Solana (Not set) Blockchain Platform - ICO Review, Rating and Details of Solana ICO (Token Sale) - Rating: Watch

Solana plans to provide a new High-Performance blockchain that can support up to 710k transactions per second on a 1gb network without data partitioning. Solana will be faster and more scalable than any other blockchain.

Features & Highlights

Selected Features of Solana:

  • Network architecture automatically orders transactions as they enter the system, rather than by block
  • Guaranteed low transaction costs ($0.001 per transaction)
  • Will provide high-level APIs, and RPCs that will be highly compatible with existing UIs written specifically for Ethereum to reduce developer friction
  • Sustainable scalability solution that scales with hardware and bandwidth improvements
  • Quick settlement times (sub-second finality)
  • LLVM compatible languages supported for smart contract development
  • Improved user experience (high throughput network, with a testnet performing at 110k tps allowing for quick response times for end users)
  • PoS consensus mechanism

Roadmap & Updates

  • November 2017
    • Whitepaper Published
  • February 2018
    • Single Node Private Testnet
  • June 2018
    • Multinode Private Testnet
  • July 2018
    • Testnet Alpha
  • September 2018
    • Payments SDK
  • Current
    • Smart Contracts Engine
  • Upcoming
    • Validator Node Completion
    • Live Mainnet

Team Members

  • Anatoly Yakovenko, CEO, Anatoly is the creator of Solana. He led development of operating systems at Qualcomm, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and compression at Dropbox. He holds 2 patents for high performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led development of tech that made Project Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.

  • Greg Fitzgerald, CTO, Greg is the principal architect of Solana. Formerly of Qualcomm's Office of the Chief Scientist, Greg has explored the full landscape of embedded systems. He created an bidirectional RPC bridge between C and Lua for the BREW operating system, helped launch the ARM backend for the LLVM compiler toolchain, and published a variety of open source projects including a streaming LLVM optimizer in Haskell, license analysis tooling in Python, and a reactive web framework in TypeScript. If you have time to burn, ask him "Why Rust?" We dare you.

  • Raj Gokal, COO, Raj leads operations, product, and finance. He has spent 10 years in product management and finance. He was a venture investor at General Catalyst, started the consumer medical device company Sano which attracted over $20m in investment, and led product management at Omada Health as it grew tenfold.  

  • Eric Williams, PhD, Chief Scientist, Eric heads data science and token economics. He studied particle physics at Berkeley and received his PhD from Columbia while Higgs hunting at CERN. He completed a postdoc in Medical Physics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and later led data science at Omada Health.

  • Stephen Akridge, Principal Engineer, Stephen spends all his time in the codebase. He has 10 years of critical GPU optimization expertise at Qualcomm and Intel. He led the GPU backend that constantly beat Nvidia.

  • Michael Vines, Principal Engineer, Michael spent 14 years at Qualcomm, rapidly rising from Engineer to Senior Director. He was founder and VP of Engineering of AI startup Silk Labs. He uses foot pedals when coding. Michael holds 3 patents.

  • Rob Walker, Principal Engineer, Rob has a storied career, innovating in software from the 1990's at Netscape, through a 17 year career at Qualcomm leading teams spanning BREW, Component Services, DASH, and Snapdragon.

  • Jeff Levy, Operations, Jeff handles operations and finance. He was previously VP of Operations at Aclima, after founding and selling CareAtHand. Previously, he had ops roles at Twitter and Google.

  • Pankaj Garg, Senior Staff Engineer, Pankaj joins us after 10 years at Qualcomm, where he worked in the Innovation Center. Previously he led design and development of the LTE modem chipset for mobile devices at Motorola.

  • Jack May, Senior Staff Engineer, Jack joins us after 17 years at Qualcomm where he's had his hands in many areas, starting with BREW kernel and CDMA development, to developing for and leading teams in Qualcomm's Advanced Tech Department.

  • Tyera Eulberg, Senior Engineer, Tyera has spent close to 10 years as a developer, most recently at PS Audio International, where she wrote software from the physical to application layer for audio products.

  • Dominic, Community and BD, Dom was an early contributor to our Telegram channel and has experience advising blockchain funds as well as managing communities for several open source blockchain projects. He has extensive experience as a project manager.

  • Carl Lin, Senior Engineer, Carl graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a degree in Computer Science and spent years at Microsoft. Carl has advised and worked with blockchain-focused hedge funds and was an early contributor to Solana's open source codebase.

  • Sagar Dhawan, Staff Engineer, Sagar joins us after 4.5 years at Qualcomm's Innovation Center. He has worked on an open source Chromium browser fork and later designed and implemented products in Android for mobile security. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign like some of our founders.

  • Then Albert, Senior Engineer, Dan spent 5 years working at Qualcomm where he led the effort to build the software interface for one of the world's first 5G-capable radios. Before joining Solana, Dan was working in Antarctica, installing wireless equipment at field camps around the continent.

  • Mark Sinclair, Engineer, Mark joins us after 2.5 years as a freelancer focusing on Android and web development. He has contributed to the Rust programming language as well as the larger Rust open-source ecosystem. He has also co-authored a paper on heterogenous computing. Mark has a deep interest in PLT, performant code, and markets.

  • Tristan Debrunner, Engineer, Tristan is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Engineering Physics. He has diverse experience including portable tracking antenna systems for drone wireless video systems, and underwater camera systems.

  • Omavi quadiu, Executive Assistant, Omavi helps maintain the quality and excellence of the facilities in our office to encourage our team’s engagement and happiness.

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