Updated: Jun 7
Price: $43.22 [$11B Market Cap]
Supply Cap: 494 Million (272M are in circulation)
DeCrypt Media, on June 4th, 2021, published an exclusive article about Solana raising up to $450MM to challenge Ethereum. I currently publish a weekly article for the Gokhshtein Media newsletter called "Follow Dat Money" where I track the money flowing into Digital Assets and Blockchain Technology projects.
The following is a curation highlighting Solana and its projects that are receiving funding.
Mar 25: Solana Ecosystem raises $40MM in strategic investments from OKEx, MXC exchanges (Cointelegraph)
Apr 13: DeFi tracker Step Finance raises $2MM from Solana ecosystem investors (Cointelegraph)
May 06: Banksy Burners Raise $3MM to Build NFT Platform on Solana (Coindesk)
May 07: 5 New Funds Bring $100MM to Boost Growth of the Solana Ecosystem (Coindesk)
As you can see things are speeding up and adding power to the movement of Solana becoming a powerhouse platform to build on top of. Now here is the issue for those of you living in the wonderful USA - it's not available for you to purchase on regulated exchanges; except Crypto.com (.03% of the volume is being traded there.) It will soon be available on Coinbase Pro but right now you can only deposit tokens there not buy or sell.
However, there is a known process where folks leverage VPNs to use platforms that are outside the US jurisdiction and that's a call for you to make.
According to CoinMarketCap the most volume (33%) is being conducted on Binance; the beast of all exchanges. Now I've heard from some that they still use Binance? I am not sure how when it was reported last year that Binance finally blocked all US residents. Binance does have a US version (not available for Texas residents) but it's only seeing 3.45% of the volume for this asset.
Update (Jun 07): One of NYSE's largest market-makers is joining a Solana-based data project (The Block)
Bottom line: Solana is a platform you should LEARN more about and put on your watch list and when it's available for purchase be it on Gemini, Kraken, Coinbase, or others - it's one you might want to add to your stash.
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