Scalable Blockchain ApPlicationS
Scalable Blockchain ApPlicationS
"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."
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.
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.
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:
Reactive Data Streams
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.
Lisa Rice: Treasurer & CFO
As the Treasurer of the RChain Cooperative, Lisa will be in charge of the Co-op finances. Her experience includes a broad range of businesses and industries from both public and private equity held companies. Lisa holds an 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.
Evan Jensen: Secretary
As the Secretary for the RChain Cooperative, Evan is tasked with the creation and revision of important documentation for the cooperative, including but not limited to employee/contractor dealings. Evan will also provide strategic counsel to the various committees he is a link to, such as the governance committee.
Kenny Rowe: COO
As the Chief Operations Officer, Kenny is tasked with improving the logistics of the day-to-day stuff such as the on-boarding of new members and developers. In addition Kenny will also be a link and guide for the compensation committee.
Patrick Maguire: Community Lead
As the Community lead, Patrick is tasked with creating, connecting and analyzing various community building projects for the RChain Co-op membership by bridging Core development/marketing work with member activism generated from autonomous community initiatives.
Lawrence Lerner: Marketing Lead
As the Marketing lead, Lawrence is Responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of RChain’s marketing and advertising initiatives. Ensure RChain’s message is distributed across channels and to targeted audiences to meet growth objectives.
Board of directors
Board of directors
Partners & advisors
Partners & advisors
RChain Holdings, Inc. - dedicated to fostering the use of RChain for innovators and enterprises.
Pyrofex - dedicated to fostering a disciplined and technically masterful core development program for the RChain Cooperative.
Ed Eykholt: CEO of RChain Holdings, Inc.
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.
Lauren Selig: Strategic Advisor
Lauren is an entrepreneur and executive with a 20-year track record in the media, real-estate and start-up communities. Selig founded Shake and Bake Productions and V.A.L.I.S Studios to finance and produce film, television and virtual reality. Her executive producing roles have been numerous and filled with several award nominations. Some of her films include the Academy Award winning film Hacksaw Ridge, American Made starring Tom Cruise and is currently producing Roman Israel with Denzel Washington and Last Full Measure with Al Pacino. In the virtual reality space Selig created the Facebook 360 studio. Selig served at her private family office, managing the asset allocation and portfolio management of family investments. In this role she was responsible for the development and management of over 6 million square feet of office space and investment into dozens of start-up companies.
Selig holds a B.S. in international relations from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and London School of Economics, as well as a JD-MBA in technology management from Northwestern and University of Washington. Selig is active in the Los Angeles and Seattle communities serving on the boards of the X-Prize, Planetary Resources, Waxtoken, OTOY, 8i and the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences.
Developers, members and the greater community can all interact with RChain in various ways. Below are a few.
Join membership - register to join The RChain Cooperative and engage with the community.
Public Discord - a dedicated server on our discord chat for non-member communications.
Github - review and contribute to the codebase through our developer repos.
Github for Members - the subsection of the Github repo for organizational activities and community building
Youtube - subscribe to the youtube channel and watch the Casper Standups and Weekly Debriefs live.
Twitter - follow us and stay updated to the latest activities. Tweet questions or connections at us and we will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
Please send general inquiries to email@example.com