Blockchain Rebuilt for Scale

Lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps.

TIME AS DATA

Proof of History: The Key to Speed

We’ve created a cryptographically secure and trustless time source--and built a blockchain around it. This standardized timestamp in the blockchain allows nodes in the network to verify the time and order of events without witnessing them directly. This drastically reduces messaging overhead and is just one optimization available through the Proof of History method.

SCALABLE FINALITY

Sub—second Finality that Actually Scales

Decentralized blockchain solutions have a scaling problem. In addition to low transaction rates, maintaining quick finality while the network scales is a major problem, which other solutions solve by compromising decentralization. Solana’s “Avalanche” network communication innovation decreasingly increases time to finality as the network grows. This means we can expect subsecond finality for tens of thousands of nodes and beyond.

NO SHARDING

Finally, Scaling Without Sharding

We don't believe in compromising security. Solana takes existing blockchain architecture and algorithms and improves on them instead of overlaying additional complexities such as sharding.

SMART CONTRACTS

Scalable Smart Contracts in Any Language

We leverage Berkeley Packet Filter, allowing any language that LLVM supports to be utilized. The smart contracts engine runs on GPUs. The future is massively parallel, and GPU cores are doubling every 2 years. Today a 5 thousand dollar machine will simultaneously execute 14,000 smart contracts. In two years 28,000. This is why in 10 years, Solana will be the first blockchain to process a billion transactions per second.

speed & Security

710,000 tx/s with off-the-shelf hardware and no sharding.

use case

Applications

  1. decentralized exchanges
  2. Payments
  3. distributed web services and storage
  4. distributed ad exchanges

Distributed Web Services and Storage

The future of cloud storage and web services can be decentralized, encrypted, permissionless, and secure. Decentralized file storage systems have the potential to eliminate high markup and human capital costs, and set new standards of unit economics for distributed data storage. Solana provides a scalable path for this future to become a reality.

Distributed Web Services and Storage

The future of cloud storage and web services can be decentralized, encrypted, permissionless, and secure. Decentralized file storage systems have the potential to eliminate high markup and human capital costs, and set new standards of unit economics for distributed data storage. Solana provides a scalable path for this future to become a reality.

Roadmap

November 2017

Whitepaper Published

Februray 2018

Single Node Private Testnet

june 2018

Multinode Private Testnet

July 2018

Testnet alpha

September 2018

payments SDK

Current

smart contracts engine

Upcoming

validator Node completion

Upcoming

live mainnet

Upcoming

Token distribution

The Team