Updates, Announcements, and Explainers

Hummingbot and Solana Team Up To Launch A Liquidity Mining Campaign

Hummingbot and Solana Team Up To Launch A Liquidity Mining Campaign

We are excited to share that we have been working with the Hummingbot team in preparation for the launch of a liquidity mining campaign. Through this campaign, our communities will be able to participate in contributing liquidity for the SOL tokens and ...
Solana Will Reduce Its Token Supply to Account for Market Making Allocation

Solana Will Reduce Its Token Supply to Account for Market Making Allocation

This Statement is subject to change based on new developments. Please check back here for the latest information. Over the course of the day, there was some confusion about how a single account could have a balance of 13+ million SOL. The confusion ...
Solana Announces a Partnership With dfuse to Collaborate on a Powerful Data Solution for Its High-Throughput Blockchain

Solana Announces a Partnership With dfuse to Collaborate on a Powerful Data Solution for Its High-Throughput Blockchain

We are excited to announce a technical partnership with dfuse, the blockchain API company. Following the recent announcement of the open-sourcing of the dfuse blockchain data stack, Solana is today announcing that it will collaborate with dfuse on the ...
Torus is Collaborating with Solana to Build Scalable Mainstream Applications

Torus is Collaborating with Solana to Build Scalable Mainstream Applications

It’s no secret that the friction for new users to on-board into the blockchain ecosystem is notoriously high, and is arguably one of the biggest reasons for it’s slow adoption. A big driver for this friction is that key management is complicated, with ...
Solana Partners with Terra to Build a Low-Latency Token Bridge, Bringing Stablecoins To The Solana Ecosystem

Solana Partners with Terra to Build a Low-Latency Token Bridge, Bringing Stablecoins To The Solana Ecosystem

It is a busy time for Solana! Last week we listed our token for the first time on Binance and this week we’re announcing a very special partnership with our friends at Terra. Terra is a thriving payments network that is supported by a basket of ...
Solana Raises 1.76 Million in Sold-Out Coinlist Auction

Solana Raises 1.76 Million in Sold-Out Coinlist Auction

On March 23rd at 10 pm PST our Coinlist auction went live. The dutch auction sold out the 8 million available SOL tokens in 6 hours. We want to thank our community for the overwhelmingly positive response to this auction, despite the current world ...
Validator Feature Series

Validator Feature Series

Every week we will be highlighting a new validator that is helping to grow the Solana network. Figment Networks Two years ago Solana didn’t exist. We simply had an idea for a trust-less clock and our founders had a desire to build something big in rust, ...
Solana’s Community Token Sale is Now LIVE!

Solana’s Community Token Sale is Now LIVE!

These are uncertain times. We’ve taken every measure to ensure our team’s health and safety, and to navigate market volatility. After assessing community interest and root causes for recent market volatility, we believe this is a critical time for ...
Elastic Circuit Breakers: A Proposal for More Robust Crypto Market Infrastructure

Elastic Circuit Breakers: A Proposal for More Robust Crypto Market Infrastructure

On Black Thursday, we saw multiple oracle and settlement platform failures that were tied to network congestion and spikes in transaction fees and prices. A lot of folks on Twitter have suggested that we need global circuit breakers for crypto trading. ...
Tour de SOL Weekly Recaps

Tour de SOL Weekly Recaps

Week 3 This has been a major week for us as we’re getting ready to say goodbye to the v0.23.X release line and upgrade to v1.0.X, which is a significant milestone as this release line is intended for soon after our Mainet Beta Launch. With this major ...
SOL Bandits On The Run

SOL Bandits On The Run

Congratulations to the team at Chorus One, who successfully executed the largest attack yet in Tour de SOL! This week they managed to identify an attack vector allowing them to steal 500 million SOL tokens from the Tour de SOL test network. To ...
Chainlink and Solana Integration: High-Speed Price Oracle Data for Better DeFi Applications

Chainlink and Solana Integration: High-Speed Price Oracle Data for Better DeFi Applications

Financial contracts are data-driven instruments that react to market events, such as the price change of an underlying asset. Smart contracts, in particular, are automated financial products, meaning the data directly triggers the execution and ...
Validator Feature Series

Validator Feature Series

This week we’d love to highlight one of the validator teams who have been critical to our success — Stake Capital. Founded by Julien Bouteloup, Stake Capital is actively advancing the DeFi movement alongside validating. At Solana, one of the big ...
Tour de SOL – Week 2 Recap

