Why developers choose Rubix
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The basics of Rubix
Enabling developers across a variety of applications
Our fully decentralized architecture enables developers to drive a faster transition of Web2 apps to Web3 and facilitates the development of DAOs and dApps.
The future of green blockchain
Rubix has a number of applications within the environmental sector. Its decentralized architecture ensures transparency in ESG reporting, preventing greenwashing. Rubix’s technology is also the framework for climate change mitigation initiatives and activities within the metaverse.
Commonly asked questions
- Blockchain technology is an advanced database mechanism that allows transparent information sharing within a business network. A blockchain database stories data in blocks that are linked together in a chain. The data is chronologically consistent because you cannot delete or modify the chain without consensus from the network. As a result, you can use blockchain technology to create an immutable ledger, ensuring data security.
Blockchain technology is one of the most innovative and disruptive developments in the digital world. It has the potential to transform various sectors and industries – from finance to healthcare to energy to agriculture and beyond. The main benefits of blockchain technology are it:
- Provides greater transparency and trust amongst network participants.
- Is a distributed ledger that records data in a secure and immutable manner, which ensures that all parties have access to the same information at the same time and can verify its accuracy and authenticity.
- Eliminates the need for intermediaries or third parties to verify transactions, which reduces costs and minimizes the risk of fraud or corruption.
- Allows for faster processing of data and transactions, as smart contracts, which are self-executing agreements, can be used to automate complex processes and workflows, payments, identity verification, supply chain management, and more.
- Enhances security and privacy of data and transactions as it uses cryptography and consensus mechanisms to ensure authorized parties alone can modify data and prevents cyberattacks as data is distributed and replicated across the network.
- Helps users control their data and identity as they can control who can access their data and for what purpose.
- Rubix is powered by a breakthrough Proof-of-Pledge consensus protocol that allows it to rapidly grow its validators without energy-intensive mining, making it the first true L1 green blockchain in the world. What makes Proof-of-Pledge unique and advanced is that each Rubix node installed on an existing system has negligible incremental energy usage, resulting in a carbon neutral impact.
A blockchain is spread across nodes who job it is to verify transactions on the network – this is one of the central ideas behind blockchain and gives it is decentralized nature. As a result, anyone can submit information to be stored onto a blockchain and therefore it is important that there are processes in place that can ensure everyone agrees on what information to add and what to discard. These rules are known as consensus protocols; they verify transactions and help keep the network safe and secure. A consensus protocol is traditionally set before the blockchain is first created.
Most blockchains use either Proof-of-Work (PoW) or Proof-of-Stake (PoS) as their consensus protocol, but these are very energy-intensive and result in significant storage inefficiencies because they require every node to store an entire transaction history. Recognizing the integrity of transactions PoW provided and the speed of PoS, we expanded on both protocols to create the ultimate system: Proof-of-Pledge. Years of research from top experts in crypto, cyber security, computer science, applied finance and green initiatives went into the development of Proof-of-Pledge.
- Every transaction in the Rubix network is bound to one or a set of tokens. Similar to bitcoin, Rubix has a limited supply of tokens with a maximum of 51.4 million native utility tokens (called Ruix or RBT tokens) possible on the network. Despite the maximum token supply, it has enough tokens available to validate unlimited transactions.
Unlike other monolithic blockchains, Rubix’s design prevents increase in token supply or burning of tokens, protecting it from the lack of credibility or predictability inherent in central banks. It is no secret that tokens define and retain the value in a blockchain and are the currency for transparency. Hence, the Rubix algorithm limits the generation of tokens in supply and at scale, so the value of the transparency currency is high.
In contrast to all other blockchains, Rubix’s unique architecture ensures that even with increasing market value of tokens, gas fees remain at zero. This allows anyone using Rubix to innovate new business models at lower transaction costs to deliver higher business value. This is a key differentiator – Rubix is the only token on the market today with zero gas fees.
- Instead of relying on a central entity to validate and store data, the governing infrastructure of a blockchain is a node – a device, such as a computer, laptop or server, that contains a full copy of the transaction history of the blockchain.
One of the key features of the Rubix network is that it is truly decentralized; each node stores its own data and does not replicate it on the blockchain. Instead, only the hash key is stored to enable traceability of transactions. This helps the Rubix reduce storage, infrastructure and operational costs to offer zero gas fees in contrast to all other blockchains.
Unlike energy-intensive blockchain networks of the past, a Rubix node can fit on any laptop, computer or server. Once Rubix is installed on a system, it is automatically connected to the network to start validation.
- Decentralized identifiers (or DIDs) are a type of globally unique identifier that enables an entity to be identified in a way that is verifiable and does not require the use of a centralized registry. DIDs enable a new model of decentralized digital identity and are an important component of decentralized web applications.
- Decentralized applications, or dApps, are software programs that run on a blockchain or peer-to-peer network of computers instead of on a single computer.
The Rubix platform allows for development of a whole new generation of Web3 based dApps & DAOs for ESG, media, real estate, construction, telecom, pharma, NFT, Metaverse, DeFI, GameFI, cybersecurity, cloud and more. We have partnered with leading developers who are building dApps on the Rubix chain that support a variety of use cases. Each of them share a passion to leverage their dApps to build a better world – and each of their applications solves a crucial business and societal issue.
- Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (or DAOs) are organizations managed in whole or in part by a decentralized computer program, with voting and finances handled through a blockchain. To put it simply: they are member-owned communities without centralized leadership.
