Radians - a bridgechain for rapid prototyping

Sat, May 2, 2020 4:48 PM | 0 Other - Miscellaneous Submitted by emsy
Estimated Work Hours
425 USD

PJ and emsy have been working on the ARK scooters project and for this project a custom bridgechain called Radians was created. The project is close to completion and we would like to keep this bridgechain alive and give it a different purpose. We would like to offer the opportunity for other developers to host their plugins and offer the possibility to use this bridgechain for Proof Of Concepts(POC's). This way developers can quickly test / prototype using the Radians bridgechain.

We have learned that almost every relatively big POC involves setting up a custom bridgechain. This was the case for ARK Promo, ARK Scooters and ARK Messenger. The idea is that Radians can be used for POC's like these and allow a faster way to develop / prototype. No more need to setup a VPS, configure and install a bridgechain from the ground up.

We are seeking for funding to compensate the costs of hosting.



The Radians bridgechain running on testnet with 53 delegates and 8 seconds blocktime.

Cost-benefit analysis

This project lowers the bar for developers to host their plugins and enables faster prototyping.


Launch Plan

1) Setup VPS'es.
2) Setup Radians bridgechain (fresh install).
3) Enable plugins (MQTT and socket event forwarder).
4) Announce Radians and its benefits to the community.

Additional Information

Community Feedback

Before submitting a proposal we've approached multiple community members to ask them what they think about this idea. All of the approached members liked idea, after this positive feedback we decided to take the idea to the next level and seek for funding.


With the amount of funding PJ and emsy will host Radians for 4 months.



There have been 3 votes for approval by cam, kaos, Espresso.
cam Mon, May 4, 2020 12:26 PM

This proposal breaks down a wall for development and usage of Ark technology. It'd be great to make it even easier for developers to utilize Ark technology. Approving on the condition that emsy makes an honest effort to advertise the availability of this chain and it's purpose.

kaos Tue, May 5, 2020 11:37 AM

Interesting and concrete idea. Based on your experience with Ark, I'm sure you will follow the project in a dedicated and constructive way. If supported with the right consistency and visibility it could be a good contribution to the development of the whole ecosystem.

In the hope that it will last more than 4 months, I'm glad to approve this proposal. Keep up the good work!

Espresso Wed, May 6, 2020 6:37 PM

Hello PJ and emsy,

Thank you for submitting your proposal. I believe the requested sum is fair and the project ambitious!

After a thoughtful look, I am looking forward for the Radians blockchain to go on and waiting for new PoCs to join!



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