Our Roadmap - Edge

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EDGE

“Edge”, also known as “UltronGlow 2.0”, is the overall upgrade stage of the project. The main upgrade of this stage is to increase the TPS of UltronGlow. The emergence of “Edge” can truly realize the integration of the real world and the virtual world, that is, when users deploy any project in UltronGlow, they need computing power and storage space to store data, and all data is recorded on the UltronGlow blockchain.

 

The Edge stage will begin in the second quarter of 2023. Edge will be a totally different UltronGlow. Apart from having more security, scalability, and sustainability, the PoS and PoSV mechanism helps UltronGlow 2.0 become more decentralized than UltronGlow 1.0. Anyone with a certain amount of UTG can participate in UltronGlow PoS mining. As a result, more user participation leads to more decentralization.

“Edge” Work Scope

EDGE CONSENSUS PROTOCOL

The EDGE will be the new GLOW consensus protocol on UltronGlow’s blockchain network. The R&D of EDGE will begin in the second quarter of 2023.

ULTRONSCAN BLOCK EXPLORER

The Ultronscan block explorer will upgrade some features for edge server nodes such as EDGE rewards details, SDK, and API.

GLOW TESTNET

The Glow Testnet will be upgraded and runs the latest UltronGlow EDGE mainnet release version.

LIGHT CHAIN

All 64 sharded chains are connected to one blockchain network, which controls all of them and enables transactions throughout the network. This central component is the brain of the entire ecosystem and is named LIGHT CHAIN. It will randomly nominate the next validator and monitor its activity. It is also responsible for slashing the staked amount if an exploitative attempt is detected. The randomness in validator selection is important to ensure that the system is not biased toward one specific participant.

SHARDING

Sharding lets the data be distributed across several chains to improve processing speeds. UltronGlow 2.0’s sharding uses 64 shards. Each shard is basically a new chain connected to the UltronGlow 1.0 network to link with the previously recorded data and the workload will be distributed onto multiple databases. This makes UltronGlow 2.0 much more efficient, running up to 100,000 transactions per second.

EDGE COMPUTING LAYER

Edge servers that maintain the edge blockchain reside at this layer. IoT devices lack the computational power, memory, and storage required for the mining and consensus process. The edge layer offloads this computational overhead from IoT devices and stores all transactions between IoT devices, and between IoT devices and the edge servers on the blockchain. Together with blockchain, edge computing looks to be part of a perfect combination for building a secure, scalable, and distributed platform for IoT. While blockchain helps solve security issues inherent in edge computing and IoT, edge computing provides the low-latency, distributed, scalable network that IoT applications rely on. For blockchain nodes to communicate with one another, data has to travel through the entirety of the network and back, which is how traffic flows in cloud computing. An edge computing network would create mechanisms for new data flows, server-to-server, and remove the need for data to have to traverse through the core network.

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