This was a major part of our centralized prototype of the Ellcrys project. It was discontinued after we decided to go decentralized. It was dependent on Github for version control and a centralized database for storage. Here is a video I made in July 2017; This brief video shows how a cocoon-based contract works
OpenMint was the first prototype of StackMint's image analysis. It was started 2 years ago and depended on Google Vision API service.
Cocoon is an opinionated smart contract or self-executing application executor. It is the engine that powers Ellcrys' smart contract platform providing the ability to build, run and interact with isolated, multi-signature and immutable applications. Cocoon takes advantage of existing technologies such as Docker, Nomad, Postgres and more to provide a fast, scalable and easy to use smart contract engine.
Is Cocoon another Ethereum?
Cocoon and Ethereum share a common goal to build a platform that can run applications autonomously. However, Ethereum takes the idea further by decentralizing the execution of these applications. This is great and can leading to a world where applications can run without censorship. Although, Ethereum is being actively developed, the project is proving to be hard to build and scale. Cocoon is the no-gimmick smart contract platform that leverages on existing, trusted tools and technologies to build an engine that can perform the function of executing a multi-signature/immutable application. Cocoon is being built to run on centralized infrastructure.
Does Cocoon use a blockchain
No. Cocoon does not directly provide a blockchain. The primary data store for self-executing application to store state is powered by an ACID-complaint, immutable database service. Immutability is provided as a feature (no delete operations). We also have plans to support blockchain immutability by providing contract operations to store objects on the Ethereum blockchain.
What languages are supported?
- Multi-Signature Support: Build contract applications owned and controlled by more that one entity.
- Immutable Contracts: Contract applications are cloned from Github, versioned and archived forever.
- Multi-Language Interface: The Cocoon's design exposes an interface that allows us to provide support for any modern day languages.
- Scalability: Launch multiple instances of a contract application. Incoming requests will be shared between these instances. System resource allocation can be adjusted at any time.
- Storage: Contract applications are provided with the ability to store data on an ACID-complaint database service.