‘Internet of Blockchains’ Project Polkadot Gets First Proof-of-Concept

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Parity Technologies and the Web3 Foundation have established the first proof-of concept of their blockchain interoperability protocol, Polkadot, companies announced on Wednesday. Developed by Gavin Wood, an ethereum co creator and the creator of Parity Technologies, the technology aims to allow chains to speak with one another, while facilitating upgrades automatically without system wide upgrades, or hard forks. Whilst the interoperable components are still to be built, the PoC advances a building block inside the Polkadot protocol which allows developers to rely on the system using this exceptional governance method. It is heart of Polkadot in a way, technologically, Jutta Steiner, the Chief executive officer of Parity Technologies, told CoinDesk.

The governance facet of Polkadot is currently available for testing on the ethereum Kovan testnet, the firms said. Wood also carried out a live demo in the Community ethereum development conference earlier this month, wherein he demonstrated how token holder votes – the crucial metrics by ensuring that change happen – can be used for nefarious ends. It is basically building that toolkit which you want to then develop another parachain, to further build on the relay series itself, however that all depends on that core motor, Steiner said of the recently released PoC. She added. Part of it’s that you could start with a random governance mechanism, such as state transition function, and alter it live on string and even to some point in which you kill it and no further cubes were added.

Which was what Gavin showed off in EDCON.” . Parity and Web3 stated in a statement the following Polkadot PoC will execute parachain candidate arrangement and networking.” . Further, they plan to formally launch the Polkadot network from the next quarter of 2019. Polka dot boxes picture via Shutterstock. The leader in blockchain information, CoinDesk is a media store that strives for the highest journalistic standards and adheres to a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups.

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