Technology

01. Let's start with the

Introduction

PlayMaker is a project based on the blockchain technology forked off the VechainThor ledger. Its intention is to tweak and utilize Thor’s technology to present solutions for some notable problems in the world of sports. From the use of the training data harvested through the IoT devices and AI, all the way to the revolutionary ticketing system.

Since this undertaking demands some improvements in the technology, instead of the approximately 10,000 transactions per second on the Thor network, the PlayMaker blockchain will handle up to 15,000 transactions per second.

However, the vision behind PlayMaker is to be complementary to VechainThor – not to compete.

While Vechain is used mainly for supply chains in various industries, PlayMaker will be dedicated to all sports-related businesses, providing sports institutions with more transparency and business options. Therefore, PlayMaker has been made simple and tech-wise similar to VechainThor so that the system could gel with Thor’s bug fixes inside the minimal timeframe.

In short, rather than concentrating on “whose technology is fundamentally better or faster?” race, we are experiencing in the blockchain industry nowadays, PlayMaker is committed to building a trustworthy decentralized business solution with transparent information flow, collaboration, effectiveness, and high-speed throughput.

01. Let's start with the

Introduction

PlayMaker is a project based on the blockchain technology forked off the VechainThor ledger. Its intention is to tweak and utilize Thor’s technology to present solutions for some notable problems in the world of sports. From the use of the training data harvested through the IoT devices and AI, all the way to the revolutionary ticketing system.

Since this undertaking demands some improvements in the technology, instead of the approximately 10,000 transactions per second on the Thor network, the PlayMaker blockchain will handle up to 15,000 transactions per second.

However, the vision behind PlayMaker is to be complementary to VechainThor – not to compete.

While Vechain is used mainly for supply chains in various industries, PlayMaker will be dedicated to all sports-related businesses, providing sports institutions with more transparency and business options. Therefore, PlayMaker has been made simple and tech-wise similar to VechainThor so that the system could gel with Thor’s bug fixes inside the minimal timeframe.

In short, rather than concentrating on “whose technology is fundamentally better or faster?” race, we are experiencing in the blockchain industry nowadays, PlayMaker is committed to building a trustworthy decentralized business solution with transparent information flow, collaboration, effectiveness, and high-speed throughput.

02. back-end

Blockchain as a service

OUR SMART CONTRACTS ARE A COLLABORATION TOOL FOR BLOCKCHAIN DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGY

Building on consensus-based computations, our blockchain is purposefully-designed with technical features tailored for the actual needs of both enterprise and individual users.

We anticipate that the new features give both users and developers added flexibility and powerful tools to achieve their goals on the PlayMaker blockchain.

The internet of trusted things

SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO AGGREGATE DATA, ANALYZE TRENDS, AND PERFORM PREDICTIVE MONITORING

Our IoT architecture and information loop enable us to bring trust to the product and application level and on the level of the broader ecosystem of untrusting constituents.

Using analytics on the gathered data through these intelligent devices gives users end-to-end visibility and reduce different kinds of risks such as fraud, code of conduct violations and more.

Proof-of-Authority (PoA)

IDENTITY-AT-STAKE ALONG WITH ITS COST-EFFICIENT AND EXPLICIT ON-CHAIN GOVERNANCE BENEFITS

The proof-of-Authority (PoA) consensus model is optimized for system continuity while requiring low computational power without the need for the communication between nodes to reach consensus.

Without the computational competition, associated with PoW, PoS, and DPoS, Authority Masternodes will have an equal opportunity to produce and validate blocks. It is expected that they will work in favor of network growth and security when their identity and reputation are at stake.

Essentially, the network will provide a perfect balance between total centralization and total decentralization.

03. front-end

Imagine if there was no OS like Windows or Linux… That would make it substantially harder for an average user to operate the computer.

Similarly, decentralized applications (DApps) are the necessity of blockchain technology due to the fact that through them, users can communicate with the system in a user-friendly matter. Simply put, the average user needs a friendly interface to be able to utilize the full power of the system and experience all benefits that the technology is bringing to the table.

Let’s say that DApps are connecting the average user with the underlying technology, making it possible for him to use it without even being aware of what is going on “under the hood”.

Therefore, PlayMaker is acting in accordance with the global trends in the blockchain industry by providing an innovative and transformative blockchain-based platform for all sport-related DApp creation. With PlayMaker, enterprises, individuals and institutions will enjoy a simple, direct, secure and transparent DApp development and distribution solution condescended into 4 easy to navigate steps:

03. front-end

Imagine if there was no OS like Windows or Linux… That would make it substantially harder for an average user to operate the computer.

