Solana's stablecoin supply surges past $3 billion, USDC leads the charge

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Stablecoin supply on the layer-1 blockchain network Solana has increased steadily since the beginning of the year, crossing the $3 billion mark during the past week.

Data from the blockchain analytical platform Artemis shows that the stablecoin supply on the network has increased by 55.72% in the last three months to reach $3.12 billion.

Notably, this number pales significantly against the balance on the network in 2022, when more than $6 billion worth of these assets were on the blockchain. However, it plummeted to as low as $1.4 billion during the bear market situation before embarking on the recent upward trend.

Meanwhile, stablecoin transfer volume on Solana surged by 164% to $1.4 trillion, reflecting the significant amount of activity the network has enjoyed.

USDC dominates

A breakdown of stablecoins on Solana shows Circle’s USD Coin’s (USDC) dominance, accounting for 73% of such assets on the network.

For context, Artemis data show that USDC accounted for a significant $63.69 billion of stablecoin transfer volume on April 2, overshadowing USDT’s $812.41 million. EURC completes the top three with less than $100,000 in volume.

USDC’s dominance on Solana can be directly linked to Circle’s launch of its Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP) on the network on March 26.

Why Solana stablecoins balance is rising

Stablecoins play a crucial role as an intermediary between traditional fiat currencies and digital assets. An increasing stablecoin supply indicates heightened liquidity and is indicative of increased capital infusion.

Market observers have explained that this upsurge reflects the significant influx of capital into the network, coinciding with the frenzy surrounding memecoins and the expanding DeFi activity within the Solana ecosystem.

Over the past year, the Solana blockchain ecosystem has witnessed notable expansion despite its previous ties to Sam Bankman-Fried, the controversial founder of FTX. This growth has attracted a wave of new users and forged significant partnerships with major global financial entities, including Visa and Shopify.

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