I wonder if it will take off since its technology is patented.
Technology-wise, claims are big. But things must be proven first… (Leemon always says its mathematically proven, but well… who knows… that are only claims). I did not hear of any big use case in existence yet. Behind the scenes, however, within the industry, the variety of different blockchains and distributed systems on the market is expanding. The consensus mechanisms now being used can broadly be grouped into 3 different categories: Proof of Work Blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum etc. ), Leader-based Systems (Hyperledger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum etc. ), and Economy-based (Casper, EOS etc. ), also known as Proof of Stake. CULedger will now also use the Hedera hashgraph public ledger to enable cross-border payments across the globe. Many people have proposed the use of existing blockchains for identity applications. However, there are several issues with the technology that are still being resolved. Hedera’s Founder, Leemon Baird, thinks his technology has an alternative approach. Other aspects of government and public services may provide further use cases for distributed ledgers. Healthcare is one area being disrupted by the technology in a variety of ways – especially by reducing the enormous amounts of paperwork and bureaucracy created by healthcare system data. Advances in distributed ledger technology can eliminate this paperwork while automating compliance reporting. Intiva Health’s platform ensures that licensed medical professionals can store and control access to credentialing documents in one place. Intiva recently said that it is building the next generation of its technology on top of the hashgraph distributed ledger technology. This could lead to the healthcare industry’s first dedicated careers platform which would handle the ongoing credentialing of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The hashgraph platform was apparently chosen because it was viewed as being the only one that could meet the stringent security requirements for personal data required by the healthcare sector. But uses cases are not limited to the public sector. They also extend to other walks of life, including the creative industries. His aim is to cut out the middleman and secure direct payment for artists via a cryptocurrency wallet. Budding artists will be able to post their music and host live performances on the site, where fans can watch and engage with them. Artbit says it will also use some form of gamification and augmented reality. There will be a cryptocurrency involved, but it is not providing further details of the ICO just yet. Artbit is aimed at all sorts of creators, not just musicians. People like Shepard Fairey, the artist perhaps best known for his HOPE poster depicting Barack Obama, who is another famous adviser to the project. And just to finish by blowing your mind, what happens when next-generation blockchains combine or converge with artificial intelligence? In New York, a company called MZ (formerly Machine Zone) announced it is using the Hedera. What does that mean? It merely combines decentralized computing with access to the Internet of Things everywhere always in real time! CEO Mance Harmon described the new Hedera logo this week as the H-bar. The future of distributed consensus mechanisms just got even more interesting. Lots of criticism of hashgraph since it’s closed source . I’ve got to do more research. I did download their SDK which includes a cryptocurrency example, so that makes me think that a crypto release is imminent, but I dunno. My thoughts right now are to spread myself across several different techs! Well, it should since that’s also the purpose of blockchain. Image credit: Swirlds However, Hashgraph utilizes a unique consensus algorithm with “Gossip to Gossip” and “Virtual Voting” protocols. The whitepaper describes Hashgraph as “state machines with guaranteed Byzantine fault tolerance”, and claims to be faster, fairer, and more secure than existing consensus mechanisms. Thus, Hashgraph tackles the scalability, efficiency, and security issues faced by blockchain that restricts mainstream adoption. Sound too good to be true? Well, read on to form your own opinion. The platform is lighting fast, secure, fair, and requires very little computational power to maintain the network. It opens the door for anyone to run a node, use the service, and develop apps on the platform, without the need of licenses. However, Swirls did decide to patent the hashgraph technology, to prevent people from using their tech to create competing ledgers. In some instances, they may grant licenses for others to create private permissioned ledgers, if they deem the purpose legitimate. Hedera is built on top of the permissioned hashgraph consensus platform that was used for enterprise applications. Image credit: Hedera Hashgraph Whitepaper Hashgraph claims to be lightning fast and limited only by network bandwidth, meaning nodes are competing in speed to decide which transaction gets processed first. It enables “hundreds of thousands of transactions per second” with low latency, which means consensus would be reached in seconds.
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When the test was constrained to only one continent (1 region), the speed increased to 500,000 tps at approximately the same latency.
