Among modern layer-one blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, honesty and legitimacy come at the cost of efficiency. On the Bitcoin blockchain, miners first compete in a guess-and-check race to compute a hash lower than a target value. Then, validator nodes confirm this hash and converge on the correct block ordering. This process, which implements a Proof-of-Work mechanism, is wildly inefficient. To allow miners enough time to complete their task, target hashes are set such that forming a block takes miners approximately 10 minutes on average. This is the issue that Solana and its elegant Proof-of-History (PoH) solves.