Tour de SOL – Week 2 Recap

Welcome back to everyone who’s been following along on our progress during Tour de SOL. It’s been another event-filled week. We’ve shipped several fixes to issues identified over the past few days, while some issues remain outstanding as we expect them ...
Tour de SOL – Week 1 Recap

Tour de SOL – Week 1 Recap

Tour de SOL – Stage 1: Week 1 RecapWe’re officially a week into Stage 1 of Tour de SOL (TdS), and what a week it has been. Our goal was to begin to stress test our latest release v0.23.3, and iron out any major issues in this release with the aim ...
SLP1 Cluster Launch

SLP1 Cluster Launch

We’re excited to announce the successful launch of our “Soft Launch” cluster. An incentivized cluster for development and partner integration. This cluster will run in parallel and separate to Tour de SOL (TdS). While TdS was and still is ...
Solana in 2019: Growth, Development, and the Road to Mainnet

Solana in 2019: Growth, Development, and the Road to Mainnet

It’s been a hell of a year. As we prepare for the next decade, we want to recap the amazing progress Solana made in 2019. From intensive, heads down infrastructure work to announcing our $20m raise led by Multicoin Capital, to the launch ...
Emin Gün Sirer – Cornell Professor & Founder of AVA Labs Ep #10

Emin Gün Sirer – Cornell Professor & Founder of AVA Labs Ep #10

Anatoly Yakovenko: Hey, folks. This is Anatoly from Solana, and this is the No Sharding podcast. Today with me, I have Emin Gun Sirer, or, I think, Gun, as you like to be called? Emin Gun Sirer: Yeah, people that know me should call me Gün. People I& ...
The Results of Solana’s Security Audit

The Results of Solana’s Security Audit

Over the past two months, the Solana engineering team has engaged with world renowned software security company Kudelski Security to audit every detail of the Solana software architecture. The Kudelski team dove into the furthest corners Solana’s eight ...
Jack O’Holleran – SKALE CEO and Co-Founder (Live Podcast Recording) Ep #9

Jack O’Holleran – SKALE CEO and Co-Founder (Live Podcast Recording) Ep #9

This is a live recording of the No Sharding podcast featured Skale CEO Jack O’Holloran in discussion with Solana CEO Anatoly Yakovenko on a wide range of subjects. The pair discussed the cooperation and sense of community in the growing ...
Solana at SFBW Showed that Cooperation is Key to Blockchain Growth

Solana at SFBW Showed that Cooperation is Key to Blockchain Growth

As the blockchain industry descended on the Bay Area for San Francisco Blockchain Week, Solana HQ provided a welcome home for many of the world’s most innovative decentralized technology startups to connect and learn. With three events over the course ...
Brad Kam – Unstoppable Domains Founder Ep #8

Brad Kam – Unstoppable Domains Founder Ep #8

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana  ...
Solana Takes Over San Francisco Blockchain Week with 3 Events—and You’re Invited!

Solana Takes Over San Francisco Blockchain Week with 3 Events—and You’re Invited!

The global blockchain industry will converge in the Bay Area when San Francisco Blockchain Week kicks off on Monday, October 28th, bringing together the most innovative and exciting projects in blockchain and decentralization, along with thousands of ...
A Blockchain Dilemma: Chain Forks, Catastrophic Re-orgs, and Insurance

A Blockchain Dilemma: Chain Forks, Catastrophic Re-orgs, and Insurance

Forks often present pivotal moments in the history of a blockchain network. Ethereum’s hard fork after the notorious DAO hack in 2016 created Ethereum Classic, and Bitcoin’s numerous contentious forks have led to upwards of six different iterations of ...
Inside Solana’s Internal Scalability Test

Inside Solana’s Internal Scalability Test

The Solana team recently undertook an internal scalability test to confirm the limits of the Solana blockchain network’s performance capabilities. The test was executed across 200 distributed CPU nodes over 23 regions throughout world, with ...
Alexander Skidanov – NEAR Protocol Founder & CEO Ep #7

Alexander Skidanov – NEAR Protocol Founder & CEO Ep #7

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana  ...
Pipelining in Solana: The Transaction Processing Unit

Pipelining in Solana: The Transaction Processing Unit

To get to sub-second confirmation times and the transactional capacity required for Solana to become the world’s first web-scale blockchain, it’s not enough to just form consensus quickly. The team had to develop a way to quickly validate massive blocks ...
Solana Now Supports Libra’s Move VM

Solana Now Supports Libra’s Move VM

Solana is a high performance blockchain with 400ms blocks and a flexible runtime that allows computation to scale with validator hardware. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained ...
Andy Bromberg – Coinlist Co-founder & President Ep #6

