Factom Open Node

The Factom Open Node project is a decentralized, load balanced factomd-node located at factomd.net which provides an API to interact with the Factom blockchain protocol. It is an alternative to hosting and maintaining your own factomd-node. The infrastructure is currently provided by five different Authority Node Operator companies. I met with Jay Cheroske of Bedrock Solutions, one of those providers and asked him a few questions.

How can developers utilize the Factom Open Node?

Factom Open Node is a free factomd API endpoint developers can use to read and write to the Factom blockchain. By using Factom Open Node, in lieu of running their own servers, developers can get started right away with no additional costs. In keeping with the … Read the rest

Factom Asset Token (FAT) Protocol Interview

I sat down with Julian Fletcher-Taylor, the CEO of DBGrow Inc, the company that created the Factom Asset Token (FAT) Protocol for a Q and A. They, in conjunction with the Factom Protocol Authority Node Operators Luciap and Canonical Ledgers are building the protocol which is currently in early beta testing.

What is FAT?

The Factom Asset Token (FAT) Protocol is an open source tokenization protocol built on the Factom blockchain that is efficient, modular, composable, and extensible allowing developers to utilize broad functionality to meet their specific use case. FAT is built around a set of open source standards that establish a pure-data tokenization implementation directly within the efficient entry chain structure of the Factom Blockchain.

FAT tokens are … Read the rest