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Solana’s SOL replaces Dogecoin as 7th largest cryptocurrency

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Programmable blockchain Solana’s SOL token rallied to a new high on Friday, replacing the meme-focused cryptocurrency dogecoin as the seventh-largest coin by market value.

SOL climbed 12% to $145, establishing a foothold above Tuesday’s record of $130, data from Messari show. The market capitalization jumped to $42 billion, surpassing dogecoin’s $38 billion.

Since Solana launched the non-fungible tokens (NFT) project Degenerate Ape Academy on Aug. 15, the SOL token has tripled in price. The timing couldn’t have been better, given the ongoing NFT sugar rush.

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“Solana’s popularity, already boosted by Sam Bankman-Fried’s support, has seen unprecedented price action on the back of strong mindshare growth, a flurry of decentralized application launches and, most recently, the frenzy around their Kaiju cards NFT launch,” Jehan Chu, co-founder, and managing partner at Keneti Capital, a blockchain investment and trading firm, told CoinDesk.

Kaiju Cards is a collectibles card game built on Solana’s blockchain and modeled along classic styles like Yugioh, Pokemon and MTG.

“Kaiju Cards NFTs are serialized, not generative. Think Pokemon or MTG, but with serial numbers on the blockchain,” the official blog says. “Each character is created and hand-drawn by one of our four industry-artists who have done original work for Adult Swim, Apple, Nickelodeon, Netflix, and other places you may recognize. There are 23 original characters contained in the Alpha Series.”

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The presale of the Alpha Series aimed at giving early supporters and community members access to cards at a lower price took place on Aug. 20. The final distribution occurred Wednesday and was met with high demand. That may have boosted SOL’s price: The cards were priced at 5 SOL and 8 SOL.

“I believe there were way above 10,000 people online on their Discord,” one trader told CoinDesk in a Discord chat. “But only 3.5k NFT to mint – and only 1 card per wallet was allowed. So yes, demand was more than reasonable.”

Another trader said the latest leg higher in SOL could be related to Friday’s launch of Solsea, the first open NFT marketplace on Solana.

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 ecosystem is booming, and the blockchain has garnered the support of major investors, thanks to its perceived scalability, relatively low transaction costs and fast processing speed.

Still, SOL now looks overbought with the 14-day relative strength index (RSI) hovering well above 70, indicating the pace of the rally may slow. “With volatility this high, SOL calls might be a decent sell,” QCP Capital said in its latest market analysis. Investors typically sell calls when the asset is expected to consolidate or move lower. Traders sell options when volatility is expected to drop. That’s because volatility has a positive impact on options’ prices.

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Solana price needs to crack this key level as SOL bulls eye an upswing towards $200

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  • Solana price is teasing a falling wedge breakout on the daily chart.
  • SOL bulls need to find acceptance above $148 to initiate a fresh upswing.
  • The downside remains cushioned by the 50-DMA at 110.50, bullish RSI.

Solana is seeing some buying resurgence on Saturday, as it reverses Friday’s temporary drop to near the $127.50 region.

SOL bears fought back the control a day before, tracking the downbeat tone across the crypto market, in light of the blow from China. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) issued a notice, imposing a ban on all crypto transactions as it will be considered illicit financial activity.

At the time of writing, SOL price has recaptured the $140 mark, adding about 1% on the day, although remains on track to book the second straight weekly loss.

Solana price prepares for a big technical breakout

Looking at Solana’s daily chart, SOL bulls are challenging the falling trendline resistance at $148 after two failed attempts earlier this week.

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If SOL bulls manage to find a strong foothold above the latter on a daily closing basis, then it would confirm an upside breakout from a falling wedge formation.

SOL price has been trending within the bullish continuation pattern ever since it recorded all-time highs at $221.38 on September 9. The price has been forming lower highs and lower lows, carving out a falling wedge pattern on the said timeframe.

The 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) inches higher above the midline, allowing room for more upside.

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Therefore, the wedge breakout would open doors for a rally towards the $200 mark. Ahead of that the horizontal 21-Daily Moving Average (DMA) at $159.40 could test the bearish commitments.

SOL/USD: Daily chart

Should the wedge hurdle emerge as a tough nut to crack SOL price could see a retracement towards the upwards-sloping 50-DMA at $110.50.

The next downside target is seen at falling trendline (wedge) support at $100.60, below which a fresh downswing could kick in towards the mildly bullish 100-DMA at $71.54.

