A supercomputer in
the palm of your hand.
Perlin is a bleeding-fast ledger with a powerful compute layer.
About Perlin
Perlin is the first practical, trustless and decentralized cloud computing marketplace that leverages underutilized compute power in everyday smart-devices to make supercomputing economically viable and accessible globally.
The Ledger
A high-throughput DAG using Avalanche consensus.

As it stands, current blockchains and consensus protocols have several performance issues that prevent mass adoption. Ledgers need to be fast, secure and scalable to support the development of decentralized applications (DApps).

Perlin’s own native ledger is a directed-acyclic-graph (DAG) utilizing the Avalanche consensus protocol, that provides the scalability and throughput necessary to make decentralized compute resource sharing possible.

  • A bleeding-fast ledger at 1,300 tps with consistently low latency times of 4 seconds.
  • A leaderless consensus protocol that is robust, decentralized and resource efficient.
  • A privacy-preserving layer even in the presence of Byzantine adversaries.
  • Supports the development of DApps that are secure, stable and scalable.
The Compute Layer
Decentralized cloud computing.

Perlin’s compute layer is bootstrapped on top of it’s DAG-based ledger unlocking a plethora of underutilized compute resources from everyday devices, to form a decentralized cloud computing marketplace that combats the inflated pricing models set by the oligopolistic cloud computing market.

Miners with everyday devices such as a smartphone, can securely rent away their idle compute capacity in exchange for a virtual currency termed PERLs, to customers of the network (researchers, startups and enterprises) who are in need of computing power.

This is where Perlin’s cryptographic tying of compute resources into a virtual currency is transacted on an open, self-audited distributed ledger, establishing a novel liquid market for computing power.

This paradigm shift in cloud computing will set the precedence for truly decentralized economies - a world where smartphones can collectively process computationally intensive algorithms in areas such as cancer research and artificial intelligence alike.

Our Team

Dorjee Sun

Project Manager & Co-founder

Kenta Iwasaki

CTO & Co-founder

Mirza Uddin

Head of Business Development

Trung Nguyen

Community Lead

Anup Malani, PhD

Research, Strategic & Commercial Partnerships Global Lead

Ajay Prakash

Business Development & Partnerships

Doug

Senior Developer

Jack Li, PhD

Senior Developer

Heyang Zhou

Senior Developer

Oleg Kovalov

Senior Developer

Joanne Huynh

Finance & Admin

Darren Toh

Compliance & Communications

Ali Kurtze

Business Development Manager

Our Advisors

Vincent Zhou

Founding Partner of FBG Capital

Taiyang Zhang

CEO of Republic Protocol

Howard Wu

Co-founder of Dekrypt Capital

Michael Arrington

Co-founder of CrunchFund & Founder of TechCrunch

Rob Eldridge

Managing Partner at Tapas Capital & Ex-CFO at Amazon Web Services

Lasse Clausen

Co-founder of 1kx

Jack Yi

Founder of LD Capital

Stephen Banfield

Partner at Withers Singapore

Taylor Sittler, PhD

Co-founder of Color Genomics & Venture Partner at Khosla Ventures

Addison Huegel

Managing Partner & Director at BlockPR & Elevator Communications, LLC

Michael Migliero

Partner at Mek Group

Investors
FBG Capital
Bitmain
Global Brain
DHVC
Arrington XRP
BlockTower
ZhenFund
GBIC
Signum Capital
Bitrise
LD Capital
Node Capital
YouBi Capital
OkEX Capital
Consensus Capital
Tapas Capital
Origin X Capital
1kx
See full list here.
General
What is Perlin?

Perlin is the first practical, trustless and decentralized cloud computing marketplace that leverages underutilized compute power in everyday smart-devices to make supercomputing economically viable and accessible globally. This is achieved via a DAG-based distributed ledger using Avalanche consensus.

What problem does Perlin solve?

Researchers, developers, startups and enterprises incur excessive costs to power up the cloud machines/instances they rent from centralized cloud computing providers.

Perlin is creating a decentralized, trustless cloud computing marketplace which delivers massive computational throughput and power with the ability to attain high transaction volume and market activity, effectively reducing the cost of computing power.

Where is Perlin based?

Perlin has offices in Singapore, New York, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Where can I go to learn more about Perlin?

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Technical
What is a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)?

Perlin’s ledger is DAG - a data structure that maintains a topological sorting. It is comprised of a series of nodes with directed edges between earlier and later nodes within the sequence and it presents itself as one of the first monumental alternatives to blockchains scalability issues.

What is Avalanche consensus?

To reach consensus, Perlin’s ledger uses the Avalanche protocol - a leaderless Byzantine fault-tolerant metastable distributed ledger protocol that holds high magnitudes of confidence thresholds despite the potential presence of Byzantine adversaries. A technical paper released by the group Team Rocket titled ‘Snowflake to Avalanche’ details the protocol here.

By design this is far more efficient and decentralized than existing PoW or PoS mechanisms.

What is the benefit of a DAG-based ledger with Avalanche consensus?

Avalanche consensus achieved 1,300 TPS on a network with 2,000 nodes and a median consensus latency of 4.2 to 5.8 seconds.

In comparison, Ethereum achieves 10-15 TPS with inconsistent latency times spanning from minutes to several hours. Over time, we have seen highly congested blockchains like Ethereum suffer as a result of queueing theory.

What is the difference between the ledger and the compute layer?

The ledger stores network data. The compute layer is Perlin’s own decentralized application bootstrapped on top of the DAG-based ledger.

Can DApps be launched on Perlin?

Yes, Perlin’s ledger provides developers with the infrastructure to create DApps with ease, security and scalability.

Token
What is the role of PERLs?

Perlin ties the remote allocation of a specific amount of computational time and resources through cryptographic means into a virtual currency termed PERLs.

Are PERLs an ERC20 token?

PERLs will initially be distributed as ERC20 tokens. However PERLs will be swapped with our native token upon the release of our mainnet.

What is the token price?

Very few (if any) projects reveal their seed round metrics, however with full transparency these are our official token-sale metrics.

Seed Sale (Dec, 2017 to Jan, 2018) - 20% of Tokens Issued. At the seed round the project was pre-whitepaper, had no technical development and no strategic partners. Token price of $0.04 with a 12-month lockup from time of investment and a 12-month vesting period from token-generation-event. This means that any vested tokens are not accessible within the lockup period.

Strategic Sale (April, 2018 to May, 2018) - 20% of Tokens Issued. At the strategic round the project had a 3 person team, whitepaper v1.0, 3 months of technical development and over 60+ strategic partners. Token price of $0.12 with 6-month vesting from token-generation-event.

Private Sale (June, 2018 to July, 2018) - 7.5% of Tokens Issued. At the private sale round the project had 10+ person team, whitepaper v2.0, 3 separate independent code reviews with high marks, 5 months of technical development and over 200+ strategic partners and token purchasers. Token price of $0.20 with 3-month lockup from exchange-listing.

Further Sale Details. TBA

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