Edgeware

A self-improving smart contract blockchain

Edgeware is a high-performance, self-upgrading WASM smart contract platform, in the Polkadot ecosystem.

Participants vote, delegate, and fund each other to upgrade the network.

We are giving away >90% of the network to build a strong initial community. See more:


Key ideas

Polkadot's first smart contract chain

Once Polkadot is live, Edgeware will be the easiest & simplest way to deploy code to the Polkadot network

About Polkadot

Powered by WebAssembly

Edgeware smart contracts are written in Rust and executed in WASM, for an order-of-magnitude speedup

About WASM
(coming soon)

Actively governed, with a treasury

Edgeware's on-chain treasury ensures the protocol will always be funded and maintained, while chain upgrades can be voted in

About Governance
(coming soon)

A pioneer chain in governance

Edgeware will be a testbed for mechanisms like on-chain identity, quadratic voting, and modular governance

About our vision

The lockdrop

Edgeware will be launched via a lockdrop, a modified airdrop where participants timelock ETH to receive EDG.

The lockdrop will take place in Summer 2019, and give away >90% of tokens in the genesis block to participants.

Lockdroppers will be able to timelock their ETH for 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year. Participants will get 100% of their ETH back afterwards.

This broad token distribution will bring a wide set of participants into the governance process.

The Edgeware stack

Effective on-chain governance requires new tech to be built: DAOs, economic mechanisms, cryptographic voting systems, and interfaces for collaboration.

Edgeware will build these systems through a process of recursive self-improvement. On-chain governance will be used to choose and fund improvements, and launch them on the network.


DAO
Treasury
Dev Tools
Voting
Rust
EVM
Identity
Wasm
Parity Substrate

About Commonwealth Labs

Edgeware is a project by Commonwealth Labs. We're building a multi-chain interface for decentralized governance. Our founding team and advisors include:
Dillon Chen
Investor at Turing Capital
Raymond Zhong
Engineering at Addepar, AngelList
Drew Stone
Quant at MANA, Ethereum dev at Chronicled
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Founder of Skillshare
Ryan Zurrer
Director at Web3 Foundation