Viewchain demonstrating over 750k DIDs registered and 17k DAUs

Intro

This week, Elastos has partnered with Knownsec to bolster network security and defense. More Supernode resources have become available on Reddit and our team has google forms in English and Chinese for Supernode submissions.  “Noderators,” a Supernode group, has redesigned their website and has built a tool to track ELA’s hashrate, along with an Elephant Wallet tutorial for the community. Ecosystem partners have come out with exciting news regarding DID adoption, and last but not least, a community member honored Bitcoin Pizza day in a special way.  

As for this weekly update?  We’ve decided to focus on the history of Elastos. Inspired by images shared by Rong, there is an interview with Interim Council Member Kevin Zhang along with details on the Manhattan Fund, and a major Suggestion has been dropped on the CR Website by Sunny Feng Han, co-founder of Elastos, regarding the World Bank Proof of Concept Project from the Manhattan Fund.  Read on to find out more.

On May 23rd, Elastos announced it’s partnership with Security and Management company Knownsec. https://news.elastos.org/elastos-collaborates-with-knownsec-to-bolster-network-security-and-defense/

Knownsec will be performing comprehensive security audit of Elastos’ blockchain, including “aspects of data, networking, consensus, incentives, contracts, and applications.” Knownsec will then provide Elastos with an action plan to achieve full security and stability for the network. Knownsec has worked in multiple capacities with the the Chinese government along with multi-billion dollar companies such as Google, Microsoft, Tencent and Alibaba. We are excited about this relationship and how it will help build a sustainable and secure ecosystem.

Telegram Elastos admin Supernode group “Noderators” has been making regular impacts on the community. They came out with a neat tool on their website www.noderators.org/elastossummary where you can track ELA’s hashrate. They’ve also come up with a tool tracking all registered Supernode candidates www.noderators.org/activenodes/, and, check out their latest tweet on creating an Elephant Wallet. https://twitter.com/Noderators/status/1131925717132894208.  Thanks to the Noderators for their constant and proactive support of the community.

Speaking of supernodes, there is now a post on Reddit seeking to aggregate data on Supernode Candidates https://www.reddit.com/r/Elastos/comments/brv1fj/supernodes_election_megathread/.  You can also visit our website, https://news.cyberrepublic.org/supernodecandidates/, for CR Press’ list of known supernode candidates.  As a CR voter, please examine each Supernode and decide which is worthy of your precious ELA votes. If you are interested in joining the DPoS Elections process, and would like people to have current information on your supernode, here are the Google Forms in Chinese and English that you can submit to our website through:

Chinese: https://forms.gle/BqfpJkXXdrsG5nLD7

English: https://forms.gle/8wkRqPhT3DdMf2gy8

In other news, ecosystem partner Viewchain has successfully registered 750,000 DIDs in the country of Myanmar. The Noderators (yet again) tweeted that there are currently 17,000 active users of the Elastos wallet. https://twitter.com/noderators/status/1128385491676516354?s=21 This is significant development for Elastos and CR ecosystems as adoption is key and Viewchain is providing real progress in onboarding users. We look forward to following up with Viewchain as soon as possible to provide the community with more updates.

Finally, in celebration of Bitcoin Pizza day, an Elastos reddit member offered 10 ELA for 2 medium pizzas. They posted soon after the pizzas that were bought with their ELA. Big shout out to ELA community member casacrypto. Quite the way to memorialize the famous 10,000 BTC pizza day for the Elastos community.

Also, be sure to check out the latest Elastos technical updates which includes new upgrades on the Elephant Wallet.

-By Jeremy G.

Summary

Read last week’s update on our website:

https://news.cyberrepublic.org/weekly-report-may-20th-2019/

Read the last Elastos Weekly Update here: https://news.elastos.org/elastos-weekly-updates-24-may-2019/

We have a Cyber Republic Documentation site with relevant introductory information about Cyber Republic, including the constitution, voting and proposals, and leadership.  Check it out here:

https://www.cyberrepublic.org/docs/#/overview/intro

If you have any content you’d like to submit to our team, please email us at:

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A Bit of Elastos History

By Jeremy G

The birth of the new internet started in 2000 when a man by the name of Rong Chen had just returned to China after working for Microsoft. His mission was to start his own Network Operating System, which he named Elastos in 2002. Rong was a contributor to the underlying modules of the original Windows operating system at the Microsoft headquarters. Before his time at Microsoft, Rong had studied operating systems at the University of Illinois for seven years.

