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Solana Grapples with Memecoin Madness: Co-Founder Yakovenko Sees Growth Potential

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  • Yakovenko recognizes the potential of memes to test and strengthen the Solana ecosystem for future challenges.
  • The increase in bots and spam due to memes has complicated transactions, raising rates on Solana.

The fascination with memes within the Solana network has had an impressive market capitalization in excess of $5 billion, with daily transactions reaching $2.7 billion. This means that, based on current values, memes make up approximately 6% of the total Solana market, valued at $83 billion.

The meme wave shows no signs of slowing down, with initiatives such as Slerf managing to capture millions in SOL through presales. Anatoly Yakovenko, has expressed concern about this trend in a recent interview with CoinDesk, commenting on the value of this wave of memes for the future of Solana, as we have detailed on ETHNews.

“Taking memes seriously as an opportunity to solve current problems is, in fact, beneficial,” he suggested, indicating that this enthusiasm for memes could serve as a valuable test for network development.

This enthusiasm has propelled transaction volumes to an all-time high on Solana’s decentralized exchange. However, the increased traffic generated by bots has led to an increase in failed transactions and has tripled average transaction fees.

Still, SOL has held its ground in the market, seeing a 13% increase in its price in response to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest monetary policies on March 20.

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Isai Alexei
Isai Alexei
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