The Herdius platform intends to be a state-of-the-art distributed system. The architecture we envisage leverages some of the most recent technical developments in the space and introduces several innovative elements. We specifically want to design Herdius with the following goals in mind:
- High scalability and low confirmation times
- Cross-chain interoperability and transactions
- Handling private keys in a secure and convenient manner
As an overarching design premise, we set out to tackle these issues without compromising in the realm of decentralization. The outcome of our research and development efforts is the Herdius system as presented end envisaged in our technical whitepaper. At its core is a new proof-ofstake-based blockchain that can also function in the role of a sidechain to most other blockchains, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Thanks to our blocks-of-blocks architecture, we envision the Herdius blockchain to allow for a much increased transaction throughput compared to current legacy chains. That is central to our goal of building a decentralized exchange that can handle all kinds of digital assets, regardless of their underlying chain. By building a highly scalable blockchain that connects to different blockchains, we hope to have a positive impact on the entire ecosystem: the current strain on the legacy root chains might be considerably decreased once Herdius is running.
With DIVIWA, we aim at introducing a network of secure, virtual wallets. Our DIVIWA wallets shall present a user-friendly interface to the Herdius chain for regular users and handle private keys in an encrypted and distributed way. Our goal is to finally make handling private keys secure and convenient.