The future of crypto and DeFi projects looks set to be colored in Gradient colors -- the official palette of Solana. Solana is currently at the cutting edge of blockchain innovations. Being based on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods, Solana is widely anticipated to become the new crypto standardsetter. Investors recognize the network’s potential to challenge the embedded status quo of monopolistic and bureaucratic power structures within the world of crypto - to move towards open and inclusive technological standards. The unparalleled security, breakneck blockchain speed, and significantly lower transaction fees of Solana will bring us to a new DeFi era. Because Solana is being run by a non-profit foundation and offers a myriad of advanced functionalities, we anticipate most future crypto projects will end up choosing Solana over its competitors.