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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 8 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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Nov 25, 2019

Duration: 26 min
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Duration: 3 min
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Nov 12, 2019

Duration: 26 min
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Oct 25, 2019

Duration: 18 min
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Oct 24, 2019

Duration: 4 min
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Oct 22, 2019

Duration: 4 min
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By Anatoly Yakovenko

Oct 07, 2019

Duration: 3 min
Solana Podcast

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is...

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By austin

Sep 30, 2019

Duration: 32 min
Solana Podcast

Anatoly Yakovenko: Hey, folks. This is Anatoly from Solana, and this is the No Sharding...

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By austin

Nov 25, 2019

Duration: 26 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

Over the past two months, the Solana engineering team has engaged with world renowned software...

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By Greg Fitzgerald

Nov 21, 2019

Duration: 3 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

This is a live recording of the No Sharding podcast featured Skale CEO Jack O’Holloran in discussion...

READ MORE


By austin

Nov 12, 2019

Duration: 26 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

As the blockchain industry descended on the Bay Area for San Francisco Blockchain Week, Solana...

READ MORE


By austin

Nov 07, 2019

Duration: 3 min
Solana Podcast

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is...

READ MORE


By austin

Oct 25, 2019

Duration: 18 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

The global blockchain industry will converge in the Bay Area when San Francisco Blockchain Week...

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By austin

Oct 24, 2019

Duration: 4 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

Forks often present pivotal moments in the history of a blockchain network. Ethereum’s hard fork...

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By Anatoly Yakovenko

Oct 22, 2019

Duration: 4 min
Solana, A Blockchain Built for Scale

The Solana team recently undertook an internal scalability test to confirm the limits of the Solana blockchain...

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By Anatoly Yakovenko

Oct 07, 2019

Duration: 3 min
Solana Podcast

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is...

READ MORE


By austin

Sep 30, 2019

Duration: 32 min