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Author Topic: [ANN] Ergo: A Resilient Platform for Contractual Money [PoW - Autolykos]  (Read 1087 times)
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June 05, 2019, 09:08:53 AM
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Following up the PRE-ANN thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2076657.0 , which was started almost two years ago, the Ergo team would like to announce upcoming launch of Ergo, a resilient platform for contractual money.

What are the main points of Ergo?

  • Rigorous research and scientific approach: Ergo is based on original research, published at known peer-reviewed conferences. List of scientific papers is available at https://apograf.io/c/7MEY3, but Ergo is not limited by research and it also implements other novel scientific ideas.
  • Contractual money: a new advanced transactional language built from scratch by team, with a higher-level language for developers called “ErgoScript”. Two tutorials available on website: https://ergoplatform.org/docs/ErgoScript.pdf and https://ergoplatform.org/docs/AdvancedErgoScriptTutorial.pdf. It is more advanced scripting language than Bitcoin while maintaining security and not introducing blockchain bloat problems. Scripting language in itself is non-Turing complete but applications ran on the platform can be made to be Turing complete as demonstrated in this peer reviewed paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/1806.10116v1.pdf.
  • New PoW consensus algorithm Autolykos, which was designed in collaboration with The Research Institute (https://researchinstitute.io/). It is the first ASIC-resistant and pool-resistant consensus algorithm to be deployed (mining pools won’t work in Ergo for sake of Decentralization!). Technical details in this paper: https://docs.ergoplatform.com/ErgoPow.pdf.
  • Trustless Light Clients with Minimal Resource Requirements: Ergo block header supports NiPoPoWs that enable synchronizing network by downloading < 1Mb of data. This is further made possible by the fact Ergo state is authenticated as detailed in this paper from 2017: https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/994.pdf.
  • New Economic Model: Key feature of the new model is miners charge users a fee for any UTXO that remains unmoved in state for 4 years (“storage rent fee”). This accomplishes stable mining revenue to secure network, prevents “state bloat” and enables a short release schedule – Ergo emission fully completes in just 8 years. Details in this paper: https://fc18.ifca.ai/bitcoin/papers/bitcoin18-final18.pdf.
  • Mined from Zero via PoW with no ICO or Pre-mine. It is about a hope to achieve as fair distribution of Ergs as possible to enhance decentralization.
  • Decentralization First: Core commitment of Development team and community. Top item in “Ergo Vision” section of white paper. Many of the above features’ main purpose is to achieve this goal.
  • Resiliency and Survivability: Decentralization First is to accomplish this goal. Ergo should be alive and operational for an indefinite amount of time and Contractual Money contracts on Ergo should be able to survive for at least the length of a person’s life time despite a changing external environment.
  • 2+ Years Full-time Development: Full-time development from scratch for 2+ years starting in 2017. Will launch as mainnet, ready for developers, miners and users to immediately start using Ergo.
  • Other: Ergo offers anyone the ability to issue their own tokens (non-native tokens) on the platform and leverage off its security and decentralization. Advanced on-chain governance is built with miners being able to vote on a number of parameters including simple items like block size – gradual changes only to ensure stability.


The above is just a short summary. For more info, visit the website and ask questions here.

*Website: https://ergoplatform.org/

*Short high level intro (5 pages only): https://docs.ergoplatform.com/teaser.pdf (Chinese: https://docs.ergoplatform.com/cn/teaser%E5%B0%94%E6%A0%BC%E5%B9%B3%E5%8F%B0%E7%AE%80%E4%BB%8B_%E4%B8%AD%E6%96%87%E7%89%88.pdf )

*White Paper I: https://ergoplatform.org/docs/whitepaper.pdf (Chinese: https://docs.ergoplatform.com/cn/whitepaper_cn.pdf )

*Twitter: @ergoplatformorg (https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg)

*Telegram: https://t.me/ergoplatform

*Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7cht_rw6ofX3wTirrQG8kw

*Github: https://github.com/ergoplatform (but important to note multiple other highly relevant Github Repository links can be found on website)

*Development Team already has 25+ Smart Contract Examples ready for Deployment by Developers: https://github.com/ScorexFoundation/sigmastate-interpreter/tree/master/src/test/scala/sigmastate/utxo/examples

* CUDA-based GPU miner (a mining software for AMD cards will be released soon) https://github.com/ergoplatform/Autolykos-GPU-miner

* Russian thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2170754

* Chinese Telegram group: https://t.me/ergoplatform_CH



Mainnet Launch Date is planned to be around June 20, 2019.

