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Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
Real Question: Is Solana losing developers?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/solana | 24 Nov 2022
Recent positives around Solana's network performance and things that I'm looking forward to :)
2 projects | reddit.com/r/solana | 20 Nov 2022
2) Improved throughput. There are a few different algorithms that have been developed by Jito Labs and Solana Labs to improve the amount of parallelism happening during block packing (when a leader validator builds a block from transactions) and replay (when other validators replay blocks to make sure they're good). Solana validators have super good hardware but we don't even use that many of the cpu threads for actually executing transactions, and the current block space limits (48 million compute units) were conceived for the use of 4 cpu threads (our validator server has 48 cpu threads). The older block packing algorithm was also really bad at handling situations where a certain transaction type was spammed heavily (nft mints for example) and degraded parallelism. Anyway, it seems that these newer replay algorithms are over 2x better than the current implementations -- you can find more about them in the depths of github or discord. Some seem close to production-ready and I think we will see faster confirmation times and increasing of the block compute limits. ABIv2 is another architectural change that will substantially improve throughput as well (afaik) but I know less on this subject. I'm not sure when this will be ready but I've heard that the earlier half of the year is the target https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/27384. There are other upcoming changes to look forward to, but it's probably best to summarize in another post.
Popular Youtuber (InvestAnswerts) spreading Algo fake news / incorrect metrics / general fudding all while shilling SOL
3 projects | reddit.com/r/AlgorandOfficial | 14 Nov 2022
Lastly, Algorand IS fast: 6k TPS with 3.7s blocks, soon 10k TPS with 2.5s, and in a not-too-distant future 46k TPS, all of which with instant finality. Algorand IS cheap, and actually exactly as cheap as Solana now ($0.00025/txn: https://solana.com/ & https://metrics.algorand.org/#/protocol/), but with the added benefit that all transactions (whether they're NFTs, non-native assets, or using smart-contracts) are handled the same by the protocol, so same speed and same fees as regular payments. Lastly, Algorand IS clean: it's so clean in fact that it's almost carbon-neutral on a regular basis, but really it's carbon negative because fees are automatically used to offset the remaining carbon emissions with ClimateTrade (see this report, even though it doesn’t take into account recent upgrades in scalability and not comparing smart-contract transactions, so Algorand would be first on top in reality: https://arxiv-export1.library.cornell.edu/pdf/2109.03667).
Layer 2 Solutions and the Dilemma of Layer 1 Blockchains: How BlockX is Scaling .
2 projects | reddit.com/r/BlockX | 23 Oct 2022
A handful of blockchains have emerged in recent years to provide alternative platforms to Ethereum. These blockchains are commonly referred to as “Ethereum Killers”. They include Solana, Cardano, and Avalanche.
Daily General Discussion - October 2, 2022
3 projects | reddit.com/r/ethfinance | 1 Oct 2022
Top 5 Cryptos to Watch this Week (LUNC, SHIB, ETH, SOL, BONE)
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Parabolically | 6 Sep 2022
Solana has been making news quite often lately. The Solana Foundation has recently announced the launch of its flagship Android phone, Solana Mobile and opening physical stores for crypto enthusiasts. Even more recently, the Helium network proposed moving operations to the Solana blockchain. Helium (HNT) is a decentralized, blockchain powered network that operates as an alternative wireless internet service. HNT has a fully diluted market cap of $800M. You can read the full proposal here.
10 Cryptocurrencies You Can Buy on Robinhood
3 projects | reddit.com/r/Parabolically | 5 Sep 2022
Solana is a Rank #9 crypto with a fully diluted market cap of about $16 Billion. Solana is widely touted as a next generation blockchain, with extremely fast transaction settlement and ultra low fees. Additionally, Solana and its ecosystem projects have been on a rampage of releasing new Web3 products. Including Solana Pay, Solana Mobile, Solana Spaces and a lot more. Love it or hate it, Solana is making big waves in the crypto industry. Robinhood currently supports Solana buying, selling and deposits/withdrawals via the built in wallet.
Engineer distributes resume via IPv6 traceroute
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Aug 2022
You can contribute to the Solana core tech team! They're constantly working on network level optimization. The founder actually used to work on distributed systems at Qualcomm before going on to build the consensus protocol and chain.
