If you've refreshed your trading app at any point recently, you'll have noticed Solana making waves. Up more than 20% over the past week, the "Ethereum killer" has outperformed every other top 50 cryptocurrency.
Its total value locked (TVL) hit $338.82 million earlier this week, marking its highest since the start of the year.
But what's causing this boom and could SOL shoot even higher?
Real World (Visa) Vision
Avid readers of our daily newsletter, Blockhead Daily Digest, will already be well informed that Solana and Visa recently inked a lucrative deal to bring Visa's stablecoin settlement capabilities to Solana. In its announcement of the partnership, Visa highlighted two reasons for choosing Solana: