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Solana price live data

The current price of Solana is $139.28. Since 00:00 UTC, Solana has increased by +2.59%. It currently has a circulating supply of 463,952,795 SOL and a maximum supply of 579,987,653 SOL, giving it a fully diluted market cap of $64.56B. At present, Solana holds the 4 position in market cap rankings. The Solana/USD price is updated in real-time.

Solana price performance in USD

Time periodChange amount%Chg
Today$3.5200 +2.59%
7 days$4.9600 +3.69%
30 days-$15.9500 -10.28%
3 months$0.86000 +0.62%

Solana market information

24h low/high
The highest, lowest, and last prices in 24 hours
24h low$134.04
Last price $139.28
24h high$140.65
Heat index ranking
5
Market cap ranking
4
Market cap
$64.56B
Favorited rate
Percentage of users who favorited this asset to all users
41.21%
All-time high
$259.69
-46.37% (-$120.41)
Nov 7, 2021 (3 years ago)
All-time low
$0.31000
+44,829.03% ($138.97)
Oct 29, 2020 (4 years ago)
ICO date
03/23/2020
ICO price
The price at which this crypto was first traded
$0.22000
Circulating supply
The amount of this crypto that is publicly available in the market
463,952,795 SOL
Market cap at circulating supply
Market cap = Circulating supply × Last price
$80.71B

About Solana (SOL)

Solana describes itself as a third-generation network designed to solve the blockchain trilemma – the notoriously difficult feat of improving performance without compromising decentralization and security. Solana might succeed where first and second-generation blockchains have struggled by introducing innovative methodologies to optimize a blockchain network's speed while retaining a high level of decentralization.

Solana's decision to focus on finding a balance between speed, security, and decentralization stems from the need to create enabling environments for launching world-class decentralized applications (DApps). The goal is to provide a blockchain network to help DApps attain the same functionality and user experience that their centralized counterparts offer.

The Solana ecosystem has SOL as its base currency, which users can use to make payments, settle related fees, and participate in the network's staking economy. The digital asset also doubles as Solana's governance currency. In essence, SOL holders can vote on proposals that would, in turn, determine the type of changes and upgrades adopted by the Solana ecosystem.

How does Solana work

Like most blockchains, Solana relies on a consensus algorithm. Such algorithms ensure blockchains don't require intermediary entities like Visa or PayPal to execute and validate transactions. However, rather than opt for the energy-intensive and slower Proof of Work (PoW) consensus protocol like Bitcoin, Solana has adopted a more dynamic alternative that gives room for highly scalable and eco-friendly operations.

Specifically, Solana’s dynamic consensus system combines the in-house designed Proof of History (PoH) protocol and the popular Proof of Stake (PoS) model. PoH creates a historical record of events and transactions and allows the system to process transactions faster and more efficiently.

Armed with these two consensus mechanisms, Solana can reportedly process up to 50,000 transactions per second, which is why it is often called the "Visa of the crypto world." This is an exceptional feat considering that Ethereum, the most popular application-based blockchain, currently has a maximum theoretical TPS of 119. According to Solana, developments are underway to increase the current maximum transaction size possible on the network, which currently stands at 1,232 bytes. QUIC, a Google-built transaction ingestion protocol currently live on Solana's Mainnet-beta, could be the key to unlocking a larger transaction size.

Solana provides a flexible development tool kit that supports three popular programming languages: Rust, C, and C++. Solana has also highlighted community-driven efforts to allow on-chain programs to be written in other languages such as Python via Seahorse. Proponents of Solana argue that the possibility of writing smart contract codes with multiple programming languages will help developers access a more familiar and flexible development environment, unlike what we have on blockchains with native smart contract languages.

Additionally, the Solana blockchain has a block propagation protocol named Turbine that makes data distribution faster across the network. Finally, Solana uses Gulf Stream, a Mempool-less transaction forwarding protocol that enables validators to execute transactions beforehand.

Solana's high-speed and low-cost transactions make it an attractive platform for DeFi applications. It supports various DeFi projects, including decentralized exchanges (DEX), lending and borrowing platforms, and yield farming protocols. Furthermore, with its ability to handle a large number of transactions per second, Solana is a suitable platform for blockchain-based games. Developers can build interactive and scalable games on Solana that offer rewards in SOL or other tokens.

SOL price and tokenomics

Launched in March 2020, SOL initially sold for $0.22 to supporters through a public auction, successfully raising $1.76 million. The subsequent surge in Solana's value led to a significant private token sale round in June 2021, generating a substantial $314 million for Solana Labs. The funds raised in this round are earmarked for the development and promotion of a robust and expansive decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem on the Solana blockchain.

Over the years, the Solana team conducted five funding rounds, starting with a seed round of $3.17 million, followed by three private funding rounds that eventually culminated in a $20 million Series A. An additional $1.76 million was raised through a public auction in March 2022 with CoinList. These funding efforts have propelled Solana's growth and positioned it as a prominent player in the blockchain space.

