Today we are delighted to announce that we have engaged in a mutual investment partnership with Animoca Brands, a publicly traded developer and publisher of internationally recognized mobile games and brands including Beast Quest, Ben 10, Garfield, Doraemon and Astro Boy.
Animoca has recently emerged as a leader in blockchain gaming through their commercial relationship with Axiom Zen and Dapper Labs, the creators of CryptoKitties, and their acquisition of Pixowl, who are launching a blockchain version of their hit game Sandbox.
At Harmony, we share Animoca’s vision that gaming will drive large scale adoption for blockchain technology. Gamers have been early adopters and drivers of new technology trends through internet gaming and graphics cards, and we believe it will be the same for blockchain. …
Hello Harmony Community,
Following our latest project update, our team will be touring through China in the upcoming two weeks. We have a few events that we would love for you to attend if you happen to be in Beijing or Shanghai. Please spread the word to your channels so we can reach as many people as possible.
9/22 — Internet 3.0 Event at 3W Cafe in Beijing
9/25 — Tsinghua Tech Talk and Fireside Chat in Beijing
9/27 — Internet 3.0 Event with Angelhack in Shanghai
9/29 — Blockchain & AI Meetup co-hosted with Bottos.ai in Shanghai
See you in China!
-The Harmony Team
Hello Harmony Community!
At Harmony we have set out to build a high-throughput, low-latency and low-fee consensus platform to power a global-scale marketplace for digital assets and services. We believe that this open infrastructure is the key to creating a decentralized economy that will bring great benefit to the world.
Our vision is ambitious, but we can get there by productionizing proven research techniques in networking, consensus algorithms, and systems engineering. In the past two months, we built a prototype sharded consensus protocol and we’re excited to share our preliminary results with you!
Our current prototype forms shards, broadcasts incoming transactions, and establishes consensus with Byzantine fault tolerance. We run the protocol on 10,000 low-cost AWS instances spread across 8 cloud regions and 3 continents in order to introduce true network latency. 30% of transactions are cross-shard and each shard contains 400 nodes. This guarantees strong security even if 25% of nodes are malicious. All machines have 1 CPU, 1 GB of RAM and approximately 70MB/s symmetric bandwidth. …