Why Solana jumped again today

Investors are starting to see value in the Solana blockchain.

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What happened 

Cryptocurrency Solana (CRYPTO: SOL) jumped double digits in early trading on Thursday following a big gain on Wednesday. As of 11:45 a.m. ET the value of the cryptocurrency was up 4.1% in the last 24 hours and had traded as much as 6.2% higher. 

Solana is up 25.1% over the last week, so this has been a strong run and the value is rising as other cryptocurrencies fall today. 

So what 

Investors continue to pour into Solana as businesses begin to take it more seriously. Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global recently started trading for some Solana-based tokens and yesterday OpenSea said it will start carrying about 50 Solana non-fungible tokens. 

A lot of investors who primarily trade in Bitcoin or Ethereum may not realize what's being built on Solana so these moves bring exposure to the ecosystem. In time, that should lead to even more investment and higher values for Solana and its tokens as real businesses are built on the blockchain. 

Now what 

Volatility continues to be standard for cryptocurrencies and at times like this, it's working for Solana investors. But keep in mind that the rise in values could reverse as quickly as it came. 

What I do like is how much is being built on Solana and I think in time that utility will drive tremendous value for investors. So, long-term this is a cryptocurrency I like, which is why I'm holding and ignoring volatile days like today, even if they are working in my favor. 

This article was originally published on Fool.com. All figures quoted in US dollars unless otherwise stated.

Travis Hoium owns Coinbase Global, Inc., Ethereum, and Solana. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns and has recommended Bitcoin, Coinbase Global, Inc., Ethereum, and Solana. The Motley Fool Australia owns and has recommended Bitcoin and Ethereum. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson. 

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