But before we move too far forward, let’s put things in perspective about the year 2000.  The Blackberry Pearl and Motorola Razr flip phone were the top cell phones on the market. The smartphone era hadn’t even begun. Rong’s vision to create his own secure and safe operating system was far beyond the times. He started his own company called Kortide Corp to build this operating system from scratch. For the next six years, Chen and his team would successfully incorporate a boot loader, browser, network, kernel and graphics for Elastos.

By 2007, Rong Chen had officially completed a new smartphone and had begun mass production. It just so happened that Apple came out with their own brand new phone the same year called the “iPhone”. Apple dominated this market from that point, with Android catching up in market share as well, and over the next dozen years, their reign has been unquestionably the largest. Rong’s smart phone unfortunately did not catch on, but his mission continued.

In an interview, Rong had this to say about Apple and Google, “Both Apple and Google are rich companies that we couldn’t match from a hardware and ecology standpoint. Building an operating system exceeds the capacity of a person, a company, or even a local government…. We were not prepared psychologically and financially. We also lacked hardware capabilities at that point.” Between the years of 2002-2008 Rong also developed a 3G Drive in China. This wasn’t a success, and Kortide suffered an immense blow.

Despite this, Rong and much of the Kortide team persevered and continued working on the Elastos infrastructure. New catalysts came to play from 2008 to 2016. In 2009 Rong partnered with China Unicom to use Elastos’ middleware and fertile phone operating system framework. Elastos partnered with the giant hardware manufacturer, Foxconn, in 2012. They invested $32 million with the objective to build a distributed cross-internet industrial IoT infrastructure and smart home network operating system. By 2015 Elastos created the smart router with ioeX founder Aryan Hung. When Foxconn had to pull out of its agreement due to the political climate in China and Taiwan, along with the risks involved with marketing the project and forming partnerships, Rong stated his determination, “If I’m not dying, I still have a chance”.

In 2016, Rong sought out more opportunities. He eventually discovered the emerging technology of blockchain and realized its potential when paired with the Elastos project.  Rong got the chance to speak with several blockchain figureheads in an event on May 30th, 2016, including NEO, QTUM, and other projects. In January of 2017, Rong Chen connected with fellow Tsinghua University alumni, Feng Han. By May 5th, 2017, Feng Han came to Rong with the idea of doing an ICO for Elastos. Rong credits Feng Han’s connections and relationships for saving the Elastos project. By August 22nd, 2017, Elastos Foundation was officially launched.  

Rong’s vision to build an operating system from scratch in the 2000s has evolved into a blockchain technological marvel. From the Motorola Razr flip phone to the Apple iPhone 6S+ with GPS, 4k video, and millions of apps at your disposal. While the features and other technology has taken strides in the last 20 years, the underlying vulnerabilities of the internet have still not been addressed.  These millions of apps are all built on a flawed infrastructure, and while the road has been tough for Elastos, the principles of security and individual rights to data remain. The monetization of a true digital economy has not been completed.

Elastos and Cyber Republic is the solution to problems the digital world faces.  As digital blackmail and data theft “jobs” become more and more profitable year after year, competing to be one of the most profitable “careers” in the world, Rong’s warnings are becoming more and more potent as the digital economy is being fully centralized by multi-billion dollar corporations.

Rong has the code and the community to build the original vision of the internet: a decentralized Smart Web of wealth, security, and freedom. Rong has been through all the ups and downs in the technology space, but there’s never been a better time for Elastos and the new internet to shine than now.

Sources:
https://github.com/elastos/Elastos/wiki/Development-History

World Bank and Manhattan Project PoC Suggestion

By Kenneth K

The whitepaper to the Manhattan Project’s PoC (Proof of Concept) with the World Bank has just been dropped on CR’s Website: https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion/5cea19987b495d00944140ad

The suggestion has a budget of 1.6M USD, and 100,000 ELA of that funding would come from Cyber Republic. 50,000 ELA has already been provided by Sunny Feng Han himself, and both World Bank and Huawei have promised funding as well but there will be further funding sought out at a later date.

