Conflux Network获3千5百万融资,百度、红杉等领投

2018年12月5日 10:41
來源:CoinDesk

香港奇点财经 Singularity Financial Dec.5 2018 — 此文属翻译

本周二,Conflux基金会宣布于新加坡注册,并募集了3500万美元用于支持新区块链网络开发。投资人包括红杉资本、百度、矿池F2Pool以及火币、Metastable、IMO Ventures等巨头。

Announced Tuesday, the Conflux Foundation is registered in Singapore and will use the proceeds to fuel work on its network. Backers include venture capital firms Sequoia China and Baidu Ventures, crypto mining firm F2Pool and exchange Huobi, as well as Metastable and IMO Ventures.

在获得募资后,该基金会表示,他们现在正在寻求扩大其10人开发团队。目标是在2月推出测试网,并在明年第三季度正式推出新的公共区块链。

Announced Tuesday, the Conflux Foundation is registered in Singapore and will use the proceeds to fuel work on its network. Backers include venture capital firms Sequoia China and Baidu Ventures, crypto mining firm F2Pool and exchange Huobi, as well as Metastable and IMO Ventures.

该项目由多伦多大学和中国清华大学的学者共同创办,其中包括图灵奖获得者,清华大学信息科学教授姚期智博士。图灵奖被认为是计算机科学的诺贝尔奖。

The project was co-founded by scholars from the University of Toronto and China’s Tsinghua University, including Dr. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, a Turing Award winner and an information sciences professor at Tsinghua. Named for renowned mathematician Alan Turing, the Turing award is given out yearly by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and is considered a kind of Nobel prize for computer science.

根据5月份发表的一篇学术论文,该组织去年年底对Conflux原型进行了为期一个月的实验。他们利用了比特币区块链的代码,但将协议从比特币的Nakamoto共识模型改为Conflux自己的设计。

According to an academic paper published in May, the group conducted a month-long experiment for the Conflux prototype late last year. Their efforts utilized the code of the bitcoin blockchain but changed the protocol from the Nakamoto consensus model, named for bitcoin’s creator, to Conflux’s own design.

“我们实施了Conflux的原型,并通过在800个Amazon EC2虚拟机上部署多达20k Conflux完整节点来进行评估。”该报告称,目前已经实现了每秒6400笔交易。

“We implemented a prototype of Conflux and evaluated Conflux by deploying up to 20k Conflux full nodes on 800 Amazon EC2 virtual machines,” the paper stated. “The throughput is equivalent to 6,400 transactions per second for typical bitcoin transactions.”

Conflux协议允许同时生成块以提高扩展性

Scalability push

目前,大多数区块链以线性的方式工作,一次只能生成一个块并添加到链的末尾。如果同时创建了两个块,则网络依赖节点来判断哪个块是有效的。

Currently, most blockchains work in a rather linear way in that only one block can be produced at a time and added to the end of a chain. In the event of two blocks being created at the same time, the network relies on nodes to agree on which one will continue the chain.Long said this feature of blockchain results in a bottleneck that is problematic for most public networks, especially those like ethereum that aim to power smart contracts and decentralized applications.

区块链的这一特征导致了一个瓶颈,这对大多数公共网络来说都是一个问题,尤其是像以太坊那样旨在为智能合约和分散式应用提供支持的网络。

But to avoid forks, or the emergence of two competing versions of the ledger, Long said the group designed an ordering algorithm based on the concept of a directed acyclic graph (DAG) that is able to make sure every block will be eventually arranged in a sequence by the network.

然而,Conflux协议允许同时生成块以提高扩展性,但是为了避免分叉,该小组设计了一种基于有向无环图(DAG)概念的排序算法,该算法能够确保每个块最终都安排在一个序列中。

展望未来

Looking ahead

Conflux联合创始人,多伦多大学的教师Fan Long博士表示,虽然该基金会在实验期间使用了大部分原始比特币区块链代码,但它将在明年公开发布自己的基础设施,因为该团队希望包含智能合约功能。

According to Long, while the foundation utilized most of the original bitcoin blockchain code during its lab experiment, it will develop its own infrastructure for the public launch next year as the team hopes to include smart contract features.

此外,该基金会表示,其投资者,如百度,将承诺使用该网络进行发展。

Further, the foundation said its investors, such as Baidu, will commit to using the network for future development.

Long接着说,最终目标是创建一个可扩展的公共区块链,其智能合约可以支持去中心化应用。

Long went on to say that the end goal is to create a scalable public blockchain with smart contracts that can deliver decentralized applications – and he made a sly dig at ethereum, whose scaling challenges were laid bare a year ago when CryptoKitties clogged that public blockchain network.

Long认为“我们需要的是一个高效的公共网络,支撑高价值的应用程序,而不仅仅是几个基于区块链的游戏。”

“Because what we need is a highly productive public network for high-value applications, not just several blockchain-based games.”

参考链接:https://www.coindesk.com/35-million-sequoia-baidu-back-turing-award-winners-blockchain-project