Andy Bromberg – Coinlist Co-founder & President Ep #6

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
Fundamentals of Blockchain Law with Ryón Nixon Ep #5

Fundamentals of Blockchain Law with Ryón Nixon Ep #5

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
How Solana’s Proof of History is a Huge Advancement for Block Time

How Solana’s Proof of History is a Huge Advancement for Block Time

Solana is the world’s first web-scale blockchain. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained throughput of more than 50,000 transactions per second when running with GPUs. Achieving as ...
‘No Sharding: The Solana Podcast’ Looks into the Future of Blockchain

‘No Sharding: The Solana Podcast’ Looks into the Future of Blockchain

Transparency and communication are essential factors when building the world’s first web-scale blockchain. Without them, neither a network nor the community that enlivens it can achieve consensus or success. The Solana team has spent much of ...
How To Get Involved in Decentralized Open Source with Dominic Tsang Ep #4

How To Get Involved in Decentralized Open Source with Dominic Tsang Ep #4

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
Solana Completes $20 Million Raise Led by Multicoin Capital

Solana Completes $20 Million Raise Led by Multicoin Capital

The Solana team completes the raise while working rapidly towards launching the first ever web-scale blockchain Solana, the world’s first web-scale blockchain, has raised $20 million in a Series A round led by Multicoin Capital, with participation ...
Tour de SOL Primer with Eric Williams Ep #3

Tour de SOL Primer with Eric Williams Ep #3

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
8 Innovations That Make Solana the First Web-Scale Blockchain

8 Innovations That Make Solana the First Web-Scale Blockchain

Understand the tech breakthroughs that make Solana’s 50,000 TPS blockchain network possible Solana was conceived in 2017 when its founder Anatoly Yakovenko sought out a way for a decentralized network of nodes to match the performance of a single ...
Cloudbreak — Solana’s Horizontally Scaled State Architecture

Cloudbreak — Solana’s Horizontally Scaled State Architecture

Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained throughput of more than 50,000 transactions per second when running with ...
How Solana Works with Anatoly Yakovenko Ep #2

How Solana Works with Anatoly Yakovenko Ep #2

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
Solana Overview with Greg Fitzgerald Ep #1

Solana Overview with Greg Fitzgerald Ep #1

About Solana: We are a lightning-fast distributed ledger technology for mission-critical decentralized apps. This podcast is a discussion between our staff, community developers, and industry leaders. You can follow us on Twitter @solana or GitHub ...
Archivers -  Solana’s Solution to Petabytes of Blockchain Data Storage

Archivers -  Solana’s Solution to Petabytes of Blockchain Data Storage

Learn more about 1 of the 8 innovations that make Solana the most performant blockchain in the world. Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct ...
Tower BFT: Solana’s High Performance Implementation of PBFT

Tower BFT: Solana’s High Performance Implementation of PBFT

Understand 1 of 8 key technologies that make Solana the most performant blockchain in the world Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes ...
Sealevel  –  Parallel Processing Thousands of Smart Contracts

Sealevel  –  Parallel Processing Thousands of Smart Contracts

Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained throughput of more than 50,000 transactions per second when running with ...
Turbine  –  Solana’s Block Propagation Protocol Solves the Scalability Trilemma

Turbine  –  Solana’s Block Propagation Protocol Solves the Scalability Trilemma

Understand 1 of 8 key technologies that make Solana the most performant blockchain in the world Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes ...
Solana Announces Tour de SOL: An Incentivized Testnet Event

Solana Announces Tour de SOL: An Incentivized Testnet Event

Validators, replicators, hackers, and malicious actors alike — You’re invited to take part! On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained throughput of more than 50,000 transactions per ...
Q1 2019 Newsletter

Q1 2019 Newsletter

Lots has happened in 2019 thus far and there’s more to come! Here’s a summary of the first quarter of tech improvements, updates and community development. Engineering Updates: Always check our GitHub for the newest release notes! Check out our awesome ...
Solana at San Francisco Blockchain Week

Solana at San Francisco Blockchain Week

A rundown of all the awesome crypto events that Solana participated in during SF blockchain week San Francisco Blockchain Week (SFBW) In early October, San Francisco and Colorado played host to the global crypto community as thousands of blockchain ...
How to Create Decentralized Storage for a Multi-petabyte Digital Ledger

How to Create Decentralized Storage for a Multi-petabyte Digital Ledger

Solana is a high performance blockchain that uses a concept called Proof of History to achieve a cryptographically secure and trustless time source. In July, we pushed out our multinode testnet and since then, we’ve been working tirelessly to prove our ...
SF Blockchain Week — Attacks and Security

