DxChain Releases testnet beta; Introduces The First Block of Data Chain

Oct 12, 2018 · 5 min read

Here comes the first block of DxChain Storage testnet beta. After six months of design, development, and testing, DxChain officially launched the beta version of its data-side-chain test network last week, which realizes the blockchain storage capability DxChain has promised.

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DxChain is a big data network dedicated to blockchain storage and computing. According to the DxChain’s roadmap, we plan to introduce the storage solution first and then come to the aspect of computing. This July, we officially released our Minimum Viable Product, which demonstrates some primary functions such as how to generate blockchains as well as upload and download files.

The testnet beta marks the beginning of DxChain’s productization. For example, the data side chain can enable transactions, file storage, and product scaling. We also released the DxChain browser, which allows users to see DxChain products visually.

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Needless to say, the storage and computing capability are vital to the blockchain. Even the most successful blockchain applications Bitcoin and Ethereum are plagued with a limited amount of computation. Bitcoin is mainly used for financial transfer. Storage and computing are not involved. Ethereum demonstrates a step forward, but its amount of computation is still limited to only three million gas per block. The current smart contracts can execute some primary functions.

The blockchain technology today is mainly applied to money transfer and logistics. It encounters challenges to fulfill its potential and extend into new areas.

DxChain’s mission is to make blockchain function as a computing unit — storage and computing, so that the technical characteristics of blockchain can be truly extended to a broader field, promoting the next generation of technology from the bottom.

Here are the specific functions DxChain introduced in this release:

  1. Transaction function: the DxChain testnet beta can support the transaction in blockchain that lays the foundation for our economic model — encourage users to share available storage and computing power and uses tokens for payments & transactions. In the meantime, the file contract is also built on transactions. Today, we have developed a basic technological architecture for our file storage.
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The first block of DxChain testnet beta

Next, we will release the official version of the testnet and mainnet in the fourth quarter. Most useful features will be available by the end of this year.

DxChain uses “chains-on-chain” architecture to address the issues of data storage, computation, and privacy. The architecture includes a master chain, a data chain, and a computation chain. The computing chain is used for parallel computing applications to process large volumes of data, which eventually powers machine learning and business intelligence. The data chain is used for data storage, privacy protection, and support for the computing chain. The master chain is used for operating blockchain transactions while coordinating the computation and data chains.

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Also unique is our Hadoop-style architecture. Over the past decade, Hadoop has addressed the issue of distributed data storage within an organization or a company. However, the problems of how to achieve trust between different organizations and participants to make distributed storage remain unsolved.

We integrate Hadoop’s forte, which has been validated in industries over the past decade, with blockchain’s unique mechanism to eventually solve the problems of distributed storage and computing in a decentralized environment.

We hope our public chain will become a distributed Hadoop at the age of blockchain — providing the most stable and universal decentralized storage and computation solution.

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With regards to DxChain: A Decentralized Big Data and Machine Learning Network Powered by a Computing-Centric Blockchain.

Website: http://www.dxchain.com/
Telegram: https://t.me/dxchain
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DxChainNetwork


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