Data is the Most Valuable
Commodity in the World
White Paper

ICARUS NETWORK is the first fully data-focused shared ledger protocol

Data powers the world’s most influential companies, from Facebook to Google to Amazon.
Yet, there is no alternative to using cloud services to host and manage the data,
Sending control of users data to large centralized companied.

ICARUS NETWORK is the first fully data-focused shared ledger protocol to manage
governance on-chain and data off-chain. ICARUS NETWORK has no transaction fees,
stores unlimited amounts (and types) of data, and is backward compatible with Ethereum.

From entrepreneurs to enterprise, ICARUS NETWORK provides a scalable solution for
developing and managing data-centric decentralized DAPoS.

Architecture

ICARUS Core Architecture

The ICARUS NETWORK Platform is best understood
with its on-chain business logic combined with its
off-chain data management with the ICARUS
VIRTUAL MACHINE connecting it altogether.

The Overall architecture gives entrepreneurs to
enterprises the tools necessary to build fast,
scalable, and secure DAPoS with no transaction fees
in one Blockchain protocol.

DAPoS Are Decentralized. Data Should Be Too.
Ration DAPoS were constrained by speed, cost and lack of data management.
The Icarus Artifact Network(IAN) fixes that problem elegantly, minimizing the impact on transition validation since artifacts aren’t directly to the blockchain.
Ecosystem is Everything.
Icarus Network is focused on building a thriving ecosystem around our new protocol.
From launching a developer certification program, to an App Store, to special events, to finding great partnerships with other organizations, community is a big priority for us.
A Protocol Should Scale With Moore's Law.
Icarus Network features a new consensus method, delegated asynchronous proof of stake, or DAPoS.
DAPoS maintains a decentralized shared ledger but removes blocks and block-times. It handles transactions individually and pushes them through a delegated group of nodes, allowing for fast and secure transaction processing with no theoretical maximum speed.
We Only Have One Planet.
Icarus Network is optimized to use very little energy.
Nodes collaborate instead of competing, eliminating unnecessary work to validate transactions.
Migration is Easy.
Icarus Network offers all of Ethereum's features and functionality, and provides developers with additional controls and functionality to take their work to new heights, without gas or scalability concerns.
Migrating existing smart contracts over from Ethereum is easy!
Analytics Are a Must.
Data is the most valuable commodity, but data integrity with security, transparency and real-time gives business intelligence and compliancy without compromising trust.

Technology

On-Chain Technology

The ICARUS Ledger gives our platform speed and flexibility unprecedented anywhere else in the Blockchain space. Among the ICARUS Ledger’s key features.

Maintains the state of all the accounts using the network. This common state can be updated by sending transactions.

Uses the DAPoS algorithm to rapidly verify new transactions as they’re sent to the blockchain.

With DAPoS, each delegate is responsible for his or her own chain of transactions, and consensus is reached asynchronously via gossip-like messaging. Transactions can also include logic in the form of art contracts.

Business Logic

Smart Contract

Used to customize DAPoS and manage off-chain data stored in the Icarus Network. Any contracts developers have already written for the ethereal platform can be easily ported over to Icarus.
DAPoS

Icarus's innovative algorithm for validating blockchain transactions. Since it is based on collaboration among validators, rather than competition, it's fast and eco-friendly.
Icarus Token

The official Icarus Network Token. It will act as means of transaction, a tool for community building, and a functional link to other components of the Icarus Network ecosystem.

Off-chain Technology

Another crucial feature of the Icarus Network protocol that helps it handle greater amounts of data at scale is its handling of artifacts, which are off-chain data objects.

The blockchain distributes information about the artifacts without sharing the artifact themselves.

This allows the blockchain to grow linearly even as the amount of data managed on the network grows geometrically.

  • Downloaders find the nearest farmer of an artifact they need.
  • Matching of downloaders and uploads is checked against individuals user’s
    Hash table, a record of previous transactions.
  • Uploaders implement-roof of Replication security to stop hacker attacks once a
    given transactions is verified in this way, it goes through. This all happens orders
    of magnitude faster on Icarus Network than it does on other blockchain platforms.

Data

IAN
The Icarus Artifact Network allows the Icarus network blockchain to link back to off-chain data objects storing data off-chain in the form of objects called artifacts is critical to the long-term scalability of the Icarus network platform, as it allows the shared ledger to grow linearly while the actual data in the system can grow exponentially.
Analytics
The interplay between the Icarus network blockchain and the IAN allows applications to access or write data rapidly for whatever purpose enterprises need to get their work done. In addition, running analytics on that trove of data will provide valuable insights into every aspect of an enterprise's operations.

Virtual Machine

ICARUS Virtual Machine

The ICARUS Network blockchain support smart contracts that allow users to write and execute stateful programs.

The IVM's key features include:

  • Maintains the state of all the accounts using the network. This common state can be updated by sending transactions.
  • Uses the DAPoS algorithm to rapidy verify new transactions as they're sent to the blockchain.
  • With DAPoS, each delegate is responsible for his or her own chain of transactions, and consensus is Reached asynchronously via gossip-like messaging. Transactions can also include logic in the form of art contracts.
Any smart contracts developers have previously written on that platform can easily be moved
Over to Icarus network. That means fewer headaches, better performance and shorter lead
Time for new developers and projects to get up and running on the IVM.

The Roles Necessary for
DAPoS consensus are the:

Icarus Network Ecosystem Partners

Roadmap