Dive into Nebulas 1 — An Introduction

Roy Shang
Roy Shang
Apr 9, 2018 · 2 min read

What’s Nebulas?

Nebulas is a next generation public blockchain, aiming for a continuously improving ecosystem.

Why Nebulas? What makes Nebulas different?

I think Nebulas describes a new blockchain world with three key features:

  • Value Ranking: Nebulas Rank (NR) provides a measure of value for every unit in the blockchain.

I view Nebulas as a living blockchain. It’s just like a little boy; observing this novel world with his sparkling eyes (NR), showing his lovely smile to people who care for him (NI) and growing up surrounded by tender loving care everyday (NF).

The new world is coming!

Current State

All efforts are channeled into building the new world described by Nebulas.

From the beginning, Nebulas is fully open source on Github: https://github.com/nebulasio/go-nebulas.

There are three main branches:

  1. master: the stable branch used for mainnet.

We just released the Go-Nebulas v1.0.0, called “Eagle Nebula”, on master branch. In this milestone version, we focus on basic features offered by Ethereum. However, we offer the following differences:

  • Javascript is chosen as our first smart contract language. Javascript is the most commonly used programming language in today’s context. I believe this choice will make a big difference for Nebulas.

‘Eagle Nebula’ has an extraordinary meaning for us. Nebulas launched Mainnet 1.0 with this version. Nebulas is ALIVE!

What’s Next?

NR, NF, NI are all under research and verification now.

A new world is upon us.


Nebulas is an autonomous metanet.


Nebulas is an autonomous metanet. The future of collaboration is coming.

Roy Shang

Written by

Roy Shang

Core developer lead of Nebulas.


Nebulas is an autonomous metanet. The future of collaboration is coming.