Solana: Second quarter network activity stats can help you in your activity
Solana, home to top projects such as Serum, Mango Markets, StepN, Magic Eden and Star Atlas, has seen a massive growth of the ecosystem in the last month.
With increased activity online, data from Santiment shows that the past three months have been marked by a 105% increase in social mentions and a 170.94% increase in its social interactions. .
Recently, following the launch of the NFT project y00ts, Solana recorded a daily NFT volume of 344,000 SOL, marking the highest daily volume since the previous all-time high set in May.
Given its growth in the last month, we will evaluate the performance of the network in the previous quarter.
Solana in the second trimester
In a new report , blockchain analytics platform Nansen provided insights into Solana's performance in the second quarter of the year (April 1 to June 30).
According to the report, Solana saw a growth in online activities during the period under review. Active accounts at Solana grew from 400,000 at the beginning of April to nearly a million by the end of May.
Additionally, daily active accounts on the network ranged from 600,000 to one million during the period under review. As of June 30, Solana has registered over 1.1 million daily active accounts.
Daily transactions on Solana also increased during the 91-day period under review. According to Nansen, the largest transactions at Solana during the quarter were voting transactions, totaling around 100 million to 200 million per day.
While other types of transactions decreased at the beginning of April but increased from mid-month to the end of the quarter.
Nansen also found that in the last quarter, Solana recorded more daily transactions than Ethereum.
While daily transactions on Solana increased during the period under review, "Ethereum's daily transactions were relatively stable during the quarter, hovering around over 1 million transactions."
Affected by the overall crypto market decline during the quarter due to the Terra crash, the price of SOL fell 74%, data from CoinMarketCap reveals.
This price reduction contributes to users paying less for gas to make transactions at Solana in the second quarter. According to Nasen,
"Daily gas payments at Solana fluctuated from the beginning of the quarter to mid-May, before eventually settling in the $5-9k range."
SOL so far in the third quarter
At press time, the price of SOL, the 9th largest cryptocurrency, stands at $32.23. During this quarter, SOL peaked at $47.64 on Aug. 13. Since then, its price has dropped 33%.
Sep 21, 2022