But what is the Manhattan Project?

The Manhattan Project is an investment fund, independent of the Elastos Foundation and Cyber Republic.  Because it is independent, it is not under the same legal obligations as the other two entities. The purpose of the Manhattan Project is to invest for-profit in the Elastos ecosystem by getting early funding for projects that will build the Elastos ecosystem.

We’ve included an exclusive interview with Kevin Zhang–Interim Council Member of Cyber Republic–in this weekly with a special focus on the Manhattan Project.  It is Kevin’s opinion that the three separate entities, Elastos Foundation, Cyber Republic, and the Manhattan Project, all tackle different tasks, and in order for any single one of them to thrive, the other two must succeed as well.  Read more in our Interview section of the Weekly Update.

As for this suggestion, Manhattan Project is hoping to partner with Cyber Republic in order to obtain the needed funds to create the Proof of Concept discussed in their agreement with World Bank. The proof of concept would be to design TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips that would act as a “Root of Trust.”  The TPM software needs to be developed, and the CPU’s SMM (System Management Mode) needs to be leveraged to “hide” the security code into the SM RAM so that the OS, compromised or not by hackers, cannot be tampered with and controlled. This would utilize Elastos Carrier and trusted nodes to secure the subnet.

According to the formal Suggestion, Elastos’ mainchain and sidechains would be used directly as a base public ledger, without modification, and DID sidechain and ETH sidechain would be used for smart contract and identity.

A new consensus model must be created that is as fast as today’s cloud computing.  Dapps would get similar user experiences as centralized mobile/cloud apps.

In simple terms?  

Hardware, built with Elastos Browser.

However, does a new consensus model mean a new token and architecture separate from Elastos?  Even as a sidechain, it raises some questions.

This is clearly useful for all people and businesses, as Elastos could become the de facto choice of product security.  Use for this would expand from healthcare to banking, government, copyright protection, consumer privacy, 5G and IoT, edge computing and digital asset protection.

Not to mention that additional funding has been promised to come from Huawei and World Bank.

The biggest question at this point remains in the area of token economy and the use of Elastos technology.  Will this be a fork of Elastos? Will this have its own token? Will it truly be part of the Elastos economy and, if not, specifically what parts will diverge and what parts will benefit Elastos directly?

The stated purpose of the Manhattan Project is to build up Elastos’ ecosystem, and the community would need assurance that this new suggestion has clear and direct use-case and benefit to ELA.  With Feng Han and Kevin Zhang playing such prominent roles in the various ecosystems (Elastos and Cyber Republic), the voice of the community will be incredibly important at this juncture, and all questions and concerns need to be raised publicly.  Kevin has stated that the community voice will be most important in funding this suggestion, and he cannot vote for something that does not have the community’s clear support.

The loose roadmap covers about a year of development prior to a project demo, and the team is composed of Feng Han (Co-founder of Elastos), Zhijun Zhang (Chief Security Officer of World Bank Group), Song Bao (GP of Manhattan Project), Kevin Zhang (Former Elastos US Team Lead), Angelos Stavrou (Chief of GMU Cyber Security), and Software Engineers from World Bank, GMU, Huawei, and Elastos.

CR Terminology:

By Kenneth K.

As there are many terms to such a large project like Elastos and Cyber Republic, we’ve decided to build a growing glossary of terms that can help the less technically acquainted understand better what the tech means and the impact it could have. This week we’re focusing on Internet of Things.

Term: Internet of Things (IoT)

“The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.”

Source: https://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/Internet-of-Things-IoT

Layman’s Terms:

These days, nearly everything has become a smart device.   What is a smart device? Any electronic device that connects to some network that can do stuff autonomously, as in, by itself and without permission.  That’s why it’s “smart”.

The Terminator, anyone?

But in all seriousness, a smart device is programmed to perform certain tasks to make human life easier, and as there are more and more smart devices, the vulnerabilities that these smart devices have are based on the company that produced it.

The Internet of things (IoT) is the web of these smart devices, including any computing device that has a unique identifier that can transmit data without manual human control.

IoT is already here, and the question is: how can we secure this ever-expanding network of IoT?  How can we trust each smart device that surrounds us, even in public locations and often in our own home?  From the possibility of our webcam being controlled by a 3rd party to our cell phones listening to us, to, someday, our rug, even? Our pets?  Having a device that can look into our personal lives without our permission and broadcast that information to an unknown person or company…

And you thought I was joking about The Terminator.

