Discover the Rchain Cooperative


Discover the RChain Cooperative

Intro to Design of Computational Calculi 4.2: Process Annihilation and Contextualized Communication

n this second and final part, we will explore two variants of the operational semantics for ρ-calculus. These variants turn out to be more suitable for modeling biological and physical phenomena than the π-calculus or ambient calculus. The first variant deals with process annihilation, which is a relationship between processes reminiscent of matter/antimatter annihilation. The second variant deals with contextualized communication and allows for ease of communicating between different protocol layers.

Blockchain basics: Blockchain accounting

With blockchain, there is no need for a centralized source. Computers are connected to a network that provides all accounting for everyone on the chain. If one computer fails, the others serve as backups. All computers connected to the network aid in the development of a communal public-facing ledger. If one fails, the others pick up the slack. Instead of double-entry bookkeeping, blockchain is just X-entry bookkeeping, where X equals the numbers of nodes on the chain.

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