3 reasons SOL price is up 30% in 2 weeks — Will Solana’s uptrend continue?

Solana (SOL) ticked larger on Sep. 13, mirroring related upside strikes within the broader cryptocurrency market, led by Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

On the day by day chart, SOL’s value gained over 4% to $39, its finest degree in 3 weeks. The token’s intraday positive aspects got here as an extension of a prevailing uptrend that has seen its value gaining 30% in simply 2 weeks.

SOL/USD day by day value chart. Supply: TradingView

Compared to Solana, Bitcoin and Ether underperformed, securing 16% and 22% positive aspects in the identical interval. Let us take a look at the combo of elementary and technicals that will have prompted SOL to rally larger.

Helium’s merge with Solana

On Aug. 30, core builders behind the Helium Community, which gives decentralized wi-fi 5G community protection by enabling customers to turn out to be hotspots, introduced a governance proposal to migrate to the Solana blockchain from its native chain. 

The Helium builders cited their “want to enhance operational effectivity and scalability” whereas seeing Solana as a perfect match.

SOL is the staking and transaction fee token contained in the Solana ecosystem.

SOL/USD weekly value chart. Supply: TradingView

NFT increase

The newest shopping for interval within the Solana market has additionally coincided with upticks in its nonfungible token (NFT) metrics.

Notably, quantity throughout NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, Metaplex and Magic Eden reached almost 1.2 million SOL (~$42.8 million) within the week ending Sept. 11, knowledge tracked by Nansen reveals. That additional accompanied an increase in NFT transactions, hitting a report excessive of over 1 million in the identical interval.

The bounce in Solana’s exercise appeared as a novel vivid spot within the NFT sector that is in any other case seeing decrease demand in latest months. For example, the buying and selling quantity on the main NFT market OpenSea has seen a drastic decline.

Of all Solana NFT collections, the newly-launched “y00ts mint t00b” collection recently secured the most trading volume, with HyperSpace tallying the typical determine at round $18.45 million per day.

SOL’s technical bounce

From a technical perspective, SOL’s 30% rally began after testing a traditionally important assist degree.

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SOL/USD has been consolidating sideways inside a variety outlined by two flat, parallel trendlines since Could 23. A drop towards the decrease trendline (assist) has been usually adopted by a 58%–60% bounce towards the higher trendline (resistance).

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Equally, a pullback from the higher trendline has seen SOL’s value crashing towards the decrease trendline, as proven beneath.

SOL/USD weekly value chart. Supply: TradingView

With SOL rebounding, its path of least resistance seems to be towards the higher trendline close to $47.50, up round 38% from present value ranges.

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