DFINITY Updates On Internet Computer, Serverless Cloud, Partnerships And More
In a recent post shared by the DFINITY team, a quick look at 2018 was explored. The scope of the post involved DFINITY’s goals, the things they felt did and did not require changes, new partnerships and what’s to come in the near future.
The entirety of DFINITY first sprung into existence in 2015, where the focus was on the creation of a decentralized “serverless cloud”. This in turn, as per the team, was expected to be used as a foundation in which software can be built and hosted. It seems like no changes have been to the original goal, and this isn’t a bad thing because progress does not certainly require changes. According to the team, any alteration might end up in unlimited compromises.
Completed Work Thus Far
Another area that has been discussed upon was that of their announcement involving a “NASA for decentralization.” The necessary measures seem to be coming together considering the fact that the team has apparently gone over the initial steps such as research and development, hiring processes, and a Zurich-based research center to name a few.
The DFINITY team has supposedly accomplished a lot work in private in relation to their Threshold Relay, Probabilistic Slot Consensus and others based off of their cryptography libraries. This being said, they have since announced an SDK with limited partners, which shows their aim towards exposing what the Internet Computer can potentially achieve.
Interestingly an update to the SDK is said to be under way, for the following reason:
“Reflecting a change to how software hosted on the Internet Computer persists its data, and we also have an all-new language under development called ActorScript that will maximize developer productivity within the framework [to be released before network launch].”
What’s To Come
Originally, the plan was to launch a sneak peak of the Internet Computer early 2019, however, the team believes that it would compromise great things for when the project is ready, with the issue of scaling still present. For the meantime, the team will be assisting partners in their respective projects that support the Internet Computer. The MVP version will supposedly be in effect by the end of Q1 of 2019.