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Ran Neuner Talks About Elon Musk Hinting At Solana's Biggest Use Case

Elon Musk hints at Rust, not Python, as the language for AI development. Solana, built with Rust, emerges as the ideal blockchain platform for AI, boasting high speed, scalability, and a growing developer ecosystem.

June 6, 2023 by Illustrious

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to emerge as one of the most impactful technologies in our contemporary era. With potential applications spreading across multiple industries including healthcare, engineering, and technology, the transformative power of AI is undeniable. However, amidst growing concerns about job automation, ethical dilemmas, and the potential disruption of job markets, there is a burgeoning space where AI has started to find a symbiotic relationship: blockchain technology.

Ran Neuner, host of Crypto Banter, briefly talked about a newsletter by Step Data insights on a live stream to his 630k subscribers about Elon's hint about Solana biggest usecase, AI.

Musk's Indirect Nod to Solana

Elon Musk, in a response to Twitter user @tunguz's claim that AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) would be built with Python, suggested that Rust would be the chosen language. Although AI developers often prefer Python and R due to their mature ecosystems and available tools, Rust's high performance, interoperability, and rapid growth may make it more suitable for intensive tasks.

Source: Step Data

Here's where Solana comes into play. As the largest network built with Rust and being the fastest blockchain in the crypto ecosystem, it presents an attractive platform for high-intensity applications. Solana has already seen projects such as Helium and Render migrate to its ecosystem due to its speed, low costs, and composability.

Laying the Groundwork for AI

Solana, with its scalability, low transaction fees, and quick confirmation times, stands as the most powerful yet cheapest blockchain. Its growing developer ecosystem is developing use cases that are unique to Solana. Surviving the FTX crash and the bear market, Solana exhibits resilience and remains one of the most active crypto ecosystems.

The Solana Foundation is taking steps towards AI development by introducing a ChatGPT Plugin for enhanced user interaction, allowing users to check wallet balances, transfer tokens, and purchase NFTs. They also initiated an AI Grants Program worth $10M to encourage blockchain development on Solana intertwined with AI. In just the first week, the program received over 50 applications, and a three-month-long accelerator program was set up for university students.


The nexus between blockchain and AI is capturing significant attention in the crypto sphere. With Elon Musk highlighting Rust as a potent language for AI development, Solana is well-positioned to become a leading blockchain for AI with its proactive initiatives, robust infrastructure, and a growing ecosystem of supported projects.

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