Maximizing Scalability on Phala Network
Decentralized data storage is becoming an increasingly alternative that prioritizes user autonomy, and multiple projects taking up the gauntlet by innovating a plethora of ways to make data processing as secure as possible. One such platform offering an exceptionally comprehensive solution is Pinknode’s latest collaborator Phala, the first Substrate-based confidential cloud computing and smart contract network on Polkadot.
Bringing Secure Computation to Polkadot
After clinching the thirteenth parachain slot, Phala is focusing on fine-tuning their decentralized computational services which enable trustless data storage. Thanks to their trusted environment execution (also known as TEE or Secure Enclaves), classified information can be run in an isolated environment where results are only generated on command while making it possible for anybody to supply them with permissionless servers. Another of their long-term goals is to offer ecosystem-wide incognito identity management and shielding, alongside identity protection for individuals and businesses.
To facilitate these goals, they have recently introduced support for Fat Contract capabilities, which nullifies the current limits of managing smart contract code to support expansive applications and enable low-latency, immediate processing. With over 20,000 nodes working on their trustless storage system, code execution can be separated from consensus to increase the computational power of these workers in a linear manner.
Providing Trustless Storage in the Metaverse
The potency of this service makes it a prime candidate for supporting metaverse-centric projects, which have great potential but may be memory-intensive due to the nature of modeling three dimensional graphics. Since their acceptance into the Blender Developer Fund at the start of 2022, Phala plans to deploy their nodes as hosts for Blender’s three-dimensional artwork rendering services through a distributed identity-masking technology called Secure Enclaves. They will simultaneously be provided with information-churning power for their artistic workstations. This decentralized infrastructure has also been utilized by Bit.country, another NFT-based virtual reality platform, and by RMRK for tokenized media “art legos” on Kusama.
Aiding Scalability on Phala
As their computational services expand and mature, our partner is going to require highly scalable, robust infrastructure to undergird the considerable number of transactions they regularly plow through. Pinknode will be satisfying this need by spinning a cluster of nodes to provide its partner with high-volume remote procedure call (RPC) endpoints for developers, in addition to mining nodes for further fortification.
Pinknode is a Polkadot-specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider with the goal of accelerating adoption and empowering innovators to build on the most promising Web 3.0 ecosystem. By providing API endpoints through a streamlined onboarding process and maintaining secure, reliable and scalable node infrastructure, Pinknode helps innovators jumpstart development quickly and accelerates their product life cycles.
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