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Will Solana Memecoins Keep Pumping?

MYRO, WEN, and WIF surged as crypto woke up to cheap SOL swaps.
Jack Inabinet Jack Inabinet Mar 9, 20242 min read
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market analysis Will Solana Memecoins Keep Pumping?

📊 SOL Memes. Unlike BTC, many tokens are far off from their all-time highs, but that did not stop alts from pumping as the week progressed, with Ether trading above $4k for the first time since December 2021! Which other crypto ecosystem found its footing against BTC this week?

🧐 Quick Take

Memecoin mania came to a screeching halt on Monday after broader crypto markets crashed, causing many tokens in the sector to plunge by upwards of 50%.

The dip was short-lived, however, with the category coming to dominate CoinGecko’s top gainers board on a weekly basis after many top memecoins managed to secure triple-digit gains.

Source: CoinGecko

Memecoins from various ecosystems have pumped this week, but the most exciting moves are being made in Solana, a chain that is not only playing host to many of this week’s top gainers (MYRO, WEN, and WIF), but that has also become the backbone behind the emerging category of misspelled PolitiFi memecoins!

With bull market activity increasing the number of onchain transactions, gas fees have skyrocketed on Ethereum and its L2s, potentially pushing a portion of memecoin speculation that would be occurring within the ecosystem towards Solana.

Despite SOL’s 35% dip on Monday, the token roared back to life alongside its memecoins, gaining 45% in the days that followed to reach cycle highs above $150.


📈 Chart of the Week

While broader risk markets have made strong gains since October 2023, the S&P 500 closed out this week red after a 10% collapse in the share price of Nvidia on Friday evaporated $260B (55% on an Ethereum) in market capitalization and hammered trad indices lower.

Source: TradingView

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Jack Inabinet is a Senior Analyst with a passion for exploring the bleeding edge of crypto and finance. Prior to joining Bankless, Jack worked as an analyst at HAL Real Estate where he conducted market research and financial analysis for commercial apartment development and acquisition activities in the Seattle region. He graduated from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and remains based out of the Seattle area.

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