Whitepaper

Vision

Cloud Computing is projected to be a trillion dollar market, yet it is monopolized by some of the largest tech conglomerates in the world. Only these giants can afford the high human capital cost and upfront server costs, but this only results in a higher margin for customers.

Current Cloud Computing platforms lack incentives model for people to contribute their resources.

Intel SGXs

1

Allow application developers to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access or modification by rogue software running at higher privilege levels.

2

Enable applications to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive code and data without disrupting the ability of legitimate system software to schedule and manage the use of platform resources.

Ankr strives to build a resource efficient blockchain framework that truly enables Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC) and provides user-friendly infrastucture for business applications.
There are indeed existing cloud solutions, but Ankr is the first one to leverage both blockchain and trusted hardware

Mass adoption of trusted hardware not only brings opportunities to cloud security but also a distributed computing platform. With every 6th-generation CPU equipped with SGX instruction, Intel-SGX currently has over 65% market penetration

Technology Overview

Ankr's innovations include:
  • Proof of Useful Work (PoUW) Consensus Protocol
  • Distributed Cloud Computing (DCC) Platform
  • Seamless interface of oracle service
  • Multi-chain structure supporting consortiums

Proof of Useful Work

The Proof of Useful Work (PoUW) consensus enables a self-sustainable blockchain framework. Instead of wasting electricity and computing power on hashes like Bitcoin does, PoUW uses these resources towards useful work tasks provided by enterprises and consumers.

The protocol runs on SGX-enabled CPUs with remote attestation to ensure security and confidentiality.

The novel PoUW approach unlocks the massive potential of idle computing power around the world by providing enough incentives: in this scheme, every computation contributor gets compensated, and some will get the extra reward for generating the blocks.

In the future, this mining scheme can promote Universal Basic Income (UBI).

Oracle Service

The integrated Oracle Service provides authenticated data feed by leveraging both cryptographic primitives and the trusted execution environment (TEE). Through a standardized API to port data from existing websites, Oracle Service enables simple real-world business adoption.

Roadmap

  • Project Research
    Q4 2017 & Q1 2018
  • Proof of Concept
    Apr 2018
  • Whitepaper Release
    Jun 2018
  • Prototype Release
    Jul 2018
  • Testnet
    Sep 2018
  • Integration with BOINC
    Oct 2018
  • Solution for Idle Data Center
    Nov 2018

Our team

Chandler Song

Co-founder & CEO

B.S., UC Berkeley, EECS, IEOR
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Amazon, Didi and SAP
Berkeley AI Research Lab Intern
Ex-member of Blockchain at Berkeley

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Chandler Song

Co-founder & Product Manager

B.S., UC Berkeley, EECS, IEOR
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Amazon, Didi and SAP
Berkeley AI Research Lab Intern
Ex-member of Blockchain at Berkeley

Stanley Wu

Co-founder & CTO

M.S., Rochester University, Computer Science
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tech Lead at Amazon
10+ years of industry experiences
in large-scale cloud services

519-315-9481
3365702687

Stanley Wu

Co-founder & CTO

M.S., Rochester University, Computer Science
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tech Lead at Amazon
10+ years of industry experiences
in large-scale cloud services

Ryan Fang

Co-founder & COO

B.S., UC Berkeley, Business, Statistics
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley,
China Renaissance and State Street
Member of Delta Sigma Pi

(865) 295-2217
9142352938

Ryan Fang

Co-founder & COO

B.S., UC Berkeley, Business, Statistics
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley,
China Renaissance and State Street
Member of Delta Sigma Pi

Song Liu

Chief Security Engineer

M.S., Computer Science, Boston University
Principal Engineer at Gigamon
Senior Staff Engineer at Palo Alto Networks
Network Security Expert
Ethical Hacker

washday
818-519-8539

Song Liu

Chief Security Engineer

M.S., Computer Science, Boston University
Principal Engineer at Gigamon
Senior Staff Engineer at Palo Alto Networks
Network Security Expert
Ethical Hacker

