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Solana price nukes 40% along with other ‘Sam coins’

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Solana (SOL) is on the observe to log its worst every day efficiency on file.

On Nov. 9, SOL’s value dropped greater than 40% to round $16 primarily as a consequence of its affiliation with Sam Bankman-Fried, the founding father of crypto-focused hedge fund Alameda Analysis and cryptocurrency change FTX.

SOL/USD every day value chart. Supply: TradingView

Sam tokens get ‘fried’

Fried was an early investor within the Solana blockchain undertaking by way of Alameda Analysis. On Nov. 8, the entrepreneur’s estimated wealth plunged from a whopping $15.6 billion to round $1 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

On the core of this wipeout was a near-collapse of FTX. On Nov. 6, Binance, FTX’s rival change and early investor, determined to promote its $2 billion stake, which it was holding within the type of FTX’s native token, FTX Token (FTT). In response, FTT’s value crashed by over 85% and was buying and selling for round $3.60 as of Nov. 9.

Alameda Analysis’s steadiness sheet reportedly was value round $12 billion as of June 30, out of which half was FTT. The agency allegedly had $8 billion in liabilities on the identical day, elevating hypothesis about its potential insolvency after FTT’s large crash.

Consequently, this has elevated downward strain on cryptocurrencies with publicity to Alameda Analysis, FTX and Bankman-Fried, or so-called “Sam cash.”

Associated: Alameda on the radar of BitDAO community for alleged dump of BIT tokens

SOL’s value has plunged by greater than 55% since Binance determined to dump its FTT reserves. Equally, Serum (SRM), a decentralized change asset functioning atop the Solana blockchain, crashed by 55% in the identical interval.

SRM/USD every day value chart. Supply: TradingView

Ren, a decentralized custodian undertaking, additionally witnessed a 33% drop within the valuation of its native token, REN, after Binance’s announcement of intent to sell FTT.

Total, Sam tokens, together with Raydium (RAY), Bonfida (FIDA) and Maps (MAPS), have dropped by a median of 40% since Nov. 6.

Nonetheless hope for Solana?

In the meantime,18.77 million SOL tokens, or round $330 million on the time of writing, shall be unstaked and enter circulation on Nov. 10, in response to lending information collected by Lookonchain. This will likely additional put downward strain on SOL’s value.

From a technical perspective, SOL might drop towards $14.30 after getting into the breakdown stage of its descending triangle sample, as proven within the chart under. In different phrases, a 25% plunge from present costs.

SOL/USD every day value chart. Supply: TradingView

Conversely, the Solana token’s every day relative power index has dropped under 30, or “oversold,” which hints at a possible sideways consolidation or short-term value bounce towards the triangle’s decrease trendline at $30 within the coming days.

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