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.
Board of directors
Board of directors
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.
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:
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.
David Otto, Outside General Counsel
David M. Otto has twenty-eight years of experience in corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law and governance. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Otto founded Otto Capital, LLC to identify and secure private equity, venture capital, and debt financing for start-up and emerging growth companies. He grew up in Seattle and enjoys being involved in projects and activities that support the community. His credentials include, Bar Admissions: Washington and New York, Harvard University, B.A., Government, Harvard-Shrewsbury Fellowship Recipient, 1981, and Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Commentary Editor, Fordham International Law Journal, 1987
Steve has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the areas of business management, venture capital, private equity, project management and business development. Steve has worked with many start-ups and emerging growth companies, started several successful ventures and has served both private and public companies at the CEO, COO and Director level. Steve also has extensive experience in China and Hong Kong working with companies in the real estate development, commercial construction, environmental, and technology sectors in Asia. Steve is also very active in the blockchain community heading up a team at Otto Capital LLC, specializing in funding for blockchain startups.
As a serial entrepreneur Greg has been involved with technology companies for over 20 years and has helped build some of the largest brands in the world. He got his first taste of the start-up world in 1998 when Amazon was still a start-up where he led the sales and marketing efforts of new product, brand and special events. Greg went on to help create Kiss.com which he sold, to Match.com. He later helped build and direct multiple companies to a point of merger, sale and/or public offering. He has a deep background in data analytics, AI and image recognition along with a diverse and deep understanding of the music industry. Greg has always been on the cutting edge of consumer trends and technology. His most recent venture has led to specializing in the structure, go-to-market and fund raising efforts within the blockchain community. Greg holds a degree in Business and Marketing from Washington State University.
Learn more about becoming a member of the RChain Cooperative by visiting the co-op info page.
For enterprise inquiries, please visit RChain.io, the home of RChain Holdings Company, which manages for-profit products and services for the RChain Cooperative.