Swisscom Blockchain To Strengthen Pokladot’s PoS Network Using Grant From Web3

Jyoti  |  Sep 10, 2020

Swisscom-owned distributed ledger technology startup, Swisscom Blockchain, has recently received a grant from the Web3 Foundation. The startup has announced to used those grants for developing a protective layer for the stakers on the Polkadot Network.

Notably, the protection layer build by the Swisscom Blockchain would be cloud-based

Swisscom Blockchain To Develop Kubernetes Operator

While announcing on September 10, Swisscom Blockchain, mentioned that the grant, the startup has received from the Web3 Foundation, will be used for developing a Kubernetes Operator.

With the help of this operator, the Polkadot Network would be able to protect all of its participants, that are involved in the PoS process on Polkadot and the Kusama testnet. 

During the PoS process, if the networks get compromised or attacked by anyone then also the participants would not lose their staked tokens.

An attack by the distributed denial of service (DDoS) could stop the running activity or the blockchain node validator could curtail the stake. Preventing these activities could be a bit tricky, therefore, the network needs a cloud-based system which already has container and sentry nodes.

These containers and sentry nodes would help the network by segregating the validators while maintaining the node connections.

Web3 Foundation Sent Grants Via General Grant Program

As per the report, the Web3 Foundation processed its grants through a General Grant Program, therefore, no one knows the size of it. 

While talking about the Web3 Foundation’s grant, the head of technology at Swisscom Blockchain, Jorge Alvarado, stated, “The Web3 grant was awarded to contribute to the Polkadot ecosystem by submitting an open-source repository that other startups and enterprises can use to setup/manage their infrastructure in an automated way while providing security best practices for resources hosted in the enterprise.”

Alvarado further explained that the operation of the source depends on users’ infrastructure choices.

Recently, the head of the ecosystem development at the Web3 Foundation, Dieter Fishbein, stated that with the help of Kubernetes Operator, the Kusama and Polkadot will become a more strong network.

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