SOL tokens can be used to pay fees for sending transactions or running smart contracts that interact with applications.
Users who stake their SOL either directly on the network or delegate their holding to an active validator help secure the network. In return, stakers receive inflation rewards.
The Solana network can process 50K transactions per second.
A transaction processing machine that allows thousands of smart contracts to be executed in parallel without slowing down network performance.
This protocol efficiently assigns input data for processing in a sequence of steps from the hardware responsible for processing it, to enable faster validation and replication across network nodes.
This protocol facilitates transaction caching, allowing validators to verify transactions on Solana prior to their final approval and addition to the blockchain.
Turbine Block Propagation Protocol
As a block is streamed, it is divided into small packets along with deletion codes, to better facilitate transmission between nodes on the Solana network.
A PoH-optimized version of PBFT that leverages the synchronized clock enabled by PoH to achieve consensus on network transactions.