Solana (sol) Price Index

The live price of Solana is $32.52 per (Solana / USD) today with a current market cap of $11.51B USD. 24-hour trading volume is $1.15B USD.Solana to USD price is updated in real-time. Solana is -5.84% in the last 24 hours. It has changed a market cap of $-0.73B USD.

Solana
DAY -5.84%
WEEK 3.54%
MONTH 6.16%
   
High 24H 35.22 USD
Low 24H 31.61 USD
Last Price 32.52 USD
   
Cap 11.51 B
Change 24h -0.73 B
Vol 24H 1.15 B

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Overview: What is Solana?

Solana, the new kid on the block, is expected to rock the blockchain world. The platform has advanced features that allow it to process 50,000 transactions per second.

Blockchain technology allows for decentralized transactions. But the technology we use to send cryptocurrencies is slow. Consider the Ethereum network, which can process around 15 transactions per second versus Visa's tens of thousands.

And this is what Solana wants to change. So, Solana?

Solana is a programmable blockchain that aims to be fast without losing its decentralisation. The network uses a novel proof-of-history mechanism. Tokens like SOL are used for transaction fees and can be staked. Solana directly competes with Ethereum.

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How does Solana work?

World's first web scalable blockchain. Due to its unique architecture, the platform's permissionless blockchain can generate 50,000 TPS.

Solana is the fastest blockchain available. 8 core features (PoH, Tower BFT, Gulf Stream, Turbine, Sealevel, Pipelining, Cloudbreak, Archivers) allow for unheard of transaction speeds.

Solana uses a PoS consensus with Tower BFT.

The Tower BFT enforces proof-of-history, a universal time source. This gives the network a permanent reference. Don't confuse the network's permissionless clock (PoH) with consensus.

One of Solana's eight core innovations, proof-of-history is a decentralized clock that secures the blockchain. The permissionless clock is used by the tower BFT. Sealevel's transaction parallelization system allows smart contracts to run simultaneously on GPUs and SSDs.

The memory pool system (mempool) is a Gulf Stream feature. It helps forward transactions to validators before previous transactions are closed. This increases transaction speed.

In a nutshell, Solana’s processes function like this:

  • Receives the translation input on the ledger
  • The ledger sequences and orders the messages so that they can be processed by other nodes in an efficient manner
  • The same ledger executes current state transactions and stores it in the RAM
  • The ledger published the transactions and signature of the final state to Verifiers (these are the replication nodes)
  • Verifiers execute the same transactions on the copy of the state and publish their signature of the state when it receives confirmation
  • Published confirmations will be the votes for the consensus mechanism

What applications run on Solana?

It's possible that you now wonder what apps can be used on the Solana network.

In the same way Ethereum can be used to make smart contracts, Solana can be used to make smart contracts, too. Decentralized applications (DApps) like NFT markets, DeFi games, and DEXs can be run on smart contracts. These applications are called DApps.

DEXs and lending apps are the most popular apps on Solana. If you want to use a stablecoin, like USD Coin, you can also use the network to wrap assets and make them stable. You can find the whole ecosystem of Solana here.

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