Famously known as Ethereum’s rival, Solana is a blockchain platform quickly growing in popularity in the NFT and DeFi spaces. The native cryptocurrency on Solana is called SOL, which is used for staking and to execute transactions.
To master the basics of Solana, explore this whitepaper to learn the blockchain’s history, differentiating features, and unique value proposition.
- Why Solana is known as Ethereum’s rival
- How its proof-of-history protocol helps its scalability and speed
- What makes Solana different than Bitcoin and Ethereum