Community-driven governance for operational Blockchains
INFRACHAIN has its origins as a Luxembourgish non-profit organization supported by the Luxembourg government and created by the emerging Blockchain-industry. We now strive to become a European non-profit organization putting in place community driven governance for operational Blockchain use.
We are a Blockchain community, non-profit organization, committed to create an on-top governance framework allowing Blockchain applications to become operational in the current regulatory environment.
Based on this observation and in order to accelerate the adoption of Blockchain, Infrachain has been created. This project aims at leapfrogging the adoption curve of Blockchain by creating a community-driven permissioned-Blockchain network. Infrachain provides Blockchain services to all aspects of the economy (Fintech, Healthcare, Public services, Supply chain management, etc.).
Our Primary aim is to create a European community of certified host operator to:
- host private chain instances with third party distributed trust
- Create a european blockchain community striving to drive blockchain technology towards a faster and larger adoption
Todays Blockchain environment has a huge challenge when it comes to bringing Blockchain applications into operations. On the one hand, 1000s of POCs and pilots are running and promise a beautiful de-centralized world. On the other hand, the vast majority of these pilots cannot be deployed today in a public chain environment as these are not providing the necessary regulatory compliance to run operational applications.
What is missing in the current public blockchain environments:
Trust and accountability in the nodes
An organization needs to know their counterparty
Sustainable Operational environment
An organization needs to have a signed SLA in place
An organization needs to interact with an environment which provides regulatory compliance
Infrachain bridges the gap between a still young and not yet mature technology and the centralized view of regulators and organizations.
Our main objective is to bring blockchains ecosystems the same level of governance and compliance than classical environments while keeping the 3rd party distributed trust intact, even in private chains.
We create community-governance driven private chain instances with third party distributed trust.
Host operator (node) Certification:
To know all related parties in regards to the Blockchain application we are providing an ISO27001 inspired certification.
Last man standing:
To be able to have a signed SLA towards the blockchain application we are providing a “Last man standing” approach
We defined our and all our stakeholders positioning in the light of GDPR
Blockchain Technology agnostic:
We are ready to work with all relevant Blockchain technologies and we will adapt our governance accordingly.
Orchestration of private chain instances:
Automatic initiation of setup of blockchain instances on our Host operators ressources through an orchestration layer.
Independent host operators:
Provide 3rd party distributed trust through a community of independant host operators all over Europe.
Infrachain acts as a facilitator to introduce vendors and suggest deployment tools to facilitate the creation of Blockchain instances.
Infrachain is making available a community of host operators, the Infrachain network, to host nodes.
Infrachain is providing a multi-cluster management tool, Rancher. This open-source software allows delivering a unified environment.
- in the technical setup to create different types of environment (Test, Prod, Pre-prod) using Rancher;
- in adding virtual machines or Docker containers that conform to the technical requirements of the Host Operator network;
- in managing the configuration of firewalls at the operating system level or on virtual machine platforms (Azure stack, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.).
Through its elaborate governance framework, Infrachain allows for:
- the operation of a sustainable operational environment;
- regulatory certainty and so accountability for Blockchain applications.
Infrachain members have free exclusive access to the Infrachain Test Network (ITN). The ITN is a virtual environment spread across different host operators. The ITN is composed of different sets of interconnected VMs, which create a private overlay network where Blockchain instances are running. The ITN is meant to be a sandbox environment for testing and experimenting Blockchains and Blockchain applications.
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We are convinced that Europe needs a vast community of Host Operators, Blockchain application providers and associated providers, to walk toward a European blockchain infrastructure.
Infrachain enables all actors in the eco-system to exchange on regulatory, compliance, technology and governance questions and sets up ad hoc Action Groups whenever a subject arises to be relevant to the community.
Our aim is that the Infrachain community will expand to create a European cross-industry effort in order to foster the growth and the sustainability of the Blockchain ecosystem. Therefore, Infrachain positions itself as community-driven initiative where the community governs the permissioned infrastructure hosting Blockchain applications. To do so, a strong and transparent governance is set within the community in order to distribute the power among members. The role of our governance rules is to guarantee the independence of actors involved in the operation of Blockchain instances. That is one of the main differentiators when compared to a cloud alternative offered on the market.
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