Solana’s co-founder sees potential for his blockchain to change into the “Apple of crypto.”

Whereas some crypto corporations are going mainstream by means of partnerships, alliances or offers with large model names, others function to the beat of their very own drum and don’t fear about having an enormous label with them.

Solana, a layer-1 blockchain launched in 2020, is without doubt one of the largest chains builders construct on. Excluding stablecoins, Solana is the eighth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization at roughly $7.6 billion, in line with CoinMarketCap details.

“Solana has the potential to change into the Apple of crypto,” co-founder Raj Gokal informed TechCrunch+. For years, Apple centered on two issues: person expertise and efficiency, he mentioned. “I consider Apple, who spent nearly a decade engaged on latency for touchscreens to convey out the iPhone and it simply felt like magic.”

“Plenty of issues needed to be constructed on prime of that platform to convey the iPhone and App Retailer and the app ecosystem to the place it’s right now,” added Gokal. “However it began with one relentless concentrate on a easy interplay that needed to work completely.”

And that’s a spotlight that Solana’s core engineering and ecosystem has, he mentioned. It’s vital to create a community “that feels just like the common web, whereas being a complete new monetary web.”

It’s additionally price noting that Solana could also be attempting to compete with Apple by means of its personal web3-focused Android smartphone, Saga, which was rolled out to the general public in April (I would like to check one). Solana says Saga was launched to make crypto services extra accessible to customers by providing them by means of a telephone as an alternative of the normal method of accessing crypto platforms and functions: utilizing computer systems.

There’s quite a bit the community does to maintain itself contemporary and aggressive. “The core thesis shall be (aimed toward) new corporations, new initiatives, impartial builders,” Gokal mentioned. “We’re nonetheless in an ecosystem and a neighborhood that’s optimistic about what two builders can do in a storage.”