The SOL price reached its all time high of $259.69 back in November 7, 2021. Although the Solana price fell sharply and stagnated in the years following, the latter part of 2023 saw the token gain bullish momentum. SOL prices reached above $100 for the first time in almost two years during late January 2024, and continued its uptrend to hit $195.72 on March 24, 2024. Various factors have contributed to the Solana price rise, but many commentators attribute it to the growing strength of the network. Solana surpassed rival smart contract blockchain Ethereum for decentralized exchange (DEX) volume during March 2024, reportedly due to a flurry of activity surrounding Solana-based memecoins and a superior volume to total value locked for Solana.

Key tools and technologies in the Solana ecosystem

Launched in October 2021, the Jupiter swap aggregator is considered by many to be an influential part of Solana's success. Jupiter aggregates liquidity for Solana, helping users to find the best prices with minimal volatility and slippage.

Meanwhile, Magic Eden is the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace on Solana. The platform allows users to buy, sell, and mint digital collectibles, and also provides various resources to help developers build their own projects. Although Magic Eden is a major NFT marketplace on the Solana network, it also supports other chains including Polygon, Base, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Ordinals.

Another key tool in the Solana ecosystem is Pyth Network. This blockchain oracle allows smart contracts to interact with real-world price data in real-time. Data is collected from a large quantity of sources including exchanges, market makers, and financial services providers. Significantly, Pyth Network can find and publish off-chain data on-chain, powering DApps (and their users) with access to high-fidelity real-time market data.

SOL distribution

The initial supply of SOL, totaling 500,000 tokens, was distributed among various entities involved in Solana's early funding rounds. Notably, a portion was allocated to investors in the Seed round, while another share was reserved for participants in the Series A rounds. Additionally, some tokens were sold in a public sale, and a portion was distributed among the founding team members who contributed to the project's development. Furthermore, the Solana Foundation, a not-for-profit entity supporting Solana initiatives, received its share of tokens. Lastly, a community reserve fund, managed by the Solana Foundation, also received a portion of the initial supply to support the broader Solana community.

About the founders

Anatoly Yakovenko, a software engineer, first introduced Solana in 2017 when he published a whitepaper where he proposed the concept of Proof of History and how it can optimize the throughput of blockchains. Before venturing into the blockchain ecosystem, Yakovenko worked at Qualcomm and Dropbox as a software engineer.

After introducing the Solana project, Yakovenko teamed up with one of his former Qualcomm colleagues, Greg Fitzgerald, to co-found Solana Labs, the software development company responsible for building and maintaining the Proof of History-based blockchain network. Along the line, Yakovenko and Fitzgerald recruited more former Qualcomm colleagues.

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SOL FAQ

What is Solana?

Solana is a blockchain network that focuses on providing lightning-fast transaction speed without compromising security or decentralization. Like Ethereum, Solana enables the smart contract infrastructure necessary for launching and running decentralized applications and tokens.

How does Solana work?

Solana combines the Proof of History (PoH) protocol and Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism to establish a dynamic and lightning-quick means of achieving consensus and transferring value on the blockchain. The PoH protocol enables the synchrony of all computers connected to the Solana network and establishes the chronological ordering of historical data. On the other hand, PoS governs the processes involved in picking validators and assigning tasks to them.

What can I do with SOL?

After you buy SOL, you can use your SOL tokens to explore the Solana blockchain and pay for transactions and services on-chain. You can access popular DeFi protocols, collect and trade trending Solana NFTs, and stake tokens to a validator to earn staking rewards.

Where can I buy SOL?

Easily buy SOL tokens on the OKX cryptocurrency platform. Available trading pairs in the OKX spot trading terminal include SOL/USDT, SOL/USDC, SOL/BTC, and SOL/ETH.

You can also buy SOL with over 99 fiat currencies by selecting the "Express buy" option. Other popular crypto tokens, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), and USD Coin (USDC), are also available.

Alternatively, you can swap your existing cryptocurrencies, including XRP (XRP), Cardano (ADA), and Chainlink (LINK), for SOL with zero fees and no price slippage by using OKX Convert.

To view the estimated real-time conversion prices between fiat currencies, such as the USD, EUR, GBP, and others, into SOL, visit the OKX Crypto Converter Calculator. OKX's high-liquidity crypto exchange ensures the best prices for your crypto purchases.

How much is Solana worth today?
Currently, one Solana is worth $139.28. For answers and insight into Solana's price action, you're in the right place. Explore the latest Solana charts and trade responsibly with OKX.
What is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies, such as Solana, are digital assets that operate on a public ledger called blockchains. Learn more about coins and tokens offered on OKX and their different attributes, which includes live prices and real-time charts.
When was cryptocurrency invented?
Thanks to the 2008 financial crisis, interest in decentralized finance boomed. Bitcoin offered a novel solution by being a secure digital asset on a decentralized network. Since then, many other tokens such as Solana have been created as well.
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