Home / Crypto Currency / Australia’s Science Agency Scales 30,000 Txs/s on First Global Trial of its Red Belly Blockchain

Australia’s Science Agency Scales 30,000 Txs/s on First Global Trial of its Red Belly Blockchain


bitcoin Cash

Advertisement

A blockchain developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, has completed a global test on Amazon’s ubiquitous cloud computing network to process 30,000 transactions

As reported yesterday, the ‘Red Belly Blockchain’ – developed jointly by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Concurrent System Research Group (CSRG) at the University of Sydney – was put to use in a successful trial on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud infrastructure provider.

While the blockchain has previously been tested to scale substantially – up to 660,000 transactions per second – on a single localized network of 300 machines, the full scale of its trial on AWS has now been revealed.

Deployed across 1,000 virtual machines in 14 of 18 geographic regions serviced by AWS, “a benchmark was set by sending 30,000 transactions per second from different geographic regions, demonstrating an average transaction latency of three seconds with 1,000 replicas”, a CSIRO announcement confirmed.

The geographical locations of the nodes running the blockchain include North America, South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific (Sydney).

Fundamentally, the experiment was to showcase the Red Belly Blockchain’s scalability while retaining the technology’s core characteristics in security and speeds, the agency said. Their blockchain relies on a unique consensus mechanism that performs and scales without adhering to the ‘proof of work’ mechanism used by popular public blockchains like bitcoin and ethereum.

“Real-world applications of blockchain have been struggling to get off the ground due to issues with energy consumption and complexities induced by the proof of work,” Dr Vincent Gramoli, senior researcher at CSIRO’s Data61,” Dr Vincent Gramoli, senior researcher at Data61 and head of the university research group said.

He added:

“The deployment of Red Belly Blockchain on AWS shows the unique scalability and strength of the next generation ledger technology in a global context.”

Concurrently, the CSIRO is also part of a data consortium with technology giant IBM that is actively developing a large-scale, cross-industry blockchain platform dubbed the Australian National Blockchain (ANB). The nationwide blockchain platform will be powered by smart contracts.

Featured image from Shutterstock.

Follow us on Telegram or subscribe to our newsletter here.
Join CCN's crypto community for $9.99 per month, click here.
Want exclusive analysis and crypto insights from Hacked.com? Click here.
Open Positions at CCN: Full Time and Part Time Journalists Wanted.
Advertisement
Read more

Check Also

Nano Price Uptrend Remains Intact as Value Surpasses $2.1

Some interesting momentum is brewing for the Nano altcoin right now. Although it is still too early to speak of a proper market reversal, the current development shows there is some life left in the altcoin department. Despite a solid increase in the BTC and USD ratio, Nano’s price remains above $2 with relative ease. Nano Price Continues its Uptrend It is an interesting weekend for all cryptocurrencies, even though the gains across the board are pretty slim, all things considered. As long as Bitcoin doesn’t show any real bullish or bearish pressure in the near future, causing altcoins to note some small gains or losses in the process. For Nano, things are heading in the right direction right now, although the momentum still remains somewhat shaky first and foremost. Over the past 24 hours, the nano price has risen by roughly 4% in the USD department. That means the altcoin sustains its value of $2 with ease, and has even reached a new level of $2.1. That is a pretty promising trend for altcoin speculators, even though it is not necessarily sufficient to keep things moving in this direction for the foreseeable future. The 3% gain over Bitcoin, on the other hand, is a bit more promising. Unfortunately for Nano, all of the discussions across social media have something to do with price speculation right now. Considering how this is a sign there isn’t anything spectacular happening to Nano right now, one has to wonder how it impacts the overall market momentum. K Sizzle thinks Bitcoin’s price will push to $7,000 and drag altcoins with it. Shortly after, a retrace will kick in, which is rather common. Seems like a plausible route to 7k mark before a retrace #btc #vet #qsp #omg #xvg #nano #ada #XLM #tpay #eca pic.twitter.com/fRSDGtxEUu — K Sizzle (@KSizzle021) October 21, 2018 Some traders are convinced the Nano price will remain under pressure from people looking to push the value below $2 once again. Whether or not that will effectively happen in the near future, is a different matter altogether. For now, the momentum looks positive, but this trend will effectively lead to a small correction sooner or later. NANO stays under pressure, watch key resistance by trader CryptalDash published October 05, 2018 #bitcoin #nano #nanobtc #btc #cryptocurrency #nanocoin https://t.co/SPp354Nhvy pic.twitter.com/Ofo6XkJuwY — BitcoinAgile (@bitcoinagile) October 21, 2018 Last but not least, Torjus Gaaren is looking for further Nano price gains in the near future. Although the current momentum seems to warrant cautious optimism first and foremost, one has to keep in mind no financial market can continue to rise indefinitely. In the case of Nano, this trend remains in place, although its week trading volume can easily trigger a big sell-off in the future. #NANO very good trade with clear target if it breaks out upwards. Trade described in chart. pic.twitter.com/7hcK6woxMz — Torjus Gaaren (@TGaaren) October 20, 2018 With all of these trends in place, it will be interesting to see what the future will hold for Nano. It is still one of the most resilient altcoins on the market, and its push into Venezuela will undoubtedly continue to generate a fair bit of attention. Altcoins are in a good place right now, which might very well hint at a continual uptrend in the future. The post Nano Price Uptrend Remains Intact as Value Surpasses $2.1 appeared first on NullTX.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Disclaimer: Trading in bitcoins or other digital currencies carries a high level of risk and can result in the total loss of the invested capital. theonlinetech.org does not provide investment advice, but only reflects its own opinion. Please ensure that if you trade or invest in bitcoins or other digital currencies (for example, investing in cloud mining services) you fully understand the risks involved! Please also note that some external links are affiliate links.