- BYOB refers to Be Your Own Bank. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency were created during the height of the global financial crisis to eliminate the need for middlemen in peer-to-peer financial transactions. The crypto market has continued to evolve since then and grown into its own global financial system and with recent developments in the space, people no longer need banks – they can be their own.
- Rubix is the first L1 green blockchain in the world thanks to its highly secure, decentralized and peer to peer architecture. It’s revolutionary Proof-of-Pledge protocol allows each transaction to achieve finality without expensive mining so it doesn’t consume energy like other monolithic blockchains operating on Proof-of-Pledge and Proof-of-Stake. A Rubix node installed on an existing computer/system has negligible incremental energy usage, resulting in a carbon neutral impact. It also has zero gas fees.
Thanks to its low energy and carbon footprint, Rubix is in a unique position to serve as a tool to curb climate change, rather than contribute to it. Rubix’s robust architecture helps with the digitization of climate data and decentralization of climate action. Rubix helps digitizing climate data by helping to collect, store, process and share data related to climate change and its impacts. It also helps to improve the accuracy, accessibility and usability of climate information by various stakeholders. Rubix helps with decentralization of climate action by helping the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of climate responses by taking advantage of the local knowledge, capacities and preferences of subnational actors. This fosters coordination between local governments and various stakeholders thereby increasing awareness and acceleration of climate actions including net zero, ESG and UN SDGs.
Rubix has a number of applications within the environmental sector from decentralizing and gamifying climate action, to enabling businesses to meet net zero targets, to streamlining ESG reporting and carbon tracking while preventing greenwashing, to improving carbon markets and climate finance and beyond.
- A subnet is a dynamic set of validators working together to achieve consensus on the state of a set of blockchains. Each blockchain is validated by exactly one subnet. A subnet can validate many blockchains. A node may be a member of many subnets.
A subnet manages its own membership, and it may require that its constituent validators have certain properties.
One of the most powerful features of the Rubix blockchain is its decentralized design and support for subnets. When a Rubix node is installed on a laptop or server, it instantly becomes part of the network. However, nodes on the network can also be grouped together to create a Rubix subnet. This subnet allows enterprises the flexibility, privacy, agility and scalability to embrace Web3 with minimal effort. Every enterprise or app can run its own subnet to benefit from Rubix’s zero gas fees, but third parties can run subnets for other users at cost.
A Rubix subnet is always in sync with the network, avoiding the need for bridge interfaces required in other blockchains. Also in contrast to all other blockchains, Rubix subnets and nodes bring their own blockspace to the network, ensuring every transaction commits and exists in its own block. This allows for faster processing of transactions, avoids MEV attacks and facilitates roll back of any committed blocks in the future.
In short, a Rubix subnet acts as a private blockchain connected to a public network, or as an application layer of an L1 network eliminating the need to have L2 blockchains.
- The Rubix subnet allows enterprises, apps and users to create their own set of validators by choosing 21 nodes from their network. For a node to validate a transaction on the network, it needs to have sufficient credits or Rubix tokens (RBTs) to stake. The amount of credits and tokens required is based on the value of the transaction being validated. This design allows enterprises to create their own app tokens (which will be linked to Rubix tokens) to conduct transactions over the network, enabling a seamless business process flow, reducing payment costs and allowing instant settlements. For users of the subnet, the app token alone is visible, as the link to RBTs is handled in the background.
If desired, an enterprise can list its app tokens on an exchange to help its stakeholders to trade their assets. Any enterprise can get started with a Rubix subnet by acquiring a certain amount of Rubix tokens and staking them in bulk to enable transaction flow within their subnet. As more validations are performed on the subnet, the enterprise will accumulate more credits from its proof of work efforts, increasing its staking power and the value of the transactions the subnet can validate.
Similar to enterprises using Rubix subnets, dApps can leverage Rubix subnets to implement their use cases and tokenize assets. Rubix subnets act like an L2 blockchain but without any of their costs, deficiencies and risks. Every dApp naturally benefits from the inherent decentralized security, privacy and scalability offered by Rubix subnets. Hypothetically, if one or two subnets were to go offline, the remaining subnets and network would continue to operate without any impact – a feature that is unique to Rubix.
An enterprise using a Rubix subnet can easily implement a tiered pricing model for its transactions, which would be impossible on any other existing blockchains,designed for linear pricing;the more transactions a blockchain processes, the higher its processing cost will be.
Rubix subnets offer the greatest opportunity for migrating Web2 applications to Web3 and tokenizing assets without compromising user experiences. With bulk staking offered by Rubix subnets, enterprises can validate and settle their transactions instantly and independently of banks, payment processors and any other intermediaries.
- The first green blockchain platform in the world, Rubix is a shared, decentralized and secure Web3 and Web5 platform, designed to eliminate the flaws and setbacks of traditional blockchains. The deep tech platform of tomorrow, Rubix has a number of differentiators that set it apart from others:
- Millions of concurrent transactions can seamlessly happen on the Rubix network.
- Each node stores its own data and does not replicate it on the blockchain.
- Rubix has a limited supply of 51.4 million tokens.
- Allows for development of a new generation of Web3 based DAOs & dAPPs.
- A Rubix subnet acts as a private blockchain connected to a public network.
- A Rubix subnet is always in sync with the network, avoiding the need for bridge interfaces.
- Avoids MEV attacks.
- The Rubix subnet allows enterprises to create their own set of validators and to create their own app tokens.
- dAPPs can leverage Rubix subnets to implement their use cases and tokenize assets.