The month of February, despite being highly volatile, turned out to be not so damaging in the case of Solana. The overall gains and losses canceled each other out by February 28 after the 20% rally, and the month’s total changes stood at 0.13%.
But when it comes to investor performance, Solana outperformed pretty much every major altcoin.
Solana over Ethereum
Data from CoinShares indicated that except for Bitcoin, no other cryptocurrency could register inflows more than $10 million. Many couldn’t even register inflows at all. Binance, Polkadot, Tron noted month-to-date outflows worth $20 million, $1 million, and $4 million, respectively.
However, leading this pack was the altcoin king Ethereum marking $109 million worth of outflows. As a matter of fact, Ethereum’s outflows were higher than Bitcoin’s inflows.
On the other hand, Solana brought in about $9 million by the end of the month. This, despite the altcoin leading February last week’s outflows at $2.6 million. But, February wasn’t entirely great for Solana. Apart from the market’s volatility, Solana’s NFT front also witnessed significant damage.
While NFT transactions started strong at the beginning of the month, halfway through February, the figures sank.
MagicEden, the leading Solana NFT marketplace, observed an 81% fall in NFT transactions while other marketplaces continued at their pace.
By the end of February, transactions reduced to just 19k NFTs a day from a monthly high of 312k.
Even so, there is some prospect of Solana investors enjoying a good March given the recent social boost from Gemini. One of the top-10 crypto exchanges in the world, Gemini announced yesterday that the exchange had added support for Solana against all major fiat pairs.
— Gemini (@Gemini) February 28, 2022
Solana is already the eighth-biggest cryptocurrency and the sixth-biggest DeFi chain. And, with the coin trading at around $104.66 at press time, up by 16% from yesterday, it might just continue its rapid pace of growth.