The Solana blockchain uses an innovative Proof of History mechanism to confirm transactions that are recorded on the network. Solana is designed to separate the consensus process from the flow of transactions. This is done with a recursive, verifiable delay function that hashes incoming transactions, and recording information as a function of time. Every node on the Solana blockchain is assigned a cryptographic clock that enables the network to determine the time and ordering of transactions, without having to wait for consensus from other nodes. By separating the process of transaction verification from their recording, a higher throughput is achieved without sacrificing network security.
Truffle is one of the leading providers of blockchain development tools. The Truffle platform consists of three tools that are designed to assist developers in creating DApps: Truffle, Ganache and Drizzle. Truffle is a testing framework for DApps using the Etereum Virtual Machine. Ganache allows users to easily create a personalized version of the Ethereum blockchain to run tests and execute commands. Drizzle is a collection of front-end libraries that help developers create user interfaces for DApps.