Two years ago, Solana didn’t exist. @aeyakovenko had an idea for a trustless clock and @garious itched for an excuse to build something in Rust - something big. And so, Proof of History was brought to life: d23fda1. It was tiny. It seemed almost insignificant at the time. But our friends at Qualcomm, Intel, and Apple understood, in distributed systems a reliable clock radically simplifies everything.
We assembled, and day after day, week after week, month after month, rebuilt blockchain from the ground up for scale. We wrote Proof of History to synchronize nodes every 400ms where others took minutes. We wrote Sealevel to parallelize transaction processing where others processed just one at a time. We wrote Turbine to keep the cluster permissionless where others chose to centralize. We wrote Cloudbreak to scale to millions of accounts where others chose to charge more for memory that was thought to be scarce. We built the first web-scale blockchain.
Today we celebrate Solana version 1.0. A massive thank you to everyone that helped make this happen!
Major Features And Improvements
- Smart contracts platform marked stable and en route to mainnet
- Added support for Ledger Wallet to the command-line interface
- Moar TPS!
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