Solana’s genesis story — Anatoly Yakovenko’s vision for a high-performance blockchain

“I literally had two coffees and a beer, and I had this eureka moment at four in the morning,” Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko recalls as he leans back thoughtfully. 

Speaking to Cointelegraph at the annual Breakpoint conference in Amsterdam, the co-founder recounts a late night brainwave of a “hyper-optimized, fast as possible” smart contract blockchain protocol.

“The use case that I was going after was for central limit order books, like how to run something that’s like the Nasdaq, but on a public permission-less blockchain,” Yakovenko explains.

“I thought that there was a clear win there if you have transparent data, everyone has fair and open rights and all this stuff… Read more on Cointelegraph

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