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"Ethereum Killer" Solana Records Its First 7-Figure NFT Sale

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 18:03
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Alex Dovbnya
Solana has joined Ethereum in the $1 million NFT club
"Ethereum Killer" Solana Records Its First 7-Figure NFT Sale
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Proof-of-stake blockchain Solana has just recorded its first seven-figure non-fungible token sale.

Blockchain advisory firm Moonrock Capital acquired one of the NFTs from the “Degenerate Ape Academy” for 5,980 SOL (roughly $1.1 million).    

Notably, it took Solana only two months to achieve such a milestone, which clearly shows how fast its ecosystem is growing.

For comparison, it took Ethereum, the current leader in the NFT space, three years to record its first seven-figure sale.

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The SOL token is currently the sixth biggest cryptocurrency by market capitalization after a monstrous rally.   

Gulf Stream, the blockchain’s forwarding protocol, eliminates the need for having a mempool, which makes it possible to achieve an impressive 50,000 TPS.

Hence, Solana positions itself as the first truly scalable blockchain that can rival Ethereum.  

As reported by U.Today, top backer Sam Bankman-Fried said that Solana had started seeing “strong institutional demand.”

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at