Bitcoin is the first successful internet money based on peer-to-peer technology; whereby no central bank or authority is involved in the transaction and production of the Bitcoin currency. It was created by an anonymous individual/group under the name, Satoshi Nakamoto. The source code is available publicly as an open source project, anybody can look at it and be part of the developmental process. Bitcoin is changing the way we see money as we speak. The idea was to produce a means of exchange, independent of any central authority, that could be transferred electronically in a secure, verifiable and immutable way. It is a decentralized peer-to-peer internet currency making mobile payment easy, very low transaction fees, protects your identity, and it works anywhere all the time with no central authority and banks. Bitcoin is design to have only 21 million BTC ever created, thus making it a deflationary currency. Bitcoin uses the SHA-256 hashing algorithm with an average transaction confirmation time of 10 minutes. Miners today are mining Bitcoin using ASIC chip dedicated to only mining Bitcoin, and the hash rate has shot up to peta hashes. Being the first successful online cryptography currency, Bitcoin has inspired other alternative currencies such as Litecoin, Peercoin, Primecoin, and so on. The cryptocurrency then took off with the innovation of the turing-complete smart contract by Ethereum which led to the development of other amazing projects such as EOS, Tron, and even crypto-collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
A high-throughput, DAG-based protocol capable of powering any application. Wavelet | Wasm smart contracts powered by a high-speed ledger. We utilise our unique Wavelet probabilistic DAG-protocol mechanism to facilitate over 31k+ transactions per second and 0-4 second time to finality. What is Wavelet? Wavelet is Perlin’s directed acyclic graph (DAG) based protocol. It is a base-layer ledger which means anyone can build any type of application. It is designed to be the fastest, most secure, and most scalable distributed ledger solution in existence today. Wavelet is underpinned by a new and leaderless proof-of-stake consensus model (LPOS). One of our first use cases for Wavelet is international trade and commerce. Wavelet is well suited for increasing efficiency and transparency for complex processes (that have many inputs and output) such as supply chains and international commerce. While our first commercial focus is bringing Wavelet to the international trade and commerce arena, it is a very flexible protocol and can facilitate a myriad of use cases. Building on Wavelet is designed to be super easy, and we encourage experimentation. If we identify promising real-world applications built on Wavelet, the Perlin team will provide grants and support to facilitate commercial success. Get started here: https://www.perlin.net/