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Solana Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to solana

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solana reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of solana. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-06.
  • Top 5 Cryptos to Watch this Week (LUNC, SHIB, ETH, SOL, BONE)
    2 projects | | 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 | | 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 | | 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:

    Here's a great higher level overview that explains the value of network optimization on something like Solana:

  • The State of Interactive NFTs on Flow
    5 projects | | 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 | | 8 Aug 2022 vs
    3 projects | | 8 Aug 2022
  • Rant: Why I'm done with SOL, and why you should pull out too.
    2 projects | | 4 Aug 2022
  • Deconstructing DeFi
    5 projects | | 27 Jul 2022
    A smart contract is a collection of code that runs on a blockchain-based protocol structured to enable code execution. The most popular example is the Ethereum blockchain, but other smart-contract enabled blockchains include Polkadot, Solana, and TRON. The programs that run on a smart contract can contain essentially arbitrary code, like any computer program. There are limitations, however. There are fees associated with any type of data storage and updates. The contract cannot independently communicate with any data that doesn't have an address on its blockchain. Developers get around this latter limitation by running servers that continually update or sync the contract with external data sources, known as oracles.
  • Proof of Stake Alternatives
    5 projects | | 25 Jul 2022
    Proof of History PoH is notably used for Solana. Creates time stamps that prove a block was created at a certain time. Transactions and events are hashed with the SHA256 hash function producing a difficult output that is almost impossible to predict and then using it for the next transaction. Think building blocks, if you remove one in the middle it all falls. The issue with PoH is the requirements to become a validator, strict hardware requirements, and a large holding of SOL, but at the same time, nobody can "control" the technology (unless you're FTX).
  • Exorde and decentralization
    3 projects | | 9 Jul 2022
    Layer 1, such as Solana or Fantom.
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