Solana Head Discusses Major New Developments: Visa, Shopify, Helium, and More
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April 23, 2024
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In this exclusive interview, we sit down with Dan Albert The Head of the Solana Foundation to discuss some of the most exciting recent developments in the Solana ecosystem, including:

The Solana x Visa announcement: Solana is partnering with Visa to enable global merchants to accept Solana payments through the Visa network. This is a major step forward for Solana's adoption and usability.

Solana Pay - Shopify Integration: Solana Pay is now integrated with Shopify, making it easy for merchants to accept Solana payments on their Shopify stores. This is another major development for Solana adoption, as Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world.

Firedancer second client: Firedancer is a new second client implementation for Solana. This is an important development for decentralization and security on the Solana network. This will further increase the performance of the Solana Network!

Helium: Helium is a decentralized wireless network that is migrating to Solana. This is a major development for both Solana and Helium, as it will bring new users and applications to both ecosystems.

During the interview, we discuss the significance of each of these developments, as well as the future plans for the Solana Foundation. This is a must-watch interview for anyone interested in Solana, blockchain technology, or the future of payments.

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00:00 Intro
01:01 Welcome Dan!
02:45 Dan's origin story
12:30 VISA Chooses Solana
22:00 The MadLads Chaos
26:00 How local fee markets work on Solana
29:00 Interesting Use cases on Solana
36:00 Solana Pay and Shopify
46:00 Solana's Firedancer Explained

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