The most efficient platform for the token economy
The blockchain industry and the infrastructure of the Internet of Value are being built rapidly around the globe, and to many the atmosphere is eerily similar to the building of the Internet in the late ’90s, with pioneers and dreamers coming together to build a new future. The objective of Alph Network is to become a leading part of this phenomenon through seamlessly merging an ecosystem of applications with cryptographic tokens used by millions of mainstream users with a unique blockchain infrastructure architecture, allowing for fast, frictionless payment and a secure, decentralised, and trusted store of value.
The Alph team has the ambition of becoming a leading player in the blockchain industry. This is a goal shared by many, but this is achieved by creating a single-point infrastructure for mainstream users to take comfort in, rather than spending hours setting up and maintaining an individual node and mining pool. This also allows Alph Network to have lower cost and higher scalability when compared to other blockchain networks.
Alph Network aims to be a public EVM-compatible blockchain with the following advantages: low transaction fee, fast confirmation time, double validation and randomization for security guarantees. Alph Network envisions an ecosystem of different DApps running on the Alph Network Blockchain infrastructure, and consequently creating a decentralized social economy. In order to achieve this vision, Alph has developed a platform that enables developers to create decentralized applications on a public blockchain. The platform for DApp development is an open source, customizable and extensible solution developed by the Alph team.
In particular, we propose a solution for solving the transaction processing performance bottleneck in Ethereum which hinders its adoption into industries, especially finance. More specifically, we are constructing an efficient and secured consensus protocol, which tackles the following main bottlenecks of classic blockchains:
- Efficiency: The small throughput of Bitcoin and Ethereum severely hinders a widespread adoption of such crypto- currencies.
- Confirmation times: Bitcoin takes on average 1 hour to confirm a transaction because the confirmation of a Bitcoin block requires 5 subsequent blocks created following it. While Ethereum uses a smaller block-time, the average confirmation time still remains relatively high, around 13 minutes. These long confirmation times hinder many important applications (especially smart contract applications).
- Fork Generation: The problem of fork chain consumes computational energy, time, and creates potential vulnerabilities for different types of attacks.
In the newly published technical paper, Alph Network proposes the Alph Delegated Proof-of-Authority (d-POA) consensus, which is a PoA-based blockchain protocol. The consensus has the following key novelties:
- Double Validation to strengthen security and reduce fork
- Randomization to guarantee the fair and prevent handshaking attack
- Fast confirmation time and efficient checkpoints for finality or rebase