Community Shout Out:

Reddit member casacrypto posted this:
“Let’s make history by using the ELA token for something it wasn’t quite meant for, ordering pizza on the internet . I’m offering 10 ELA token for 2 medium or large pepperoni and sausage pizza to whomever is able to successfully deliver it to me tonight in Bellevue, WA 98004. These 10 ELA are valued today as much as 10,000 BTC were when the original pizza transaction took place.Who’s up for this?”

And it didn’t take long for this to follow:

International Community Events

Chinese Community

By Joel

Chinese Community Activities
DescriptionReference Link
Feng Han: The second generation of Internet to promote data privatization is the culmination of the next round of digital assets “bull market” https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/Gcd6jr3T-2yWR6jpvjqnYQ
A comparative analysis of projects similar to Elastoshttps://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/tht9YuWAxn-RryL9VgU7Mw
Netscape is dead, andwww network it founded is alive!https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/www/1173

Rong shared a fun post in his WeChat circle. The post, relayed by ELAfuns https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/MQLEREGqj79UAJkZDYVpEA, which relates the history of Elastos and the hottest topic between the United States and China, discusses the making of the OS. Rong shared his views:

The last two days, the old employees of Kortide have shared photos from the past. We had written almost all the codes for smartphone core, graphics, power management, interactive interface, service-oriented architecture (SaaS) programming framework and common mobile apps. This was the first smartphone with widgets I have ever seen.

*2006 Antiques

In 2012, an investor asked me if there was any opportunity for making a mobile phone OS?

I said to them that the time has passed and new opportunities were found in the Industrial IoT and Smart Home OS.

The investor was suspicious about this statement. Three or four months later, he met Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, and got the exactly same answer for the same question. The investor then decided to invest in building the Elastos network OS.

Elastos was revived in August, 2017, and has transformed into the Elastos SmartWeb, driven by blockchain, to redefine the world computer discussed in the blockchain industry from the perspective of the Internet.

Elastos is expected to be “open source, open, and self-running”.  Niubility! (Marvellous!) The only opportunity to make a new OS at this stage is as a new Internet OS.

While we are working low-profile, we stand up to take our responsibility. Our confidence in “solving the problem of trust issues by reconstructing the network architecture” comes from our enormous strength in the industry and the ability in realizing our plan. The Internet is “altruistic” by nature. Therefore, only a system of “open source, free, and self-running” can be trusted by the world. This is contrary to doing business with a wolf culture (Huawei). To change business style is not easy.

Interview:  Kevin Zhang

By Mike Dave

Would you mind telling us what the Manhattan project and Manhattan fund is? What’s the difference between them and the purpose for each?  What’s your role in the Manhattan fund?

I think Feng Han would be the best person to answer this question, but I do not mind to share whatever I know.

Manhattan project is the name of the Manhattan project fund. They are the same thing.

I am the technical advisor of the Manhattan project. My responsibility is to research and give investment opinions.

The website is still under construction, but it will be online shortly http://manhattanproject.fund/   

You can check out the public github here: https://github.com/elastos/WorldBankPoc

We understand that the Manhattan Project is separate from the Elastos Foundation, but is there any overlap? What is the relationship between Elastos and the Manhattan fund and how will the Manhattan fund benefit Elastos? Is the CR going to be engaged with the Manhattan Project at all?

Elastos and Manhattan Project are two different legal entities. Manhattan is an investment fund. It did not get any funding from Elastos Foundation. So it can perform financial profit investments that Elastos foundation should not, though they share some people between them.  

For example, Feng Han is the co-founder of Elastos and also the founder of the Manhattan project. I am one of the Interim CR Council Members and also the technical advisor of the Manhattan Project. That is because the Manhattan project’s main goal is not only a return on investment, but also as an investment in the Elastos ecosystem to help Elastos partners get early funding and to build the Elastos ecosystem.

All the tokens will be in ELA, so that the biggest benefit of the Manhattan project from Elastos is that the value of ELA increases. They work together to build the ecosystem to help the value of ELA increases.  They should be successful together. Again, Elastos Foundation invested zero ELA into The Manhattan Project. All of the funds are from Feng Han and other investors’ personal investments.

