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Motivation

"To become a blockchain solution with industrial-scale utility, RChain must provide content delivery at the scale of Facebook and support transactions at the speed of Visa.

After due diligence on the current state of many blockchain projects, after deep collaboration with Ethereum developers, and after understanding their respective roadmaps, we concluded that the current and near-term Blockchain architectures cannot meet these requirements.

In mid-2016, we resolved to build a better blockchain architecture."

 
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Technology


Technology

Technology


Technology

A Turing-complete and Byzantine fault-tolerant, replicated virtual machine

The RChain decentralized applications platform is powered by the Rho Virtual Machine.

INDEPENDENCE. Each instance of RhoVM executes an independent set of smart contracts on an independent blockchain and networks only when necessary. This means that RChain is partitioned (sharded) by default, resulting in a network of coordinated and parallel blockchains. This well sought-after "multi-chain" design is built with self-sufficiency in mind, and it represents a victory unique to RChain.

SCALABILITY. As the platform grows, nodes simply initialize new instances of RhoVM to manage the load. This allows the platform to scale linearly while keeping performance, consistency, and code complexity constant.

PERFORMANCE. Each instance of RhoVM is lightweight and multi-threaded, so multiple high-performance instances can exist on a single node. Thus, applications on RChain achieve unprecedented throughput, availability, and response time, opening a new landscape of decentralized applications suitable for the modern market.


Dynamic and Composable Address Spaces

The visibility of a blockchain and its smart contracts, to other contracts on the network, is determined by the blockchain’s namespace.

Namespaces offer developers a semi-automated framework to collocate and execute sets of contracts based on their features, dependencies, and behavioral patterns.

These properties can be checked statically to help developers construct type-safe environmental policies on encryption, supported interfaces, economic protocols, identity, and much more.


A SCALABLE and ConCURRENT language FOR THE BLOCKCHAIN

RChain contracts are internally concurrent. They leverage a message-passing paradigm to optimize responsiveness, offering a more dynamic and sophisticated smart contract ecosystem.

In addition to concurrency, smart contracts enjoy a number of industry-leading functions:

  • Meta-programming

  • Reactive Data Streams

  • Pattern Matching

As a result, RChain contracts are matchless in throughput and programmability. What's more, every line of code on RChain obeys a well-tested, formal model of concurrent computation, allowing automatic formal verification for highly scalable contracts.


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Team


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Leadership


Greg Meredith: President & Chief Architect  

Greg is the founder and visionary behind RChain, with a passion for math and over 30 years of high level experience driving innovative technology projects. Previously he was the Principal Architect of Microsoft's BizTalk Process Orchestration,  as well as Microsoft's Highwire offering and of ATM Network management solution for ATT/NCR and Co-designer and developer of MCC's Rosette/ESS technology. 

Kenny Rowe: Chief Operations Officer

Kenny is a Board Member and the Chief Operating Officer. An entrepreneur who brings a focus on governance, community building and collaboration to projects across the blockchain industry. Kenny currently serves as head of operations at MakerDAO as well as a senior consultant at CoinFund. Kenny founded the Seattle Ethereum Meetup group and previously spent eight years working in ecommerce for Newell Brands in various management roles.

Ed Eykholt: CEO of RChain Holdings Company

Ed is a Co-founder, Board Member of RChain Cooperative and the CEO of RChain Holdings Company rchain.io. Ed has worked has led multiple large-scale projects including work with Microsoft and Alstom Grid (acquired by GE), before founding LivelyGig. Ed is now dedicated to developing the complete RChain ecosystem. Ed has over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry, leading teams in a variety of companies. 

Evan Jensen: Secretary & General Counsil  

Evan is a Board Member and the Secretary of The RChain Cooperative. Evan also acts as General Counsel. Evan is an attorney with special interest in progressing crypto-related law. Evan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from University of Washington, and Juris Doctor (J.D.) form Seattle University, Cum Laude and an LLM (Master of Law) in Innovation and Technology, Fintech from Seattle University.

Aleksandr Bulkin: Technology Advisor  

Alex is a Board Member and Managing Partner at CoinFund LLC. He is a multidisciplinary thinker with an interest in social and technological innovation. He holds a dual degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from NYU and a Masters Degree in Organizational Psychology from Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon. Alex bridges technological insight with social science and psychology.

Ian Bloom: Systems Administration

Ian is a Board Member of The RChain Cooperative. He is a Linux, Open Source, and Crypto currency enthusiast with a finance degree from the University of Baltimore. He has been actively supporting the development of RChain since April 2015 and was a member of Synereo's core team, helping with systems admin, marketing, website development, and hosting. He worked as a Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE) for AEGON, Computer Security Specialist for Fortress Technologies (now General Dynamics), & Kroll. He currently lives in Bethesda, MD.

Lisa Rice: Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer for RChain Cooperative. She has over 20 years of finance experience in accounting, financial planning, budgeting and corporate treasury. Her experience includes a broad range of businesses and industries from both public and private equity held companies.Lisa holds a MBA in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BBA in Accounting from the University of Michigan. She’s a licensed CPA in the state of Washington. In addition to the Board of Directors and Management team, RChain is fortunate to have a skilled group of development partners and key advisors:

 

Developers: 

  • Greg M. (Lead)
  • Mike S. (Lead)
  • Medha P. (P.M) 
  • Timm S.  
  • Chris K.W
  • Griff M. 
  • Joseph D.
  • Kent S.
  • David C. 

 

Testimonials

“Greg Meredith is a logician and mathematician with an astounding grasp of concurrency, formal verification, language design, and computer science. His knowledge is not compartmentalized, but rather reflects his holistic understanding of the fundamentals of theoretical computer science.

                                                                                                     - Vlad Zamfir, Ethereum Foundation Researcher

 

“Greg is a thinker of consequence and magnitude, who is not afraid to tackle truly complex fundamental problems. RChain is an ambitious undertaking that promises to solve a number of pressing issues in the space of distributed consensus and decentralized electronic finance. If successful, this project will quickly create a new standard model for smart contract and DApp development.”
                                      

                                                                       - Alex Bulkin, Co-founder @ coinfund.io and Consensus Labs, Inc.

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Join Us


Join Us

Join Us


Join Us

Join the team and contribute to the codebase on github and to the organization through the members section.

Freely participate in the conversations taking place on the slack and live during the weekly RChain debrief. 

Learn more about becoming a member of the RChain Cooperative by visiting the co-op info page.


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For enterprise inquiries, please visit RChain.io, the home of RChain Holdings Company, which manages for-profit products and services for the RChain Cooperative.