Giacomo Ghidini

Senior Blockchain Researcher

PhD, Computer Engineering,
The Univesrsity of Texas at Arlington
Master of Engineering, Computer Engineering,
110/110 cum laude, Università di Bologna
Experiences at Oracle, Siemens and Numerex

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Giacomo Ghidini

Senior Blockchain Researcher

PhD, Computer Engineering,
The Univesrsity of Texas at Arlington
Master of Engineering, Computer Engineering,
110/110 cum laude, Università di Bologna
Experiences at Oracle, Siemens and Numerex

David P. Anderson

Technical Advisor

Research Scientist at the Space Science Laboratory
Creator of the BOINC Project and SETI@home
Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley (1985-1992)
NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award

Swatchel box
818-548-5614

David P. Anderson

Technical Advisor

Research Scientist at the Space Science Laboratory
Creator of the BOINC Project and SETI@home
Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley (1985-1992)
NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award

Ambarish Krishnamurthy

Senior Software Engineer

Computer Science & Engineering,
20+ years of low latency and high frequency trading systems
design and development experience,
Real time transactions in large scale distributed systems
across Americas, Europe, Asia markets

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9728521040

Ambarish Krishnamurthy

Senior Software Engineer
( Block chain & Fin tech )

Computer Science & Engineering,
20+ years of low latency and high frequency trading systems design and development experience,
Real time transactions in large scale distributed systems across Americas, Europe, Asia markets

Wayne Tu

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer at Gigamon
Software Engineer at Mattson Technology

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Wayne Tu

Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer at Gigamon
Software Engineer at Mattson Technology

Yousong Zhang

Blockchain Engineer

Senior Software Engineer with 10+ years experience,
Worked on financial trading tools for Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch,
Excellent knowledge of C++ and hight performance software architecture

(626) 789-5551

Yousong Zhang

Blockchain Engineer

Senior Software Engineer with 10+ years experience,
Worked on financial trading tools for Deutsche Bank Tokyo Branch,
Excellent knowledge of C++ and hight performance software architecture

Milan Saxena

Blockchain Engineer Intern

B.A., UC Berkeley, Computer Science

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Milan Saxena

Blockchain Engineer Intern

B.A., UC Berkeley, Computer Science

Albert Li

Software Engineer Intern

B.S. Computer Science UCLA

479-650-7585
6084938320

Albert Li

Software Engineer Intern

B.S. Computer Science UCLA

Hanping Lin

Blockchain Engineer

M.S., San Jose State University, System Engineering
B.S., Sun Yat-Sen University, Computer Science
Advisory Storage Engineer at IBM
IBM RTC Lab

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3604585966

Hanping Lin

Blockchain Engineer

M.S., San Jose State University, System Engineering
B.S., Sun Yat-Sen University, Computer Science
Advisory Storage Engineer at IBM
IBM RTC Lab

Christina Jin

Marketing director

M.S., New York University, Marketing
B.C., The University of Auckland
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Ogilvy & Mather, Goldman Sachs and BMW
Miss Chinese New Zealand

4066770563
(586) 940-6095

Christina Jin

Marketing director

M.S., New York University, Marketing
B.C., The University of Auckland
Serial Entrepreneur
Worked at Ogilvy & Mather, Goldman Sachs and BMW
Miss Chinese New Zealand

Megan Wu

UI Designer

B.S Purdue University, Psychology, Business
M.S Academic of Art University, Web Design and New Media

(417) 269-6027
4438431586

Megan Wu

UI Designer

B.S Purdue University, Psychology, Business
M.S Academic of Art University, Web Design and New Media

Yongjia Duan

UX Designer

M.S., University of Michigan, Human-Computer Interaction

4043107992

Yongjia Duan

UX Designer

M.S., University of Michigan, Human-Computer Interaction

Yige Liu

UI Designer

B.S., UC Berkeley, Business
Worked at Light Street Capital,
Perella Weinberg Partners,
Bessemer Venture Partner, ICONIQ Capital
Member of Delta Sigma Pi

UI Designer