Invezz Q&A with Solana and Nansen

By: Daniela Kirova
Daniela Kirova
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on Nov 23, 2021
  • New Solana dashboards on Nansen will give users ability to explore the top-performing DeFi protocols
  • Capabilities of Nansen includes popular tools like Hot Contracts, Token God Mode, and NFT Paradise
  • 550+ projects have been submitted to the most recent hackathon

Solana and Nansen announced an upcoming integration, set to launch in Q1 of 2022. The new Solana dashboards on Nansen will give users the ability to explore the top-performing DeFi protocols, Smart Money movements, and NFT launches on Solana.

It will be possible to gain insights into the Solana blockchain ecosystem as a whole.

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Invezz talks to representatives of the two platforms about the integration and other pertinent issues.

Solana and Nansen have announced an important integration. What is the most important outcome that you expect?

Alex Svanevik, CEO of Nansen: We will have all of the capabilities of Nansen, including our popular tools like Hot Contracts, Token God Mode, and NFT Paradise – all helping our users surface the signal within the Solana ecosystem. We will also have statistics around chain usage and popularity over time.

What made you choose Nansen for this partnership? Did you consider any other blockchain data analytics platforms?

Austin Federa, Head of Communications at Solana Labs: Nansen has built a great platform, and I’m excited they’ll be adding Solana support. There are a number of blockchain analytics platforms working on Solana support, which is a sign of a healthy ecosystem.  

Solana has been criticized for being too technical and complex but innovative solutions come with a technical cost. To what extent is this criticism warranted, or overblown?  

Federa: The response from developers has been overwhelming, with 550+ projects submitted to the most recent hackathon. I’d suggest talking to some of the devs building projects on Solana to get their take.

Can we expect any upgrades to the Solana mainnet in the coming year?

Federa: Development of the core Solana protocol code is open-source and happens in public. The Discord is the best place to see what the global community of developers is looking at building.

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