An investor’s guide to Solana, the Ethereum alternative that's up 300% in the last 30 days

Solana logo displayed on a phone screen and representation of cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on August 21, 2021.
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Solana, a one and a half-year-old blockchain network, has been getting a lot of attention the past couple weeks as its token, sol, has surged to become the sixth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, according to CoinGecko.