Announcing David Chaum’s Elixxir: First Blockchain Capable of Meeting the Needs of Consumer-Scale Messaging and Payments
The Elixxir platform enables hundreds of thousands of confidential, quantum-resistant transactions to be processed within seconds
Elixxir, led by David Chaum, the inventor of cryptocurrency and the “father of online privacy,” reveals its innovative blockchain after nearly two years of development behind-the-scenes.
Elixxir is a blockchain solution that enables fast, secure and confidential messaging and payments at minimal cost. The Elixxir blockchain can scale to hundreds of thousands of transactions each second, each message or payment delivered or confirmed within seconds, efficiently enabling use as a smartphone app.
Chaum revealed the Elixxir technology today during his keynote address at CoinDesk Consensus Singapore, sharing a technical brief laying out Elixxir’s fundamentally different approach and welcoming participation in the Elixxir community.
“It is widely recognized that some fundamental solutions are needed in order for blockchain technology to make the critical leap from store-of-value to consumer-scale payment and messaging. We wanted to have the engineering done and software up and running before announcing our solution to those problems,” states Elixxir founder, David Chaum.
Elixxir builds on David’s creation of eCash, the first cryptocurrency, his pioneering work in pre-bitcoin blockchain, mix networks and multiparty computations, as well as his recent cryptographic architectures incorporating precomputation. Elixxir delivers a fully-scalable, confidential and secure decentralized platform with the speed and privacy that consumers have come to expect.