As an example, Solana recently implemented QUIC in its latest release which is pretty cool: https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/projects/74
Here's a great higher level overview that explains the value of network optimization on something like Solana: https://jumpcrypto.com/jump-vs-the-speed-of-light/
The State of Interactive NFTs on Flow
5 projects | dev.to | 18 Aug 2022
Overall, I think we're going to see continued experimentation with interactive NFTs because that's what more engagement demands, and more engagement and utility is what we want. The problem is that most non-Flow blockchains need to solve some scalability issues before being viable for high-engagement interactive NFT experiences. Some projects like The Sandbox have started to migrate to layer 2 solutions like Polygon so they can meet the demands as users interact and do more with their NFTs. In general, blockchains are working to be faster and better. Solana focuses on speed, claiming to be the fastest blockchain in the world. Layer 2 solutions like Polygon aim to be a fast and cheap decentralized scaling platform for Ethereum. Ethereum itself will see a number of scalability upgrades come to fruition as a change of consensus mechanism coupled with a layer 2 scaling initiative helps reduce gas costs. The data storage needs for interactive NFT experiences on these chains might be provided by solutions like airweave and IPFS as on-chain data storage is quite expensive. I don't see why excited developers won't deliver a lot of interesting projects in this space.
F**ck what haters say about Solana. It ain't perfect - I know, but it sure has the most active and innovative ecosystem of all of crypto. What projects are you mirin' rn?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/solana | 8 Aug 2022
https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/graphs/commit-activity vs https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-node/graphs/commit-activity
question while understanding attacks.
2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 21 Nov 2022
*There's some interesting discussion about this on Discord. Apparently testing this on a local testnet shows different behavior, and the change rep transaction still gets processed some time (~15 minutes) after network stalling: https://www.reddit.com/r/nanocurrency/comments/y9qquw/what_are_the_biggest_criticisms_of_nano/iur4czv/. Related: https://github.com/nanocurrency/nano-node/issues/3104
Is Nano still being developed and is there still news updates underway?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 29 Oct 2022
Development continues constantly. Follow GitHub to see what's happening: https://github.com/nanocurrency/nano-node/commits/develop and here: https://github.com/nanocurrency/nano-node/pulls2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 29 Oct 2022
The spring 2022 node dos/spam was mitigated by the unchecked memory table, vote hinting tweaks, magic byte + network byte checks, and a few other bugfixes/optimizations from 23.1 (unchecked table insert checks, better memory management, improved vote request processing, etc)
General Info and Weekly Discussion
2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 26 Oct 2022
github is active https://github.com/nanocurrency/nano-node/commits/develop2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 26 Oct 2022
For those not actively following the beta-testing Discord channel, testing & improvements continue! We're on DB18 now, with more updates coming soon. Improving resilience, automated testing, network recovery under stress, & (hopefully) bootstrapping 🎉
2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 27 Sep 2022
Another I like to look at is this: https://github.com/nanocurrency/nano-node/tags2 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 27 Sep 2022
I bought NANO for $15, what do you think I should do?
4 projects | reddit.com/r/nanocurrency | 31 Aug 2022
One of the major improvements will be to refactor the code necessary and related to cementing final votes, which is a really great change.
Websockets has had enough of the bullshit
4 projects | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 20 Jul 2022
The high energy spending is a problem, yes, together with the low tps, that's why I, personally, support NANO. The network supports unlimited tps and the whole network can be powered by a single wind turbine
Daily General Discussion - June 30, 2022 (GMT+0)
2 projects | reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency | 30 Jun 2022
Nano brands itself as instant, eco-friendly and feeless: https://nano.org/
What are some alternatives?
solana-docker-mac-m1 - Docker config for Mac M1, to support development on Solana
cardano-node - The core component that is used to participate in a Cardano decentralised blockchain.
elrond-go - ⚡ Elrond-GO: The official implementation of the Elrond protocol, written in golang.
cosmos-sdk - :chains: A Framework for Building High Value Public Blockchains :sparkles:
metaplex - A directory of what the Metaplex Foundation works on!
trezor-firmware - :lock: Trezor Firmware Monorepo
Zilliqa - Zilliqa is the world's first high-throughput public blockchain platform - designed to scale to thousands of transactions per second.
example-helloworld - Hello world on Solana
eth-gasnow-extention - GasNow extension for browser
rust - Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.