Layer-1 blockchain and Ethereum competitor Solana has seen its native SOL token surge above $32 this week, as asset management company VanEck anticipates further price gains and shares its price forecast.
In a report, VanEck outlined diverse valuation scenarios for Solana’s (SOL) price to range from a conservative $9.81 to an ambitious $3,211.28 by 2030 (in comparison, Ethereum’s target price is $11,800).
This would mark a 10,600% price surge for Solana in the coming years. The report also delves into a potential scenario where Solana becomes the first blockchain to accommodate applications with over 100 million users.
Furthermore, the report illustrates Solana’s potential to narrow the distance between itself and Ethereum in the future. VanEck has been engaged in the cryptocurrency arena for a while, having submitted Bitcoin exchange-traded fund applications to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in recent years.
SOL has emerged as a top 10 cryptocurrency, with impressive growth exceeding 200% since the start of 2023. The total value locked in the Solana ecosystem is $378 million.
However, there might be potential for a partial pullback in the price of SOL. The daily directional movement index (DMI) indicates an increasing hold by bears on the daily chart, requiring strong action from the bulls to safeguard the gains amassed since the crypto market aligned with Bitcoin’s (BTC) rise to $35,000 in recent days.
If the bulls fail to gain the upper hand, it could lead to a drop below the $30 mark. Traders considering short positions for SOL may consider selling. This is influenced by technical indicators, where the blue line (+DI) is decreasing and the red line (-DI) is increasing, which are signals of a potential price decline.
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This pattern indicates a heightened bearish impact and the possibility of a market downturn, which could result in a 15% decrease in Solana’s price from its current valuation of $32. This aligns with a nearby support level bolstered by the 21-day exponential moving average.
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