- A Root-of-Trust and Top-level indexing for global storage
What is Lava?
Lava is a digital and cryptographic infrastructure based on Proof-of-Capacity (PoC). Also, it embodies Root-of-Trust and Top-level Indexing mechanism for the global storage space.
PoC is a consensus mechanism with high security but low energy consumption, and of great fairness and openness. It is therefore conducive to building a stronger trustless on- chain ecology and assembling a wider range of consensus and value. Lava has adopted an improved PoC mechanism, namely Lava- Firestone, greatly relaxing the hardware barriers set to maintain a decentralized network, and making it easy and cost- effecient for anyone to utilize handy but idle storage devices to participate in block forging.
The whole ecology is designed for a complete close loop: Lava builds consensus from global storage space, and in return gives feedback to the space with the trust-value gained from consensus. The concept of “building” comes from the PoC consensus mechanism adopted by the main chain. It requires a large and distributed storage
networks to contribute “capacity power” to create Root-of-Trust on the blockchain. And the trust-value feedback, based on the decentralized trust facility, Lava, is widely used as a general and core open protocol for indexing and mobilizing global storage resources by third-party applications and services through such proven mature technical solutions as cross-chain extension, virtual token coloring, and distributed content-addressable storage networks.
Consensus from Space
Lava Blockchain operates on Lava-Firestone, a Proof of Capacity (PoC)-based consensus mechanism. You prove to the network the storage capacity you hold, participate in the competition of block forging, and maintain the security and credibility of the whole decentralized network. As a permissionless and threshold-free consensus protocol, Lava enables you to participate in our consensus by contributing storage capacity wherever you are and whatever storage devices are in your hand. Lava is featured by such protocols of great openness that in return makes itself infinitely scalable.
PoC mining in Lava Blockchain does not consume electricity as in stereotypes. Rather, it relies on statically stored data, with no high-powered computing devices required. One percent of power consumption merely will be enough for PoC protocol network to achieve security equivalent to that of PoW. What is more, as PoW will inevitably go ASIC, which as a result weakens the degree of system decentralization. PoC protocol, however, has naturally bypassed such problems by working on mining blocks with storage devices.
Lava Blockchain has all the way been refining and presenting a powerful consensus practice from global storage space and become a trust infrastructure for distributed social collaboration. But it doesn't stop there: Thanks to the growing maturity of cross-chain communication technology and the ever-increasing scale of distributed content-addressable storage networks, Lava can come with decentralized storage applications that help feed trust value into social value. In the future, Lava will in stages build a master protocol based on Layer 2 Embedment and Underlying Indexing, and support all distributed content-addressable storage networks to be embedded into the Lava mainchain in the form of Layer 2.
Max Supply:332,800,000 LV
Block Reward：640 LV if a Firestone is consumed by the miner, or 320 LV if not; Halving period: 260,000 Block Height (which last approximately two years);
Lava mainnet officially launched:28-Aug-2019
·Tech team 2%;
·Community development start-up fund 2%;
·Lava Foundation, for mid to long-term ecology development 3%;
Lava Plotting & Mining Instruction：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/blob/master/Lava-Plotting-and-Mining-Guide-EN.md
Lava Full Node (Lava Core) Guide：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/blob/master/Lava-Full-Node-Guide-EN.md
A Guide for Lava Firestone：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/blob/master/Lava-Firestone-Guide-EN.md
A Guide for Lava Binding Mechanism：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/blob/master/Lava-Binding-Guide-EN.md
Wallets & Downloads
Linux full node wallet：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/lava-v0.3.4/lava-linux-v0.3.4.tar.gz
Osx full node wallet: https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/lava-v0.3.4/lava-osx-x64-v0.3.4.tar.gz
Windows full node wallet: https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/lava-v0.3.4/lava-win64-v0.3.4.zip
windows-disable full node wallet: https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/v0.3.2/lava-win64-disable-asm-v0.3.2.zip
Windows light wallet:
Win full node gui wallet：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/lavaGui-v0.4/lava-qt-v0.4.zip
Mac full node gui wallet：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/lavaGui-v0.4/lava-qt-mac-v0.4.zip
Android light wallet：https://github.com/lavafy/testnet/releases/download/v0.3.2/lava-light-wallet-1.0.5-mainnet.apk.1.1.zip