This morning I was clearing out a usb drive and found these two images from cakeshop era awesomeness. What I like about it is the food-ification of it. Cakeshop may become relevant again - cakes are pretty universally like, so it's no wonder to me that a popular crypto is called Pancake Swap with a ticker CAKE.

It's a nice reminder of the work I had done with Komodo & how I could playfully productize them.

Looking at it again during draft of this post, I'll probably look to re-using this format for my chain game project. Following is the roadmap for my notary node candidature back when...

I still think it's cool. :ridgey_didge_hang_loose_emoji:

This is a story about collaborating on the Open Food Chain, an open-source blockchain integration that began on the Notary Network of Komodo. The Notary Nodes checkpoint the Komodo blockchain and all Komodo Smart Chains into bitcoin's ledger. After 2 seasons, the Komodo Pioneers v1 had split into season 5 Komodo Pioneers v2 & Mylo. However, there was a lot of friendly collaboration on funding meetups in pre-covid times. Bart from the pioneers would host blockchain enthusiasts in The Netherlands. Mylo would look after successful Komodo Pioneers nodes.

Six months after splitting, Bart asked Mylo if he'd be interested in a "proof of concept 3-month project or something". Mylo was quite excited about working on a non-fintech application of the technology we all built at Komodo stemming from the brilliant work of jl777.

Partners

The New Fork was already in the blockchain game, albeit with Hyperledger consulting - but what they really needed for the food & agriculture industries was a true p2p offering of their own, where supply chain partners could rely on the technology without needing to trust a third party with shared data. Enter a Komodo Smart Chain!

The stakeholders for this project began with the aggregate of multi-billion dollar companies and associations:
* Refresco, with their press release
* Austria Juice
* Eckes Granini
* IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, with their press release
* Dozens of news aggregation sites like fruit-processing

Refresco JuicyChain sustainability quote

Technology

We were working on Apple Juice.

After 6 months of long hours and hard work, and as at writing, we are within a week of the "soft launch" of the project running on Google Cloud Platform Kubernetes infrastructure. We are also within a week of the 2021 Season 5 Notary Node elections finishing!

Our small team beat IBM at implementing a p2p solution for global agriculture. Parts of the solution include:
* Running full nodes
* Running explorers
* Using KV storage for decentralized address book
* Managing offline wallets
* Signing offline transactions with electrumx client library
* No transaction fees

These tech solutions will be expanded upon further using the open food chain source code throughout our collaboration & beyond. On behalf of Bart from the Komodo Pioneers and Mylo from iKomodo.com & KomoDeFi.com, we'd like to thank the Komodo user & development community for enabling us to begin collaboration with meetups. This effort would not have been possible without the innovation of checkpoint blockchain security with the Notary Nodes and with the support of community voting to enable us to work on our Komodo co-creations.

Voting

Mylo (Southern Hemisphere) RARdqVRm3RWvii2kCWZBSteqqZQs7PsVj9

AND

Komodo Pioneers (Bart/Bart/Audo) RLDs9ZTtzAQy8Y7eoMht7oMFuciECiqCEi

Thanks for clicking on the links to get to this page. I appreciate your interest in team mylo candidacy to secure the dPoW network.

To vote for mylo send VOTE2020 coins to RAjXLB2nDfy72pT5JEhwXhe9xeUgZ5Wq4D

The proposal for season 4 is here.

There are a few thing in the proposal to highlight:

It all started with "if only we could actually make people understand the capacity for kmd to scale..." a comment from discord after a discussion on lending fees during the corona virus crash of crypto earlier this week. We see a roadmap of various technology research, updates and releases planned, but ultimately the discussion came down to what is the point of having the best tech if no-one is using it and it is worth 5 cents per KMD.

The original name of this article was "What is the one KMD team goal for 2020" and really, how can all the community support the team supporting the community achieve this goal?

Komodo has many technical protocol merits, and many unrealized p2p technology killer apps. Resources are run on a shoestring, with several team members running notary nodes to support development. A couple of vocal members from the #talk-trading discord believe there is a disconnect between the dev team and what the world needs.

Linear Blockchain Scaling

Team member polycryptoblog makes a point about the economic argument to linear blockchain scaling without having to pay high fees. Is this the message that needs to get out of the insular komodo community?

I was a part-time collaborator on the komodo team when the Amazon AWS blockchain scaling testing was being done. I wrote a helper web service to co-ordinate blasting the blockchains with transactions that achieved 40,000 payments per second. The community collaboration to achieve this included community, notary operators & team members. More info can be found about the AWS scaling test medium article, or the team page on blockchain scaling to 1 million tx.