CR is not supposed to invest for profit, but the Manhattan project can. CR and Manhattan project are also two different entities. However, there might be some projects that could be invested in by both the Manhattan Project and CR in the future such as the most recent suggestion launched here: https://www.cyberrepublic.org/suggestion/5cea19987b495d00944140ad.

There is no conflict between them. Each makes their investment decisions separately.

Were you invited to World Bank or did you reach out to them, first?  What’s the relationship between the World Bank and Manhattan fund?

The World Bank Group project is one of the Manhattan fund projects. I went there as the technical advisor of the Manhattan project and was invited to give a technical solution to solve their problem.

If you would like to see my presentation, you can find it here: https://github.com/elastos/WorldBankPOC/blob/master/doc/Blockchain_and_TrustedComputing_Apr2019.md

What can be said about visiting the World Bank after your presentation?

We have had three meetings with The World Bank Group. First at World Bank HQ, the second was in the Elastos Silicon Valley office, the third was in the World Bank HQ again. All the meetings were very successful. They approved of our solution and would like to continue working on the proof of concept together.

There are other parties that will join in this cooperation, including George Mason University’s Cybersecurity Center and more.

What are the next steps for the World Bank and Manhattan Fund?

A technical prototype to prove that Elastos is a trusted computing solution that will work and is secure. This will include a period of technical research, development, and testing. This is a huge project, and it will have a massive impact not only to Elastos but to the entire blockchain industry.

Are there any plans for Cyber Republic’s 1st year anniversary?

I was asked the same question last week. There are many different ideas flying around. No decision has been made yet.

Is there anything else you would like to share about the Manhattan project?

Manhattan Project is not part of Elastos Foundation but it will play a very important role in building the Elastos ecosystem. There are some support that cannot be given from CR nor Elastos, but The Manhattan Project can take on these tasks. There will be some opportunities that all two or three of them can work together on. Any one of these three will only be successful when the other two are successful, too.

On the subject of Cyber Republic, as you are an Interim Council Member, how do you feel about the progress and development of CR at this stage?  What is coming next, and what should the community look forward to?

The CRC development process is slower than expected. There is a chance that we cannot deliver the technical pieces of the CRC by Aug 2019 according to the core development team. We really wanted the voting and automatic decision making process to be done as soon as possible. But until then, we have to go through a manual process which is slow and inefficient. This causes some delays in decision making. Please understand that all of our three Interim members have full-time jobs and are working on CR as part-time volunteers. We are doing our best in building our community. This is not as easy as most people think.

CRC refers to “Cyber Republic Consensus”. It is a computer software running on top of existing Elastos blockchain. It replaces human operations in voting and the release of funding. All of the council members could use the software (mainly on mobile phone or web) to vote yes or no to community proposals. The voting process and impeachment could be done online and automatically as well. This process is very similar to DPoS. Everyone would use their Elastos wallet to vote for supernodes as well as CR council members. When someone is elected as a council member, his wallet will automatically have the feature to vote yes or no to existing community proposals. If a proposal gets approved by the majority of council members, the proposal would be passed and funds would be released. Everything is done automatically on the blockchain. This was designed in Jan 2019 and it is currently under development by the Elastos core team.

Note: All my answers are only “as is” and “so far”. Everything changes very fast.

CR Forum Topic Highlights

By YY

We’ve summarized some of the popular topics of this week:

Elastos Hive Team Highlight: Supernode & Interview

Last week, we featured our interview with the Elastos Hive project team. Hive is the underlying storage architecture of Elastos. Based on IPFS, it provides a decentralised storage solution but it is more API friendly and has more features and higher reliability. We have summarized the main points of the interview as follows:

  • The structure of the Hive team and the roles of its members
  • Scenarios under which Hive must be present for DApp implementation
  • Current development, features, and road map for future development
  • Differences between HIve and other decentralised storage solutions
  • Roles of Hive supernode in the Elastos ecosystem and its rewards mechanism

If you want to know more about this project, please click the following link:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-hive-team-highlight-supernode-interview/1158

The Substance of the US and China 5G War is the Dispute Over the Protocol Standards of the Next Generation Internet

