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What is Solana

“Investors want to know that their investments are going to last. Solana is a new type of blockchain that uses a different consensus algorithm than the one used by Bitcoin and Ethereum, called Proof-of-History.

While still in its testing phase, our community has found that it is still very secure based on our tests and showing no signs of being insecure in the future. It’s also much faster–undervolting, the coin will make mining it profitable again. We think this coin has many potentials, and the potential is only going to increase as we start to implement useful and necessary features such as the coming Stake Wallets and Override Transactions.

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What is the Solana (SOL) Cryptocurrency?

SOL is the name of the cryptocurrency that powers the Solana blockchain. It is a non-minable cryptocurrency algorithmically designed to resist changes to the Network Difficulty or the degree of difficulty required to mine blocks. It also has a built-in reward system to encourage users actually to use the coin and transact with each other.

SOL was created to make what the developers consider a more fair and practical mining system and overall blockchain.

What is Solana’s Blockchain?

The blockchain is the primary data and record-keeping structure of the entire system. It contains information about every user, every transaction, and several essential variables to keep the system secure. It also includes information on the monetary policy (what is the coin reward for mining?) and various other background variables (such as the target size of the network; currently, at 100,000 users, it is expected to reach 500,000).

The blockchain has several important functions. As one of its main ones, it is supposed to be extremely secure, as any attempt to modify it or forge a transaction into the chain will be immediately detected by the network.

As another of its main functions, it is supposed to be fairly transparent. All information about the system, important and unimportant, should be easily available to users.

Finally, the blockchain is supposed to be stable. Changes to the blockchain should not cause unusual reactions in the system, such as unmovable money, security holes, or other unexpected effects.

What is Solana Used For?

The system is designed for multiple uses. The most important one, of course, is to be used as a currency in general use. Users can use the coin to purchase game items from other users within the system or buy goods and services from other coin holders. An in-development client will be available soon to allow users to create their online stores and cryptocurrencies that anyone within the system can use. Whenever a user wishes to transfer a certain amount of funds to another online wallet (such as in trade for goods or services), only the recipient(s) need to have a Solana client to accept. The transaction amount is determined using a percentage-based system that, in theory, will ensure that users are not overcharged.

How Does Solana Work?

The system is currently in its testing stages, but the goal is to make this a reality. There are several major functions and sub-functions of the system.

First, the system will feature several different games. These games will exist on an online platform that can interact with users and non-users, allowing for third-party games to be integrated into the system in the future.

Second, you can use the coins outside of the game. Currently, they can be spent in online stores, allowing users and non-users to use them as a versatile currency. Users also have the option to loan their SCL or Solana Coin to other members of the community, allowing for non-users to gain access to the coin’s full capabilities.

Third, the system includes a network of “branding contracts.” These are agreements between the design and any parties that wish to integrate themselves into it. For example, if a certain company were to integrate into the system, they would agree to use their branding, and all of their products would come with a small amount of the coin included, at no cost to them. This allows users to easily incorporate themselves or other companies in ways that do not rely on coding.

Finally, and most importantly – the system holds a large amount of processing power. The more people that use the system, the more secure and powerful it becomes. This saves the coin from being worthless; instead of converting regular users into coins, it creates an escalating amount of value through usage. So long as more than half the system’s clients are online at any given time, the coin should have at least some value.

Why is the Value of Solana Going Up?

The system has the processing power, the games, the increased usage that will guarantee the continued development of more features, and most importantly, it can do so. As soon as all of the coins in the system are spent, a new round of inflation begins. At this point, one could buy as much computing power as possible to create the next big thing and purchase as much product as one could.

However, one could also use the coin to further one’s already existing goals. Anything from living expenses to starting a new business to funding a university could be done with it. With the popularity and reach that SSC has with their businesses, there’s no reason the coin couldn’t become as valuable as a company’s shares on the stock market.

Ultimately, as more and more people use the coin, the coin becomes worth more and more. It’s fair to say that either the coin will become worthless or become the new global standard for all transactions.

Solana Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Price per Sol is fixed (at least for now)
  • Price will always be lower than Bitcoin
  • Game Integration
  • Potential for Online Stores
  • Unique Approach to Inflation Mechanism

Cons:

  • Price is uncertain and insecure
  • Unknown risk and potential downside
  • Only online with community-run the project
  • Subscription-based model for online improvements
  • The price of a single coin is low so that it would take a lot of

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Solana’s Key Features

Tower BFT Algorithm

The bitcoin network has a ‘proof of work algorithm to prevent double-spending. This prevents one from creating a bitcoin that is valid that someone else has already spent. The ‘proof of work’ system is expensive and time-consuming to run, and as such, Solana uses a ‘proof of stake’ system for coin creation. This involves those with coins ‘staking’ them in the bank.

