What is Solana?

Solana programs, at a high level, refer to the decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts developed to run on the Solana blockchain. These programs, often crafted in Rust programming language, provide the infrastructure for various decentralized functionalities without the need for intermediaries.

In simpler terms, they act as digital agreements that automatically execute transactions or operations when certain conditions are met. These functionalities can include managing ownership records, facilitating transactions, and enabling the exchange of real-world assets like property deeds, art, or commodities in a secure, efficient, and transparent manner. Through Solana programs, individuals and businesses can access decentralized finance (DeFi) services, trade non-fungible tokens (NFTs), or participate in other asset-backed activities, all while benefiting from the speed, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of the Solana blockchain.

Development Resources

To navigate through the guide, it is worth understanding how programs and development work on Solana. The following guide assumes you have experience with Solana development; otherwise, it is recommended to explore the following resources.

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