BLOCKCHAINS HAVE LIMITATIONS

What is Constellation Solving?

Constellation addresses the limitations inherent in current blockchain technology. Know our advantage.

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Horizontally Scalable

Network capacity is proportional to user adoption.

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Fast Transactions

Partitioned consensus allows the network to scale the number of transactions per second, infinitely.

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No Transaction Fees

Reputation based incentives eliminate transaction fees between users.

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Truly Decentralized

Reputation based delegate selection gives every participant the ability to contribute to consensus.

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Mobile Compatible

Lightweight, full-nodes are compatible with any mobile device. Nodes double sign transactions then broadcast them to the network.

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Smart Contracts

Constellation deploys smart contracts as microservices. This allows for services to be chained and composed into distributed applications.

Roadmap

The Timeline

With help from our teams, contributors and advisors these are our core milestones for 2018

Our Team

The Constellation Team

Constellation is a multidisciplinary team backed by top tier investors and advisors.

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Brendan
Playford
CEO
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Brendan Playford

CEO

11 years of business management experience; 5 years of blockchain experience, mining, trading, and running ICO’s; Data Scientist; Front-end developer; Studied an MSci, Physics at University College London.

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Wyatt
Meldman-Floch
CTO
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Wyatt Meldman-Floch

CTO & Senior Developer

Over 5 years experience as a Software Engineer & Data Scientist in Silicon Valley. A functional programming expert with Dapp development and machine learning. Studied Physics and Mathematics at The College of William and Mary and University of St. Andrews.

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Benjamin
Jorgensen
COO
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Benjamin Jorgensen

COO

An angel investor and entrepreneur. Responsible for the fluid operation of Constellation's business.

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Altif
Brown
CCO
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Altif Brown

CCO

Altif Brown known by many as A / B, has worked for years supporting and optimizing the user experience of global communities.

As an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, he is invested in making sure the Constellation community has the tools and knowledge necessary for a fluid experience.

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Emily
Arth
VP of Operations
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Emily Arth

VP of Operations

Having worked as the right hand aid to the CEO of a $300M company, North American Power Emily is a powerhouse of corporate leadership and management. Driving operational excellence and organization at Constellation, Emily brings years of experience that will drive growth and success.

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Zac
Russell
Head of Marketing
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Zac Russell

Head of Marketing

Zac arrived in LA to work with Red Bull's Brand Team in 2015. An early interest in cryptocurrencies brought him to Constellation where he brings 7 years of marketing and advertising experience.

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Brion
Hickey
VP of Product
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Brion Hickey

VP of Product

I am a champion for growth with a get-it-done attitude. I have worked with over 120 companies globally, specializing in increasing essential growth metrics: leads, bookings, open rates, click through rates, downloads, installs, retention, subscriptions, DAUs/MAUs, engagement and reducing churn. You name it, I have done it across all platforms: desktop, tablet, mobile web, native apps and localized countries. Well-known for building fast executing, metric driven teams & turning them into leaders of hyper growth. I love helping organizations drive results by leading cross-functional teams (PM, sales, engineers & designers) who work alongside me to produce epic growth.

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Preston
Parris
Engineer | Distributed Systems
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Preston Parris

Engineer | Distributed Systems

Preston has 10 years of engineering experience. Starting in front-end languages, he now works primarily in java building data pipelines and thrid-party integrations.

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Dr Ratul
Saha
Statistical Model Checking
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Dr Ratul Saha

Statistical Model Checking

Ratul has a PHD in Computer Science from NUS, Singapore. His background is in distributed systems, formal verification, and Math / CS. Ratul runs a Blockchain consultancy from Singapore, and is leading Constellation's formal verification of the Hylochain's Proof of Meme consensus mechanism.

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Michael
Salmon
VP of Product Engineering
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Michael Salmon

VP of Product Engineering

A well seasoned Engineer based in Germany, Berlin. Proficient in mobile apps such as Android, objC, and Swift. Vast experience in application servers: java, kotlin, python, and other languages. Front end expertise in HTML5, React and Angular.

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Cate
Rung
Chief of Staff
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Cate Rung

Chief of Staff

Cate has a long track record with growth marketing and platform acquisition at Uber and North American Power. She brings a wealth of knowledge that will enable Constellation to grow at an exponential rate.

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Giovanni
Valdenegro
Lead Product Designer
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Giovanni Valdenegro

Lead Product Designer

I am driven to build products that improve people’s lives and yet are easy to use. I believe great products solve users problems by focusing on user needs and goals.

With over 4 years of experience in product design, 7 in visual design and 4 years years in web development my robust background and experience allows me to deliver great products.

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Gina
Rubino
Social Media Manager
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Gina Rubino

Social Media Manager

Creative, analytical thinker with a passion for all things digital. Experienced in helping business grow and maintain their online presence, obtain more customers and leads, and growing communities.

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Sunil
Daluvoy
Business Development Advisor
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Sunil Daluvoy

Business Development Advisor

Business development executive with a notable +14 year track record for representing a wide range of products that include: Consumer Internet; Media; Telecom; and Search & Ads Technology.

History of collaborating with product and engineering teams to launch new products (15) and features (over 30).