In contrast, the Bitcoin network can only handle 7 transactions per second (tps), whereas Visa averages around 2,000 tps. These network capacities pale in comparison to Hashgraph’s speed. Hashgraph consensus algorithm, asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerance (aBFT), claims to be the gold standard of security compared to other options. In a nutshell, aBFT prevents members from stopping community consensus or changing the records after consensus is reached. It allows the network to tolerate any number of faulty nodes given that fewer than 1⁄3 of the nodes are attackers. Once consensus has been reached, the community knows it in real-time and is assured that the consensus cannot be compromised. Thus, aBFT provides resiliency to DDoS attacks, firewalls, and malicious nodes even if some of the computers in the network shut down. Also, it is more secure than blockchain because it provides a sense of finality when consensus is reached, instead of gaining confidence over time. Fairness is described in three aspects: According to the white paper, there are two governance models in Hedera Hashgraph: Permissioned Governance Model with Open Consensus. Council Government Model: the distributed governing body that upholds the principles of decentralization, stability, and trustworthiness. The council consists of up to 39 reputable organizations across 5 continents, whose responsibility is to overlook the operation of the public platform. It is similar to the Board of Directors of a public company. This also prevents the consolidation of power, meaning no single member (or group) can have too much control over the body. Consensus Model: the process allows anyone who wants to run a node to join the network, help maintain consensus, and be rewarded for their services. The team expects the number of nodes to grow rather quickly, eventually having millions of nodes in the network. Hedera Hashgraph claims to keep the platform stable using technical and legal controls to handle forking. This means that there will be no competing platforms to create confusion and uncertainty in the marketplace. Technical controls ensure two capabilities: First, “the software client can validate the pedigree of the Hedera hashgraph prior to use through a shared state mechanism”. A state consists of all the files stored, crypto balances, and smart contract execution results. A shared state ensures that nodes give verifiable information that represents the consensus state of the full network and no bad actor can compromise it. It also prevents a node from forking the original hashgraph, making changes and pushing it to the network as valid. Second, it ensures that any software changes made by the Hedera governing body are specified in the network, automatically updated and guaranteed that they are legit. Anyone with invalid software will not be able to modify the hashgraph. Legal controls, on the other hand, ensure no fork happens to create competing platforms or cryptos against Hedera Hashgraph. Although the codebase is open-source, updates can only be made by Hedera through the consent of the Governing Council. Since the hashgraph technology is patented, teams who want to create a permissioned ledger based on the tech are required to obtain a license. However, no license is required for apps that run on Hedera network and associated native tokens. Hedera Hashgraph’s consensus algorithm is based on the gossip protocol and virtual voting. Hashgraph consensus uses a gossip protocol to spread information among a network of computers (nodes) quickly and efficiently. It allows a node (Alice) to randomly choose and exchange all information she knows so far with another node (Bob) in the network. This process is repeated across the network and increases in speed exponentially until everyone in the community is aware of the given information. Gossip History (Hedera Hashgraph Whitepaper) Figure 1 describes the gossip history as a directed graph which represents the actual data structure. Each event (the circle) records the fact that Alice has performed a gossip sync by sharing everything she knows to Bob. An event contains a set of the transaction, the hashes of the two events below itself, a digital signature of its creator, and a timespan. This process of connecting events repeats continuously, growing the graph upwards forever. Instead of gossiping a transaction alone, the gossip protocol allows “gossip about gossip,” meaning historical communication is “gossiped” as well. In this case, members who have a slightly different version of new events near the top can quickly converge by continuously gossiping with each other. Eventually, all members will share exactly the same events lower down the hashgraph. This protocol helps optimize the communication process, ensure consistency, and ensure the ability to scale the network. Based on the concept of voting, Hashgraph uses a more sophisticated mechanism called virtual voting which achieves strong guarantees more efficiently. It enables the network to run a voting algorithm at scale without actually sending voting messages. As explained above, the “gossip protocol” allows members to have a copy of the hashgraph, meaning the full picture and history of all transactions are shared among nodes. Therefore, it allows them to “calculate a total order on the events according to any deterministic function of that hashgraph” to get the same answers. Each node can then reach an agreement on the validity of the transaction if it knows that the majority of the network witnessed that transaction happening at that particular time. The algorithm has several benefits such as providing greater transparency and honesty among the nodes while using very little bandwidth. Hashgraph technology is fundamentally different from blockchain in many ways. This table provides some examples. Platform Token and Utility Hedera Hashgraph has its own native cryptocurrency, which is a utility token used as fuel for the ecosystem. There are three associated fees on the platform that token holders need to pay, including transaction fees, node fees, and service fees for access to distributed apps. Hedera Hashgraph platform also uses Proof of Stake (PoS) which is proxy staking instead of delegated PoS.