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First Permissioned Decentralized Exchange Launch on Solana

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  • Solrise Finance and Civic Technologies launch the first permissioned DEX on Solana.
  • Solrise DEX Pro allows institutional investors to access Decentralized Finance.
  • The DEX utilizes the Civic Pass for its KYC identification requirements.

Decentralized fund management and investment protocol Solrise Finance and decentralized identity firm Civic Technologies partnered to launch the first Solana-based decentralized exchange with permissioned access. As regulators continue to eye DeFi, a permissioned DEX allows for more checks within Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

The product, Solrise DEX Pro, will offer a traditional order book experience and a permissioned environment that’s suitable for institutional investors. It’s built on Project Serum which is a DEX that utilizes Solana’s throughput. Aside from this, Civic Pass, Civic Technologies’ identity verification for DeFi will be integrated.

In a nutshell, the project enables institutions to jump into DeFi. Under normal circumstances, institutional investors cannot join in because of the need to comply with regulations. However, with the advent of a permissioned DEX, a parallel ecosystem is achieved. This means that they can access DeFi while still meeting regulatory requirements.

The project is also backed by one of the biggest firms in the market. Quantitative trading firm Alameda Research, a key investor in Solana, will also support the project and provide initial liquidity for Solrise DEX Pro.

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Filip Dragoslavic, Co-Founder of Solrise, said that as Solana is becoming the DeFi ecosystem for traditional finance, the team expects institutions to jump into the ecosystem.

Dragoslavic added,

This is our way of bridging the world of institutions to DeFi without resorting to centralization, thanks to Civic.

According to Chris Hart, CEO of Civic, a permissioned DEX will make room for new players in DeFi — including institutions. He further explained that the team is building technology that aims to protect individuals’ digital identities and new financial systems.

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Hart added,

In Solrise, we’ve found a partner that shares our values and is working with us to set a higher standard that will ultimately benefit the broader industry.News Source

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Solana Kurs: SOL bald wieder unter 100 Dollar?

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  • Der Solana-Kurs erlebt gerade die erste nennenswerte Korrektur seit seiner 876%-Rallye.
  • Ein Rutsch unter die Nachfragebarriere bei 119,26 $ würde SOL bis auf 95,94 $ zurückwerfen.
  • Eine erfolgreiche Rückeroberung des Widerstandsniveaus um 147,55 $ würde die Abwärtsthese entkräften.

Der Solana-Kurs befindet sich seit dem 20. Juli in einem exponentiellen Aufwärtstrend, der sich bis zum Erreichen eines neuen Allzeithochs am 9. September nicht abschwächte. Dieser etwa anderthalb Monate dauernde Anstieg des SOL-Kurses erfährt derzeit einen Pullback, der sich noch weiter nach unten ausdehnen könnte, wenn entscheidende Barrieren durchbrochen werden.

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Der Solana-Kurs ist seit dem 20. Juli in 51 Tagen um rund 876 % gestiegen. Das Beeindruckendste an diesem Anstieg ist, dass es auf dem Weg dorthin keinen massiven Abschwung gegeben hat. Nachdem er jedoch mit 216 $ ein neues Allzeithoch erreicht hatte, begann sich der SOL-Kurs abzukühlen.

Bislang ist der Altcoin um 44 % gefallen und prallt derzeit am 50 %-Fibonacci-Retracement-Level bei 119,26 $ ab. Dennoch ist es unwahrscheinlich, dass sich dieser Aufwärtstrend fortsetzt, insbesondere in Anbetracht der Marktlage.

Ein möglicher Anstieg des Verkaufsdrucks, der die Marke von 119,26 $ durchbricht, würde den Solana-Preis bis zur unmittelbaren Barriere bei 110,25 $ nach unten ziehen. Diese Marke ist die einzige Unterstützungsuntergrenze, die zwischen einem SOL-Kurs von unter 100 $ und einer starken Korrektur steht.

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Wird diese Barriere durchbrochen, rutscht Solana auf das 62%-Fibonacci-Retracement-Level bei 95,94 $ und bei anhaltendem Verkaufsdruck auf das nachfolgende Level bei 79,43 $ ab.

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Andererseits könnte dieser Abwärtstrend nach einem erfolgreichen Abprallen vom 50%-Fibonacci-Retracement-Level bei $119,26 enden. In diesem Fall müsste der Solana-Kurs das Widerstandsniveau von $147,50 zurückerobern, um einen Boden zu bilden.

Diese Bewegung würde die Abwärtsthese entkräften und als Plattform für einen weiteren Anstieg auf 169,29 $ dienen.

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