Solana is a Layer 1 blockchain built for mass adoption. It's a high performance network that is utilized for a range of use cases, including finance, NFTs, payments, and gaming. Solana operates as a single global state machine, and is open, interoperable and decentralized. Many of the core Solana builders, like co-founder Anatoly Yakavenko, have a background in building cell phone networks. That means that they are singularly focused on building for scalability and efficiency.