Bitcoin's rally beyond $34,000 has ignited a DeFi surge, with Solana leading the charge. But what does this mean for the DeFi market as a whole? Total Value Locked (TVL), a key metric indicating platform popularity, shows a significant 26.5% increase in Solana's TVL from Oct. 1 to Nov. 1. And the main catalyst? Marinade Finance, a staking protocol that experienced a staggering 180% TVL surge in October alone. But is this growth sustainable? Is Solana's reliance on a few major protocols a cause for concern in the volatile crypto landscape? The answers may surprise you.
Unpacking Solana’s surge in the shadow of Bitcoin rally
The significant growth in TVL, driven largely by Marinade Finance, highlights Solana's potential, but also raises questions about its reliance on a few major protocols.