Chainweb is the public blockchain of Kadena, a company that builds blockchain systems that was founded by Will Martino and Monica Quaintance. Chainweb is a blockchain architecture which combines many Proof-of-work blockchains together using a single cryptocurrency and cross chain Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV) transfers at the smart contract level. The Chainweb architecture provides high levels of Proof-of-work throughput while maintaining a constant global hashrate and energy requirement. Benchmark testing of the Chainweb protocol has demonstrated that it can operate 1000+ blockchains at once and process approximately 10,0000 transactions per second.
Stanford Cyber Initiative
ChainWeb and the Art of Scalable Blockchains Part I
Chainweb Protocol Security Calculations
Monica Quaintance and Will Martino
Chainweb: A Proof-of-Work Parallel-Chain Architecture forMassive Throughput
Will Martino, Monica Quaintance, Stuart Popejoy
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
Chainweb: a Braided Parallel-Chain PoW Architecture for Massive Throughput - BPASE '18
January 30, 2018
- Proof-of-work systemA proof-of-work (POW) system (or protocol, or function) is an economic measure to deter DOS attacks and other abuses (e.g. spam) on a network by requiring some work from the service requester, usually meaning processing time.
- Kadena (company)Kadena is creating a public blockchain using a new consensus mechanism called Chainweb, which uses a graph theory based braided Proof of Work system.