Ding Ning from Ruolan Supernode has posted an interesting topic with regards to the ongoing 5G war between the US and China. The competition in the field of science and technology is never ending. With the advent of the 5G era for the internet, the competition has become even more fierce. Any party who can establish a mutually agreed standard internet protocol will eventually get the largest share of benefits. Some people might ask, how can Elastos become successful in setting the standard protocol for the future internet? Ding Ning has raised the following few points:

  • Elastos is completely open source. Other international companies could have the technology needed, but could they do this as completely? Even if they do it, will people believe them?
  • Elastos has accumulated decades of experience in operating systems technology. Elastos smartweb is a global computer which is not controlled by any single organisation or individual.
  • Elastos has joined IGRS Industry Association in a low-key manner January this year. IGRS is a semi-official IGRS technical standards setting organisation in China. With the advancement of the Elastos project and once its ecosystem is stabilised, it is possible that Elastos could establish a new internet protocol standard.

If you can read Chinese and are interested in this topic, please click the following link:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/5g/1162

What do you think of the 16.5 million ELA? Please leave your thoughts.

A CR forum user known as “ela-io” has posted a topic about the 16.5 million of ELA which was given to Cyber Republic by Elastos Foundation. The 16.5 million ELA was planned to be airdropped equally to BTC holders. The goal of that airdrop was to give back to the blockchain community and increase liquidity for the ELA token. Some of the arguments raised by the CR forum users are as follows:

  • Voting should be used to decide whether the 16.5 million of ELA should be reserved by the CR or burned.
  • Coin burn brings no benefit to the Elastos project. The likelihood of ELA token holders to contribute to the Elastos ecosystem is very low after an airdrop. Staying in the ecosystem can make those who are really interested in the community to get rewarded with ELA tokens. As a public blockchain, the success of the ecosystem determines the success or failure of the Elastos project.

If you are interested in this topic, you may join the discussion and leave your comments in the following link:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/topic/925/2

Opinions from overseas community members with regard to CR Interim Council

William Zhang has created a topic with regard to feedback received for CR Council after speaking with community members who have gone through the suggestion/proposal process. Some of the feedback is:

  • The Council needs to be more visible to the community. As of now, there is virtually no interaction with them.
  • A proper communication protocol with the Council is needed.
  • The community needs a better understanding of what kind of suggestion the Council is willing to fund and why certain decisions are being made.
  • The Council should give regular updates to the community through its own section in the CR weekly report and explain its decisions in detail.
  • The process from suggestion to proposal to funding approval is too slow and is often delayed due to unclear communication.

Some of potential solutions proposed are as follows:

  • Replace 1 or more current interim CR council members
  • Add 2 more interim CR council members
  • Consider hiring a headhunter to find suitable candidates
  • Consider community members who have proven their loyalty to the project as interim CR council members

If you have any comments, feedback or potential solutions for the above matters, please click the following link:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/cr/1175/2

A comparative analysis of projects similar to Elastos – A unique Elastos system

Ding Ning has posted another topic with regard to how Elastos competes with each of the two similar projects in the following ways:

  1. nOS (NEO- based virtual operating system)
  1. Positioning – nOS is a virtual OS that runs on mobile devices and computers, providing features such as browsers and app stores;  Elastos aims to build a new generation if the Internet and the Elastos OS is also part of the entire system of the Elastos.
  2. Constraints – nOS uses NEO smart contracts, so it is limited by the NEO public chain capacity and consensus mechanism; Elastos mainchain + sidechain architecture has strong computing power and scalability.
  3. Functions provided by the virtual machine – nOS does not provide its own virtual machine for consumer applications; The main goal of Elastos virtual machine is to ensure the security of consumer applications, not just the operations of blockchain smart contracts.
  4. Browser – nOS has its own browser similar to traditional browser like Chrome and Safari; Elastos Browser is more advanced than these browsers as it runs decentralised applications that not only interact with each other, but also interacts with the underlying hardware of each device.

