Rumors of a funding round for the Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD) killer were circulating as early as last week, with whispers that funding could go as high as $450 million. Decrypt reported that a funding round scheduled to close in March was instead expanded due to high investor interest in cryptocurrencies.
Funding will be used to bootstrap current and future decentralized applications (dApps) and platforms on the Solana blockchain, as well as for venture investing and establishment of a Solana-focused trading desk.
Solana Labs CEO Anatoly Yakovenko said in part: “the next phase is onboarding a billion users. Solana was built from the ground up to accommodate this scale.”
The Solana blockchain has a significantly higher throughput than Ethereum while still boasting lower fees and transaction latency. However only time will tell if this cryptocurrency will truly overtake ETH-USD.
Solana (SOL-USD) Price Predictions
Currently trading at $41.86, what’s next for SOL-USD? Let’s see what the experts think.
- Investing Cube said on June 5 that SOL-USD could continue to trade higher from prices of $43.32, but cautioned that a pullback to support at $36 would present a better buying opportunity.
- Coin Price Forecast has a Solana (SOL-USD) price prediction of $86.77 by the end of 2021 and $291.85 by the end of 2026. That would make for gains of more than 100% by the end of the year.
- Ripple Coin News says SOL-USD could average $60 per coin at the end of 2021 and $100 to $150 by the end of 2o23.
- Gov Capital has a one-year Solana (SOL-USD) price prediction of $118.27 and a five-year prediction of $1,029.87.
- The Economy Forecast Agency predicts SOL-USD will hit $93.68 by the end of 2021 and close out 2025 at $239.80.
- Wallet Investor has a one-year Solana (SOL-USD) price prediction of $137.66 and a five-year forecast of $514.18.
- Digital Coin Price says Solana could climb to $60.91 by the end of 2021 and $148.81 in five years’ time.
On the date of publication, Vivian Medithi did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.