What is the maximum supply of PEG, the mineable token of PegNet?

PegNet, which is a mineable stablecoin and synthetics network for DeFi, rewards its PoW miners that act as decentralized oracles with PEG. PEG is the only mineable token on the network and does NOT have a maximum supply but it will often contract. Inflation is a result of mining and inflation AND deflation result from conversions.

Mining

PegNet has 10 minute block times and 200 PEG are rewarded to 25 miners per block, meaning 5,000 PEG total per block. There is no halving or other reduction mechanism for block rewards.

Conversions

One of the novel technical innovations of PegNet is conversions. Within PegNet, you are your own exchange, or as some describe it, bank. If you have 10,000 … Read the rest

How PegNet Asset Prices Are Stabilized Via Arbitrage on Exchanges

PegNet is a groundbreaking stablecoin network that creates the foundation for decentralized finance. It is truly novel technology that allows for decentralized, digital versions of cryptocurrency, fiat currency, precious metals, and other assets that are called “pegged assets” or “pAssets” for short. The native token of PegNet is PEG and it is rewarded to Proof of Work (PoW) miners who act as decentralized oracles. These miners subscribe to various external market APIs and publish those results to PegNet.

On PegNet, the price of pAssets will always mirror their reference asset as it’s programmed that way. So if the data from external APIs the miners publish say Bitcoin is worth $10,000, then on PegNet pBitcoin will be worth $10,000. And if … Read the rest

How To Setup the PegNet Ecosystem for Conversions and Transfers

Update (Nov. 6th, 2019): A new version of the PegNet Daemon has been released that lets you burn FCT by typing pegnetd burn [source address] [amount] .

It’s Monday, October 7th and today we are launching the most important aspect of PegNet: Transfers and Conversions or, in short, Transactions. They will be enabled starting with block 213237, with a planned official launch at 15:00 UTC.

What was once just an idea and a whitepaper is now reality. We are happy to release the PegNet Daemon, which will extend PegNet’s functionality to include these additional features:

  • Transfering any pegged asset to a different address (e.g. sending 10 pUSD to another person)
  • Converting pegged assets (excluding PEG) to a different
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PegNet Part Three: Conversions, Transactions, and more

A lot of the dust has settled on PegNet’s specification since my last blog. Mining and burning FCT have been launched with success and the implementation of transactions and conversions is underway, which means I can finally write this blog post about them. We’re also introducing a new way to grade miners, the motivation for which I’ll detail below.

Transactions & Conversions

Transactions and Conversions are very similar and PegNet is using the same chain and data structure to record both. However, we have opted to separate the logic for these. That means Transactions are operations where assets move from one address to a different address, and Conversions are operations where one asset is converted to a different asset … Read the rest

One Year In

Can’t believe it’s already one year since I started working for Factomize. At the time, I only had a superficial knowledge of blockchains and no experience writing Golang. David’s charge to have me become a Factom Protocol core developer seemed like an almost insurmountable task.

At first, I just worked on the Factomize forum, which was more in line with my area of expertise, while getting familiar with the Factom community and node. A couple of months later it was time to learn Golang and familiarize myself with the core code. My first pull request was on January 7th, 2019, simply adding myself to the factomd CLA. That was followed by my first feature implementation: adding https support to the … Read the rest

PegNet Part Two: Probabilities

In my last blog, I described how the Proof of Work is calculated and how the mining process works, but now I want to dive a little deeper into the concept of proof of work. Most importantly, I want to show the answer to the question: Why does it work?

I’m only going to address the Bitcoin Proof of Work system superficially and unless explicitly stated, all the math and formulas apply to PegNet only.

Mining

While I am going to use the term “mining” throughout this blog, it is somewhat of a misnomer because when mining for ore or other substances, there is incremental progress. When you dig a hundred foot long tunnel one day, the next day … Read the rest

Proposed List of PegNet Assets

PegNet is a decentralized, non-custodial network of tokens pegged (stabilized) to different currencies and assets that allows for trading and conversion of value without the need for counterparties. Built on the Factom Protocol, it is a fully auditable, open source stable coin network using the competition of PoW and external oracles to converge on the prices of currencies and assets. The proposed initial currencies and other assets are:

Do you have other suggestions? Join us on the PegNet Discord and share your thoughts.
*UPDATE* — PNT has undergone a ticker change to PEG.… Read the rest

PegNet Part One: Overview and Mining the Oracle

Introduction

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been involved in the PegNet project and I wanted to share my understanding of what it is and how it works with the rest of the world. I’m a developer and not an economist, so my perspective focuses more on the technical aspects than how to master the market. Due to the large scope of the project, this blog will be split into multiple pieces, with the first one focusing on the Oracle.

PegNet, short for Pegged Network, is a set of tokens pegged to existing currencies. It is built as a Factom Asset Token (“FAT”) standard on top of the Factom Protocol, meaning that the values and transactions sit inside … Read the rest

Gossip Optimization Part 2: Breaking the Hub

In my previous blog post on the gossip network, I detailed how the current network has a tendency to form a hub network and how that introduces both inefficiencies and scalability problems. A short recap: when booting up, all nodes connect to the seed nodes, leaving them with a disproportionally vast connection count. This impacts the fanout of messages with the seed nodes receiving a disproportionate amount of messages, the duplicates of which are dropped.

The ideal network structure is every node in the system connected to an equal amount of other nodes. This is made difficult by the fact that nodes are not aware of the network topology.

So how do we go from a hub network to … Read the rest

Deepfakes, Blockchains, and Factom

Introduction

Living in a world where it’s impossible to tell whether or not a recorded video is real sounds like a nightmare but with the advent of Deepfake, that world has been heralded by many in recent times. The question of what to do about it is asked almost daily in the Factom Protocol community but the answers, both in our community and elsewhere, have been sparse.

Tackling Deepfakes is an extraordinarily difficult problem and, unfortunately, I have no easy answers. I do, however, have some expertise and a lot of interest in the area. The goal of this blog is to present the full scope of the problem, of which Deepfakes is only the latest iteration, and explore the … Read the rest