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
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.
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
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
World Blockchain Forum, London, September 3rd, 2018
Sphereon is happy to announce bringing its first 1 million transactions customer live into production on the Factom mainnet.
As of today, we have our first customer live in production on the Factom mainnet. The customer is expected to register an estimated volume of 1 million transactions per year, as a result of anchoring and signing its incoming documents for Proof of Authenticity and Proof of Existence.
Our Blockchain-as-a-Service solution creates digital fingerprints(hash) of documents and stores them in a blockchain. Once committed any change in the original document would create a new hash and not match the one stored in the blockchain.
This allows any stakeholder to determine if the original document … Read the rest
The information era has revolutionized healthcare. Patient records are accessible at the click of a button, facilitating better diagnoses and improving patient outcomes. Yet despite these advances, there is a long way to go. The proliferation of data services who store this critical information has resulted in a patchwork of competing systems that is difficult to navigate, hampering accessibility to patient data when crossing platforms. A recent MIT technology review found 26 different electronic medical record systems being used in the Boston area alone! Such examples illustrate the drastic need for a distributed, easily accessible network.
Blockchain technology presents a tantalizing solution to this problem. Distributed ledger technology (DLT) can be leveraged to eliminate the … Read the rest
Global supply chains account for a total market value of $40 trillion annually, and stand to benefit greatly from the latest advances in blockchain technology. This vast global network is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the new tools being developed to improve supply chain efficiency and functionality. Deloitte recently noted the potential for blockchain to improve supply chain transparency and traceability, stating:
“Blockchain can enable more transparent and accurate end-to-end tracking in the supply chain: Organizations can digitize physical assets and create a decentralized immutable record of all transactions, making it possible to track assets from production to delivery or use by end user. This increased supply chain transparency provides more visibility to both businesses and consumers”.