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June 05, 2019, 10:43:00 AM
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Ergo Platform Testnet 2.1.0 released. Voting for soft-forkability feature implemented, Sigma-State language updated. More details in the description of the release.

https://github.com/ergoplatform/ergo/releases/tag/v2.1.0

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1136214698364420099

Announcement of the new thread on Bitcointalk

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1136218324809977856

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June 05, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
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"We have reached agreement with Ergo Platform to make its native token, ERG available for payment and swap with over 170 crypto! ERG will be listed soon after mainnet launch expected to be on June 20,2019!"

https://twitter.com/SwftCoin/status/1136293239219113986

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June 05, 2019, 07:21:54 PM
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Finally the project is launched, this is good news. Waiting for launch with friends

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June 05, 2019, 07:35:10 PM
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what coin algorithm  Huh
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June 05, 2019, 09:14:33 PM
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what coin algorithm  Huh

Autolykos is brand new ASIC- and pool-resistant. In some aspects it is similar to Equihash (used in ZCash) with slightly different problem and parameters. However, a secret is needed in order to mine (w. a zero-knowledge proof of PoW solution knowledge included in a block header), thus Autolykos is pool-resistant. For current GPU implementation, minimum amount of RAM needed is 3GB, however, for efficient mining another 4 GB are needed. Thus Autolykos is good for 8+GB GPUs. Algorithm details could be found in a dedicated paper  https://docs.ergoplatform.com/ErgoPow.pdf .

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June 06, 2019, 12:17:00 PM
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This is great. Have been following progress for a long time, excited to see Ergo launching!
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June 06, 2019, 01:06:56 PM
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Ergo Platform Testnet 2.1.1 released: JRE8 support added, fixes for API spec examples and correct error handling. Sigma-State language updated.

https://github.com/ergoplatform/ergo/releases/tag/v2.1.1

https://github.com/ScorexFoundation/sigmastate-interpreter/releases/tag/v2.1.1

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1136618300987891712

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June 07, 2019, 08:47:21 AM
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尔格(Ergo)的中文网站上线了!我们郑重向您呈现中文网站https://ergoplatform.org/cn/ 。网站上也可以找到尔格的中文Telegram和微信论坛。Our Chinese Website is up! And on website, there are also links to our new Chinese Telegram and Wechat channels: https://t.me/ergoplatform_CH

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1136916494695239681

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June 09, 2019, 07:24:03 PM
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"... your paper "On Contractual Money" has been accepted for presentation at RAMICS 2019 Hida-Takayama" so, dear currency researchers, see you in Japan this September"

https://twitter.com/chepurnoy/status/1137800291397656577

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June 09, 2019, 11:03:25 PM
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Discord?
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June 11, 2019, 06:23:38 AM
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Ergo Platform Testnet 2.1.1 released: JRE8 support added, fixes for API spec examples and correct error handling. Sigma-State language updated.

https://github.com/ergoplatform/ergo/releases/tag/v2.1.1

https://github.com/ScorexFoundation/sigmastate-interpreter/releases/tag/v2.1.1

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1136618300987891712

hi. what news? start mainet june 20?
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June 11, 2019, 03:21:25 PM
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"In my recent episode, I not only share why I believe money is the killer application for crypto, but I also did a sponsored interview with Ergo, a platform who's building the framework for contractual money"

https://twitter.com/Nicholas_Merten/status/1138439305876189184

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Ergo Platform Testnet 2.1.2 released - Support of coordinated network bootstrapping. Fixes of multiple genesis processing and network byte in addresses.

https://github.com/ergoplatform/ergo/releases/tag/v2.1.2

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1138809707626475520

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I follow this project since April '18, no doubt it will be huge.

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The Bad Crypto Podcast - Episode 276: Crypto for Good with The Giving Block featuring Ergo

https://badcryptopodcast.com/2019/06/13/crypto-for-good-276/

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1139129158573985794

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June 13, 2019, 01:43:12 PM
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Due to delays with exchange listings and new issues found we've decided to postpone the mainnet launch till June 28. Thank you for your patience and continued support!

https://twitter.com/ergoplatformorg/status/1139164264168591362

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June 13, 2019, 10:23:02 PM
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"We're excited to announce that EFYT (Ergo First Year Token) is listed on Tidex Exchange!  We will also list Ergo native token (ERG) right after the mainnet launch."

https://twitter.com/Tidex_Exchange/status/1139282057643905024

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Only Telegram at the moment, do you think we need for Discord as well?

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