Since we started this journey a year ago, our end goal was to enable our ecosystem to provide more security, more privacy, and more freedom without compromising usability to dApps.

 

Blockchain technology, as broad as it is, has some incredible qualities that help us accomplish exactly that.

 

In the same way that Neil Armstrong’s first steps achieved progress for science and technology when he landed on the moon, Skrumble Network’s LUNA TestNet (Luna is moon in Spanish) marks a big step towards us achieving the holy grail of this technology: decentralization. Decentralization, in essence, means that a network is built in a way so that no single entity is in control of it. Applying that definition to global communication, it means no government surveillance, no organization ownership, no individual hacking or manipulation can stop decentralized communication.

 

Why are we so excited to announce this? Because it means we are getting closer and closer to getting Ally, our first dapp, fully decentralized.

 

When that happens, if you’re located in India, and want to chat with your friend in China, you won’t need to worry anymore about someone spying on your personal conversations. Nothing except shutting down your Internet connection or power supply will be able to stop it. Before we reach that point, it’s important to our team to make sure that everything that needs to be done is done right, to ensure the safety and privacy of the connections.

 

The Luna TestNet will remain in private alpha while we continue to test and also, in order to uphold the integrity of our project and code. We have been working hard on this for the past few months. A TestNet is the perfect way for blockchain projects to test the environment, run simulations, check how the consensus model is responding, what TPS we are achieving, and see what security challenges there are. It allows us to test real conditions on a closed environment, such as how our blockchain is reacting to other public chains. We will be implementing numerous peer reviews of technical developers to see how our blockchain is performing, such as from Jinius Tu, the CTO of AION. We’ll be hosting hackatons, as well as getting code reviews in the near future.

 

In parallel to the TestNet, we are launching a block explorer, called Monocle, that works with any blockchain, and lets you search for transactions, addresses, hashes or blocks. At the same time, we are launching an open source project, called Cerebro, that’s a visualizer of our blockchain, so everyone, no matter the experience they have with blockchain, can actually see what’s going on in real time! It being open source means that it can be used to explore other blockchains.

 

We are thrilled to announce our blockchain is surpassing all of our expectations, with consensus time of at least 5 seconds, and reaching 3K TPS. We were trying to scale the blockchain to 2K TPS, so this is actually awesome news! We have tested those numbers with 6 to 32 main nodes. We took all the data we got from stimulations and test and we put it on a dashboard, using this dashboard we were able to pinpoint the prices of our masternodes and grandmasternodes and we will be releasing that soon.

 

Lastly, we have to say that this is a crucial point for the company. With Ally, our first dApp, soon to be fully decentralized with over 120k users, and the launch of the LUNA TestNet, the eyes are on unstoppable communication, which is getting so close we can feel it!

We will now focus on making the network as smooth and reliable as possible, before releasing the MainNet to the public in Q1 2019. The following months are going to be very intense, and we sincerely hope that you stay with us through the whole process! Ally will be a fully decentralized dApp by the end of December, with a huge number of new features at the same time.

 

 


 

If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback, feel free to contact us on Telegram, Twitter or Ally!

 

Excited for what’s coming!

Nacho.

 

About Skrumble

Skrumble Network is a completely new, innovative blockchain and application that centers on creating the most secure connections for communication possible. It will be a blockchain uniquely optimized for secure communication-centric connections and transactions, a decentralized social media communication application, and a communication layer for developers to build into any application. With no middle entity or centralized server host in between to censor, block or manipulate any data, Skrumble Network’s blockchain and application will be a catalyst for data privacy and help to truly democratize communication on a global scale.

 

Learn more about Skrumble Network by visiting Skrumble.network.

Nacho Llanillo

Author: Nacho Llanillo

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