The Solana (CRYPTO: SOL) ecosystem’s meme coin BONK (CRYPTO: BONK) surged by 1700% in the past month, becoming the biggest gainer among meme coins, surpassing even Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) and Shiba Inu (CRYPTO: SHIB) gains.
What Happened: BONK on Monday hit an all-time high of $0.00000539. Despite a 29% fall off its all-time high over the course of 11 hours, the meme coin still had a staggering 1,700% increase in the past month.
BONK made its debut in December amidst a challenging phase for the Solana community, shadowed by the downfall of the FTX exchange, which had maintained strong ties to the Solana network.
Why It Matters: Billed as “the first Solana dog coin for the people,” BONK offers itself as the embodiment of joy within the Solana community.
BONK emerged as the top-performing cryptocurrency in January, recording a nearly 25-times jump in prices from its issue price, but it also continued to witness massive investor demand due to the tokenomics employed.
In a move to revive morale in 2022 after SOL tanked, the creators distributed an airdrop of half the token’s total supply to select Solana users during 2022 Christmas — a gesture that provided some solace following the disheartening events involving Sam Bankman-Fried’s fraudulent activities.
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