On April 17th, 2019 INT Chain released new Technology roadmap. And INT foundation want to get more community to understand the technology roadmap and the vision of INT Chain technology.
On April 19th, 2019 INT held a INT Chain technology roadmap Q&A online， in INT Chain official telegram. After three days of question collection from community members, we collected 10 questions to ask to the INT Tech team.
The questions mostly focus on the aspects like technology, application, and the ecosystem. We have record al the dialogs between the moderator with INT Tech team.
Moderator: Dear all community members, today we are going to have a Q&A sessions regard to the technology roadmap.Here we have our tech team representative to join this session to talk about our technology roadmap.We had selected 9 questions, Okay, then get started with the first question. Q1: Why named Chaos, Titans and Olympians in each phase？
INT Tech team: The first stage is Chaos, INT Chain was established in the chaos, which gave birth to all the basics of the INT Chain ecosystem: from INT Chain1.0 to INT Chain2.0 to INT Chain3.0, from the underlying communication network to the double-chain architecture. The mainnet technology architecture has been evolved. and Thearchy nodes in various regions of the world have also been deployed. Like stage of Chaos, the world came from chaos, then has the earth, the sky, the ocean, and other things in the world. The second stage is Titans, Titans is the second generation of the Greek gods. In most European languages, Titans represent greatness, strength and wisdom. In this stage, INT Chain will improve INT Chain technology to next level, like Online governance solution and economic model, and privacy protection. To build a strong and powerful INT Chain. The third stage is Olympians, as the gods of Olympians defeat the Titans, INT Chain will be empowered to reform, launching sub-chain and cross-chain technology, to achieve INT economy driven solutions for more Partners join the INT blockchain ecosystem.
Moderator: Thank you, and the second question is Q2：What is the difference between the new INT smart contract currently being planned and the previous INT smart contract? Why do you make such improvements?
INT Tech team: The current version of the smart contract is mainly considered for industry security and standardization, which is convenient for horizontal expansion, but also loses some flexibility. In order to further promote the Dapp based on the mainnet, we have developed a new version of the smart contract. The biggest difference is in the flexibility of expansion, the new version will be more conducive to expansion.
Moderator: Okay the thrid question we selected is Q3:What are the shortcomings of the current economic model, and what else needs to be improved?😀
INT Tech team: The economic model has always been the core of the online governance mechanism. The current economic model is designed with the current consensus algorithm. In the future, we will make some improvements to the current consensus algorithm, which will implement more nodes also ensuring performance. This will make the whole network more decentralized and more secure, and we will also add a certain penalty mechanism to avoid node doing evil.
Moderator: Sounds good improvment, the fourth question is Q4: Based on the BPK algorithm, what applications will be in INT, can you tell us some potential areas?
INT Tech team: BPK algorithm is an innovative privacy protection algorithm for INT Chain. It aims to solve the problem of desensitization of a large number of user data. In the future, it will mainly be in the field of information flow of IoT devices and user data transactions.
Moderator: 👍🏻 then next one , the fifth question is Q5: Online governance solution generally serve as the core function of community governance. In the future, what aspects will be involved in online governance?
INT Tech team: INT is a global community-oriented project. In the future, the major development strategies of the project will be put on the chain for referendum. The final result will be the community’s decision on the evolution direction of the project. The specific governance should include: technical upgrading direction of the project, direction of application, etc.
Moderator: Then the sixth question is Q6: What is the current tps of the INT main chain? After the optimization, how much performance can be achieved after implementing the cross-chain and sub-chain?
INT Tech team: At present, the TPS of INT is around 2000. Later, we will further optimize the mainnet. I believe that the performance will be greatly improved, but the main responsibility of the mainnet behind it is security, while providing very good scalability, along with the sub-chain and The implementation of cross-chain, theoretically, the extension of layer2 can achieve unlimited TPS.
Moderator: Okay, the seventh question is about smart contract, Q7:Smart contract is an important way to build social production relations in the future blockchain. What are the characteristics of INT’s smart contracts?
INT Tech team: Regarding smart contracts, I believe that in the future it should be a very important part of the blockchain. INT has also done a lot of research work in this aspect. In the future, INT’s smart contract should first support multiple languages and may new designs will be applied for complex smart contracts , and we also add some dynamic upgrade functions to support smart contract.
Moderator: The eight question is Q8: What application areas will INT focus on, since I know INT is oriented by use cases, any research in this area?
INT Tech team: INT has been committed to the blockchain in the field of Internet of Things. In the future, with the gradual iterative evolution of the INT mainnet, we will adopt smart contracts and sidechain/subchain technologies to focus on the upstream and downstream of the IoT industry supply chain. Production relations, improve the efficiency of logistics in the field of logistics, and also start from smart devices, under the premise of protecting the privacy of users, the smart device data is upload to the blockchain and permanently recorded, then there will be more good data products to serve each user.
Moderator: Okay, then another question is a short question, A9:What is the optimization and design on layer 2?
INT Tech team: INT, as the underlying public chain, is committed to building infrastructure and providing solutions for the Internet of Things. In order to more easily extend layer 2, we made many considerations for layer 2 when designing layer 1. At the meantime, we have improved the smart contract to make it easier to scale out and provide a smarter and easier-to-use smart contract for layer2 extensions.
Moderator: Oh just one more question that asked by one of our members told me :), Q10: What’s the plan of building INT ecosystem(Dapp and industry application)?
INT Tech team: INT’s Dapp ecosystem has been started. First, the cooperation part: We are negotiating with multiple Dapp partners. We hope that more developers will join the INT Dapp ecosystem. Second, INT’s own effort on building Dapp: The Dapp development team is working on the development of its first Dapp, and we will also hold the relevant Dapp development competition. Regard to Industry Applications , currently INT team is also communicating with related industry resources, including in the areas of traceability, public welfare, logistics, and supply chain.
With all this 10 questions people could get a picture of how INT Chain going to achieve in the future.
Here are some comments from the community members, and we are so appreciated this Q&A session online welcomed by the members.
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