Rockchain white paper released
Rockchain, the decentralized rule engine that puts data privacy at its core, released its white paper. Check it on www.rockchain.org
Rockchain is a distributed rule engine based on Ethereum, Raiden, Docker and Kubernetes, focused on data privacy, auditability of rules results transfers, auditability of the rules logic.
We believe in the future emergence of cloud networks with both trusted components and untrusted components working together. We believe the management of such networks will use cloud orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, a blockchain for auditability and microtransactions, and a distributed rule engine such as Rockchain to allow algorithms to work on a network of both trusted and untrusted nodes. A distributed rule engine has the potential to become a trust-backbone for cloud microservices to collaborate economically, and recent cryptographic algorithms as well as some recent hardware (Intel SGX) innovations can ensure a rock-solid data privacy protection.
Within such a framework providing a new kind of interoperability, new massive scale business opportunities could emerge: distributed intelligence; a “collective cloud services” where the global network is a distributed consensus rather than clone-like cloud providers; new billing models for entertainment or work.
The “distributed cloud” is not about dispatching those computations that can be fragmented in independent pieces, as for scientific computing. Rather, it is about building a global orchestration of previously untrusted cloud components that can now collaborate, scale together, ensure failover scenario. That’s what Rockchain focuses on.
Rockchain is architectured for data privacy and extreme usability: it only requires a few lines of code to add micro-payments on any service hosted on a Docker image. Rockchain is adding a software layer on cloud containers to provide economical collaboration features.