Most people know Synereo as a blockchain-based platform that looks to transform the way we think about social media. Embarking on such a journey is a massive undertaking, and it will require a ton of development before such a platform can even be created. The company revealed more details regarding their distributed storage protocol called Special-K.
A Peek Under The Hood Of Synereo Development
Many people tend to forget there is a lot more to Synereo than just the AMP currency. Decentralizing social media should not be underestimated, and there is still a lot of work to be done. That being said, the team unveiled some technical details regarding their Special-K feature, which serves as a storage and content delivery layer.
To accommodate the Special-K offering, Synereo also makes use of Rholang, an enterprise-scalable smart contract language. Combining these two elements, both of which run on top of RChain, creates a better image of what people can expect from Synereo moving forward. The team is focused on supporting decentralized computation, without relying on any central server whatsoever.
What is even more exciting is how their Blockchain 2.0 architecture accommodates the development of fully decentralized apps and services without central points of control. Albeit this concept is not entirely new, it has not been executed properly just yet. Or to be more precise, it has not been done so in a secure environment, although it is too early to tell if Synereo can deliver on that promise.
What Special-K does is offer is a solution to store data the blockchain is not designed to record. Distributed ledgers can store transaction and smart contract information, but it is not suited to store text, images, or videos. This is why Special-K was created, as it acts as a layer to distribute this type of information among network nodes, as well as being able to retrieve it on demand.
The technology powering Special-K has been under development for half a decade and offers an innovative approach to distributed storage. It shares some similarities with DHT-esque distributed key-value databases. More importantly, developers will have no issues understanding this protocol, which can be accessed through a familiar and unified API.
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