Solana has been among the top-performing cryptocurrencies since the turn of the year, with Solana’s SOL token slowly creeping up the crypto market cap ranks. Perhaps most notably, Solana brands itself the fastest blockchain in the world. This comes from the fact that the Solana blockchain produces a block every 400 milliseconds, something made possible even without the use of sharding. The Solana token has been mentioned frequently across several crypto mediums, outlets, and influencers recently. But what does the Solana blockchain do? And why has the Solana token seen so much recent success?