The Aura Protocol is a high-performance public blockchain where computation and storage takes place off-chain on the application client.

Aura leverages a custom peer-to-peer verification protocol to allow for unlimited and sustainable scalability not possible on any other blockchain.

Performance Capabilities

The Aura Protocol delivers the performance required for highly interactive decentralized consumer applications, supporting millions of concurrent users.

Transactions Per Second Across Platforms
Bitcoin
Ethereum
EOS
Hashgraph
Aura

Protocol Components

Peer-to-Peer Architecture

Unlimited Scalability

A key difference between Aura and classic blockchains is the location where application logic is executed and where data is stored. Classic blockchains run DApp logic and store data on blockchain nodes. All nodes perform the same logic and store the same data, so the entire blockchain has the computational capacity of a single computer, no matter how many nodes exist on the network.

Aura runs application logic on the client network and allow clients to perform different computations and store different data. The capability of the network scales directly with the number of nodes. Each blockchain ledger can manage tens of thousands of concurrent users and hundreds of thousands of transactions per second.

Parallelization & Sharding

Increasing Efficiency

A network built on the Aura Protocol can be further scaled through parallelization and sharding. Different applications need different sharding schemes. For games, a player’s interactions within the world and other players are highly localized. Applications can partition the client network along logical application boundaries. Densely populated areas can be subdivided further.

Off-Chain Data Storage

Flexible Choices

A truly interactive application, rich with user generated content, will contain hundreds of terabytes if not petabytes of data. It is not feasible to replicate this data on each blockchain node. The hash of each data block is sufficient to guarantee data authenticity. Raw data can be stored off-chain. On a network built on the Aura Protocol, owners of the data are responsible for their own data. This could mean using a cloud data storage solution or keeping data on a private machine. Each user and application developer can choose what works best for them. When a 3rd party needs to verify data authenticity, it only needs to request data from the client and compare the state with the corresponding hash from the ledger.

Blockchain Ledgers

Securing the Network

Aura’s Blockchain Ledger acts as coordinator and authority to the P2P network. It runs on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) consensus model with a known set of block producers.
The Aura Ledger is a specialized blockchain with specific functionalities designed to coordinate the P2P client network. It does not run general purpose virtual machines (VMs) because application logic runs in the P2P client network. This specialization allows Aura Ledgers to be optimized for maximum transaction throughput.

Unlimited Scalability

A key difference between Aura and classic blockchains is the location where application logic is executed and where data is stored. Classic blockchains run DApp logic and store data on blockchain nodes. All nodes perform the same logic and store the same data, so the entire blockchain has the computational capacity of a single computer, no matter how many nodes exist on the network.

Aura runs application logic on the client network and allow clients to perform different computations and store different data. The capability of the network scales directly with the number of nodes. Each blockchain ledger can manage tens of thousands of concurrent users and hundreds of thousands of transactions per second.

Increased Efficiency

A network built on the Aura Protocol can be further scaled through parallelization and sharding. Different applications need different sharding schemes. For games, a player’s interactions within the world and other players are highly localized. Applications can partition the client network along logical application boundaries. Densely populated areas can be subdivided further.

Flexible Choices

A truly interactive application, rich with user generated content, will contain hundreds of terabytes if not petabytes of data. It is not feasible to replicate this data on each blockchain node. The hash of each data block is sufficient to guarantee data authenticity. Raw data can be stored off-chain.

On a network built on the Aura Protocol, owners of the data are responsible for their own data. This could mean using a cloud data storage solution or keeping data on a private machine. Each user and application developer can choose what works best for them. When a 3rd party needs to verify data authenticity, it only needs to request data from the client and compare the state with the corresponding hash from the ledger.

Securing the Network

Aura’s Blockchain Ledger acts as coordinator and authority to the P2P network. It runs on the Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) consensus model with a known set of block producers.

The Aura Ledger is a specialized blockchain with specific functionalities designed to coordinate the P2P client network. It does not run general purpose virtual machines (VMs) because application logic runs in the P2P client network. This specialization allows Aura Ledgers to be optimized for maximum transaction throughput.

The Aura Network is the first platform built using the Aura Protocol. The Aura Network is a platform for fully decentralized games and virtual worlds. It removes the scaling challenges most blockchains games face today, and gives developers the tools to create great blockchain powered games.

What is a
virtual world?

A virtual world is a online community environment that is designed and shared by individuals so that they can interact in a simulated world.

Network Capabilities

Persistent Game Worlds

Aura allows players to
co-inhabit the same game world. The game will persist as long as the community exists.

Trusted
Gameplay

No cheating. Fair game play for all. Since all game activity is verified by the P2P protocol, there Aura Network is cheat proof.

True Data & Digital Asset Ownership

Virtual goods created and purchased are secured on the blockchain. Players control their own data. All verifiable on the blockchain.

User
Scalability

High transaction throughput and horizontal sharding to support hundreds of thousands of players.

Our Roadmap

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Q1 – 2018

Blockchain and virtual worlds research. Seed funding, partnership and marketing development.

Q2 – 2018

Protocol implementation and Testnet development.

Q3 – 2018

Testnet launch along with first game launch on Aura. Technical and Business White Paper release. Partnership announcements.

Q4 – 2018

Developer portal launch. Marketing and game development partnership activation.

Q1 – 2019

Aura SDK released with Unity and Unreal game engine plugins. Launch of second virtual game world: multiplayer capabilities, content generation tools, and asset trading.

Q3 – 2019

Developer accelerator launch and global marketing channel activations.

Q1 – 2020

Global reach of hundreds of thousands of content creators.

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