Counterfactual is building a generalized framework for native state channels integration in Ethereum-based decentralized applications.

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We are building generalized state channels on Ethereum. The idea behind state channels is that we can make blockchains more efficient by moving many processes off-chain, while still retaining a blockchain’s characteristic trustworthiness. 

We focus on researching and developing novel techniques for state channels that increase privacy; have support for parallel operations; provide verified, audited, and expertly optimised components; and that establish clear standards for how all of these generalised state channels will fit together into a global, multi-blockchain network where any user can easily connect to any other.

We are focused on the long-term possibilities of the Ethereum project and blockchain technology. We will remain on the forefront of this field and actively support research and work done by others that build towards the decentralized future of the internet. We will actively reach out to and speak with projects in the Ethereum ecosystem and march relentlessly towards the best developer experience possible for our projects.

Presently, we are focused on internally progressing the framework to an abstraction that makes developing "channelized" applications easy and intuitive. More information to be released soon!



Counterfactual is funded by generous donations from individuals and companies that share our vision.


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