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What’s So Great About Casanova, Anyway?

What’s So Great About Casanova, Anyway?   Derek Sorensen, Research Mathematician — The Casanova paper starts out by describing it as an “optimistic consensus protocol designed for a permissioned blockchain.” The question I most often get from people reading it...

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Casanova Is Featured On TechXplore

Casanova Is Feature On TechXplore Shortly after publishing Casanova, we were contacted by several individuals and companies looking for more information about the protocol. TechXplore was one of those companies and today they released an article featuring Casanova.

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Digging into Language Design: Rholang Semantics

Derek Sorensen, Research Mathematician — I recently gave a hefty start to building the Rholang semantics using K-Framework. I want to share some insights I gained and the battles I faced. Perhaps this will help someone else along their way. For those unfamiliar with...

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An Introduction to Casanova

Kyle Butt & Nash E. Foster — Pyrofex’s research team recently published a paper describing a new leaderless consensus algorithm named Casanova. The focus of that paper was to write a journal-quality description of the algorithm and prove it is safe, live, and...

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Incorrect By Construction—CBC Casper Isn’t Live

Many of the essential ideas in CBC Casper [1] are genuinely innovative, but the protocol is not live even under very strong assumptions about the network. I.e., even when the network is operating correctly, the protocol may not be able to achieve consensus on any...

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Pyrofex Introduces Casanova

We introduce Casanova, a leaderless optimistic consensus protocol designed for a permissioned blockchain. Casanova produces blocks in a DAG rather than a chain, and combines voting rounds with block production by singling out individual conflicting transactions.

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Pyrofex: UV50 Top Startup To Watch

Pyrofex Listed In Top 10 Startups To Watch Utah Valley 360 recently held their UV50 Gala to award local businesses that are both established and on the rise. Pyrofex received a nomination and ultimately a vote in the top 10 Startups To Watch 2018.

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