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We are excited to invite our community to the Phase 1 Launch event where we will share all of our progress over the past year.

We are launching Fluence in two phases:

  • Phase 1 includes our open application platform in which applications share data enabling developers to build on each other with confidence that access can not be disabled. The platform is powered by a peer-to-peer computing protocol and the new Aquamarine programming language which radically simplifies the building and composing distributed applications. …

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Introduction

The Web 3.0 is often acknowledged as a nebulous umbrella term for a suite of new technologies that will revamp many aspects of the modern web over the next few years. Some endeavors include overhauling core protocols for routing web traffic, while others involve upending the centralized data storage and sharing models that have allowed big tech firms to build vast moats of wealth.

In any case, the primary emphasis has been a bold return to the origins of the Internet. …


Hi Fluencers,

2019 was the year of building for many projects in the blockchain space, including Fluence. We made terrific progress in our core focus areas of delivering the code and growing the developer community.

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Research

We published The Fluence paper and the token economics proposal. The paper is a comprehensive technical description of the Fluence underlying trustless computation platform and our security model. The economics proposal defines the incentive mechanics called “lock-to-pay” for service providers participating in the Fluence network and token holders who are interested in being active participants. …


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Like any new technology, blockchain has had its fair share of growing pains. Around the world, this new market has suffered setbacks, many of its own making. From regulatory instability, to investors shorting the market, to dropping token values, all the way to poor technology performance, many of these pains are self-inflicted. What many fail to see — or hear — is that the biggest hurdle facing our industry is a communication issue. As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t force it to drink.”

Decentralized applications (DApps) have been regarded as one of the biggest potential uses of blockchain technology as they open a whole new world of consumer and business focused products that utilize smart contracts to create new functionality never seen before. …


Introduction

After the ICO craze of 2017 that led to the inception of a line of new blockchain platforms, 2018 was predicted to be the year of DApps. It had a perfect start with the success of CryptoKitties, and explosive growth among similar DApps was highly anticipated.

Fluence Labs aims to develop a decentralized network capable of carrying out real-time high-volume data processing for the emerging Web3. As an infrastructure project, we’ve been curious what was happening in the DApp market. This research started as an attempt to contact the DApp developer community to dig into what’s been going on.

To approach this systematically, we have surveyed multiple DApp project developers and founders with the goal of separating facts from speculation and rumor to find out who they are, what they are up to, what challenges they’re facing, and finally, how many active DApp projects there are and how hard it is to reach these apps. …


Hi Fluencers!

We’ve got a lot to share! This update is special because we’re not only sharing news and improvements, but we’re also revealing a whole new vision and direction for Fluence.

The Fluence Vision

One year ago, we started Fluence to build a decentralized database network. After half a year of research and development, we not only published the research whitepaper and delivered a private test network with a key-value database implementation but also provided a browser client.

While working on the database, we have also been investigating many use cases through talking with projects in the space, potential customers, partners, and other experts. We realized that the way of building apps in the blockchain space is different from that in the world of traditional apps; the way apps work with data here is different, and, hence, solutions should be different by design. …


I think it would be great to share how our understanding and direction has evolved over time and present what course is ahead of us now.

When we started working on the project as a tiny team, we had an idea of how a decentralized database would benefit blockchain projects that needed to store and process lots of data. The general idea was that, instead of forcing every node in the network to store the same data and perform the same database operations, we could split the network into independent regions (clusters). Different clusters can store different data and reduce operations cost: the blockchain will be used to verify these operations, and token economy will incentivize miners to store other’s data. …

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Evgeny Ponomarev

Co-founder of Fluence.network

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