NOTE: This is a partial forum.tendermint.com backup, a post from Nov 2014! Besides this, there was the vision statement of the multi-chain universe from Arthur Fall's interview "Bitcoin Uncensored", and then there was the Cosmos Network whitepaper where I (Jae) coined the term Inter-Blockchain-Communication (IBC) for short.
On the Applications of Tendermint technology
Go-Tendermint as of Nov 2014 is a bare minimal implementation of the Tendermint consensus protocol.
Before continuing development further let's discuss project directions. Here are some I have in mind:
- Integrate Go-Tendermint with Conformal's Bitcoin API - supporting the existing Bitcoin infrastructure has its advantages. Clients should ideally work seamlessly with few modifications. Exchanges and other services would have little trouble supporting Tendermint. The Bitcoin community had put a ton of effort in designing Bitcoin with more BIPs on the way so we could build on top of tha