We're joined by Greg Meredith and Nash Foster of the RChain Cooperative. A fundamentally kind of new blockchain platform, RChain is rooted in a formal model of concurrent and decentralized computation. Powered by the Rho Virtual Machine, and secured by Casper proof-of-stake, RCain is partitioned, or shareded by default, forming a network of coordinated and parallel blockchains. The project, which is formed as a coop, leverages correct-by-construction software development to produce a concurrent, compositional, and massively scalable blockchain.
Topics discussed in this episode:
- How Rchain spun out of the Synereo project
- The primary objectives RChain seeks to establish
- The fundamental principles of RChain and RLang
- The concepts of concurrency and parallelism in simple terms
- How building concurrent systems implies scallability
- The unique features of Casper consensus in the context of RChain
- The importance of namespaces in RChain
- Why this project was started as a cooperative
- The current status of the project and roapmap
Links mentioned in this episode:
- RChain Website
- RChain Rholang SDK (v0.1) Released
- A Visualization for the Future of Blockchain Consensus
- Introducing Rholang! at Devcon 2
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