Alephium, the first operational sharded blockchain bringing scalability, improved energy efficiency, and ETH-inspired smart contracts to Bitcoin’s (BTC/USD) proven core technologies, launched its mainnet just two months after announcing the closing of $3.6M pre-sale, Invezz learned from a press release.
Cheng Wang, Core Developer of Alephium said:
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After over 3 years of development under the radar, we are proud to announce the launch of the Alephium Mainnet. It’s made to support powerful, scalable yet user-friendly decentralized applications and protocols. We welcome the community of developers and miners to join us in improving the ecosystem one project at a time.
About the mainnet, Cheng Wang added:
Alephium offers a whole new programming paradigm for decentralized applications, ideally suited for performance-oriented and secure DeFI. Leveraging Alephium’s custom virtual machine, DApps can now benefit from the security offered by the stateful UTXO model without sacrificing the power and expressiveness of smart contracts.
Powered by unique sharding architecture
The mainnet boasts an impressive number of blockchain innovations. Powered by the unique BlockFlow sharding architecture, the Alephium blockchain is based on stateful UTXO transactions. User-friendliness of Alephium is ensured by native single-step cross-shard transactions as a single-chain blockchain with balancing the transaction load.
‘Proof of Less Work’ consensus algorithm
The platform’s consensus algorithm, referred to as ‘Proof of Less Work’, is a clever combination of token economics and physical work. In comparison to standard PoW protocols, it ensures a reduced energy footprint.
Combining the pluses of UTXO and account models
Perhaps the biggest plus of the algorithm is its stateful UTXO model, combining the advantages of the account model and the UTXO model. It enables trustless P2P smart contracts by making it possible to group multiple participants and calls in a single smart contract transaction.
A cutting edge solution to critical issues with decentralized apps
The innovative virtual machine is a cutting edge solution to a large number of critical issues dApps platforms currently face. Moreover, its additional elements improve performance and protect from security attacks.
Alephium not only ensures improved energy efficiency and better performance, but also focuses on accessibility and usability. It’s the perfect platform to support open protocols and dApps.
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