2. Project Solid at MIT – started by the World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

  1. Positioning – Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others at MIT have developed projects designed to give users control over their data, known as Personal Online Data; Elastos builds a trusted internet by building a decentralised carrier to realise the secure flow of information and value
  2. Degree of personal data protection – Solid only pays attention to the user data processing, but it cannot guarantee data security and scarcity; Elastos is trying to rebuild the new internet, not only to protect data users but also to convert all digital content into assets
  3. Thoroughness of change – SOlid does rely on traditional internet protocols; Elastos has jumped out of the traditional internet architecture
  4. Other Differences – Solid does not have its own peer-to-peer network, does not have its own operating environment and has not used blockchain; Elastos provides DApps with a secure, trusted and decentralised operating environment

If you can read chinese and are interested in this topic, please click the following link:

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/topic/1168

Topics highlights

Check out these hot topics to see if there is anything that you can contribute to, or simply express your thoughts to help make the forum a truly vibrant community.

Top new topics

Elastos Hive Team Highlight: Supernode & Interview

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-hive-team-highlight-supernode-interview/1158

The Substance of the US and China 5G War is the Dispute Over the Protocol Standards of the Next Generation Internet

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/5g/1162/2

Elastos Operation Team Interview: Rebecca Zhu

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-operations-team-interview-rebecca-zhu/1166

Elastos Hashrate Update

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/elastos-hashrate-update/1167

Supernode Update: Explorer

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/supernodes-update-explorer/1172

What do you think of the 16.5 million ELA? Please leave your thoughts.

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/topic/925/2

Opinions from overseas community members with regard to CR Interim Council

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/cr/1175/2

A comparative analysis of projects similar to Elastos – A unique Elastos system

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/topic/1168

Top active topics (in terms of number of views and replies)

Hyper.im – Peer-to-Peer Instant Messenger

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/hyper-im-peer-to-peer-instant-messenger/289

Option Incentive Scheme for Elastos Brand Promotion

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/english-option-incentive-scheme-for-elastos-brand-promotion/814/38

Voter Reward Payout Script for DPoS Nodes

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/voter-reward-payout-script-for-dpos-nodes/753/13

Marketing & awareness of Elastos & The Cyber Republic https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/marketing-awareness-of-elastos-the-cyber-republic/102/8

Bi-weekly livestream with Rong Chen

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/bi-weekly-livestream-with-rong-chen/107/7

Supernode Pool Recruitment and Q & A

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/supernode-pool-recruitment-and-q-a/648/25

Hyber.im – Beta now available

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/hyper-im-beta-now-available/348/15

dApp idea thread

https://forum.cyberrepublic.org/t/dapp-idea-thread/342/12

Glossary:

Elastos Hive Cluster: a decentralized File Storage Service that based on IPFS cluster.

Elastos Unity:  a Javascript framework for developing dapps, similar to Trinity’s Ionic framework, but native to Android and iOS.

Elastos Sidechain: a scaling solution that utilizes parallel blockchains to the main chain in order decrease transaction congestion on the main chain.

Elastos Private Net: a private developer environment for local app testing on the Elastos Blockchain and Sidechains.

Elastos Runtime: the environment that code can run on, like an encyclopedia or a library about a new world in which digital assets are run under the blockchain.

DPoS:  Delegated Proof of Stake is a method of finding blockchain consensus in which specific machines (delegates) are trusted with the power to verify transactions.  These delegates are voted in by the community.

Elastos DID:  An Elastos sidechain that can be integrated with any other sidechain on Elastos. Its function is to provide a unique identity to a user and to store that user’s data in a secure, decentralized, and provable way.

Merged Mining: Mining two blockchains at the same time without any additional resource consumption.  This allows a smaller blockchain to “piggyback” the power of a larger chain and leverage the security of its hash power.  In Elastos’ case, the larger chain is Bitcoin.

DDoS Attack: Distributed Denial of Service–An attack that renders an online service dysfunctional by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple sources.

Hash Rate: The computing speed at which a mining machine can operate.

Decentralized Application (DApp):  An application built on a decentralized peer-to-peer network that is not controlled by any single authority.

Cold Storage:  A digital wallet stored on a platform not connected to the internet.  This protects from unauthorized access, cyber hacks, and other vulnerabilities to which  any system connected to the internet is susceptible.

Hackathon: A high intensity meetup, often spanning days, where programmers can work exclusively on anything they want in a collaborative manner.

Block Explorer: A Block Explorer is an online browser displaying the contents of a blockchain’s blocks, transactions, hashes, histories and balances of addresses.

Internet of Things (IoT): Objects that can record and transmit data, communicating directly with one another without human interference.

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