Solana

Solana Returns vs S&P

-53.80%

Versus S&P

9.80%

13 minutes ago

-53.80%

Versus S&P

9.80%

13 minutes ago

6m High

6m Low

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Solana

$45.30

$11.82

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S&P 500

4,305.20

3,577.03

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Solana

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S&P 500

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Does not follow the stock market

Sources: SOL, SPX

In the Market

Highlights

Good For

DeFi value investing

Time Horizon

Medium term

Diversification

Environmentally Friendly

Solana is a blockchain designed by the computer programmer Anatoly Yakovenko  and his team. It was invented to solve major traffic and service fee problems on the crowded Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, and some major financial players, including Bank of America, speculate that the Solana could take over the lion’s share of the market. The most distinguishing feature of Solana is its hybrid consensus mechanism technology dubbed “Proof-of-History.” With Solana’s tech upgrades, blockchain transactions can happen in as little as 400 milliseconds, compared to Ethereum’s 10 to 15-second processing speeds.

Did you Know

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    Melania Trump is a Solana fan and minted her first NFT collection on the platform. The Solana team, however, was reportedly a little “meh” about the whole thing.

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    Solana launched its own version of Apple Pay, Solana Pay, in early February 2022.

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    If you had bought $1,000 of SOL on May 11, 2020, it would have been worth $357,040 on January 1, 2022.

Considerations

    Reasons to Invest

  • Powerful backers like the VC firm Andreeson Horowitz

  • Market cap between $35 billion and $57 billion

  • Innovative tech appeals to small-time traders and institutional investors alike

  • Strong adoption since launching in 2020 and has processed over 50 billion blockchain transactions

    Drawbacks

  • Major potential, but only time will tell if Solana’s technology proves scalable

  • Solana’s mainstream appeal is a turnoff to some decentralized die-hards

  • Recent Wormhole hack led to a multi-million crypto heist—the money was recovered, but Solana’s price dove 10%

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Capital Gains

Capital Gains

Until the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules that utility tokens like SOL are securities, you should at least consider all crypto an asset. Capital gains rules therefore apply when trading crypto for profit and/or loss. Most tax payers will owe 15% or 20% (based on your income) in capital gains tax after holding assets for at least one year then selling. You’ll get taxed at your regular income tax rate on any crypto profits you make from assets you held under one year. Fortunately, buying small amounts of crypto on centralized exchanges like Gemini doesn't usually count towards capital gains—you have to sell it or exchange it for another crypto or fiat currency.

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