Solana is a Proof of Stake L1 blockchain that uses novel blockchain innovations like Proof of History and Sealevel to process smart contract transactions in parallel with 400ms block times. Solana is able to achieve an estimated 4,000 transactions per second, with transaction costs less than $0.01.
Ready to get started? Take a look at our Solana docs, and find all of the supported methods for Solana mainnet development! You can also read overviews about how to get started with Solana’s Devnet, and learn about Solana’s NFT smart contract by Metaplex.
As of July 21st, 2022, all Solana devs will have access to:
1. Alchemy Supernode, with infinitely scalable infrastructure that allows you to easily launch and scale your dApps on Solana. Take a look at the complete list of supported methods.
2. Developer tools, including our Composer to prototype calls and our Explorer to optimize and spot bugs.
3. WebSockets, shipped based on your feedback. Check out subscription Websockets for Solana and learn more about Websockets and why you need them.
Alchemy’s infrastructure, with 99.9% uptime, enables developers to launch their applications without having to run their own Solana node, which would require significant ongoing maintenance. Alchemy’s Supernode has the simplicity of a single node, but with infinite and instant scalability. And guess what? Sign up early and it’s free for 2022.
In 2023, we will turn on pricing for Solana, which will be comparable to existing EVM pricing." Learn more about the CUs / method here.
Please upvote your feature requests on our Roadmap! If you have a request that is not already listed, please create a post explaining the functionality you’d like, and a brief description of what you would use it for.
To learn about Solana, read Alchemy’s deep dives on Solana including the best wallets, tools to start developing on Solana, explainers for launching NFT projects with Candy Machine, overviews on airdropping NFTs with Metaplex’s Gumdrop tool, and more.
“We’re really excited that Alchemy will now support Solana. Their launch will give developers greater access to high-quality infrastructure and tooling."