What is Solana?

Solana is a permissionless, open-source, delegated Proof-of-Stake blockchain. It focuses on scalability, sub-second finality, low transaction fees as well as support for all LLVM compatible smart contract languages. It is specifically built to scale transaction throughput without sacrificing decentralization or security through a mechanism known as Proof-of-History.

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Getting started with Solana

Learn the basics of the Solana blockchain and quickly ramp up your knowledge about the network with these selected pieces of content.


Solana guides & tutorials

These guides and tutorials help you stake your SOL token on the Solana blockchain using several tools.


Solana tools & resources

With these tools & resources, you can manage your SOL token and analyze the Solana network.


Solana ecosystem content

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Solana FAQs

What is the incentive to stake my SOL?


Once you have staked your SOL, you are contributing to the network's security. In return, you will receive rewards in the form of newly minted SOL. Conversely, if you do not participate in staking, your assets will get diluted over time.

What are the risks associated with delegating my SOL token?


While not implemented yet, it is intended that validators and their delegators are subject to punishment in case of malpractice. This is referred to as "slashing" and can occur in the wake of two events: the validator being offline for too long or the the validator signing two blocks at the same time (aka "double signing"). Exact parameters and details are yet to be released.

When will I receive staking rewards?


Rewards are paid out at the beginning of every subsequent epoch (~2,5 days).

Where are my Solana staking rewards sent to?


Rewards automatically accrue on your Stake account.

What do I have to do if I want to sell my delegated SOL?


You need to stop the delegation, wait for the cool-down period (~2,5 days) to complete, and then withdraw your SOL from your Stake Account to your Wallet Account. In case you want to undelegate only a part of your funds, you first need to “split” the Stake Account that you want to partially undelegate.

What do I have to do if I want to increase the amount of my staked SOL?


If you want to stake more SOL, you need to create a separate Stake Account and fund it accordingly. Do not send funds to your delegated Stake Account!