Dispatch adds rate limiting to test network for new blockchain platform

Posted by Dispatch on Oct 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Dispatch Blockchain Rate Limiting

We’ve now launched version 2.4 of our Test Network, including the addition of rate limiting for incoming requests to network nodes. This is an important feature for us, as it prevents spam and helps to improve overall network performance.

Under Dispatch’s new rate limits, the bandwidth available to each account is directly proportional to the number of software licenses in the account. By dynamically setting this parameter on the Test Network, it will deter spammers and encourage developers to acquire more licenses to enable their applications to get more bandwidth. More bandwidth allows a developer’s application to execute more transactions in parallel.

The new rate limits, which will also be included on Dispatch’s main network when it launches, are an important milestone in the company’s efforts to build the best platform yet for data-centric distributed applications.

“Adding rate limiting is an important feature for us as we head into launch of our Mainnet,” said Zane Witherspoon, Dispatch’s co-founder and chief technical officer. “This will help ensure consistent, robust performance on the network for developers and enterprises as our awesome community grows.”

The Testnet 2.4 update builds upon a robust set of features previously deployed on the system by Dispatch. Those include:

  • A fully documented Application Programming Interface. For more details, see https://api.dispatchlabs.io
  • Smart-contract functionality, including full backward compatibility for existing Ethereum contracts
  • Support for a web-based network interface at http://scanner.dispatchlabs.io
  • Automatic updates to delegate nodes.

Dispatch is developing a new blockchain protocol to enable distributed apps (or “dApps” for short) across a wide array of industries, from healthcare to supply chain to music to media. The full Dispatch system is being built to offer exponentially speedier performance over Ethereum, currently the most popular dApp platform publicly available.

Dispatch will accomplish that performance improvement primarily through use of an innovative algorithm for verifying transactions on its blockchain. This algorithm, called Delegated Asynchronous Proof of Stake (DAPoS), is the crucial ingredient in the Dispatch Virtual Machine (DVM) that will serve as the backbone of the new platform.

As an initial step, Dispatch’s development team built its Testnet to help identify and troubleshoot the DVM and DAPoS prior to full launch.

Anyone can participate in Dispatch’s Testnet by creating a node on the network using the API documentation at https://api.dispatchlabs.io

Topics: blockchain, Ethereum, Dapp, Dapps, Smart Contracts, API