Solar is a decentralised blockchain using a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus model which is secured by 53 elected block producers that produce blocks, validate transactions and optionally pay commission to voters.
By combining innovative protocol design with accessible & extensible software, Solar allows for maximum developer productivity.
We prioritise builders and doers by building blockchain software that balances power and ease of use.
Unlike many traditional blockchains, Solar utilises the Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) Consensus powered by Solar Core.
This makes the Solar Blockchain sustainable, efficient and fully decentralised without the known issues from traditional Proof of Work (PoW) blockchains such as being energy intensive or open to centralised attack vectors.
The Solar Blockchain has 53 block producers also known as node operators. These block producers are selected by the voters, based on their wallet weight.
The easiest way to vote for a block producer is by downloading the Solar wallet and to vote for one or multiple block producers of your liking.
The main purpose of a block producer is to contribute to the blockchain network by providing security enhancements, code updates, marketing or brand development and many other contributions. Block producers receive commission from blocks produced on the blockchain network and they usually share these commission with their voters.
Click on the button below to learn more about the voting or delegating features of the Solar Blockchain.