CyLab Distinguished Seminar

  • Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center
  • Panther Hollow Conference Room 4101

Think Outside the Blocks: Taking Apps Mainstream with Holo and Holochain

In the last decade, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency speculation has brought blockchain technology with its promise of decentralization into a strange limelight where nascent projects have attracted billions of dollars of investments. However, actual usage of Blockchain for decentralized computing, beyond digital token speculation, has had little adoption.

What will it take to make decentralized applications practical enough to scale and accessible enough for anyone to use them?

Using an agent-centric architecture, Holochain provides a fully scalable data-integrity engine for distributed apps that can operate at full-blown Facebook scales. Leveraging Holochain’s scalability to tap into peered computing power, we’re launching a hosting framework (called Holo) which enables access to these next-gen crypto apps via a normal web browser & URL.

You can also learn how Holochain transcends blockchain’s trilemma of tradeoffs between security, scalability and decentralization by shifting poor assumptions built into its underlying architectures. Discover how this makes Holochain more secure than blockchain and even lightweight enough for IoT use-cases.

Lunch for attendees.

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