The Solana Foundation, after a few difficult months in the Solana markets, has published its latest blockchain health reportconsidered by many to be the killer of Ethereum.

A report from the Solana Foundation on the health of blockchain

After the many bugs on the network, a new health check is coming

Solana Foundation prepared the report to assess the health of the network, which in the last two years had a real explosion but suddenly stopped in 2022, when Solana lost approximately 79% of its assess.

The long report begins like this:

“The Solana Network is formed by a collection of individuals and entities who choose to run Solana Validator Software. Anyone in the world can view, download, modify the validator source code and run the software to participate in the operation and security of the network.There is no single entity that controls the operation of the network or the types of applications or services that can be created or used on top of the network. , Solana is ‘permissionless’, which means that no one needs anyone’s permission to participate in, develop, expand or use the network.

The report focuses on the vast network of validators, made up of 3,400 people scattered around the world. Network nodes are divided into two main categories: consensus nodes and RPC nodes.

Consensus Nodes are at the heart of the operation of the network by ensuring two essential functions: to create and propose new blocks to the rest of the network and to vote on the validity of the new blocks proposed by the other nodes of the network.

Remote procedure call Nodes (RPCs) are an application’s gateway to the Solana infrastructure. RPC node operators may offer APIs, indexing, or other services to provide a convenient interface for users and applications at the heart of the Solana network.

The Solana Foundation explains:

“Participation on Solana is relatively evenly distributed across ASNs, with no autonomous system hosting nearly 33.3% of active participation.”

Analysis and conclusions of the report

The report analyzes the geographical distribution of network validators, where it turns out that Germany leads with 21%followed by the United States with just over 20%, then Ireland with 9.5% validators.

The report also includes the geographical breakdown of the competitor blockchain network, Ethereum, where the ranking swings relative to Solana. In fact, as the first country in this case, we find the United States with 45.2% of minors (or validators)followed by Germany with 12.1%

As for the current state of Solana blockchain network of validators, the foundation has monitored more than half of the validators, 1,915 to be exact.

The report then goes on to explain:

“Participation on Solana is relatively evenly distributed across ASNs, with no autonomous system hosting anything close to 33.3% of active participation. The Solana Foundation continues to monitor this distribution on private data centers and encourages users to continue distributing their participation to a wider set of data centers.”

The Solana Foundation then verified that of the 1,915 validators covered by the analysis, 1,688 (88.14%) are operated by independent entities. The remaining 12% could also be independent of each other, but this was not verified by the foundation’s report.