Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-founder of Solana

Anatoly Yakovenko, Co-founder of Solana

Co-founding member of the Solana project and Russian computer engineer Anatoly Yakovenko. The Solana white paper was written by him. He was enamored with computers since he was five years old growing up in the Soviet Union. In order to create his own life, Yakovenko eventually relocated to the United States.
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Despite numerous lecturers’ suggestions to the contrary, Yakovenko pursued a degree in computer science while attending the University of Illinois. Afterward, he relocated to San Diego and began working for Qualcomm, where he oversaw the creation of operating systems. Yakovenko oversaw the creation of Dropbox’s compression and Mesosphere’s distributed systems, respectively.

Among his other technological achievements, the founder of Solana is the owner of two patents for high-performance operating system protocols.

Drift v2 leverages Solana’s unique properties to create a decentralized limit order book (DLOB). The DLOB relies on an off-chain Keeper Network to match & fill orders. I’m looking for a dev that’s passionate about DeFi/Solana Infra to help bootstrap the DLOB’s Keeper Network


The creator of the Solana cryptocurrency project, Anatoly Yakovenko, blasted Ethereum for establishing a social structure that appears to favor the wealthy middle class over the working class.

The centralization of the chain’s validators, as proposed by Vitalik Buterin, is mostly accused of restricting access for the lower classes. In fact, having at least 32 ETH—roughly $53,000 at the current exchange rate—is a prerequisite for becoming one of the independent validators. Prior to this, Vitalik had complimented the Solana development community, referring to them as “serious” and predicting that the project will last for many years.


Yakovenko is still certain that other projects besides Solana will be successful in order for the cryptocurrency business to flourish. Instead of one network taking on everything, he thinks there might be a project that works best for hosting games and another for hosting art.

There are other approved design ideas for Solana that have not yet been put into practice, including updates to the present Rust development clients and a variation on inter-chain transaction verification.

Developers submitted 568 projects to Solana’s Ignition Hackathon in October 2021 in an effort to win a piece of the prize money. On the Solana network, some of the projects will undoubtedly grow into something more.

Solana Ventures pledged $150 million in Web3 gaming technologies in partnership with Forte and Griffin Gaming Partners, and it is anticipated that Solana will continue to make gaming-related investments throughout the year.

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