That has sharply reduced the circulating supply of the cryptocurrency and has increased the uncertainty regarding the blockchain’s future, the report said.
“However, several key metrics such as active addresses and daily non-fungible-token (NFT) volume have returned to pre-FTX-collapse levels, potentially indicating comfort from some users on the chain,” analysts from Citi Research led by Joseph Ayoub wrote.
Solana’s main challenge is incentivizing users and developers to stay, the note said, observing that DeGods, its largest NFT collection, left the chain last month, citing doubts about the network's future.
Through the end of last year, Solana's token underwent a “slow burn lower” before slumping as much as 20% on Dec. 29. The next day, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin expressed his support for the blockchain, causing SOL's price to almost double in the following weeks, with about $550 million of short liquidations over the same period, the note added.
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