Recent Solana Spotlight Blogs
Solana: Monthly Community Update | July 2022
“I’ve been doing software engineering for almost 20 years now,” says Steven Laver. “And in that time, I’ve worked on a lot of mobile devices and consumer electronics. But it’s been a long time since I was this excited about building something like the Solana Mobile Stack.”
Solana Mobile Stack and flagship device, Saga, changes everything
It’s time for the secure, biometric-integrated custody solutions we’ve been dreaming of, that have somehow failed to materialize on the roadmaps of the mobile giants. It’s time for an app store governed by users and developers, with no restrictions on tokens or NFTs, allowing for web3-native distribution models that could never be possible in the App Store and Google Play. These features have been technically possible for a while, so there’s no reason to keep waiting.
State of Solana Q2 2022
Here’s a detailed research report of what’s on Solana for Q2. Originally published on Messari.io.
Solana is a public, open-source blockchain that aims to deliver scalability and support smart contracts without sacrificing decentralization and security. It accomplishes this through a novel timestamp mechanism called Proof-of-History (PoH). Using PoH, the network can order and batch transactions before they’re processed through a separate Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. Additional design goals include sub-second settlement times, low transaction costs, and support for all LLVM-compatible smart contract languages, including Rust, C, and C++.
Fortune: Crypto project Solana is opening a store in NYC
It feels like any other upscale retail store, but it accepts cryptocurrency—with “Solana Pay Accepted Here” casually posted on the storefront glass—and has an NFT gallery highlighting the Degenerate Ape Academy collection across its walls.
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