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The team is organizing a pre-sale for Hedera associated token through the SAFT framework, which is restricted to accredited investors (both U.S and international). No further information about the date and time has been released so far. Hedera has a stellar team of highly experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge and expertise in multiple spaces from business, tech to the government. Image credit: Hedera Hashgraph Website The team is led by Dr. Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon. Baird is the inventor of the Hashgraph algorithm. He has 20+ years of tech and start-up experience and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon. Harmon is also a seasoned executive with extensive leadership experience in both government agencies and tech startups. Both co-founders have been working together for over 2 decades. They founded two other tech startups together before Swirlds Inc. and Hedera. The advisor team also include some well-known influencers in the blockchain and tech space. According to the website, hashgraph technology has been used by several private enterprises in healthcare, games, finance, entertainment, and government. It opens the door for some exciting DLT applications to be developed, such as microtransactions, online collaboration, auctions, or distributed identity directories. It is interesting insofar that the open consensus allows anyone to participate in the network and develop apps using its technology without licenses. However, it is also somewhat centralized since Hashgraph is patented. Moreover, even though it claims to resolve the scalability issues, Hashgraph only demonstrates the solution to scale the number of transactions, which is only one part of the puzzle. A question still remains as to whether it can scale to the number of nodes in the network, which is a small number at the moment. It is too soon to draw a conclusion, but I for one am excited to see its future potential. Total Supply: TBA Amount Raising Cap: $200m % Sold of Total Supply Sold: 4% Circulating Supply: 1⁄3 of the total supply. The other 2⁄3 of the total supply will be locked up for 5 years. Note: They may do another $50m with $1k cap as public crowdsale later at a higher rate. Lockup: 20% released imediately; the remaing 80% vested over 9 months afterward (Dec-Aug 2019) Token Released: November 2018 24-Apr. Well, we finally got the news thanks to Jeff Kauflin at Forbes – in his great article about Hashgraph, minutes ago. Is it an investment? What’s the price? How many altcoins will they “create?” We’ve been hearing about Hashgraph over these past months, some of us a bit longer. It’s a competitor to bitcoin and the blockchain and promises far faster transaction times and/or volume, without using a blockchain. It’s called a DAG or directed acyclic graph. You can read more about on their new website here. The upshot is that this system will be governed by a “global governing council” from blue chip companies – 39 in all. Currently, these companies are not named. Care to speculate? It also remains to be seen how the new Hedera Hashgraph will cooperate with governments to provide them “with the oversight necessary” and what that entails. To state that the process is decentralized, does not wash when it is compared to things like bitcoin. On the other hand, it may give Ripple and similar – a run for the money. June 2, 2018: Update New information is slowly leaking out that Hashgraph may have critical flaws and is highly centralized. Thus far the sources for this information are iffy. Again, this is about the only bad news I’ve discovered. Like Loading… You can learn about Hashgraph Way more details in the above videos. In short, they’re further along than iota or nano at this point, but it’ll be a great race! Also, agreed on the open source part. In a demo tonight that was apparently live-streamed by over 80,000 viewers, Hashgraph showed off their new shiny technology that promises to revolutionize the tech that Bitcoin launched in 2008. Of course, the network will have a bespoke utility token that grants holders access to distributed applications on the platform. Hashgraph expects the token to act as a unit of value to motivate use and governance of the platform. Beyond the Apple-esque presentation about the new spin on DLT, perhaps the best moment of the entire pitch was the Satori demo near the end. The concept is awe inspiring but also harkens to retro thoughts of SkyNet. I wonder if Satori will become self-aware? Regardless, Hashgraph is stepping things up and moving things towards a distributed technology that can work in the real world, at scale with room to grow. More to follow. Get Weekly ICO Updates Sign up for our newsletter and receive insider ICO news Thank you for pointing those out I was confused on who could participate ultimately.
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Il y a déjà plus de 239 ambassadeurs (investisseurs) à ce jour, pour un total de plus de 18M$ de fonds récoltés. Le code sera disponible en open-source, mais impossible à “forker” (se posera donc la question de vérifier la pleine véracité du code dans ce contexte). Il sera agrémenté de smart contracts et compatible avec le language Solidity d’Ethereum. A suivre donc… P.S : le co-fondateur Mance Harmon sera à Paris le 23 avril pour un Meetup (plus d’infos ici).