Creating a platform that can democratize access to decentralized finance is not easy. Between scalability issues, securing decentralized applications, faulty interoperability and attraction of a fickle developer community. The issues are multiple and often conflicting.
The Radix team has decided to take the situation in hand, and proposes the induction of an entire ecosystem, promising to solve one by one the difficulties inherent in DeFi.
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DeFi and its issues
While most projects related to decentralized finance have lived a real nightmare at the beginning of the month. The tumultuous past of the cryptocurrency market proves just how resilient the industry is. It only takes a spark to revive an entire ecosystem. Will Radix be the instigator?
While version 2.0 of Ethereum is still pending, the speculative madness that accompanied the DeFi movement has highlighted the limits of Vitalik Buterin’s protocol . After hitting transaction fee peaks of around $ 100, Ethereum is clearly not ready to accommodate a substantial windfall of users.
According to the Radix team , the “sharding” solution that will be introduced through Ethereum 2.0 is insufficient to meet the needs of DeFi.
“This solution does not allow mass adoption. It quite simply destroys the composability of applications, a crucial issue in decentralized finance ”
In order to democratize access to DeFi, the Radix team raises several priority areas of work:
Optimal security. Decentralized finance must allow its users an optimal guarantee as to the security of their liquidity. They cannot be subjected to the lack of vigilance of the developers.
Fast and inexpensive transactions. Transaction fees exceeding 30 euros must be a thing of the past. An effective solution must be implemented to avoid network congestion, and make mass adoption possible.
Optimal scalability and composability. DeFi applications must be able to work together. “Sharding” technology should therefore be avoided, on pain of compromising composability.
Better incentive systems for developers. DeFi cannot be limited to large projects. Independent developers must be able to find their place there. The incentive system needs to be redesigned in order to attract new development actors.
A solution called Radix
After 7 years of research , the Radix team offers a combination of technologies aimed at solving the problems mentioned above.
The heart of the project is based on the “Consensus Layer” called “Cerberus” . The concept of “linear scalability” is the key word behind this innovation. It makes it possible to scale a public registry across several thousand nodes, which can accommodate an infinite number of users. Whereas the “sharding” solution which will emerge within Ethereum 2.0 implies for the Radix team: “a lack of connivance between the different shards “ . The integration of a “cross-shard Atomic composability” technology will allow dApps frictionless interoperability.