August 12, 2019 – New York
The firm is developing DAG consensus technology and ARKnet, a decentralized application platform.
Apollo Foundation is announcing Apollo 2020, the firm’s roadmap for a post-blockchain future. A key initiative is the development of DAG (directed acyclic graph), making Apollo one of the first cryptocurrency projects to build the decentralized, post-blockchain consensus technology.
The foundation will develop ARKnet, a decentralized application infrastructure; smart contract capabilities; a tokenization platform; Apollo Cloud, a decentralized cloud storage service; and national currency initiative in Africa, in partnership with ADF Group.
ARK – DAG Consensus Protocol
“Apollo’s 2020 vision is to become a next-generation, post-blockchain cryptocurrency. We’re architecting a post-blockchain distributed ledger technology (DLT) based on the advanced principles of DAG (directed acyclic graph) consensus,” says Steve McCullah, director of business development.
“This technology will put Apollo’s features above the competition. With an expected TPS (transactions per second) of at least one million, Apollo will offer capabilities surpassing anything on the market today.”
Directed acyclic graph (DAG) functions as a network of interconnected branches that grow outward in several directions. Transactions can be confirmed in order of magnitude faster while remaining decentralized since each node confirms only the previous one.
DAG’s advantages include
- High transactions per second (TPS)
- Low transaction fees
- Nano transactions and micropayments
DAG solves the problems of scalability, high fees, and long confirmation times. With DAG, the foundation will work towards the following
- Solve scalability issues of existing DLTs
- Distinguish the Apollo platform from traditional block ledger-based storage by employing an improved version of existing DAG-based protocols
- Process at least one million TPS (transactions per second)
ARKnet – Decentralized Application Infrastructure
The foundation is developing ARKnet, a decentralized application (DApp) infrastructure within the Apollo ecosystem. It will enable the creation of a decentralized internet without the limitations of current blockchain systems. ARKnet will be the most powerful decentralized application infrastructure on the market. It will offer advantages such as security, transparency, and persistence in operational processes.
DApps decentralize information, which makes the data immutable and protected from outside interference.
The Apollo team wants to utilize the full potential of a new decentralized, post-blockchain infrastructure.
“We will launch an enhanced tokenization platform that allows seamless smart contracts to be issued quickly and effectively,” says McCullah. “It will enable the exchange of tokens directly on our decentralized exchange (DEX). Apollo Wallet can also function as an ICO and token-sale platform for instant fundraising.”
Apollo strives to be a leader in tokenization by featuring
- Faster speed
- Higher TPS (transactions per second)
- One-click issuance
- Simplest smart contract capabilities
- Future-proof technology
Apollo Cloud will become one of the first decentralized, near-limitless cloud storage systems. It will be affordable and practical.
This decentralized file storage system will allow anyone to earn fees by partitioning off hard drive space with one click. Users can safely store files of nearly unlimited size with the security and privacy of decentralization.
With traditional cloud storage such as Dropbox, users are forced to rely on a centralized company with strict terms and agreements, worldwide law enforcement compliance, KYC requirements, as well as centralized servers that are vulnerable to manipulation and access by staff and hackers.
Users’ personal information and sensitive files are in the hands of the company. Moreover, current decentralized options are severely limited by their corresponding blockchain. Size is limited and storage is inconsistent because as user-run nodes are removed, information is also removed. Additionally, cost is astronomically high compared to traditional methods, and impractical for multiple or large files.
Here are Apollo Cloud’s features.
- Data is stored in the network
- Users can store their information, as well as create the ability for others to store data
- Users can earn fees by providing storage services
National Currency Initiative
Apollo will also focus on achieving true mass adoption via its national currency initiative. The initial target is the continent of Africa, where the foundation has partnered with ADF group to pitch to all 54 nations on the continent of 1.2 billion.
The foundation is developing tools for mass adoption, including a lite wallet app. The mobile app will have QR codes, as well as merchant features. This will help Apollo to gain merchant adoption globally.