Solana (SOL) DEX Volume Up 332% Despite Network Struggles

Joshua Ramos
Source – ByteTree

Solana (SOL) has seen its DEX Volume surge a remarkable 332% in Q1 despite the ongoing network struggles facing the blockchain. Indeed, data from Messari showcased the overall health of the platform while calling it the “home for retail users.”

In a post to X (formerly Twitter), the data analytics firm identified some of the rather impressive facets of the network throughout 2024’s first quarter. However, these developments arrive amid a backdrop of user frustration. Specifically, 75% of failed transactions have led to a plethora of user complaints.

Source – WatcherGuru

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Solana DEX Volume Surges in Q1 Despite Ongoing Network Complaints

Throughout the year Solana has emerged as a clear beneficiary of 2024’s digital asset focus. It played a crucial part in the meme coin frenzy that took place in March of this year. Indeed, newcomers like Dogwifhat (WIF) and Book of Meme (BOME) had noted impressive growth trajectories early into their existence.

That continued impressive performance has been countered by user troubles within the network. However, that doesn’t seem to denote the success that it has had recently. Specifically, data analytics platform Messari noted that Solana (SOL) Saw a 332% surge in DEX volume despite the ongoing network issues.

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The platform has performed impressively throughout the year in terms of its DEX volume. It has even outperformed Ethereum at points. However, that’s not the only facet that has benefited. Indeed, its revenue has increased an astronomical 597% in Q1, as well as it facing a 97% increase to its market cap.

Yet, that doesn’t negate the issues that the network has attempted to fend off over the last day. The network appears to be having difficulties keeping up with the increased demand, as traders have struggled with the experience of retail trading. Moreover, Dune analytics reported that more than 75% of non-vote transactions have failed.

That development is likely connected to increased bot spam, according to Helius CEO Mert Mumtaz. Indeed, he noted that 95% of the chart of failed transactions is “bots and failing arbitrage attempts.” Overall, the correction of this experience should help the network mirror the incredible success it has had this past month.