RAY, the native governance token of Raydium, the automated market maker (AMM) decentralized alternate (DEX) on Solana, soared 30% on Could 17 earlier than reversing good points, plunging to identify charges.
RAY Costs Beneath Stress
Based on CoinMarketCap data on Could 30, RAY is altering arms at $0.19, steady in opposition to the USD, Bitcoin, and Ethereum on the final buying and selling day.
RAY has a market capitalization of $41.2 million at this charge, with a mean buying and selling quantity of $2 million up to now 24 hours.
At this tempo, RAY stays in a bearish formation as bears peeled again good points posted on Could 17, aligning the token with bears from mid-February 2023.
Like Solana and tokens primarily based on this community, RAY’s bearish value motion has continued and hasn’t reversed losses from mid-November 2022.
The collapse of FTX, a crypto alternate, and Alameda Analysis, the funding wing of FTX, which was closely invested in Solana, triggered a pointy sell-off of SOL, weighing negatively on RAY and different ecosystems.
The sharp growth of RAY costs on Could 17 coincided with the improve of the Raydium DEX to model V.2.10.11.
Based on the event group, the choice was reached following a server load as a consequence of API abuse. Particularly, there was a nearly 3X jump in API pings in April than in March 2023. The additional load confused Raydium’s servers, disrupting the connection.
The group behind the undertaking said:
Raydium’s APIs had been pinged greater than 50 billion occasions in April, up from 18 billion in March. Could figures are set to surpass April highs. This highlights how a lot stress servers have been below and why points have popped up. Practically 2,000 new swimming pools had been created within the first two weeks of Could, bringing Raydium’s whole pool depend to just about 8,000.
This replace, V.2.10.11, served to right this situation. Moreover growing the server capability by 11X, there have been a number of bug fixes that the alternate expects to “significantly enhance person interface responsiveness.” Whereas the replace was acquired enthusiastically, momentum has waned, and RAY is buying and selling close to Could 2023 lows.
Trackers show that Raydium’s whole worth locked (TVL) is round $30 million as of Could 30, down from $2.2 billion recorded in mid-November 2021. In the meantime, there was a noticeable drop within the variety of distinctive lively wallets (UAW) from early Could 2023, in response to DappRadar.
The contraction within the variety of customers coincides with the closure of the RAY Declare Portal on Could 14. This portal was opened following the hack in December 2022, when the DEX misplaced over $2 million. The hacker drained person funds from varied Raydium liquidity swimming pools with out burning or proudly owning any liquidity pool (LP) tokens.
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