Solana cellphone gross sales skyrocket as degens scramble for pumped-up BONK


Memecoin hopefuls have been snapping Solana’s crypto cellphone in droves after a latest value hike for Solana memecoin Bonk (BONK), which has risen greater than 1,100% within the final 30 days. 

Because the Solana cellphone was launched on Might 8 this 12 months, new house owners have been capable of declare a free 30 million airdrop of the memecoin, however a latest rise within the token’s value has introduced an fascinating arbitrage alternative for patrons.

“Solana cellphone gross sales have >10x’d previously 48 hours, and are actually on monitor to promote out earlier than the brand new 12 months,” wrote Solana co-founder Raj Gokal in a Dec. 15 publish to X (previously Twitter).

At present costs, the 30 million BONK airdrop is value an astonishing $877 — $278 greater than the present $599 price ticket of the Saga cellphone — rendering it one of many more strange arbitrage alternatives accessible for crypto fanatics. 

Bonk has posted an outsized achieve of 1,100% within the final 30 days, per CoinGecko information. The latest value efficiency noticed Bonk’s market cap flip that of competitor memecoin Pepe. Memecoins should not typically recognized for his or her stability.

The uptick in gross sales was so sturdy that fellow Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakavenko urged elevating the value of the Saga — which was slashed from $999 to $599 in August following an onslaught of dwindling gross sales.

Solana’s Saga cellphone has seen “tens of millions of {dollars} value” of gross sales previously 24 hours. Supply: Solana Cellular

A Solana spokesperson confirmed with Cointelegraph that complete Saga gross sales had topped “tens of millions of {dollars} value” inside the previous 48 hours. “Very cool to see Solana neighborhood tasks making Saga the ‘cellphone that pays for itself,’” the spokesperson added.

Following the inflow of shopping for exercise, Solana Cellular introduced that every one future orders can be restricted to 1 cellular machine per family.

The frenzy of gross sales stands as a turning level for the long-struggling machine.

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On Dec. 5, Yakovenko appeared on Laura Shin’s Unchained Podcast to debate the lackluster efficiency of the Saga cellphone, saying he hadn’t seen a “ton of sign” that the machine might ultimately promote 50,000 items in complete.

Moreover, he admitted that he doesn’t use his Solana Saga as his main cellular machine, preferring to make use of it as his “NFT cellphone.”

Finally, the commerce alternative rests on the hope that BONK will nonetheless be buying and selling close to or above present costs by the point the Solana machine arrives within the fingers of the consumer. Memecoins are recognized for being unstable and it’s unknown what’s going to occur within the subsequent 

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