Dfinity serverless cloud project postponed

Posted 14 December, 2018

The Dfinity project announced that it delays the launch of its project – the Internet Computer serverless cloud.

Initially, it was planned that the crippled version might be launched in Q1 2019, but the company gave up these plans since it could affect the overall process.

"However, supporting such a version in production would greatly slow down our overall progress towards delivering the full vision, we have stepped back from this objective," the company press release reads.

Dfinity's project is designed to become the cloud 3.0 and create direct competition to such global services as Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. As the development team commented, the developed technology will provide faster performance compared to the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains (150-fold and 900-fold faster respectively).

According to the released report:

"The DFINITY project involves complex Computer Science and software engineering challenges. Our aim was never to build a “better blockchain” even though our Threshold Relay and Probabilistic Slot Consensus technologies may one day become a cornerstone for creating fast and secure chains." 

The company is attempting to evaluate the time that may be required to complete the cut-down version. It is expected that new SDK will be released by end-Q1 2019, and it may make clear the targets and progress of the project.

The total investments into the project amounted to $190 million, with Polychain Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Multicoin Capital taking part in the funding. 

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