Thunder Token is a new crypto token that has high throughput and confirms transactions in seconds. This is enabled by a paradigm-shifting blockchain protocol, developed by leading experts in cryptography and distributed system, and accompanied by a rigorous mathematical analysis of security.
How IT WORKS
Thunder protocol is based on a robust new blockchain protocol developed by our team of experts in cryptography and distributed systems. The key idea is simple. Let’s start off with a standard blockchain such as Nakamoto’s blockchain used in Bitcoin, or Ethereum’s blockchain. We combine such a “standard-chain” with an “optimistic fast-path” that is coordinated by a new entity referred to as the “Accelerator” and a committee of stake-holders. As long as a) the accelerator is acting honestly, b) network conditions are good, and c) 3/4 of the stake-holders are honest, we barely need to use the slow-chain at all; instead, transactions can be confirmed on the “fast-path” by the committee using a simple and lean consensus protocol. This protocol offers both high throughput and blazing fast confirmation of transactions. But the fast-path only confirms new transactions assuming the-above mentioned “good conditions” are met. When they are not (e.g., the accelerator misbehaves), we can leverage the standard chain to recover in a provably sound manner.
While many systems claim to have faster consensus using similar ideas, the novelty of Thunder protocol is in (a) identifying a very efficient “fast-path”, and (b) proving how any attack on the fast-path conditions will be thwarted by a clean, and fork-free transition to the standard path, followed by a clean transition back to the fast-path when optimistic conditions return. Thunder protocol is the first scheme to have a rigorous proof of this last step. Thunder protocol additionally relies on sharding to further improve the transactional throughput.
Warning: We have received reports that unauthorized persons or entities have been purportedly selling Thunder Tokens. Please take notice that at this time we have neither issued any Thunder Tokens nor authorized anyone to sell rights to any Thunder Tokens. Anyone purportedly selling or trading Thunder Tokens is doing so without our knowledge or authorization, and therefore by definition fraudulent.
Additionally, we have received reports that unauthorized persons or entities are publicizing the identities of our "investors." We have never publicly disclosed to anyone the identities of our seed investors, angel investors, or any prospective investors. Any such information proffered by any third party is certainly fabricated.