Ben Gorlick and Johnny Dilly left the Blockstream team of developers to work on their own project of the decentralized cloud computer Crowd Machine. Gorlick is the technical director, and Dilli is the head of system architecture.
The developers believe that the cloud computing systems need improvements, and Crowd Machine offers a blockchain solution. A decentralized cloud computer will make the process of creating applications on any blocker faster and cheaper: “What we are working on will change the rules by which the software is created and running,” Gorlick said in a conversation with Coindesk.
The project involves several companies that are on the list of Fortune 500 companies, including GE and Anthem. At the moment, developers are testing the system in application to the blockade Ethereum.
As a former member of Blockstream, Ben Gorlik sees the problem with the fact that it’s very difficult to use blockchains machines to create further products based on them. Describing the principle of the new system, he cites an application-calendar. Usually it is built on a cloud platform such as Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services. But every time a user is active, a fee is charged from the developer. Gorlick believes that this system is a “bottleneck”, which leads to high costs.
The effectiveness of Crowd Machine is due to the fact that any user activity is broken into many parts and then redirected to the network of devices, each of which is engaged in their processing. Thus, the application starts and runs the program, but users are not tied to one provider.
Also, users of the application will be able to receive a reward for launching the program on all types of devices: laptops, smartphones and even devices “Internet of things”. The computer uses the idea of a “strong federation”, which Gorlick and Dilly created in Blockstream. It guarantees that the nodes will execute the code correctly.
At the same time, future Crowd Machine-based application developers do not even need to know about programming: Crowd App Studio allows you to create applications using the video interface in drag-and-drop mode.
“Writing a smart contract sounds frightening. We need to remove barriers”, Ben Gorlick believes.
So, to create smart contracts Ethereum you can without knowledge of the programming language Solidity. And in the future the service will support other programming languages, including Script bitcoin.
Author: Richard Abermann