Bluzelle, the Singaporean startup noted for its creative use of blockchain tech for online data storage, is set to launch its mainnet on February 3, 2021. At least two years since the company started operating its data delivery network and more than six years after its founding, Bluzelle is finally debuting its main blockchain network.

Mainnet refers to the primary blockchain network wherein a decentralized project such as Bluzelle operates. Generally, blockchain companies start with a testnet or sandbox environment first before launching their mainnet to avoid risks in testing, modifying, rectifying, and improving a blockchain project.

The launch of Bluzelle’s mainnet is the culmination of the successful twain incentivized testnets operated by the company to test for bugs, errors, weaknesses, and other issues. The first testnet, Swarm of Duty 1, was launched in July 2020. The second, Swarm of Duty 2, was launched in December 2020. More than 200 validators joined in stress-testing these testnets. 

The soft mainnet was launched in August 2020. It has already recorded more than two million blocks so far.

Bluzelle says that customers who have already been using the company’s decentralized database service will find a seamless transition from the previous blockchain network. The mainnet is a hard fork from the soft mainnet, the company explained. “Users who have been interacting with the latter can easily switch to and stake in the former — all existing accounts are being ported over transparently,” Bluzelle said in a statement.

With the release of its main blockchain network, Bluzelle will be offering the full extent of its decentralized storage service with the highlight features of low latency, massive scalability, and advanced censorship. Bluzelle’s mainnet allows decentralized apps or dApps on any blockchain to save data securely without the limitations and risks associated with centralized data centers.

Once the Bluzelle mainnet is officially launched, the company said that it will proceed with the planned Polkadot integration. This move will make Bluzelle interoperable with several other blockchain networks. Additionally, it will introduce decentralized database capabilities to projects that are being developed under Polkadot’s Substrate framework.

Following the mainnet launch, the company will pursue the next phase of development, which is expected to develop the next generation of Oracles–an extension of the Bluzelle database designed for fast pricing intervals. The plan is to integrate Oracles directly into the blockchain and employ multiple layers of mathematical filtering to generate Oracle data feeds with enhanced integrity and accuracy.

Bluzelle operates as a delegated Proof of Stake (dPoS) blockchain powered by the BFT Tendermint consensus engine of Cosmos. It is capable of processing 10,000 transactions per second and can also work across any chain. 

Additionally, it is designed to support massive horizontal scaling, which is made possible by the Bluzelle “Hub” blockchain. Several “sibling” blockchains, referred to as zones, can be established in different locations worldwide and made to connect to the “Hub” blockchain to exponentially expand Bluzelle’s TPS while increasing Bluzelle’s storage capacity staggeringly.

Bluzelle has raised a total of $22.3 million in seven funding rounds, including two Seed raises, Series A, three Venture rounds, and a $19.5 million initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018. Tribe Accelerator is the lead investor in the Singapore startup, with the participation of NEO Global Capital, Chain Capital, Kenetic, Global Brain Corporation, True Global Venures, and LUN Partners Group in the various fundraising rounds. Kinetic Capital, KR1, and 8 Decimal Capital participated in its ICO.

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