Hoskinson views Solana as a broken video game console that needs fixing.
In a ask me anything session on Saturday, Cardano’s Charles Hoskinson responding to a question about how ADA could collaborate with Solana, stated that a collaboration with the network would make sense, as he feels IOG could help fix Solana.
Elaborating on the statement, the IOG founder compared the Solana network to an old Nintendo console that could use some repairs, drawing inspiration from a Nintendo repair business his brother formerly ran, taking a dig at the network.
“You know, collaboration with Solana would actually make a lot of sense,” Hoskinson said before elaborating about his brother’s old Nintendo repair business. “So I was thinking since you know Solana comes from that world, that maybe there’s some legacy there, you know, we can figure out how to turn it on and off, taking it out on the cartridge, these types of things. I don’t know; it might be possible.”
However, Hoskinson added, “But my brother doesn’t do Nintendo stuff anymore. He’s a doctor,” hinting that he may not be willing to fix the network.
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Notably, it is not the first time the Cardano chief has employed the analogy when talking about Solana. In June, in response to news of Solana downtime, Hoskinson tweeted a link to a YouTube video on how to repair broken game consoles.
It is worth noting that Solana developers have also been quick to criticize the Cardano network in the past. Notably, an 11-month-old video of Solana co-founders Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal criticizing IOG for being too careful resurfaced in June, and it has not aged well.
Solana, since September, has experienced at least seven outages. Notably, it experienced an outage at the beginning of May and June but managed to avoid one in July.
Meanwhile, it is worth noting that Cardano looks to be entering into its stride in terms of development. The IOG team is looking to launch the Vasil hard fork at the end of the month, which is expected to significantly improve the network’s scalability, throughput, and smart contract functionality.
Cardano’s native token ADA currently ranks 8th amongst the largest digital assets by market cap, ahead of 9th place Solana.