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Ethereum’s Market Dominance Remains Strong Despite Solana’s Energy Efficiency, Says Report

Ethereum Maintains Market Dominance Despite Solana’s Energy Efficiency

Ethereum’s Dominance in TVL

A recent comparison by Ichigo reveals a shift in investor preference between Ethereum and Solana, despite Ethereum’s dominance in the total value locked (TVL) in the cryptocurrency space. As of Thursday, Ethereum’s TVL stands at 53% of the total crypto space, while Solana’s accounts for less than 1%.

Inflows and Outflows

Surprisingly, Solana has attracted positive inflows of $59 million year-to-date, while Ethereum reported negative flows of $111 million. This shift in investment might indicate an evolving investor preference in the crypto market.

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Developer Activity

While Solana’s developer activity has been noteworthy with 542 code commits, Ethereum maintains a robust developer community with significant activity, reporting 1.28K code commits.

Energy Efficiency and Carbon Emissions

The comparison also highlights differences in energy efficiency and carbon emissions between the two blockchain platforms. Solana is more energy-efficient, consuming 658 joules per transaction compared to Ethereum’s 144,000 joules. However, Solana reports higher carbon emissions (10,651.2 tonnes CO2) than Ethereum (870 tonnes CO2), emphasizing the complexity of evaluating environmental impact in the crypto space.

Modularity vs. Monolithic Technology Stacks

Apart from energy considerations, the debate also discusses modularity versus monolithic technology stacks. Solana has demonstrated excellence in both energy efficiency and scalability, yet Ethereum dominates in terms of supported protocols and daily active users. With 324.21k daily active users, Ethereum maintains a market cap of $188.59 billion against Solana’s $9.93 billion and its 81.49k daily active users.

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Ethereum’s Resilience

Despite potential scalability issues, Ethereum’s resilience due to its robust developer community and EVM activity continues to solidify its position within the crypto space.

This article was generated with the support of AI and reviewed by an editor.

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