In a notable development in the cryptocurrency space, Solana (SOL) has surpassed Binance Coin (BNB) to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. At the time of publication, the price of Solana (SOL) was quoted at US$206.58, up 8% in the last 24 hours. Binance Coin (BNB) was priced at US$570.63 with a drop of 1% in the last 24 hours.

This achievement signals a turning point, with Solana’s market cap reaching a staggering $92 billion, surpassing BNB’s $87.6 billion. This change occurs in a context of broad market recovery, with the price of Solana climbing to US$201, a 40% jump in the last week.

Solana’s success can be attributed to a number of factors, including the substantial acquisition of the cryptocurrency by influential investors known as “whales.” This enthusiasm is complemented by solid on-chain metrics, highlighting growing usage and a thriving ecosystem. With consistent rising lows, Solana demonstrates strong upside potential. Additionally, the platform plays a crucial role in the decentralized finance (DeFi) landscape, attracting more than $4 billion in investment into its DeFi protocols.

Solana’s climb raises questions about its potential to surpass Ethereum (ETH) in market capitalization, currently valued at $430.2 billion. Ethereum, despite being an established giant, has faced scalability challenges and high gas fees, which have limited its expansion and adoption. Dencun’s recent update sought to address these issues, but Solana’s ability to put up meaningful competition remains a topic of interest.


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