The above collaboration allowed the real world use of the burn protocol to more effectively achieve platform syncing between blockchains.

So the question, how can the developer team support the community do some clustering, platform sync & scaling, supporting marketing team to better reach their audience? My suggestion is through the LABS project. This was one of my final assignments I was working on as a liaison engineer when collaborating with Komodo. The goal: to have a weekly reset on a small cluster of chains to show the komodo blockchain capability of scaling.

Look Outside Of Crypto

The discussion continues with poly saying maybe KMD needs to look outside of crypto. I responded with the examples of synthetic positions being developed in 2018 & to the synthetix project which achieves the same but on Ethereum.

The technology is there to build what is on other platforms. Although lacking some accessibility, which is the irony of the Komodo goal to lower barriers to blockchain adoption.

So the question, how can the developer team support the community to collect synthetic prices and trade, supporting marketing team reach outside of crypto?

Rogue Blockchain Game

In the same paragraph linked above, poly mentions that the RogueCC was a good example of both the economic freedom to perform linear blockchain scaling & reach outside of the crypto community with the blockchain Rogue game. Blockbar in The Hague, Netherlands hosted a rogue blockchain meetup to demo it with the Komodo Pioneers. The RogueCC was under such heavy development, the meetup had to start their own fork (highlighting the economic freedom, not the feudal blockchain system described by Komodo CTO) - even with the published instructions, unfortunately, the meetup could not enjoy the turnkey experience of the technology as one would expect.

So the question, how can the developer team support the community to spin up a Rogue game which help in supporting marketing team reach the game developer community? The gaming-sdk in development is likely to be the successor, but currently it is encumbered by a license that is not redistributable by any other developers. This will change, but the gaming sdk is not on the current 2020 roadmap.

Here at ikomodo, we are ready to support antara gaming eagerly! We've had an infographic ready since January in anticipation of release!

Spokesperson Going To Tradeshows

This was another point made early in the discussion by meatspoon who is infamous for his critique of Komodo. To re-iterate it, he made his point again for someone to attend conventions. There is a huge disconnect between the way the world operates and how the KMD peeps think it should operate.

The opinion is that KMD does not do enough or effective business development. The discussion continues, and once again the suggestion to debate Buterin in a celebrity deathmatch style showdown.

So the question, how can the developer team support the community to talk to people about KMD tech supporting marketing team reach a larger audience and create buzz?

Other Suggestions

Other suggestions were made by CrisF including token marketplace, clustering, atomicdex, Pirate, Hush. My contribution is an orderbook web viewer currently at beta.orderbook.live. I have zero expectation of any retweets by the team, because there seems to be no re-tweeting in 2020 of ikomodo community content, and because it's a web demo don't expect any mentions because the dev team does not like javascript because it could lead to security vulnerabilities.

Demo apps are needed for people to show to other people, and those people can show their bosses. Currently there is a beta atomic swap app.

atomic dex orderbook
Guranteed non-retweetability

The Komodo team has some alpha testing consensus rules that were initially researched in 2019 to support collateralized stablecoin issuance, synthetic prices, and debt positions. This story comes from Forbes who extracted some great Antara Composer material. Background info on the tech supporting these solutions follows.

Antara Composer view of creating a stablecoin

Price Feed Oracles

The first step in producing a suitable oracle for DeFi is building an oracle that is decentralized, not simply a trusted feed. The decentralized oracle enables all participants to enter into the oracle feed publishing portion of the system. Technical information about the price feed oracles used in a Komodo solution can be found in 2019 week 14 blockchain development update article, Komodo also produced another piece about the oracle problem and smart contracts.

Blockchain Financial Products

Once the decentralized oracle is available to the smart chain network, making use of the price data to make blockchain enforced positions becomes possible. Using pegs to form a collateralized debt position and synthetic prices is then available as new decentralized fintech products. This article from 2019 week 16 blockchain development update describes how any price feed data whether it is forex, crypto or stocks can be used with DeFi.

An example from Komodo team @gcharang in discord says:

Basically, any asset(could be an index/basket) whose price can be calculated is available as a stable coin. It just needs a separate chain. The peg on each chain can also be collateralized by multiple assets.

Examples of what is possible:

Synthetix & Chainlink for DeFi on Ethereum

This podcast comes from the Ethereum DeFi space where synthetix & chainlink collaborate on creating their building blocks. We have written about synthetix on this website.

