Alephium has made great progress lately and a lot of work has been put down on various repositories. It’s time for an update!

Full-Node

For starters, 2 new versions of the full-node have been released with various fixes improving many areas. We released v1.1.5 which supports fixed-size array for our smart contract language and includes many improvements for our UTXO endpoints with better error messages, better validations, and more tests. Meaning that from this…

Alephium is thrilled to join forces with the oldest Fintech association in Switzerland and one of the oldest still active Bitcoin Associations in the world.

Alephium is thrilled to join forces with the oldest Fintech association in Switzerland and one of the oldest still active Bitcoin Associations in the world.

Bitcoin Association Switzerland (BAS) forms an active community of enthusiasts who organize events, resolve open legal questions and provide a contact point for media inquiries…

Mining is a critical component of the maintenance and development of a public ledger. It is the process of validating transactions and adding them to the Alephium blockchain. In addition, mining will be the only way to issue new Alephium tokens.

To ensure that only Alephium miners can mine and validate transactions, a consensus protocol has been put in place. In Alephium, this is called “Proof-of-Less-Work” (PoLW).

For this process to be decentralized it is important to have as many miners participating as possible. Hence, in order to incentivize the mining…

We live in an age of constant change and technological progress. The Blockchain industry is a great illustration of that. Blockchain is about decentralization, and how to foster interoperability better than through cooperation?

Alephium is humbled to join Cardano, Digibyte, Ergo, IOHK, Komodo, Nervos and TopL in the UTXO Alliance…

Lausanne, Switzerland — November 9 th, 2021

Alephium, the first operational sharded blockchain bringing scalability, ETH-inspired smart contracts, and improved energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies, has launched its mainnet just two months after announcing the closing of $3.6M pre-sale.

text says, Alephium. Mainnet Launched, on an abstract and colorful background

Cheng Wang, Core Developer of Alephium said: “After over 3 years of development under the radar, we are proud to announce the launch of the Alephium Mainnet. It’s made to support powerful, scalable yet user-friendly decentralized applications and protocols. …

On November 3rd, 2021 the Alephium team answered all the questions sourced from the community. A warm thank you to everyone for asking so many interesting questions! Below you will find the transcript of the AMA. Each question deep links to the corresponding passage in the video.

Do you think 10,000 transactions per second is still attractive compared to for example Solana’s 70,000 transactions per second? [Video Deep-link]

10'000 is for 32 groups and 1024 shards, right now we have 16 shards, 4 groups as it is sufficient with the current network load.

TPS is not the only index for blockchain. There is always a tradeoff between security, decentralization, scalability, often called the blockchain trilemma. For example…

The Decentralization bottleneck

Decentralization is one of the biggest promises of crypto-economics. It is the given that draws a perpendicular from the contemporary system of centralized banking. With a little skills and some hardware, anyone can participate in the maintenance of a decentralized blockchain. And we’re invited to! Effectively distributing the power of…

The best of many worlds

Alephium is the first operational sharded blockchain bringing scalability, ETH-inspired secure smart contracts, and energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies (UTXO and Proof-Of-Work) while ensuring better performance. Alephium also focuses on usability and accessibility making it the perfect blockchain to support decentralized applications and open protocols.

Alephium is built…

Launching a mainnet is no small task for a small team; in addition to the many technical challenges it poses, there are a lot of non-technical topics to be addressed.

In Alephium’s case, one critical task is gathering all the public addresses of the numerous pre-sale participants. It is necessary as these will be part of the genesis block and allow for the pre-sale participants to receive their allocated tokens over a period of time.

Unfortunately, despite everyone’s best effort…

Alephium

Alephium is the first operational sharded blockchain bringing secure smart contracts, scalability, and energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies.

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