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Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale
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Solana is the world’s first web-scale blockchain. That means the Solana Network is capable of matching the transactional capacity of the modern internet. This is made possible by innovations like Proof of History (PoH), which enable the Solana network—with 200 physically distinct nodes—to support a sustained throughput of more than 50,000 transactions per second when running with GPUs.

Proof of History drastically reduces messaging overhead between nodes on a blockchain network, and solves many of the existing scalability problems that other blockchain protocols face. Proof of History allows Solana to build a high-throughput blockchain that doesn’t rely on shards, partitions, side chains, or multi-chains. As a result of this new system architecture, Solana’s new PoH blockchain is the most performant blockchain in the world.

For a more detailed analysis of Solana’s core innovations, you can read the 7 Innovations that Make Solana the First Web-Scale Blockchain.

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Anatoly Yakovenko

CEO

Anatoly is the creator of Solana. He led development of operating systems at Qualcomm, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and compression at Dropbox. He holds 2 patents for high performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led development of tech that made Project Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.

Greg Fitzgerald

CTO

Greg is the principal architect of Solana. Formerly of Qualcomm's Office of the Chief Scientist, Greg has explored the full landscape of embedded systems. He created a bidirectional RPC bridge between C and Lua for the BREW operating system, helped launch the ARM backend for the LLVM compiler toolchain, and published a variety of open source projects including a streaming LLVM optimizer in Haskell, license analysis tooling in Python, and a reactive web framework in TypeScript. If you have time to burn, ask him "Why Rust?" We dare you.

Raj Gokal

COO

Raj leads operations, product, and finance. He has spent 10 years in product management and finance. He was a venture investor at General Catalyst, started the consumer medical device company Sano which attracted over $20m in investment, and led product management at Omada Health as it grew tenfold.

Eric Williams, PhD

Chief Scientist

Eric heads data science and token economics. He studied particle physics at Berkeley and received his PhD from Columbia while Higgs hunting at CERN. He completed a postdoc in Medical Physics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and later led data science at Omada Health.

Anatoly Yakovenko

CEO

Greg Fitzgerald

CTO

Raj Gokal

COO

Eric Williams, PhD

Chief Scientist

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Duration: 5 min
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Andy Bromberg: Hey, my name’s Andy Bromberg. I’m the co-founder and president of CoinList. CoinList...

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By Andrew Hyde

Aug 16, 2019

Duration: 32 min
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Andrew Hyde: All right, everybody. Welcome to the podcast. This is Ryón Nixon with me....

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By Andrew Hyde

Aug 14, 2019

Duration: 20 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

Solana is the world’s first web-scale blockchain. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a...

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By Anatoly Yakovenko

Aug 14, 2019

Duration: 4 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

Transparency and communication are essential factors when building the world’s first web-scale blockchain. Without them,...

READ MORE


By Andrew Hyde

Aug 09, 2019

Duration: 3 min
Solana Podcast

Dominic Tsang chats with Andrew Hyde on how he got involved in several decentralized open...

READ MORE


By Andrew Hyde

Aug 08, 2019

Duration: 18 min
Solana raise

The Solana team completes the raise while working rapidly towards launching the first ever web-scale...

READ MORE


By Andrew Hyde

Jul 30, 2019

Duration: 2 min
Solana Podcast

Andrew Hyde: Welcome to Solana. We are a super fast blockchain project, bringing proof of...

READ MORE


By Andrew Hyde

Jul 29, 2019

Duration: 17 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

Understand the tech breakthroughs that make Solana’s 50,000 TPS blockchain network possible Solana was conceived in...

READ MORE


By Andrew Hyde

Jul 28, 2019

Duration: 9 min
cloudbreak-solana

Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the...

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By Anatoly Yakovenko

Jul 23, 2019

Duration: 5 min