Solana (SOL) has been on a downward spiral for the past week, despite the recent application for a Solana ETF by Canadian digital asset manager 3iQ. This development has sparked a debate amongst analysts on whether QSOL can be the life raft Solana needs.

The QSOL application offers a glimmer of hope for SOL investors. It presents the opportunity to profit from staking, a process that incentivizes holding SOL tokens. Additionally, it broadens the investor pool, potentially attracting those seeking passive income within the Solana ecosystem.

Furthermore, QSOL’s approval could pave the way for similar altcoin ETFs. The success of QSOL could prompt regulators in other countries, particularly the US, to consider approving ETFs for other emerging cryptocurrencies.

However, the market response to the QSOL application has been muted so far. SOL continues to experience a downtrend, with a 6.53% decline in the last seven days. Analyst sentiment remains mixed. While some, like Ash Crypto, view the current price as a bullish opportunity, others point to declining trading volume and a Relative Strength Index (RSI) in oversold territory as indicators of further potential decline.

Technical indicators also paint a concerning picture. The continued decline in Open Interest and Funding Rates suggests a dwindling investor appetite for SOL. This bearish sentiment could push SOL towards its next critical support level of around $120.

In conclusion, the Solana ETF application offers a potential long-term benefit for SOL. However, overcoming current market headwinds and regaining investor confidence remains the immediate challenge. Whether QSOL will be the catalyst for SOL’s turnaround is yet to be seen.

By Joadin Maina

Beyond the hype, I untangle the web3 revolution, guiding curious minds through the labyrinth of decentralized possibilities.