Implementing Collateralized Channels on Ethereum using Go-Perun

Perun Network Mar 22 · 5 min read Previously, we introduced collateralized channels and discussed how they can enable peer-to-peer payments in an offline setting. Collateralized channels can be a solution to digital payments in an offline setting. (Icons: In the following we show how collateralized channels on Ethereum are implemented using the Go-Perun … Read more

Erdstall vs. Rollups

Perun Network Jan 25 · 4 min read We take a look at Rollups, arguably the most hyped blockchain scaling technology today, and compare it to Erdstall — our new scaling technology that leverages the power of trusted execution environments (TEEs). With fees on Ethereum at an all-time high and decentralized finance applications on the … Read more

Introducing Erdstall: Scaling Ethereum using Trusted Execution Environments

Perun Network Dec 3, 2020 · 7 min read We describe a new scaling technology called Erdstall. The idea follows a recent research direction that explores the idea of building a Plasma system using a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Erdstall, which was one of the winning finalists of the EthGlobal Hackathon, is an implementation of … Read more

Taxonomy of Blockchain Scaling Solutions

Perun Network Sep 28, 2020 · 7 min read In our last post, we explained the Blockchain Trilemma and the insufficient scalability of blockchains. Let us now take a closer look at some ideas on how to increase the transaction throughput in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. We distinguish two major categories of scaling … Read more

The Blockchain Trilemma

Perun Network Aug 24, 2020 · 4 min read Secure — Decentral — Scalable. These are the three properties any ideal blockchain system should possess. However, current state-of-the-art blockchain technology can only achieve two out of the three properties, which results in the so-called blockchain trilemma. Popular blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum may be … Read more