Solana Labs has unveiled its Solang compiler to make it easier for Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) developers to transition into the Solana ecosystem.
Solang is a compiler that enables developers who are familiar with Solidity, Ethereum’s primary smart contract programming language, to write apps on the Solana network. This news comes a few hours after Neon EVM’s release of a similar tool.
Solang is compatible with Ethereum Solidity V0.8 and has several features, such as the ability to call other Solana smart contracts, support for Solana SPL tokens, program-derived addresses, and access to native Solana built-in functionality.
Solana development had been mostly based on languages such as Rust or C for scripting smart contracts. However, with Solang, developers can now build on Solana with Solidity, making the transition from EVM to the Solana ecosystem much easier.
At the time of writing, Solana’s native coin, SOL, is trading at $26.146, up by more than 2% in the last 24 hours.
Solang is a big step forward in bridging the gap between EVM and Solana ecosystems.