Aeternity is a public, open-source blockchain protocol that enables a platform for next-generation decentralized applications and high scalability. Its core components are written in the functional programming language Erlang, and its smart contracts are also functional. æternity has a stellar team of developers including Robert Virding – co-creator of Erlang, John Hughes – co-designer of Haskell, and Ulf Norell – co-designer of the Agda programming language for formal verification.
An æternity-themed hackathon will be organized during the weekend before the æternity Universe One conference. The developer-focused event will allow anyone to propose and develop æpps that make use of æternity’s unique technological stack. The æpps that get developed will be presented during the first day of the conference.
State Channels Aepp
During the æternity Universe One conference, attendees will have the opportunity to use a mobile æpp powered by æternity’s state channels technology. The æpp will allow anyone to purchase various items at the conference anonymously with zero fees and in real time.
State channels enable much more than improved payments functionality. They allow users to freely run smart contracts privately off-chain, empowering a new generation of lightning-fast decentralized applications dedicated to a mainstream audience.