and non-fungible tokens (NFT).
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