Examining Lighthouse, a client Ethereum 2.0 from the future future
September 18, 2018 by William Peaster
Sigma Prime from Sydney announced their team and opened the curtains on Lighthouse, a computer security company and blockchain of Sydney's new Ethereum 2.0 client based on rust. Still in progress, the end-user software marks another step towards Casper and sharding resizing capabilities. See also: 5 Macro Dynamics Driving Bitcoin's Adoption in the 21st Century
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SigP Opens a Beacon
In their inaugural public post, the Sigma Prime team (SigP) declared its existence and announced its work on Lighthouse, an Ethereum customer written in Rust based on the 2.0 "shasper" specification of the recently forged Ethereum community.
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, SigP joined Devcon 2 for the first time in 2016. Their work followed the gammut, as it contributed to the cybersecurity of services at the Ethereum Foundation, perfecting Casper's research. and building out Lighthouse.
"The specifications of Ethereum 2.0 caught our attention and we were confident that we could apply our resources to the project to help it achieve it," explained SigP's Paul Hauner.
Later, the team started trying to head around the Beacon Chain technology bringing its demonstration of the concept on Rust, which is when Lighthouse was catalyzed. Hauner noted:
"At a certain point, we realized that we were holding the beginning of a full-fledged client and building that client would provide great benefits to the ecosystem and greatly expanded the set skills of our team.We decided to move forward with the client build and we renamed the repository on "Lighthouse", imagining that a lighthouse on the sea would be a "rusty lighthouse". was born. "
Change Is Good
SigP's circular path to Lighthouse was echoed by their curvaceous work within Lighthouse. The aforementioned Hauner said that the team had to return to the drawing board in important ways before, and are "completely comfortable with this":
"In the early days of Lighthouse we saw a revision of the specifications that invalidated the majority part of our Rust code, we are completely satisfied and we expect this from a research project – we prefer to see the depreciation instead of persistent persistence, which highlights a fundamental ethos of the Lighthouse project: we see Ethereum as a protocol, not a collection of products. We do not aim to ship our product as quickly as possible, but we aim to contribute to the creation of a secure, decentralized and efficient protocol Lighthouse must always prioritize the protocol on itself. "
Meanwhile, the SigP team will continue to develop the new open source specification, and will anticipate the new "benchmark validation benchmarks". Beacon chain "in a short time.
With a look similar to the future, the co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin gave the project a boost signal yesterday.
Lighthouse: an open-source Ethereum 2.0 client, written in Rusthttps: //t.co/qA4wQuHuRh
– Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) September 18, 2018
L & # 39 Lighthouse idea is taking shape
The Lighthouse announcement comes after the Mobile Ethereum OS Status project announced its own sharing client, Nimbus, last month.
Nimbus is not written in Rust like Lighthouse, however, but rather in Nim, a lightweight and optimal programming language for devices with limited resources.
And other Ethereum 2.0 clients will surely arrive. The Ethereum Foundation also said in August that its "Wave 4" grant would focus, at least in part, on shasper implementations.
What do you think? Are you impressed or frustrated by the Casper / sharding tech march of Ethereum? Let us know in the comments below.
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