Solana is a high-speed blockchain, currently supporting 50-65k transactions per second and 400ms block times with 50 nodes on its public testnet. It is specifically built to scale transaction throughput without sacrificing decentralization or security.
Seasoned Distributed Systems Team Solana's core technical team comes from Qualcomm (Fortune 500 chip manufacturer) where they managed projects such as Firefox OS and the BREW Operating System, which powered over 500 million phones. Few teams in the technology industry have experience scaling distributed systems to billions of users. Learn About the Team »
Natively Fast and Scalable Solana’s core breakthrough, Proof of History, significantly streamlines the process for a network to reach consensus and makes their blockchain natively scalable. This architecture avoids the added complexity that comes with other scaling approaches such as sharding and layer-two solutions. Explore the Innovations behind Solana »
Demonstrated Traction Solana’s team and performance have attracted launch partners who are frustrated by the scalability challenges inherent in existing blockchains like Ethereum. This includes a yet-to-be announced social network protocol with 1.2M MAU, DDEX (largest decentralized exchange on Ethereum), Chainlink (decentralized oracle), and Civic (blockchain-based identity provider). Solana also has a partnership with a Fortune 200 telecommunications company to provide the virtual sim and roaming/payments layer for its $20B 5G network.
Smart Contracts Engine
SOL is the native token of the Solana blockchain. SOL serves a number of purposes:
Staking and fees Solana uses a Proof of Stake consensus algorithm that incentivizes token holders to validate transactions. As a part of Solana's security design, all fees will be paid in SOL and will be burnt, reducing total supply. This deflationary mechanism to SOL supply incentivizes more token holders to stake which results in increased network security.
Assets under management if Solana gains traction and financial products are built on top of the protocol, SOL tokens will likely serve as the underlying collateral for such applications (e.g. MakerDAO using ETH as the underlying collateral for DAI).
Seed round. Raised $3.2M ($0.04/token), alongside the release of Whitepaper 0.1.
Founding Round. Raised $12.6M ($0.20/token), alongside the launch of the private testnet.
Validator Round. Raised $5.7M ($0.225/token), alongside the launch of the public testnet.
Launch Round. Raised $2.4M ($0.25/token), alongside preparations for mainnet launch.
Solana’s experience in bringing software to market that serves billions of users makes them both technical and operational experts. Their knowledge allows them to optimize all aspects of their product, from storage to block propagation to database architecture, and it has provided them key insights on how to scale blockchains.
Solana's team has decades of experience at major tech companies.
Solana plans to launch a “Staker Price Guarantee” after the auction. The goal of the program is to encourage staking and price stability. As part of this program, auction participants who stake their tokens will enjoy a 90% price guarantee on their staked SOL tokens.
Multiple hyper-growth projects have sought out Solana because of its high throughput and scalability.
Solana’s Proof of History system creates a trustless and secure clock on which all nodes can base their transaction timestamps. With this, Solana solves the “clock problem” (the problem of getting distrusting parties to agree on the time and order of events) and the double-spending problem. In Solana, there is clear consensus about the order of transactions because of the timestamps. Therefore, bad actors cannot spend their tokens twice. With that, the time it takes to reach consensus is significantly reduced.
Thanks to Proof of History, the Solana team can optimize many other aspects of the network, ranging from block propagation, parallel processing, database structures, and others.Learn More about Proof of History
|Asset||Solana Tokens (“SOL”)|
|Auction Type||Dutch Auction|
|Key Auction Dates||
March 17 12PM PST: Deposits open & pre-bids start
March 23 10PM PST: Auction goes live (will last for 6 hours)
|Starting Bid||$4.00 per SOL Token|
|Reserve Price||$0.04 per SOL Token|
|Minimum Bid||$100 Minimum Contribution|
|Supply Available in auction||8m SOL Tokens are available in the Auction|
|Circulating supply at launch||8m SOL Tokens|
|Eligible Participants||Non-US Participants, additional jurisdictional restrictions apply|