The Solana blockchain, recognized for its efficiency and speed, has recorded a notable feat in the cryptocurrency market. In January, the platform witnessed stablecoin transfer volume exceeding $300 billion, a record that surpasses previous figures and highlights Solana’s growing adoption in the crypto scene.
The source of this impressive data is the blockchain analytics platform Artemis, which highlighted the significant jump compared to the US$297 billion recorded in December 2023. This mark represents an extraordinary increase of 2,520% compared to the volume of US$11 .56 billion observed in the same period of the previous year.
This notable growth in stablecoin activity reflects a steady climb in Solana’s market share, which now approaches 32%. This number is a significant improvement in relation to the modest share of 1.2% that the platform held a year ago. Solana’s rise in this segment is even more impressive considering it began gaining significant traction starting in October 2023, with a 650% increase since then.
While Ethereum continues to lead the industry with a stablecoin transfer volume of $317 billion, securing over 33% of the market, Solana has been showing a remarkable recovery. The Tron blockchain also figures to be an important player in this market, reaching US$240 billion in transfers this month.
A turning point for Solana was observed on January 16, when Artemis reported that weekly stablecoin volumes across all networks reached a yearly peak, driven primarily by USD volumes transferred on Solana. Furthermore, the introduction of Paxos’ USDP regulated stablecoin on the Solana blockchain, announced on January 18, contributes to an even more optimistic outlook.
At the time of publication, the price of Solana was listed at US$92.98, up 2% in the last 24 hours.
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