JUP's Rally Fueled by Solana Supporters: Jupiter Ascends

Jonathan Stoker Feb 02, 2024, 12:20pm 84 views

JUP's Rally Fueled by Solana Supporters: Jupiter Ascends

Jupiter's JUP Tokens Generate Billions in Trading Volumes

JupiterJupiter information" data-id="5052">JupiterJupiter$0.0058 -4.87%'s JUP tokens have seen a massive surge in trading volumes, reaching into the billions, and accumulating thousands of holders. This comes just days following a substantial $700 million airdrop to users of the SolanaSolana$104 5.03% ecosystem, a move which stirred some concern over its distribution method.

Dealing with Market Capitalization

At present, the token is trading at 60 cents, equating to a market capitalization slightly over $800 million. Jupiter is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that effectively routes orders to various Solana-based exchanges, ensuring assets exchange hands at the best possible price.

JUP Tokens Reward Users

Jupiter rewarded its user base on Wednesday, airdropping JUP tokens relative to their platform activity. The DEX also made these tokens available on the open market via a trading pool, allowing investors to buy JUP and airdrop recipients to sell their freshly minted tokens.

The Role of the Trading Pool

The trading pool provided Jupiter with the means to dispense tokens within a certain price bracket. This pricing is influenced by market forces and the amount of liquidity the platform garners over time, as indicated in technical documentation.

Despite these intentions, these actions drew criticism from some observers in the cryptocurrency market. They compared the pool sales to an initial DEX offering (IDO), as opposed to a typical airdrop. An airdrop provides users with tokens as a reward, whereas in an IDO, the development team generally sells their holdings to market participants.

Jupiter's IDO Allegations

Jupiter's trading pool strategy has been criticized, with some alleging it to be an IDO masquerading as a fair market pool. These critics argue that the development team sold over $200 million worth of JUP tokens through the market pool.

This controversy caused prices to drop as low as 56 cents as of Thursday, according to data from Birdeye. However, most of these allegations have been refuted by the Jupiter founder, @weremeow. In multiple posts, @weremeow stated that the sale's mechanism had been misinterpreted.

Rumors of a Potential 'Rug Pull'

Rumors surfaced that Jupiter might withdraw the liquidity they were providing seven days post issuance, leading some to label this a potential 'rug pull'. Despite this, these rumors were promptly debunked.

According to @weremeow, The launch pool is there for 7 days to absorb any selling pressure from airdrops or buyer's remorse, which I believe to be sufficiently long. Conversely, new buyers have confidence that there is a buffer for selling pressure as well.

All tokens in the pool would remain in the team treasury or be used for further liquidity provision in the future, @weremeow clarified in a separate post. The sale served as a trial run for Jupiter's LFG launchpad, a proposed platform that would enable the project to issue tokens to Solana users in the future.

Solana Community Support

The Solana community has primarily shown support for the token sale process and structure, praising its transparency and the absence of venture capitalists holding tokens as significant advantages.

Edited by Jonathan Stoker

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