Blocknet, the creator of the Blocknet Protocol, has recently unveiled a new project that might be influential in the industry: XRouter. This technology will enable the user to make the verification of blockchain records from any blockchain without having to download it first.
This can be considered a huge first step towards more decentralized APIs and dapps. Using XRouter, they will be able to access other blockchains and will be empowered to harness contracts and protocols from them.
XRouter is a big step towards an inter-blockchain era in which dapps, smart contracts and protocols will use services from multiple blockchains. As the Blocknet XRouter will enable the tech of any blockchain to be available via decentralized APIs the time for developing applications will be greatly reduced.
This means that many dapps will no longer need to be designed by scratch and this can play an important role during the process of their creation.
XRouter Will Enable The Verification of Records on Any Blockchain
Theoretically, you will be able to use XRouter to verify any blockchain without having to download it. This is great blockchains tend to be very large. Bitcoin has over 100GB, for instance, which can be hard to download if you live in a place without good internet connection and almost impossible to maintain on a smartphone, for instance.
Satoshi Nakamoto has thought of this issue while constructing the Bitcoin, so he described the “simplified payment verification” or “SPV”. By using a SPV, you may be able to access only 1/500 of the blockchain, which has been used for wallets since then.
The revolution that XRouter can cause is that it can enable inter-chain verification, this is a new step from the technology that Satoshi has created that may aid in the creation of new dapps.
The XRouter API
Being an inter-chain infrastructure, XRouter will be available as an API that will not have its own servers and will be decentralized, so you have to integrate it to the dapp instead of using it alone.
The company has already released a list of commands that can be used on the API and more commands are yet to come. The API will use a protocol that will be like the DNS to route data between peers working like a layer-2 Border Gateway Protocol.
At the moment, the company is looking for more people to work on the project, so if you have the right abilities, you can send your offer to their email or site.