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Solana Co-Founder Credits Avalanche and Cosmos for Spearheading the Sovereign Blockchain Development

Avalanche and Cosmos as driving forces behind the sovereign blockchain technology

Solana co-founder Raj Gokal has identified Avalanche and Cosmos Hub as standout platforms in the field of sovereign blockchains, offering unique advantages in this specialized crypto sub-sector.

Key takeaways:

  • Avalanche and Cosmos Hub are recognized as leaders in the sovereign blockchain space.
  • Raj Gokal commends the visionary approach and leadership of Avalanche founder Emin Gün Sirer.

In a recent discussion at the TOKEN2049 panel, Raj Gokal, co-founder of Solana, articulated his views on the leading technologies within the sovereign blockchain sector. He highlighted Avalanche (AVAX) and Cosmos Hub (ATOM) as “the clear winners” in this area. Sovereign blockchains, which are typically controlled by a single entity as opposed to decentralized public blockchains like Bitcoin, offer tailored solutions for specific organizational needs.

Distinguishing features of Avalanche and Cosmos Hub

Gokal pointed out key differences between the two platforms that contribute to their success. He described Cosmos Hub as an "old-school project" that lacks tight coordination, while praising Avalanche for its well-coordinated environment that empowers developers to configure their blockchains according to their specific needs. Gokal attributes this quality to Avalanche founder Emin Gün Sirer's leadership and visionary approach.

On a personal note, Gokal expressed great respect for Sirer, stating: 

“I think Solana loves competition. We love fierce competition, we love honest competition from people who have ferocity about the ideas they’re bringing to the table." 

He remarked on Sirer’s combative yet friendly nature, emphasizing his supportiveness towards other founders in the blockchain space, which has earned him respect across the industry.