Previously, market-leading Solana—which should have become the next "Ethereum killer"—failed to live up to its nickname and lost all of its gains since summer 2021, following the fall of the NFT and DeFi industries.
As the daily chart of the coin suggests, Solana is currently trading at the level of August or July of last year. The coin's performance since its all-time high reached back in November is at approximately 85%.
Since November, Solana has been moving in a strong downtrend, which it has not broken for over 200 days. Currently, the price of the coin is at the lower range of the trends, showing that there could be a short-term bounce ahead.
Fundamental problems of network
Unfortunately, the demand for DeFi and NFT projects is not the only issue with Solana. Ethereum maximalists and Solana haters are using the "Sqlana" nickname for the coin more than ever, following constant downtimes and other issues with the network.
Recently, Solana had another downtime following the complete outage of the network. Following issues with the blockchain, the selling volume on the market spiked to a high level.
Some pro-Ethereum users are joking about the existence of a "Solana status page" which tracks the performance of the network and any type of issue it currently has. The existence of such a service is a curiosity for any blockchain-based product or service and is more traditional for Web2 websites and platforms.
But despite the negative price and technical performance in recent months, Solana is still up massively since the initial offering, resulting in around 2,500% profit for the earliest investors.
At press time, SOL is trading around $40 but struggles to gain a foothold above the psychological resistance level.