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Jupiter ($JUP) Token Launch Could Accelerate Solana Ecosystem Expansion

$JUP token launch could massively increase Solana's adoption, as new users flock into its ecosystem.

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Solana is fast gaining widespread traction as one of the best blockchains for airdrops. The recent airdrop of $WEN to active Solana users was quickly followed by $JUP's phase one airdrop to early adopters of the Jupiter Exchange yesterday.

The airdrop, which totaled $680 million worth of $JUP tokens, was among the largest in history. The token currently has a market cap of $857 million at time of writing.

Airdrops is a strategy used by new projects to incentivize early adopters of these projects and potentially drive future growth. By distributing these tokens, projects aim to drive more widespread adoption and usage of their platform, supporting the organic growth and success of the project.

What is Jupiter?

Jupiter prides itself as the “best swap aggregator on Solana.” Jupiter is a decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator that pulls liquidity from various DEXs and automated market makers (AMMs) within the Solana ecosystem to offer users the best rates for their trades. Jupiter's competitive rates and liquidity aggregation makes it a popular choice for traders.

Jupiter works by dividing trades into smaller trade sizes to get better prices for larger size trades. Jupiter also lists new tokens automatically immediately they are launched on Solana, and executes token swaps in a single transaction without exceeding transaction limits and incurring high slippage.

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Jupiter’s innovative approach, coupled with the strategic use of airdrops and the integration of native tokens like $WEN, has contributed to its increasing popularity and trading volume.

$JUP Airdrop

The launch of Jupiter’s JUP token on the 31st of January represents a strategic move to distribute the token to a massive user base while deepening its influence and reach on the Solana blockchain.

Already, Jupiter has processed over $20 billion in transaction volume with about 140,000 token swaps across 4,100 trading pairs. This has seen it jump to the third most popular DEX across all chains, according to data from Coinmarketcap.

What does the launch of $JUP signify for Jupiter and the Solana ecosystem at large?

More Volume, More Gains for Solana

As users flocked in their hundreds of thousands to claim their $JUP tokens, the Solana network registered high transaction activity with suggestions of congestion and inability to process transactions.

While this may be a temporary challenge, the long term benefits are fantastic for the Solana ecosystem. More users on the Solana blockchain translates to more demand for $SOL.

While the $JUP token launch didn’t have any direct effect on $SOL’s price action with the native token of the Solana blockchain still trading under $100, a key indicator showed the massive potential that lies ahead.

SOL/USDT on TradingView (4H Timeframe)

The Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) indicator which measures the inflow of capital to a token recorded a jump to +0.20. This indicated that new capital was flowing into Solana, as users engaged on the blockchain.

Furthermore, this offers both short term and long term traders viable entry points for buying $SOL. Conservative traders can wait for a retest of the $90 support level before bidding $SOL. Aggressive traders on the other hand can enter at the current market price, as $SOL bids to flip the $104 resistance level to support.

Any of the trading strategies is likely to yield results with Solana experiencing a 21% jump in trading volume over the past 24 hours.

An earlier price analysis article by Blockhead had predicted the low risk opportunity for short term traders to bank 11% profits after $SOL broke the $90 resistance. This was achieved over the past 24 hours with $SOL hitting $106 before retracing below $100.

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Solana (SOL) could potentially go on another bullish run after rebounding from the $80 support level.

As such, traders can expect $SOL to record another higher low with more volume driving the demand for $SOL.

Alternatively, profit takers on $SOL may extend the selling pressure beyond the key support level. A look at the Relative Strength Index (RSI) noted a dip below the neutral 50 which signaled that sellers might have a slight advantage against buyers for now.

Overall, $SOL buyers can remain bullish of an uptick in price, as $JUP’s token launch continues to attract new users to the Solana ecosystem.

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute trading, investment, financial, or other types of advice. It is solely the writer’s opinion. Please conduct your due diligence before making any trading or investment decisions.