RedFOX Labs is a start up that creates start ups. An incubator. On April 12, 2019 they had an IEO raising seed funding. Less than 12 months later, the first blockchain game with on-chain anti cheat features is heading to beta. The focus for this article is written from a technical point of view. Not a financial point of view. The technical highlights of Komodo are well known to me, because I have written approximately 30 of the Komodo Tech Tuesday articles to date. RedFOX CEO Ben Fairbank, colloquially known by his online handle bitcoinbenny, shot me a question for technical resources recently, which I will include in this article. It may not be clear to people where Komodo’s technology fits in the creation of new startups, products and services, so let me try to make things more evident.

Looking at the proposal through their whitepaper, there are three sample apps for the media & finance industries as well as the proof of concept Zaddex hybrid exchange. The three sample apps are:

Why does RedFOX success benefit everyone?

Komodo is an open ecosystem. RedFOX is the first incubation project attempting to take Komodo technology mainstream. Komodo’s technology offering is vast:

The custom consensus framework recently enabled true decentralized oracles for decentralized price feeds.

P2P products & services built on Komodo extend on 6 years blockchain expertise - celebrate!

How can these platforms be built by RedFOX Labs?

Whether the platforms created in the future raise their own funds or create their own currencies or tokens, the initial blockchain creation for any project RedFOX Labs undertakes is possible with Komodo’s Blockchain Starter Kit (BSK). This is provided in both technical form (DIY Blockchain) and in service form — through service providers found at the Komodo BSK page. The Komodo team is also creating a SaaS blockchain generator due for launch Q2 2019. A custom blockchain is generated with it’s own characteristics including rewards, supply, consensus, blocktime and more. So once these blockchains are created, how do you build on top of them?

Payment Systems

The crypto & stablecoin can be created with a new blockchain above. In the current news cycle, Facebook is hiring blockchain staff and online chatter revolves around a Facebook stablecoin rumours. In week 6 of Komodo’s tech tuesday, I compared Facebook crypto acquisition to Komodo.

There is a new wallet in closed-alpha testing at the moment written from scratch and developed mobile-first. It’s a crypto-superwallet actively tested. Multi-coin with a DEX baked in. RedFOX also partners with Zaddex, the hybrid DEX/CEX exchange. The RedFOX team has not disclosed the development roadmap of their payment system — I am only highlighting what Komodo technology is available to create a payment platform that accepts multi-currency.

Komodo has provided a whitelabel multi-currency wallet since 2017. The often criticized Agama wallet with it’s “clunky” look and feel can be made beautiful.

Streaming Services

There are already a couple of blockchain integrated streaming media services — namely DTube amongst others. In Komodo’s Tech Tuesday #6 from 2018, I wrote about the blockchain streamer proof of concept. What hasn’t been recorded anywhere unfortunately is the proof of concept I quickly made for capturing webcam data using the browser’s getUserMedia capabilities. Capturing video chunks around this line of code and appending to the local array of chunks, was instead fired off to the local running streaming transaction instance.

Given my testing was for live streaming, the Tech Tuesday article was for an existing data file — the likely solution for a VIETFLIX type of service.

RedFOX Labs, by using Komodo can mix-and-match it’s technology offerings to cater for business requirements. It also scales because of the multi-chain architecture.

The first iteration of a blockchain based photo media service may start small — it may only serve the thumbnails of the streaming service.

There is more than one way to architect a photo media service. Whether it is with a URL (web or IPFS) or whether it is stored on the blockchain, like using an oracle for industry certifications storage there are many ways to develop it — and scale it. This capability alone is likely to be an industry solution to fake certifications.

More importantly, evolving the service as product lifecycles change or as the technology adoption grows — Komodo can adapt via it’s multi-chain architecture and the ability to migrate chain data. Interestingly, if decentralized control of your own data leads to payments to the content creator via streaming payments or micro-transactions via on-chain instant channel payments.

Gaming Platform Development

The RedFOX Labs whitepaper does not mention any gaming products. This game announcement (kogs.gg) came after whitepaper publication. I have been a keen proponent of gaming blockchain solutions.

The interesting parts to blockchain gaming revolve around non-fungible tokens (NFT). These are the articles I’ve written about in Tech Tuesdays & the API docs for NFTs:

This is a relayed story from the TechLoverHD blog. This is a continuation of the blobs of data p2p transmission for sending and receiving. This has been actively developed from late December 2019 through to present time of writing.

[bctt tweet="Developers have enabled #p2p #streaming as another use for the @KomodoPlatform native currency. This #blockchain technology is #opensource and tested with @VlcMediaPlayer"]

The tech team at Komodo has been testing with video streams, opening up yet another use case for demand of the KMD currency.

p2p streaming with komodo atomicDEX transmissions and VLC on ubuntu
Image courtesy of TechLoverHD

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