At the ecosystem’s annual gathering at Libson’s Breakpoint 2022, Solana made a series of announcements in preparation for going mainstream. Cointelegraph’s ground team attending the conference shared insights on his Solana roadmap, including smartphone launches, dApp stores, partnerships with Google Cloud, and more.
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Solana Breakpoint, a four-day conference scheduled from November 4th to November 7th, drew 13,000 people in just one of the four concurrent venues.
Solana store QR code giveaway and GeoNFT
Cointelegraph’s ground team was lucky to have Solana co-founder Raj Gokal and Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko on site.
Shortly after, Vibhu Norby, CEO and founder of Solana Spaces, said: stood on stage Have an interactive presentation while asking attendees to scan the QR code to enter the giveaway.
Norby also unveiled the Solana Store in Miami, showing a walk-around video of people checking out the store, as shown above. Additionally, the CEO revealed that:
“Now anyone, anywhere can build their own Solana store.”
While explaining the process of building the Solana store, Norby announced the launch of GeoNFT. Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Implementation — Allows users to geotag areas of their city. He further explained:
“If you have GeoNFT, you can redeem it 1-for-1 and get exclusive rights to open a Solana store in that region.”
Solana aims to empower individual entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses with GeoNFT.
Solana smartphone available for pre-order in early 2023
“Made for people,” says the Solana mobile team when announcing the upcoming smartphone launch. Cointelegraph has found that pre-orders for the Solana mobile phone will open in his 2023. However, the company has yet to announce an official launch date.
A special feature of Solana phones is the ability to securely store the private keys of your crypto wallet. The Solana smartphone is powered by his Qualcomm chipset with his Arm-based SoC, which makes it more productive.
Cointelegraph ground team bring a sneak peek of the upcoming Solana smartphone.
Solana dApp Store: The Promise of a Crypto-Friendly Policy
In preparation for the Web3 chaos, Solana has announced the launch of the Solana dApp Store. During the conference, a Solana spokesperson emphasized the need for a great user experience with Web3.
In support of this cause, Solana’s dApp store is committed to eliminating fees, revenues and commissions. Additionally, the company has confirmed to interested participants that submissions will begin in January 2023.
Google Cloud will soon become a Solana node validator
While the above announcement marks a series of milestones for Solana, the ecosystem partnership with Google Cloud was clearly the highlight.
Based on the information gathered by Cointelegraph’s ground team, Google Cloud is building a block-generating Solana validator to join and validate the network.
Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Enginewill be first announced on October 27 and will be part of the Solana chain from 2023. This integration will allow the user to launch a dedicated her Solana node in the cloud.
In addition, Google Cloud will index Solana data and by next year it will be ingested into BigQuery, a fully managed serverless data warehouse, giving Solana developers easy access to historical data.
On October 11, Solana (Sol) user was attacked by hackers via a fake Solana wallet security update.
Hackers have been found airdropping NFTs to users disguised as new Phantom wallet security updates. However, the rogue update was malware designed to steal crypto assets.
Users lured into a fake Phantom update hack found malware downloaded from GitHub that attempted to steal browser information, history, cookies, passwords, SSH keys, and other user information.