Cyber Capital Founder Dismisses Solana’s Long-Term Value
Cyber Capital’s founder and CIO, Justin Bons, has caused quite a stir on Twitter with his recent comments on the Solana blockchain. In his tweet, Bons expressed his doubts about the long-term value of Solana and its ability to compete with other blockchains in the same space that are more scalable while maintaining decentralization.
Bons’ comments were not surprising to those who have been following his views on the Solana blockchain. Last October, days after the Solana blockchain went down for six hours, he criticized the network on Twitter. In addition to his criticism of the recent blockchain downtime, Bons stated that the Solana team is “unnecessarily centralizing the network.”
I do not see the point in Solana long-term
It might be scalable now due to it making dangerous trade-offs against decentralization
However, SOL will never be able to compete with truly sharded blockchains
As these achieve greater scalability while preserving decentralization
— Justin Bons (@Justin_Bons) March 10, 2023
The recent tweet from Bons has sparked a lot of debate in the cryptocurrency community, with some agreeing with his views, while others disagree. Some have pointed out that Solana is already a highly scalable blockchain that can process over 50,000 transactions per second. However, Bons believes that Solana’s scalability comes at a cost to decentralization, which is a trade-off he is not willing to make.
Bons also raised concerns about the cost of running a validator node on the Solana network. He estimates that it would cost upwards of 6 million USD to run a validator node profitably. Bons believes that this is an unnecessary design choice, as other blockchains like PoH & Turbine trade decentralization for scalability.
Despite Bons’ criticisms, Solana has been gaining momentum in the cryptocurrency market, with its native token SOL seeing a significant increase in value in recent months. However, Bons believes that this growth is not sustainable in the long term, and that Solana will eventually be surpassed by other blockchains that can achieve greater scalability while preserving decentralization.
A Twitter user also asked Bons, about his thoughts on the EOS blockchain. In response, Bons praised the EOS community for bringing about a renaissance after removing bad actors from the network. He also noted that EOS is more reliable, scalable, and secure than Solana, in his opinion.
Bons specifically highlighted the importance of Instant Finality and Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) in the EOS blockchain. These features allow for time to finality to be reduced to just a few seconds and unlimited horizontal scalability, which Bons sees as key advantages of the network.
However, Bons did note that he supports other blockchain projects like EGLD and NEAR, which utilize execution sharding and on-chain governance. Overall, Bons’ comments show the importance of continued innovation and development in the blockchain space, as different projects offer unique features and trade-offs.
- Solana-Based STEPN Completes $20 Million Distribution Of GMT Tokens To VCs And Teams
- EOS, ICP And Two Other Coins Are Going To Struggle With Most Losses In The Coming Bear Market
- AI Predicted Solana (SOL) Price At The End Of March 2023