Decentralized Database Bluzelle Prepares for Mainnet Launch and Staking Rewards
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Bluzelle, a decentralized database for dApps, has revealed details of its mainnet launch. Phase 1 will commence on August 8, when token-holders and network validators can begin to generate a yield for staking their BLZ. Described by CEO Pavel Bains as a "soft mainnet" launch, the event will give the community an opportunity to get involved while raising expectations for Phase 2 to follow a month later on September 8.

From Testnet to Mainnet

The impending launch of Bluzelle’s mainnet follows a successful incentivized testnet program. During the three-week competition, dubbed Swarm of Duty, validators utilized Cosmos and Tendermint. The latter helps implement Bluzelle’s bridge relayer that connects Ethereum to Bluzelle and Cosmos. In the process, testnet participants discovered a major bug in the latest testnet release of Cosmos/Tendermint. The matter was resolved quickly after Bluzelle provided detailed logs of the incident to the Tendermint team.

When its mainnet launches at the end of the month, Bluzelle stakers will be able to earn 25% APY on their BLZ initially. Participants who stake early and with larger quantities of BLZ will be entitled to a higher reward. To take part in Phase 1 of the network’s launch, validators and delegators must create their own BluzelleNet address using the Bluzelle staking platform. Every 24 hours tokens will be deposited to their address, allowing participants to watch their total assets grow.

Censorship-Resistant Data for the Distributed Web

Bluzelle’s mainnet launch arrives at a critical time in web3 history. High profile hacks, including last week’s breach of Twitter, have strengthened the case for decentralized data storage and self-sovereign accounts. For this vision to materialize, however, decentralized apps require constant access to data that is stored in a distributed fashion, making it hard to hack, resell or censor.

Bluzelle provides multi-regional data storage for developers, stored on crowd-sourced servers to ensure low latency and guaranteed access. Thanks to Javascript support, Bluzelle can be used by developers on virtually any blockchain, paving the way for dApps operating on networks like Ethereum, EOS and TRON to utilize Bluzelle’s data-storing service.

Described as an “Airbnb of databases,” Bluzelle enables developers to pay for storage space and read/write to the decentralized database. Powered by a Byzantine fault-tolerant cluster of blockchains that have been optimized for database operations, Bluzelle promises to protect businesses from data breaches, network failures and performance issues. Its mainnet launches at a busy time for blockchains, days after Elrond’s mainnet launch. Then, on September 8, phase two of Bluzelle’s mainnet will commence.

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