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  1. #1
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    [EN] Nodio - Blockchain-Based Router

    Nodio works with open-source decentralized blockchain-based applications developed on its native Xana platform, which can be written in any programming language.

    The main advantage of Nodio is in the decentralized structure. The fusion of blockchains, Tor, P2P and mesh networking protect your data and keep all your connections private. The source code is open - it shows the transparency and safety of our solution.

    P. H. Madore

    Nodio is a blockchain-based router solution focused on privacy that is still in development. It supporters decentralized applications (DApps) and has the ability to act as a VPN while also being able to be integrated with the Tor network. A Nodio can even act as a Tor relay node. In this interview, CCN asked a few questions of the team to get a clearer understanding of the purpose of the device.

    Nodio Team: Nodio uses blockchain in its decentralized applications because it resides on multiple computers. So, if one node fails, the network is still able to operate. Any app that uses a blockchain alongside other peer-to-peer tools can be distributed and decentralized. The principle of no central unit provides DApps with excellent security features, for example, protection against DDoS. We also use blockchains as a source for data verification. Moreover, Nodio can use multiple blockchains in a single solution.

    CCN: What are some of the DApps you foresee people developing around your platform?

    Nodio Team: We see decentralization as the future of Internet solutions. That’s why the DApps will touch every aspect of everyday life. For example, they will provide a secure cloud storage thanks to Nodio’s feature of distributed data storage. In this day and age people communicate online all the time, so a completely secure P2P messenger is a logical next step for us, and we are almost done with its development. An IoT sector is growing rapidly and Nodio can be a platform for DAaps that will manage and monitor your home or business IoT network while defending it from external hacks. DApps can be used in sharing economy for completing the deals via smart contracts (e.g. renting an apartment or a car). So, you name it – we can create a DApp for it: browsers, P2P Internet, wallets, marketplaces… Imagine that Nodio is your personal server and you can run anything on it.

    CCN: The Nodio will act as a regular router, and appears to be mostly suited for small home-office and home situations. What about larger organizations?

    Nodio Team: Right now Nodio can be used by up to 50 simultaneous users, but we are working on bringing the solution for a corporate sector, so the companies can create their own secure networks and storages.

    CCN: Are there any drawbacks to Tor integration, such as speed? Will Nodios be configured as nodes for the Tor network as well?

    Nodio Team: Naturally, there will be a decrease in speed, but the thing is that you don’t have to use Tor continuously. Tor can be used only to establish a connection between peers. Afterward, the encrypted traffic will be direct. We have the ambition to create a platform for a faster Tor analog using the network of Nodios. But it’s a long-term plan, and we are not developing it just yet. You can set up Nodio as a node for Tor or deactivate that function. The beauty of Nodio is in its simplicity and flexibility.

    CCN: What is the primary use case for Nodio?

    Nodio Team: Essentially we wanted to create a device for every home and office, something simple and useful for every customer. That’s why a form of a WiFi router was chosen. Almost every home has one and ours would perform not only the router functions but serve as a platform for countless DApps which could manage an IoT network, help your business and protect your data. So, Nodio is a very multifunctional device and on top of it is equipped with some pretty impressive hardware like a 500 GB hard drive, an LTE module, and a 4000 mAh battery. I bet you don’t see those advantage in other routers.

    CCN: Tell us a bit more about the payment platform Nodio intends to include. Would this be useful for, say, a coffee shop selling access to its Wifi?

    Nodio Team: Usually, the first thing we do when walking into a cafe – search for a WiFi. Nodio will allow those spots not only to provide their customers with WiFi but also receive payment for their services. And we are not talking strictly about Bitcoin, but also about other payment solutions. Of course, one can develop a DApp for a paid Internet access or any other purpose depending on the creativity of the developer and his/her task. Nodio is like your phone when it comes to DApps, you download them from the GitHub and afterward get interfaces from the App Store or Google Play.

    CCN: How was Nodio’s development funded? Have any big names in Bitcoin weighed in on its merits or otherwise yet?

    Nodio Team: No, not yet at least, but we do have a lot of consultants. What we are creating is a device never made before and due to its multipurpose nature we value the opinion and experience of successful people from all areas of business (entrepreneurs, CEOs of international companies and even a General Producer of a TV channel). This is one of the reasons we have started a crowdsale – to be able to receive feedback from diverse sources. It will help us to build a better product that will be a great fit for every user. So far we are using our own savings for funding the project.

    CCN: Would someone be able to watch a region-based service like Netflix if their video device was connected through a Nodio?

    Nodio Team: You can use someone else’s Nodio as a VPN if an owner allows it. So, it is possible to watch, for example, Netflix with US content while traveling around Europe. Although, we do stand for decentralized solutions and hope to see a Netflix DApp someday.

  2. #2
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    The General Theory of Decentralized Applications, Dapps

    Authors: David Johnston, Sam Onat Yilmaz, Jeremy Kandah, Nikos Bentenitis, Farzad Hashemi, Ron Gross, Shawn Wilkinson and Steven Mason

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
      The emergence of Dapps
      Definition of a Dapp
      Bitcoin as a Dapp
      Nomenclature and its importance
      Classification of Dapps
      The value of Dapps and their tokens
    2. The operation of a Dapp
      Mechanisms for establishing consensus
      Mechanisms for distributing tokens
      Formation and development of a Dapp
    3. Legal model for the operation of Dapps
      Issuance and holding of tokens
      Non-profit organization
    4. Best practices for creating a Dapp and Frequently Asked Questions
      What qualifies a software application as a Dapp?
      What is a token?
      How do tokens get distributed?
      How do I start developing a Dapp?
      Why is a DApp a profitable model for developers, users and contributors?
      What is a user-behavior reward?
    5. The current state of type II and III Dapps
    6. Conclusion
    7. Appendix
      Resources for an economic model of Dapps
      A proposed metaphor for Dapps
      Johnston’s Law