SF Blockchain Week — Attacks and Security

Hack the blockchain workshop On October 9th, Solana CEO, Anatoly Yakovenko took to the podium to discuss attack vectors and security issues that affect blockchain and decentralized application development. Solana is a high performance blockchain that ...
Meetup with Solana, Nervos & Lightyear — Learnings from Building Blockchain Infrastructure

Meetup with Solana, Nervos & Lightyear — Learnings from Building Blockchain Infrastructure

Sam Suh, Kevin Wang, Nikhil Saraf and Anatoly Yakovenko (left to right) talk shop about Building Blockchain Infrastructure On August 22nd, Solana CEO, Anatoly Yakovenko teamed up with Nervos Co-Founder, Kevin Wang, and LightYear’s Principal Software ...
Meetup with Solana, Zcash, & Parity – Why Rust Is Ideal For Blockchain Development?

Meetup with Solana, Zcash, & Parity – Why Rust Is Ideal For Blockchain Development?

On August 16th, Solana’s CEO, Anatoly Yakovenko and CTO, Greg Fitzgerald teamed up with Zcash’s Crytographic Engineer, Sean Bowe and Parity’s Core Engineer, Jack Fransham to discuss why Rust is ideal for blockchain development. Solana is a high ...
Solana September Newsletter — New LAMPORT Smart Contract Engine, Github Repo Activity (By The #s)…

Solana September Newsletter — New LAMPORT Smart Contract Engine, Github Repo Activity (By The #s)…

Media, Podcasts, and Light Readings: Podcast: BlockZero Interview With Kevin Rose: 710,000 transactions a second with off-the-shelf hardware and no sharding. Sound impossible? Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko is here to change your mind. Podcast: 500 ...
High performance memory management for smart contracts

High performance memory management for smart contracts

How smart contracts work on Solana’s Proof of History based blockchain Key Takeaways High performance bytecode designed for fast verification and compilation to native code Memory management that’s designed for fast analysis of data dependencies ...
Liftoff! Meetups & All-Star Team Additions (July/August Newsletter)

Liftoff! Meetups & All-Star Team Additions (July/August Newsletter)

SF Solana Meetup — Featuring Brave, Coinbase, Helium, Solana, Open Garden, and Orange SV! Solana’s community is now over 50,000 strong! For some light reading, we’ve got silky smooth events and writings, and insanely talented new hires to get acquainted ...
Meet Solana’s Growing Team of Blockchain Junkies

Meet Solana’s Growing Team of Blockchain Junkies

The world’s first ‘Proof of History’ based Blockchain’s makers in action. Solana Founding Team — May 2018 Ever wonder about the folks making Solana’s Proof of History blockchain a reality? Like really — who they are, why they’re doing it and whether ...
Proof of History Explained by a Water Clock

Proof of History Explained by a Water Clock

A useful analogy for understanding Solana’s network architecture. What is Proof of History? To recap, blockchain technology at its simplest, is a trustless, peer to peer, decentralized network of computers (or nodes) that verify transactions along a ...
Gulf Stream: Solana’s Mempool-less Transaction Forwarding Protocol

Gulf Stream: Solana’s Mempool-less Transaction Forwarding Protocol

Understand 1 of 8 key technologies that make Solana’s 50,000 TPS blockchain network possible. Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes ...
Solana milestone: A multinode testnet

Solana milestone: A multinode testnet

As of June 1st, Solana released its first multinode test net. Check out the full release notes for more details. What is the multinode testnet? A blockchain network with multiple independent nodes is a fundamental feature of any decentralized, trustless ...
Solana’s Network Architecture

Solana’s Network Architecture

A brief run-down of Solana’s high-performance permissionless network design A high-performance permissionless network — is that even possible? In a permissionless network anyone on the Internet can download the software, join the network and participate ...
Multinode testnet is live!

Multinode testnet is live!

Right on time with another monthly release, this time a multinode testnet with better smart contracts. Multinode testnet release It’s early days, but we are now supporting multiple nodes with generalized smart contracts! Our team was hard at work at the ...
250k TPS and 50x community growth

250k TPS and 50x community growth

Huge announcements this month! Hold onto your seats and keep your arms and legs inside the newsletter at all times. New release at 250k transactions per second See details below, but this is kind of a big deal. We’ve 7x’d our transaction throughput in ...
Proof of History: A Clock for Blockchain

Proof of History: A Clock for Blockchain

A high-level explanation of Solana’s core innovation Solana is the most performant permissionless blockchain in the world. On current iterations of the Solana Testnet, a network of 200 physically distinct nodes supports a sustained throughput of more ...