Cudos lays the foundations in its quest to provide decentralised computing resources for the masses. Cudos’ Blockchain Compute technical preview will unite Cloud and Blockchain for Web3. 

Why It Matters

Every step brings us closer to fully realising our aim of converging cloud and blockchain services. Cudos Blockchain Compute is a definitive step towards our vision of fully decentralising computing resources while championing user privacy and sustainability. 

What We’re Building

From the beginning, we’ve tirelessly targeted the convergence of cloud computing and blockchain technology. Our first step was to create a blockchain network we could all be proud of, launching our testnet in 2021 and hitting mainnet in June 2022. 

The next piece of the puzzle was tapping into underutilised cloud resources. While for this initial version, we have restricted the amount of providers feeding into the system, as the foundational piece for our future innovations, this technical preview serves as a springboard into complete decentralisation. 

Our vision for the short term includes a much broader base of Virtual Machine (VM) options, in an equally diverse set of geographic locations, which will bring us a step closer to true decentralisation. Our long-term goal is to collapse this service into a completely decentralised marketplace for all your computing needs! 

Key Benefits

  • Cheaper and Greener – the dApp features an open marketplace, starting with distributed renewable-energy-fuelled VMs. Leveraging underutilised resources aims to distinguish the service as the cheapest and most ethical source of computing power.
  • Democratised Access – aims to realise the vision of an inclusive Web3 where you can access services even if you are unbanked, as long as you have a wallet address and some crypto. 
  • Data Ownership – thanks to the pseudo-anonymity afforded by using a wallet address, you don’t have to share personal data to gain access. 

Initial Product Features

  • GPUs – access the latest Ada Lovelace and Ampere options via GPU passthrough for maximum performance.
  • Flexible pricing – pay only based on consumption and get a refund for any unused time at the end of your VM session immediately.
  • Crypto Support – pay using CUDOS, with multi-chain and multi-token support on the way.

Upcoming Product Features

  • Remote Virtual Desktop – browse the internet securely and remotely. 
  • Multi-Token Support – support for IBC tokens, e.g. $ATOM, $OSMO 
  • Multi-Chain Support deployment on chains outside of the Cudos Network.
  • Extra Providers – deepen our supply pool by integrating a wider selection of machines.
  • No/Low code blockchain development workflows – this amazing solution will offer smart contract templates, an integrated development environment, middleware and integration tooling to allow the launch of blockchain nodes and dApps in just a few clicks.
  • True Marketplace – move beyond VM’s, and offer a wider range of infra services e.g virtual kubernetes and more.

“Our roots have always been in the computing space. It’s therefore been hugely rewarding to see the incredible journey we have been through – from building our own network to being able to offer this initial version of Cudos Blockchain Compute. This is a huge step forward in delivering and exceeding our shared goals. We hope our loyal partners, collaborators and passionate communities are as  excited for the next set of innovations that will be a direct consequence of this release.” said Matt Hawkins, Founder and CEO of Cudos. 

Shape The Future

We will be performing a snapshot (between 13/03/2023 and the end of April) to reward users of our early release. Go give it a try – spin up a VM, and give us some feedback, we truly value your time and feedback!

Keep In Mind

Since this is an early-release version, we have intentionally limited our capacity! That said, we will periodically be increasing VM availability throughout this technical-preview period. If you have any questions or need some help, visit our Discord. We also have light documentation available for you here. 

About Cudos

Cudos is a technology platform that aims to revolutionise the world of web3. It brings together innovative technologies like Decentralised Finance (DeFi), NFTs, the metaverse, and gaming experiences to create and empower the web3 world. Allowing all users to benefit from the growth of the network, Cudos is an open sourced, interoperable platform that provides the infrastructure required to meet the global demand for computing power, enabling fully immersive, gamified digital realities.

Cudos is a Layer 1 blockchain and Layer 2 community-governed cloud computing network. Its Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) marketplace ensures that users have decentralised, permissionless access to high-performance cloud computing at scale. The native utility token of the network, called CUDOS, plays a crucial role in powering the platform. 

To learn more about Cudos, you can visit the Website, follow us on Twitter, join our Telegram or Discord channels, watch our YouTube videos, read our Medium posts, or listen to our Podcast.

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