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If you're looking to swap Solana, SwapSpace is your one-stop shop. We have some light reading for you — in case you'd like a refresher on what is Solana, or some fresh information about SOL’s price movements. And, of course, we provide you with multiple Solana exchange options so that you can choose the offer with the best rates and lowest Solana fees, as well as other parameters that suit you.

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Solana Price Stats

To help you make a decision about exchanging your Solana, we gathered some cold hard numbers: Solana price chart and other stats, such as Solana market cap.

SOL 24H HIGH

SOL 24H HIGH $141.85633846

SOL MARKET CAP

SOL MARKET CAP $78,346,718,957.466

SOL CIRCULATING SUPPLY

SOL CIRCULATING SUPPLY 578,466,298.166 SOL

SOL 24H LOW

SOL 24H LOW $134.63093387

SOL PRICE

SOL PRICE $135.43869229

SOL 24H VOLUME

SOL 24H VOLUME $144,973,950.594

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Solana Price Chart

Here you can see the current price of Solana, as well as Solana price history.

What is Solana?

Solana is a high-performance blockchain platform designed for decentralized applications (DApps) and crypto projects. It aims to provide fast and low-cost transactions, making it suitable for various decentralized finance (DeFi) applications, gaming platforms, and other projects that require high throughput.

Solana was founded by Anatoly Yakovenko. The development of Solana began in late 2017, and the project was officially announced in March 2020. Anatoly Yakovenko, a former engineer at Qualcomm, is the primary architect behind Solana's unique design and consensus mechanism.

The Solana mainnet went live on March 20, 2020. The project gained attention for its innovative approach to addressing scalability challenges in blockchain technology. Solana's focus on achieving high throughput and low transaction costs sets it apart in the competitive blockchain space.

Solana is known for its high transaction throughput, claiming to achieve over 65,000 transactions per second (TPS). This is achieved through a combination of innovative consensus mechanisms and parallel processing.

Solana uses a unique consensus mechanism called Proof of History to create a historical record that helps in ordering transactions before they are added to a block. This allows for more efficient and faster transaction processing. PoH is leveraged to order transactions before they are added to a block. The deterministic nature of PoH helps Solana achieve high throughput.

Validators in the Solana network are responsible for producing blocks and reaching consensus. During each epoch, the set of active validators can change. This shuffling helps distribute the responsibility of block production among different nodes over time.

Within each epoch, a leader is selected to propose the next block. The selection of the leader is determined through the network's Tower BFT (Byzantine Fault Tolerance) consensus algorithm. This leader is responsible for creating and proposing the next block to be added to the blockchain.

Validators in Solana can stake their SOL tokens to participate in the network and potentially become block producers. Epochs play a role in determining staking rewards and incentives for validators based on their performance and contribution to the network.

Solana utilizes a variant of the Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) consensus algorithm, known as Tower BFT, to achieve consensus among network nodes. With its high throughput and low transaction fees, Solana aims to provide a cost-effective platform for developers and users.

Solana supports smart contracts, enabling developers to build decentralized applications on its platform. It is compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), making it easier for developers familiar with Ethereum to migrate or develop on Solana.

Solana leverages its Pipelining infrastructure to expedite transaction validation and replicate transaction data across nodes, irrespective of their hardware specifications. The Cloudbreak protocol plays a crucial role in ensuring network scalability by facilitating simultaneous data reading and writing across the network. Archives are employed to download blockchain data into the distributed ledger storage.

With this multifaceted technological approach, Solana eliminates the necessity for sharding or other layer 2 solutions to uphold its speed and scalability. Developers can directly build on the blockchain, enjoying a processing speed that is thousands of times faster compared to working on either Ethereum or Bitcoin.

SOL is the native cryptocurrency of the Solana platform. It is used for transaction fees, staking, and participating in the network's governance. The SOL token has a total supply of 565,549,294 SOL and as of December 25, 2023, the circulating supply is 427,471,953 SOL.

Solana has gained popularity due to its growing ecosystem of decentralized applications, decentralized finance projects, and NFT (Non-Fungible Token) platforms. Solana has gained prominence in the cryptocurrency realm due to its remarkably swift processing capabilities. The blockchain's hybrid protocol significantly reduces validation times for both transactions and the execution of smart contracts. This rapid processing has attracted substantial institutional interest in Solana.

Designed to cater to both individual users and enterprise clients, the Solana protocol makes a key commitment to users: the avoidance of unexpected spikes in fees and taxes. The protocol achieves this by maintaining low transaction costs while ensuring scalability and rapid processing.

Anatoly Yakovenko and Greg Fitzgerald contribute extensive professional expertise to the project. As of September 2021, Solana holds the impressive position of number 7 in the CoinMarketCap ranking.

In the face of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, Solana demonstrated resilience amid global economic challenges and disruptions to international financial systems. Over the past year, SOL's market value experienced significant growth, leading to prompt listings on major exchanges such as Binance, Bitfinex, and OKEx. Subsequently, the U.S.-based Coinbase also recognized its value and approved its listing.

The Solana network itself observed unprecedented expansion, attracting numerous projects to its platform. Notable additions include Chainlink, USDC, USDT, Serum, Terra, and others. With its accelerated speed and enhanced scalability, some advocates have begun to refer to Solana as the potential "Ethereum Killer."

SOL is commonly available for purchase on various cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, Coinbase, Huobi Global, Kraken, Bluebit, etc.

The average fees on the Solana network

As per Solscan, a leading Solana explorer, typical transaction fees on the Solana network fall within the range of $0.0001 to $0.0003.

The SOL token wallets 

Solana-compatible wallets include the Sollet Web Wallet, Ledger Nano S (with Solana app installed), Trust Wallet, Math Wallet, Solflare, Sollet Wallet, Coin98 Wallet, Atomic Wallet, etc. 

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