The Shanghai Shutu Blockchain Research Institute recently released Conflux OS, an operating system for the next-generation Internet Web3.0, and its influence will take some time to show. But just as the Windows operating system has greatly lowered the threshold for the use of personal computers, allowing ordinary people who do not understand code to “surf” the Internet, Conflux OS is committed to making the unreachable blockchain accessible to everyone. Tools, thus driving the prosperity of the business, allowing people to enjoy the world of the Internet of Value as soon as possible.
How did this “Shanghai Original” come about? The reporter interviewed Liu Xiaobing, the head of Conflux OS development and the chief technology officer of Xiangjiang Shutu.
The NFT craze that emerged last August was the first explosion of blockchain applications. As the publisher of the only public chain in China, Shanghai Shutu Blockchain Research Institute has also welcomed an endless stream of customers. Their needs are very simple – to send NFTs. From the treemap’s point of view, this is not difficult, but surprisingly, there are not many teams that can undertake this work.
Liu Xiaobing has been observing the application ecology of the global blockchain for many years. He found that compared with many specific blockchain projects in foreign countries, there are few real blockchain projects in China, and the talent pool is also insufficient. According to GitHub data, there will be 7.55 million programmers in China in 2021, ranking second in the world.
“In the beginning, we just wanted to develop a one-click casting and issuing NFT tool. Later, we changed our thinking. Why not provide the whole industry with a system that can develop Web3.0 applications even if they do not understand the underlying technology of blockchain?” Liu Xiaobing Tell the reporter that in a computer system, the software that is responsible for driving, scheduling, and managing computer hardware, as well as providing a unified interface for upper-layer applications, is called an operating system—the Treemap Research Institute creatively applies this concept to the block chain. This is a true “0 to 1” project. If we use the familiar game as an analogy, starting from the world view, economic system, and social division of labor, we have to build it bit by bit. It can be said that what kind of Web 3.0 is in the minds of these young people, and what kind of operating system is built.
“It’s a bit like developing an Apple phone when everyone had a Nokia: if you asked the market what kind of phone they wanted, they would just tell you to add to the Nokia; but when Apple came out, all the Talents have discovered that this is actually the phone they really want,” said Yang Guang, research director of the Shanghai Shutu Blockchain Research Institute.
The currently launched Conflux OS is equipped with a graphical operation interface, which can provide open-source and reusable development frameworks and middleware through unified calls to various blockchain consensus systems, and supports low-code development of Web3.0 applications. For developers, the emergence of Conflux OS provides them with easy-to-use development modules; for ordinary users, playing with the blockchain is as easy as various operations on the Internet.
The Metaverse is likely to be the clarion call for the Internet to move towards Web 3.0. Liu Xiaobing said that if it is just the superposition of applications of digital perception technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality, there is no metaverse. Building a virtual world in which people can live also requires the cooperation of the economic system, and blockchain is the most suitable technology to undertake the economic model of the metaverse.
For the future development of Conflux OS, the treemap has a “small goal”: in the fourth quarter of next year, the number of applications carried on the Conflux OS system will exceed 1,000, allowing more and more people to experience the value of Web3.0 applications in enhancing user autonomy .
Author: Shen Qiusha
Responsible editor: Ren Quan
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