Today I looked into using GPUs to generate Solana vanity addresses. I found an Ed25519 GPU vanity address generator, modified it a bit, and did some experimenting.

Solana uses public/private keys to enforce ownership of funds. If you have the private key for an address, you can sign a transaction…


We all know how much Sol different validators have staked to them, but what about the Delegators, can we know something about their estate?

Active Stake Breakdown by Epoch can be seen here.

The breakdown of active stake as delegated to validators is clearly visible on the Solana Beach website


As a proof-of-stake network, 33% of the stake can censor the network, therefore the minimum number of validators with stake adding up to 33% could collude to censor the network. The Stake-o-Matic is a program that automatically delegates stake according to predefined rules. The idea is that if validators write…


This tutorial explains step-by-step how to write, deploy, and interact with a smart contract on the Solana Blockchain. When I was learning Ethereum, the first tutorial I looked at, was for a simple voting program. I’ve taken it and translated it into Solana, aiming at exact functional compatibility. …

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