The dex prototype should have the following features: Sending and receiving of the native coin New token creation Sending, receiving, freezing, and burning of tokens Ability to trade one token with another token all within the same chain Bonus feature: For performance, we recommend the following design considerations: All features mentioned above built-in natively to the blockchain No support for smart contracts, virtual machines or turing complete languages If a trade-off is required, always choose speed and simplicity over fancy features.
You are free to use any consensus algorithm you like; performance is key.
You are also free to use graphs instead of chains, assuming you can make it work reliably. Token Creation Native support for new token generation is required. That is, users should be able to create new tokens simply by specifying token parameters, such as symbol, total supply, decimals, etc, without having to write smart contracts. New token generation will cost a fee, payable in the native coin of the blockchain. Tokens can follow a simple structure; fixed supply, all pre-mined, etc.
Again, if there is a need for a trade-off between advanced features vs speed and simplicity, the latter wins. Currently, one of the best metrics for monitoring retail investor activity is social network data, including popular sources like Telegram and Reddit. Generally, investors look for projects with active social channels and well-run communities. Investors looking for additional metrics should consider tech development progress, a relatively unique feature of blockchain projects that is commonly measured via GitHub commit activity.
Monitoring tech development activity is especially applicable, as most cryptocurrency projects have not yet released commercial products that can be evaluated.
Here are the top 10 cryptocurrency projects by total commits on GitHub over the last three months. EOS is a decentralized operating system which can support industrial-scale decentralized applications. The virtual currency seeks to build a free, content entertainment network that will use localized distributed storage networks to reduce the cost of sharing digital content. NULS is a global blockchain open-source project which is a highly customizable modular blockchain infrastructure; it consists of a microkernel and functional modules.
NULS provides smart contract, multi-chain mechanism and cross-chain consensus. RChain is a Turing-complete, Byzantine fault-tolerant blockchain platform, enabling developers to write concurrent and infinitely scalable decentralized applications.
Zeusshield uses the blockchain to apply trust management into insurance services, thus building up a new insurance ecosystem with the provision of precision marketing and intelligent insurance claims. Olympus Labs is developing a financial ecosystem that defines the protocol for blockchain-based financial products.