Third Concept Trial for Ethereum’s Swarm Service Provider ReleasedJune 25, 2018
On June 21st, Ethereum announced the launch of the Swarm Client v0.3 through its social networks. The client is the third concept trial, which includes new and experimental features.
Amongst the highlights – viewable through their blog-, there is a messaging protocol from node to node.
Decentralisation Brought To Online Services
According to the original post, Swarm is a service which makes use of the SWAP protocol and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for both downloading and uploading content through the cloud. Through Swarm, web services will stop being indispensable since URL routing will give way to hosting websites and decentralized apps (DApps). It presents itself as the solution for decentralized and distributed storage, using Ethereum’s public register.
According to the post, Swarm is unlike other storage services which already exist. That is because of it being defined as a decentralized system thanks to the use of Ethereum’s Blockchain and smart contracts.
In addition, it offers a system for transparent self-execution. In such system, a set of programmable rules is established for the creation and maintenance of decentralized services, communities, and networks.
Decentralised Messaging Service Between Nodes
The Swarp Postal Service (SPS) is just one of the novelties brought by the Swarm 0.3 update. The service is an experimental messaging protocol which uses the same peer to peer foundation used in data storage and deliveries, this time to send messages from one node to another. Swarm aims for this structure to be the first step towards a completely new communication system between nodes.
Access to Updating Content Through Swarm.
Yet another experimental feature of the third concept trial is the Swarm Mutable Resource, or Swarm’s “ability to mutate”. Swarm has been integrated to Ethereum’s Name Service (ENS), built on the platform’s Blockchain.
The objective behind this is to make it possible to access constantly changing content. This would facilitate the reach towards blogs and news websites, in theory.
Related To The Resource, We Have The FUSE Utility
This allows users to integrate the data provided by Swarm with their local file systems in Linux and Mac. The blog states that both file reading and writing is compatible and would synchronize automatically with Swarm. The latest alpha Swarm version also provides with an incorporated encrypting system that brings secure data loads privately.
Swarm 0.3 offers access to the technical details of the update to anyone interested in reviewing them. They can be seen on the official Swarm guide and many other entries available through their blog. Swarm v0.3 is accessible through the public test net for everybody who wishes to get an early look at the newest update. As stated in the Ethereum Blog, their vision is for a new Internet. One that not only is resistant to failure, periods of inactivity, and censorship but one that is also economically self-sufficient thanks to the integrated incentives.
Since its release, Ethereum has continually released new forms of incorporating the Blockchain for different tasks. The ERC token “template” and smart contracts have been the workforce behind the seeming Crypto revolution started in 2017.