Solana is here.

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How it Works

The benefits of Solana

The best reliability in web3

Alchemy takes care of the hard parts of building on blockchain by providing the most reliable infrastructure in web3. Solana testing shows Alchemy uptime at 99.9%, making it the best option to build a dApp that’s accessible 24/7.

Lightning fast transactions

Solana's parallel smart contract runtime, Sealevel, enables exceptionally high throughput. With Solana’s processing speed of more than 2k transactions per second, and Alchemy's infinitely scalable infrastructure, Solana devs can build on Alchemy to seamlessly grow their app with user demand.

Single chain

Solana is a Layer 1 blockchain that’s easy to develop on. No Layer 2 scaling solutions required to increase throughput or maintain low gas fees.
“We're thrilled that Alchemy will now be supporting Solana. Their infrastructure and product suite has a proven track record for performance benefits. This will be a game changer for Phantom and any other Solana developers who choose to start using Alchemy."
Francesco Agosti, CTO and Co-Founder of Phantom
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For Developers

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does Solana work?

Solana is a Proof of Stake L1 blockchain that uses novel blockchain innovations like Proof of History and Sealevel to process smart contract transactions in parallel with 400ms block times. Solana is able to achieve an estimated 4,000 transactions per second, with transaction costs less than $0.01.

What resources should I use to start building on Solana with Alchemy?

Ready to get started? Take a look at our Solana docs, and find all of the supported methods for Solana mainnet development! You can also read overviews about how to get started with Solana’s Devnet, and learn about Solana’s NFT smart contract by Metaplex.

What Alchemy functionality exists for Solana developers?

As of July 21st, 2022, all Solana devs will have access to:
1. Alchemy Supernode, with infinitely scalable infrastructure that allows you to easily launch and scale your dApps on Solana. Take a look at the complete list of supported methods.
2. Developer tools, including our Composer to prototype calls and our Explorer to optimize and spot bugs.
3. WebSockets, shipped based on your feedback. Check out subscription Websockets for Solana and learn more about Websockets and why you need them.

Why will using Alchemy be different than running our own Solana node?

Alchemy’s infrastructure, with 99.9% uptime, enables developers to launch their applications without having to run their own Solana node, which would require significant ongoing maintenance. Alchemy’s Supernode has the simplicity of a single node, but with infinite and instant scalability. And guess what? Sign up early and it’s free for 2022.

Will Solana be priced the same as other EVM chains?

In 2023, we will turn on pricing for Solana, which will be comparable to existing EVM pricing." Learn more about the CUs / method here.

How can I submit requests for more supported APIs and product functionality on Solana?

Please upvote your feature requests on our Roadmap! If you have a request that is not already listed, please create a post explaining the functionality you’d like, and a brief description of what you would use it for.

Where can I learn more about Solana?

To learn about Solana, read Alchemy’s deep dives on Solana including the best wallets, tools to start developing on Solana, explainers for launching NFT projects with Candy Machine, overviews on airdropping NFTs with Metaplex’s Gumdrop tool, and more.

“We’re really excited that Alchemy will now support Solana. Their launch will give developers greater access to high-quality infrastructure and tooling."

Raj Gokal, Co-Founder of Solana
Raj Gokal
Co-Founder of Solana

Want to learn more about Solana?

Get an in depth explanation of Solana and how you can start building by visiting the docs.
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