Turbine

The turbine is a software development company that develops the coin. They also run the nodes, which keep the network secure. The more coins you have, the more weight your node has, and the more likely it is to be chosen to verify a block. This takes a lot of the hassle of running your nodes and allows almost anyone with an internet connection to run a node.

Gulf Stream

Gulf Stream is a method of coin creation that many consider being ‘too good to be true. Turbine creates blocks whenever they please, and you can stake your coins for the right to have a share of the block reward, as well as fees from other players in our centralized Atomic Cross Exchange (exchange). This creates an automatic inflation method that slowly decreases the value of older coins as new coins enter the economy.

Sealevel Hub

Sealevel Hub is a project that aims to set up a mining operation in the Sealevel Republic. This country recently broke away from the VAST Cooperative and now has its currency. The Sealevel Republic has a strong work ethic and offers good wages in return to guarantee employees’ loyalty. While their coal mines are currently overcrowded, they are willing to hire many people.

Pipelining

A technique to speed up the process of sending and receiving data between multiple processors.

Permanent Blockchain

It would be a lot harder to fool all the nodes into accepting incorrect data if your blockchains were only valid for a fixed time. Each blockchain would be permanent, but new blocks would be appended to the end. This design is similar to the Bitcoin protocol, just with the chronological order of blocks reversed.

Cloudbreak

Is a large mining farm located on an island to reduce the cost of running it. It would run entirely off FuelCell’s power. In return, the farm would rent out space, in its data centers, to players looking to run their nodes and perform atomic cross-exchanges.

Archivers

Archivers would also rent out server space on their network if they have too many cookies to keep them all secure. The mining farm would rely on the construction industry to keep itself running. The fuel cells used to produce energy can be created by a factory located in the Sealevel Republic. Your job is to get that factory up and running. You decide to build a data center in the republic, as it would be to your advantage to have it near the fuel cells.

What is a SOL Token?

SOL (Soleil) is the currency of the Soleil network. It can be ‘stamped out’ to perform basic actions like buying goods or sending encrypted messages. The system automatically converts other currencies into SOL, so you’ll never have to worry about losing money to high exchange rates.

Imagine a world where any information you need at the touch of a button can be accessed at any time, for any purpose, where content can easily be distributed or accessed by users at will, without restriction, where the need for middlemen like media companies or network operators is obsolete.

What Makes Solana (SOL) Unique?

Other blockchains are inefficient and slow by comparison. An atomic cross-chain transaction between the Bitcoin network and the Ethereum network can take upwards of 20 minutes to be processed! This is an unnecessary complication. Instant conversion is possible by simply including the ”info.sol” file to an Ethereum smart contract.

Solana (SOL) is connected to real-world assets. The value of the coin is directly tied to the value of your internet connection. As the value of your broadband connection increases, the value of the currency should increase. The internet is only valuable if people can use it.

You can ‘stamp’ messages on top of the coin’s blockchain. These messages do not require any maintenance, as new users can read and rely on these messages without needing to know about the underlying blockchain technology.

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Where to Buy Solana (SOL)?

  • https://bitcoin.org/en/ – Exchanges are services where trades are made through a third-party intermediary. Coins are transferred from the owner of one coin to another coin, the third party collects service charges, and the coin owners do not need to know or trust each other. You decide whether to use an exchange or not using the same risk assessment technique for any online trading platform.
  • https://ethereum.org/en/dapps – are websites that are built on the Ethereum blockchain. Although most of them are not selling coins themselves but are creating something new and innovative with the coin, a few simply use the coin to perform normal Ethereum transactions.

Do your research and due diligence before using an Ethereum application. Ethereum has a huge amount of DAPPS in the works, most of which are useless garbage. Do not trust DAPPS that are initially built on the exchanges without some sort of utility.

It is not recommended to store value in coins or spend them unless you are willing to risk the online trading platform you use going under or becoming inaccessible for any other reason, including government or FED intervention.

  • https://cardano.org/ – is a third-party app that was released on the Apple App Store and is completely free. Again, this is a third-party app so keep in mind that it could contain viruses or unscrupulous code. The owner of the app is engaging in potentially illegal activity and is not a reputable person. It would help if you continued to use common sense when using this app.

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Conclusion

The Solana coin is a project in development. There is no guarantee that the coin will achieve its potential or not. The technology is probably already used, but Solana is not releasing their code to the public. There is no paper or hard copy technology to look at and analyze. The coin is a little hard to understand so far, but the concepts are sound. I believe this coin should be used as a test net for future blockchain-related technology.

There are already several DAPPS that accept Solana as payment. This suggests that the coin is already helpful and has market demand; however, the coin’s value is highly volatile and not tethered to any actual goods or services. Of course, the tech might be highly secrets and can’t be sold to other countries anyway. I think this coin needs more work and development before it’s ready for mass adoption.

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