TAAL Announces Components of Strategic Vision Including the Launch of Miner ID and M/API
VANCOUVER, April 7, 2020 /CNW/ – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE:TAAL | FWB:9SQ | OTCQB:SQRMF) (“TAAL“) provides an update on its 5-year technology roadmap and on the launch of two new components.
On April 2, 2020, TAAL announced it had filed a patent application for a blockchain computing device (the “Device“) https://webfiles.thecse.com/sedar_filings/00036887/2004021816432817.pdf.
This initiative is part of TAAL’s strategic vision, full details of which will be released in the coming months. Several pillars of the strategic vision include:
- Transaction processing, using M/API, bulk volume contracts, dynamic rates and client tiering;
- Managed services for blockchain computer hosting, hash contracts and “TAALPool”, a public blockchain computing pool;
- Services and pilot projects stemming from the filed patent application related to the Device;
- Blockchain cloud services, and
- Internet of Things (IoT) agents and services.
TAAL has been improving its block processing infrastructure and streamlining systems in preparation for scaling of operations. TAAL intends to publicly mark all blocks written to the Bitcoin SV blockchain, both its own and those of its clients under managed services agreements, as “TAAL” with its “Miner ID” signature.
Computing power in a proof-of-work system is the key component of the security model of a public permissionless blockchain, such as Bitcoin SV, as it indicates the amount of capital expended to support the infrastructure of the network. The amount of capital-at-risk or deployed resources acts as a strong deterrent against acting dishonestly in a decentralized system. Miner ID is a method implemented on Bitcoin SV as a way for transaction processors to be able to provably identify themselves and build a reputation of trust among the public and clients. By signing all the blocks with a company’s public key, it allows anyone to provably show the blocks that a block builder creates on the blockchain, enhancing auditability and reporting. TAAL emphasizes that Miner ID is currently only implemented on the Bitcoin SV platform.
As announced by the Bitcoin SV node team on April 3, 2020, TAAL also confirms the implementation on the bitcoinsv.io website (found here: https://bitcoinsv.io/2020/04/03/miner-id-and-merchant-api-beta-release/) of its beta implementation of M/API, a merchant/miner API. The beta implementation M/API is expected to allow for the public to send transactions directly to TAAL to be processed, query for real-time transaction processing fee rates and confirm the status of a transaction, allowing for further growth and innovation of the Bitcoin SV development ecosystem, as well as build the foundation for the SPV node network, whose 0-confirmation transactional security is based on direct block builder interaction, allowing for tighter integration of applications with transaction processors and for future fixed rate transaction processing in fiat currency. TAAL has this week made its beta M/API endpoints available to its partners and clients.
Jerry Chan, CEO
About TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc.
TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE:TAAL) delivers value-added blockchain services, providing professional-grade, highly scalable blockchain infrastructure and transactional platforms to support businesses building solutions and applications upon the Bitcoin SV platform, and developing, operating, and managing distributed computing systems for enterprise users.
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