An overview of Solana: scaling without sharding

Quick Take

  • Solana is a blockchain that scales transaction throughput without the need for sharding by separating consensus from block production
  • In July 2019, Solana raised $20 million in a Series A led by Multicoin Capital. $1.8 million SOL tokens were also sold via CoinList in 2020
  • Crypto exchange FTX recently launched their decentralized exchange Serum on the Solana blockchain

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