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Raj
Sandhu
Advisor
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Raj Sandhu

Advisor

Raj Sandhu is a founder, entrepreneur and active angel and venture investor. He has worked in private equity, public equity, late stage venture capital, and investment banking, and has served on the boards of portfolio companies. He began his career in software development as well as product marketing and management.

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Darius
Rugevicius
Advisor
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Darius Rugevicius

Advisor

Decentralised web pioneer. Blockchain investor. Advisor for multiple blockchain companies. Partner at blockchain and cryptocurrency investment fund. Engineering value for dedicated teams and state of the art projects on a daily basis to propel their business.

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Ryan David
Williams
Legal Counsel
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Ryan David Williams

Legal Counsel

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Mathias
Goldman
Advisor
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Mathias Goldman

Advisor

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Benjamin
Diggles
Business Development Advisor
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Benjamin Diggles

Business Development Advisor

Participant in web, software development and digital design for 20 years from both practitioner and leadership positions. Ability to build, mentor and inspire teams to collaborate cross-departmentally in order to drive true sustainable strategic results.

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Jake
Vartanian
Blockchain Advisor
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Jake Vartanian

Blockchain Advisor

Jake is the founder of Cryptodex, a contributor to Blockchain News, and an advocate of decentralization since early 2011.

He has worked with high profile startups including Bancor, TokenCard and SingularDTV, helping design token models, telling the stories behind these projects, and building digital ecosystems.

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Tom
Graham
Advisor
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Tom Graham

Development Relations Advisor

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Alex
Yamashita
Advisor
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Alex Yamashita

Advisor

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Matt
McGraw
Advisor
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Matt McGraw

Advisor

Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

Our active and vibrant community have highlighted a number of questions specific to our roadmap, vision and platform. Here are some of the questions that regularly come up. Ask us anything on Telegram!

What is DAG?

In more traditional blockchains, the host provides the food/drinks (i.e resources) for this party. And when the guests arrive, the amount of resources can only accommodate so many people, the portions are small and then everything eventually runs out and the party ends. Think Constellation DAG like a potluck (a party where everyone brings food/drinks). With every added guest (node to the network), the more resources the party has to keep going. This is the nature of Constellation, a distributed system that scales horizontally.

What is a Microservice?

“Microservices” is an approach to application development in which a large application is built as a suite of modular services. Each module supports a specific business goal and uses a simple, well-defined interface to communicate with other sets of services. Uber, for example, is not a singular app purse. It is a unified app which means it is a single interface that brings together their driver app, their rider app, and their corporate team app.

Is Constellation a Blockchain?

Not exactly. Although inspired by the principles of decentralization, many standard blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum face scalability issues. This is why the next, generation of decentralized networks such as Hashgraph, IOTA, and Constellation have turned to DAG.

What is a smart contract?

A smart contract, also known as a cryptocontract, is a computer program that directly controls the transfer of digital currencies, assets, or data between parties under certain conditions. These contracts are stored on blockchain technology, a decentralized ledger that also underpins bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies.

When is the ICO?

An ICO or Pre-sale planned for the general public is unlikely at this stage. This may change in the future so feel free to fill out this form and we will reach out if allocation becomes available (due to the amount of submissions we can only reach out if there is space please be patient). Token generation is slated to happen between Q1-Q2 of 2018. The TestNet comes in June and the MainNet towards the end of the year, early 2019. Once our MainNet is live, the ERC20 versions of our tokens will be atomically swapped into the token of our chain.

When is the Airdrop?

Those who were able to register for our airdrop will be contacted to confirm their ETH address pre-drop between Q2-Q3.

How does a microservice relate to a smart contract?

Microservices, as we have embraced them, are developed as off chain applications that execute smart contract logic. They are concurrent processes unlike smart contracts which must be in every node in the network.

How many transactions can the hylochain push through?

Constellations’s Hylochain has 4,000-4,800 transactions per second for every 1,200 nodes. So that means for 1 million people this will be close to 4.5 million transactions per second.

How does constellation prevent a double spend attack?

Our DAG architecture prevents against this. Every node notarizes its transactions in a personal chain and that transaction is signed by the second party. Thus transaction order is always preserved and if transaction order is preserved, double spends are impossible.

How do nodes in different galaxies transact with each other?

All nodes, galaxies included, are instances of the same application. They all keep track of their local cluster but also run a peer finding sub process which allows new nodes to find a cluster.

Why did you choose the name "Proof of MEME"?

Since 1976, a meme has been a unit representing an imitable idea or behavior that can be spread. In our case, it represents benevolent behavior across Constellation that is rewarded and should be imitated to improve a nodes overall reputation within the system. Proof of Meme is meritocracy compared to Proof of Stake which is a plutocracy.

How does one establish a reputation with proof of MEME when they begin?

They open the constellation app and click a button that says “join the network”. This makes their rep score grow. This will use the phone’s excess bandwidth to help Constellation work. When they want to leave they must confirm they wish to exit their star cluster, otherwise they will continue to gain crypto in exchange for resources.

What about Rakugo?

The team formed in 2017 to build Rakugo, a decentralized content platform launched on Ethereum. After realizing the inherent limitations of the Ethereum platform, they pivoted to create Constellation a DAG protocol that would be able to support projects like Rakugo. All investors were fully refunded or transitioned to Constellation. If you have any questions about Rakugo please reach out to us on telegram.

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