    The emergence of Dapps

    A new model for building successful and massively scalable applications is emerging. Bitcoin led the way with its open-source, peer-to-peer nature, cryptographically-stored records (block chain), and limited number of tokens that power the use of its features. In the last year dozens of applications are adopting the Bitcoin model in order to succeed. Ethereum, Omni and the SAFE Network are just a few of those “decentralized applications” that use a variety of methods to operate. Some use their own block chain (Ethereum), some use existing blockchains and issue their own tokens (Omni Layer), and others operate at two layers above an existing block chain and issue their own tokens (SAFE Network).

    This paper describes why decentralized applications have the potential to be immensely successful, how the different types of decentralized applications can be classified, and introduces terminology that aims to be accurate and helpful to the community. Finally, this paper postulates that these decentralized applications will some day surpass the world’s largest software corporations in utility, user-base, and network valuation due to their superior incentivization structure, flexibility, transparency, resiliency, and distributed nature.

  3. #3
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    Bitmain and Investors Announce 135 MW Data Center

    The company, which currently controls 20 percent of the Bitcoin network’s hashpower, plans to build a highly efficient and powerful data center to increase its share of Bitcoin’s hashrate distribution.

    A majority of the planned 45 structures were sold before construction began.

    Bitmain's new Xinjiang computing center to be completed this December.

    Nishant Sharma
    November 5, 2016

    Bitmain to Set High Standards with State-of-the-Art Xinjiang Data Center

    Beijing-based Bitmain Technologies Limited, in partnership with several investors, is in the midst of realizing a one-of-its-kind data center in China’s North Western province of Xinjiang.

    The planned data center would be capable of consuming up to 135 megawatts of power, which will add it to the list of the highest powered data centers in the world. Wind and solar energy would be the primary source of power for the data center. It is specially designed for high-performance computing and, considering the interest of most investors in the data center, mining of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will be its major application.

    Bitmain, with its expertise in building and operating similar data centers in China and abroad, has helped design the data center’s cooling and dust-free system. It has also helped obtain the necessary permissions and infrastructural support from the provincial authorities.

    Bitmain hopes that this unique data center will set higher standards of efficiency and productivity for bitcoin mining facilities worldwide. To this end, it will also release the detailed plans of the data center after its successful completion so that the public can learn from the same. According to Bitmain’s Co-CEO Jihan Wu, “We have seen that most data centers in the mining industry are wasting considerable money or other resources. We want to provide a more professional and cost-saving example to the industry.”

    A majority of the planned 45 structures were sold before construction began. The data center was originally scheduled for completion by the end of 2016 but may exceed that deadline because of an unexpectedly cold winter in Xinjiang.
    Última edição por 5ms; 06-11-2016 às 17:34.

  4. #4
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    Blockchain, reinventing practice of business

    HPE Emphasizes Importance, Potential of Blockchain, Decentralization

    Joseph Young

    HPE also known as Hewlett Packard Enterprise recently emphasized the importance of irrefutability and decentralization for Blockchain networks.

    Andrew Dare, architect of financial services innovation at HPE in U.K, stated:

    “Blockchain presents an opportunity to bring disparate things together and allow secure and non refutable records of transactions to be done anywhere you need them to be done quickly, securely and with little chance of fraud. Therein lies the true value of the technology.”

    Dare and HPE believe that the Blockchain technology is still at its infancy. Its potential goes far beyond its applications for the financial industry because the Blockchain technology’s ability to store information on an irrefutable ledger can be efficiently utilized for various industries.

    However, Dare notes that irrefutability and decentralization are two of the most important features of the Blockchain network as they enable participants in the network to send payments to each other without mediators. They could also allow banks and major financial institutions to conduct labor-saving operations.

    Currently, a massive number of banks and financial establishments are gearing towards the development and implementation of the Blockchain technology. But, even multi-billion dollar institutions like Accenture have proposed the concept of editable Blockchain.

    In essence, a centralized or an editable Blockchain refers to a network that can be controlled and manipulated by network administrators. In a more technical sense, an editable Blockchain poses absolutely no difference than traditional SQL databases.

    HP understands that for Blockchain networks to function properly without major issues revolving around security and external attacks, decentralization and non-refutability are crucial.

    Regulations vs. Blockchain

    As the Blockchain market increases in size and value, more companies like HPE are beginning to understand and appreciate the core concepts and principles of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain networks.

    The real barrier between Blockchain implementation and development forms when banks and financial institutions come to a realization that with the current financial regulatory frameworks in place, it is virtually impossible to integrate a decentralized network.

    This barrier is what essentially led Accenture to pursue the concept of an editable Blockchain. If banks fail to demonstrate the ability to control and manipulate transactions, central authorities and established regulators will refuse the implementation of the Blockchain technology.

    For the $1.5 bln Blockchain market to work, banks must begin to address the issue of implementing the Blockchain technology and decentralized networks without colliding with strict financial regulations.

    As HPE states, the Blockchain technology and Blockchain-based platforms will fail to operate unless proper security measures are set in place. Thus, for the benefit of banks and their consumers, a more intelligent allocation of their capital and talents will be figuring out a way to embed decentralized infrastructures onto existing systems rather than attempting to alter the core principles of the Blockchain technology.
    Última edição por 5ms; 06-11-2016 às 17:36.

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