How GoodBlock is Innovating Blockchain Infrastructure in Partnership with KOY Network

Welcome back to another in depth look at the KOY Network, following the announcement of GoodBlock’s partnership with the network. In our first piece, we gave a high level look at what KOY Network is and its impact, as well as an overview of the partnership. Last week we dove deeper into the tokenomics of KOYN that GoodBlock helped conceptualise.

This week, we’re talking about technical infrastructure and how Douglas Horn, CTO of KOY Network and CEO of GoodBlock, is strategically designing the network with the goal of becoming one of the world’s fastest blockchain network. Keep reading for more details, and at the end we’ll be sharing more about an upcoming event with the KOY Team where you can learn more about this innovative and impactful project. 

Taking GoodBlock’s Powerful Antelope Node & Turning It Up to 11

Because KOY Network is designed with the intent of powering financial transactions for the entire continent of Africa, ensuring that the technical design could handle a heavy number of transactions with high performance was a must. Thankfully, the protocol that KOY Network is built on, Antelope, is one of the industry’s leading protocols for performance and scalability, but the technical team at GoodBlock wanted to take things a step further.

GoodBlock has long been an expert in Antelope infrastructure, boasting the fastest block producer available across the entire Antelope ecosystem. This was achieved through a combination of cutting edge hardware and subtle refinements to the node’s settings. Mr. Horn also initiated and led the creation of the design of Telos EVM, which claims the title of the World’s Fastest EVM. 

So, when GoodBlock’s Douglas Horn stepped into the role of the KOY Network’s CTO, he quickly realised that there was a unique opportunity to take this experience and apply it to his work on the KOY Network in a manner that was even more powerful than other implementations. This was achieved by designing KOY Network so that every node and the protocol built on top of them is optimized to similar specifications as GoodBlock’s super node.

“Public blockchains are built with heterogeneous infrastructure that sets a limit to the number of transactions per block that the slowest nodes can reliably validate. By employing a unified architecture of ultra-fast nodes, we can supercharge what Antelope.IO Leap is capable of to extreme levels, without introducing risk. In fact, this approach means KOY Network is more secure against some risks even than decentralised chains,” said Mr. Horn.

On other Antelope networks, this type of approach wouldn’t have been possible because the networks are public and allow anyone to deploy a network validator. Because of this, the underlying consensus mechanism of other Antelope chains needs to be optimized to the speed of a network’s minimum hardware requirements. However, the KOY Network needs to be a private chain, which gives the protocol engineers much more control over the specifications of individual nodes and how the software running on top of these nodes is optimized. With this in mind, the network can implement nodes in relevant countries that are all based on the same structure. Because of this, they won’t have to match the slowest node, as most other blockchain networks do.

Setting a Standard for Network Statistics with Sustained, Mainnet Transactions

While the network is still in its infancy, the technical design choices made are expected to allow KOY Network to achieve speeds that are up to 4 times faster than any other Antelope Network. This would garner KOY Network the title of one of the world’s fastest blockchain with the potential to achieve 40,000 Transactions Per Second in a burst test.

GoodBlock is also taking things a step further from the standard testnet burst tests that most other blockchains advertise. They will also be running sustained tests on the KOY Network mainnet, making it the first network to showcase this based on on-chain proof. The goal of this is to showcase that KOY Network is not only the fastest blockchain from a theoretical standpoint in test conditions but also under real-world scenarios. As these reports roll out, we hope to set a standard that other blockchains can replicate when it comes to promoting blockchain transaction speeds and throughput.

Join Us For a Closer Look at KOY Network

With the launch of KOY Network well underway, GoodBlock is extremely excited for everything to come over the next few months. To celebrate, we’re hosting a space with the KOY Network team where we’ll be diving even further into the most notable aspects of this partnership. Set a reminder to join us on October 13th at 16:00 UTC!

For details on acquiring KOYN Tokens, check out the KOYN Fair Sale:

The KOY team is currently conducting a token presale to give community members and those in the Antelope ecosystem an opportunity to acquire KOYN tokens at an attractive rate.

To further honor their roots in the Antelope ecosystem, they’ve initiated the #AntelopeAccess program. Through this program, individuals can join the KOY Telegram channel and exchange their Antelope-based tokens for KOYN.

Once the #AntelopeAccess program concludes, a Fair Sale will be launched on the koy.network website. During this Fair Sale, KOYN tokens can be purchased using USDT from the Ethereum blockchain.

GoodBlock Technologies is an app developer and Block Producer candidate on the Telos Blockchain Network, with a focus on 2 of the pillars of Web3.0; Governance (decidevoter.app) and Decentralized Cloud Storage (dstor.cloud). Vote for goodblocktls, and learn more at goodblock.io.

KOY Network is a distributed ledger system designed to support smartphone apps serving Africa and its diaspora situated across the globe. Learn more at koy.network.

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