Solana is a decentralized platform for building and deploying decentralized applications (dApps).
It was founded in 2013 and its main net went live in 2020. Solana is designed to be fast, efficient, and scalable, which allows it to process up to 65,000 transactions per second. This is significantly higher than most other blockchain networks, which can only process a few hundred to a few thousand transactions per second.
Solana utilizes a consensus mechanism called “Proof of Stake” which allows the network to be secure and resistant to malicious actors. Solana is also designed to be energy-efficient, making it an attractive option for businesses and individuals looking to reduce their carbon footprint.Solana has a robust ecosystem of developers, companies, and users. The platform provides a suite of tools and resources for developers to build and deploy their dApps, including a developer portal, API documentation, and support from the Solana community.