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The Oracle Problem
Though smart contracts have incredible potential, they are blind to the world beyond the blockchain. For external information, these applications need oracles to provide them with data. Since a contract's input determines its result, the oracle involved with a smart contract ultimately has the power to decide how that contract behaves.
Where Things Stand
So far, the approaches to the so-called Oracle Problem have each fallen into one of two categories: centralized oracles (which can defeat the purpose of even doing things with a smart contract at all) and rigid oracular consensus engines, which are difficult (and expensive) to develop, use, and upgrade.
We are taking a different approach: rather than committing to one particular solution, we're focusing on building extensible distributed frameworks and full-fledged signaling mechanisms. With these tools, we aim to build a worldwide oracle marketplace and ecosystem, and unlock the true power of the blockchain.
We consider Pythia to be the most promising distributed oracle solution envisioned to date, and Omphalos to be its killer app.
A secure, familiar, lightweight, and efficient minimal token instance is linked to a much more flexible and feature-rich signal token implementation through a trustless token peg contract. This innovative architecture allows either token to be easily converted to its counterpart, at any time, and is designed to actualize the full range of benefits of two different token implementations into a single, flexible system.
This currently represents the most sophisticated token construct on Ethereum.
Our platform, tools, and research will deliver tremendous value to the world by making such applications possible.
The Oracles of Agora will power the smart contract economy of tomorrow.
Justin HannemanArchitect, Author
Justin (tridrachm) fell in love with Bitcoin years ago, and works as a full-stack developer at Factom while obsessing over (and building) blockchain tech in his spare time. At Delphi, he serves as a technical lead and the author of much of our literature.
Mark (dubpluris) is head of communications at Delphi, handling community management and outreach while also steering the project to keep it true to the underlying vision. Incredibly passionate, eloquent, and integrity-oriented, he oversees the public side of things.
Piotr is a long-time engineer with a knack for looking at things from a Bird's Eye View. With Delphi, he is leveraging his experience in blockchain programming to try to bridge the old world and the new, working to link our oracle systems up with existing data service providers.
Ops is the security-obsessed lead of our QA department. Having directed a number of successful and profitable online ventures, his primary focus at Delphi is to identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities before they become actual problems in contract deployments.
Dodona keeps everything running smoothly. A long-time believer in Bitcoin and crypto, she has been working to spread the good word for years. She knows how to cut to the heart of a problem, and primarily focuses on the transition from high-level strategy to execution.
Nyx has a background in (and passion for) economics. She specializes in statistical analysis, and is spearheading Delphi research efforts. She also has an eye for presenting data, information, or really anything visual; she is a natural aesthetician.