A brief look at the Solana ecosystem

Since its inception, Ethereum has been the leading smart contract platform, preferred by most developer teams. However, due to the constraints of the blockchain trilemma, it became apparent that Ethereum will not scale without upgrades like layer 2, rollups, or Eth 2.0. The need for a cheap high-performance blockchain became apparent in the market and

All about Polkadot and Kusama parachain auctions

On 13th October 2021, the Polkadot founders Gavin Wood and Robert Habermeier announced that the network had reached the technical capability to support its first ever cohort of parachains. This was followed by a motion submitted to the Polkadot Council to open the network’s first parachain auction beginning from 11th November, 2021. We at Mapleblock