Assessing Solana’s Current State Amidst Ongoing Price Disappointments

Solana’s Latest NFT Feature Gains Popularity

State compression is a way to store data directly on-chain that cuts down on cost by magnitudes of scale. It is already being used by teams across the Solana ecosystem to power large, user-friendly experiences. In fact, Messari’s recent tweet pointed out how a platform hugely benefited from this feature on Solana.

As per the tweet, Dialect, a messaging platform on Solana, quickly gained popularity by leveraging the platform’s NFT compression capabilities. Dialect demonstrates the potential for consumer applications inside the Solana ecosystem, with a strong retention rate and new partnerships.

Solana NFTs Face Performance Challenges

Though the state compression feature adds value to the blockchain’s NFT ecosystem, things on the ground were different. CRYPTOSLAM’s data revealed that in the last 30 days, SOL NFT sales volume declined by over 45%. Not only that, the number of buyers and sellers also went down by 31% and 26%, respectively.

As per Santiment’s chart, SOL’s NFT trade volume in USD also plummeted. However, the good news was that its total number of NFT trade counts increased sharply last month.

SOL Investors Express Concerns

While the NFT metrics dwindled, SOL’s price also registered massive declines. In the last 24 hours alone, the token’s price sank by more than 6%.

As per CoinMarketCap, at the time of writing, it was trading at $18.66 with a market capitalization of over $7.4 billion.

The price decline might continue further as LunarCrush’s data revealed that bullish sentiment around SOL dipped by 44%. Moreover, the token’s Altrank also increased, which is a bearish signal.

Indicators Suggest a Potential Uptick

Most of the metrics were bearish, but a few market indicators suggested a price uptick. SOL’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) was resting in the oversold zone. The Money Flow Index (MFI) registered an uptick, giving hope for a northbound price movement in the coming days. Nonetheless, Solana’s MACD revealed that the bears were still leading the market, which can be troublesome.

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