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.
Prior Press and Media
Block TV: Solana With the Web-Scale Blockchain Breakthrough
Coindesk: Multicoin Leads $20 Million Round for Speed-Focused Solana Blockchain
Coin Telegraph: ‘Multi-Threaded’ Blockchain Solana Receives $20 Million in Funding
Cryptobriefing: ‘Decentralized Libra’: Is Solana Late To The Party?
Yahoo Finance: Solana secures $20m for lightning fast platform to take on Ripple and Ethereum
Off The Chain Podcast
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 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 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 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.
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