Permissionless network protocol with the parallel smart contract processing functionality.

Explore the features

ConsensusProof of stake with proof of history
Public / Private / PermissionedPublic
Smart contractsYes
Smart contract language(s) supportedRust, C, C++
Transaction privacyNo
Transaction visibilityAll participants have access to all entries ever recorded.
Transaction orderingAll validating participants use the proof of history mechanism—a sequence of hashed events—to agree on the order of transactions.

Fault tolerance

Solana is secured by validators who stake SOL to validate blocks.

Performance

Solana produces blocks at 0.4 second intervals.

Suggestions for use with consortia

Use Solana:

  • to anchor private blockchain data
  • for cryptocurrency mining/exchanges
  • to publish transactions for the public to view

Industry use case

Smart contracts for digital assets.

What’s next?

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