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Podcast • October 14, 2021

EP 26 - Anatoly Yakovenko | Building the Fastest Blockchain

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This week I’m welcoming Anatoly Yakovenko to Next with Novo. Toly is the founder and CEO of Solana, an open-source, decentralized blockchain.

Initially released in 2019, Solana has grown to become the world’s first web-scale blockchain. Taking me back to the beginning, Toly explains his core innovation: Proof of History, which moves everything forward in both speed and capacity. Nowadays, there’s a large tradeoff between speed and security. Toly explains where Solana fits into this problem, and the promising opportunities to make hardware even faster. With rivalries growing, Toly hopes that blockchains remain diverse, maintaining a healthy level of competition and accelerating progress.

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This podcast was recorded on September 30, 2021.

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