Constellation Networks Hypergraph Hour Episode 4: A Deep Dive
In the fourth episode of Constellation Networks’ Hypergraph Hour, the team delves into a variety of topics, from the development of their technology to potential use cases and future plans. The discussion is led by Wyatt Meldman-Floch, the CTO of Constellation, and Benjamin Diggles, the Chief Revenue Officer.
State Channels and the Future of Programming
Wyatt Meldman-Floch discusses the development of a new programming method that is akin to a grassroots movement of individuals finding innovative solutions to complex problems. The goal is to recreate this movement and launch a robust developer evangelism initiative in the coming year. The team is working on making it as simple as deploying an Ethereum smart contract to launch products or proofs of concept on Constellation’s platform.
The Role of Constellation in Infrastructure
The team emphasizes that Constellation is an infrastructure company. Their goal is to provide a platform for anyone to build on top of Hypergraph. They are currently receiving a lot of inbound projects and are using these early projects to build out a playbook for future developers.
Real-Time Proof of Compliance
Benjamin Diggles elaborates on the concept of real-time proof of compliance. He explains that auditing is a lagging indicator represented by static data, whereas alerting is a leading indicator represented by real-time dynamic data. The goal is to move from auditing to alerting, which only surfaces corruption. This concept is not specific to tax, and more explanations on its applications will be provided in 2021.
The Dream Use Case for Hypergraph
When asked about his dream use case for Hypergraph, Wyatt reveals a project called “Reality”. This project aims to create a global context for reality, a giant knowledge graph of notarized events processed through interconnected infrastructure. This would enable users to interact with and understand the state of various systems, whether it’s server infrastructure or a fleet of aircraft.
Scalability of Constellation
Wyatt also addresses the scalability of Constellation. He explains that the scalability is configurable – if a network wants to be faster, it can simply get a bigger server or more nodes. This decouples the convergence of the network from the L1 consensus process, leading to what Wyatt calls “base layer zero”, the base layer of base layers that provides a context for cross-chain liquidity.
The fourth episode of Constellation Networks’ Hypergraph Hour provides a deep dive into the development, goals, and future plans of the Constellation team. From the development of a new programming method to the concept of real-time proof of compliance and the dream use case for Hypergraph, the team provides insights into their work and the potential of their platform.