Similarly, decentralized applications (DApps) are the necessity of blockchain technology due to the fact that through them, users can communicate with the system in a user-friendly matter. Simply put, the average user needs a friendly interface to be able to utilize the full power of the system and experience all benefits that the technology is bringing to the table.

Let’s say that DApps are connecting the average user with the underlying technology, making it possible for him to use it without even being aware of what is going on “under the hood”.

Therefore, PlayMaker is acting in accordance with the global trends in the blockchain industry by providing an innovative and transformative blockchain-based platform for all sport-related DApp creation. With PlayMaker, enterprises, individuals and institutions will enjoy a simple, direct, secure and transparent DApp development and distribution solution condescended into 4 easy to navigate steps:

Install PlayMaker

The Go Implementation of PlayMaker can be installed in various ways.

These include obtaining it as part of the PlayMaker Wallet, installing it via your favorite package manager, downloading a standalone pre-built bundle, running as a Docker container, or building it yourself.

All the details required to quickly and seamlessly join the PlayMaker network by using whatever means you prefer will be published along with the network launch.

Run the network

Running the PlayMaker network is as simple as running a few commands on the cloned repo – users can connect on either the Main or Test blockchain(s).

For users who might not need to connect to the live public network, a private testnet option will be made available, which is envisioned as a useful tool to test external contracts and/or technology.

Proxy to the network

The PlayMaker client (the standard client, used as a node) has the proxy option which is used to maintain the connection to the network.

Building on Thor’s RESTful API, the Web3-gear combined with different tools is perfect for writing and deploying smart contracts on the network.

Client to PlayMaker

For users writing smart contracts using truffle/remix-ide or other tools, Web3-gear connects them directly to the PlayMaker network.

For users writing application or scripts executing in Node.js or browser environment, the web3 adaptor for PlayMaker RESTful API connects all clients to PlayMaker.

Install PlayMaker

The Go Implementation of PlayMaker can be installed in various ways.

These include obtaining it as part of the PlayMaker Wallet, installing it via your favorite package manager, downloading a standalone pre-built bundle, running as a Docker container, or building it yourself.

All the details required to quickly and seamlessly join the PlayMaker network by using whatever means you prefer will be published along with the network launch.

Run the network

Running the PlayMaker network is as simple as running a few commands on the cloned repo – users can connect on either the Main or Test blockchain(s).

For users who might not need to connect to the live public network, a private testnet option will be made available, which is envisioned as a useful tool to test external contracts and/or technology.

Proxy to the network

The PlayMaker client (the standard client, used as a node) has the proxy option which is used to maintain the connection to the network.

Building on Thor’s RESTful API, the Web3-gear combined with different tools is perfect for writing and deploying smart contracts on the network.

Client to PlayMaker

For users writing smart contracts using truffle/remix-ide or other tools, Web3-gear connects them directly to the PlayMaker network.

For users writing application or scripts executing in Node.js or browser environment, the web3 adaptor for PlayMaker RESTful API connects all clients to PlayMaker.

04. the PlayMaker blockchain is fueled by

The system with two cryptocurrencies

The PlayMaker economy consists of two coins. This is done to minimize the direct effects of the PMK token price actions on the network fees for users of the blockchain. For our enterprises and institutional users, this guarantees a stable transaction fee. Institutions using the PlayMaker system can either acquire the PWP they need on the open market or use PMK-based nodes to earn PWP needed to store data on the network. Users can buy PMK and sell the PWP they generate on the open market, allowing for an extra income source.

PlayMaker can increase or decrease the amount of PWP that is needed to transfer data within the blockchain. PlayMaker can also increase the amount of PWP generated by the network. These options are used to maintain the stability of transaction fees on the network. With the adoption of PlayMaker, the demand for PWP will increase as well as the demand for PMK.

01. PLAYMAKER (PMK)
The main utility token on the PlayMaker network used to run authority nodes and smart payments on the network. Sold during the funding campaign.

02. POWERPLAY (PWP)
Token generated by the network for authority node rewards. used for executing smart contracts, writing data to the blockchain, and PMK transaction payments.

04. the PlayMaker blockchain is fueled by

The system with two cryptocurrencies

The PlayMaker economy consists of two coins. This is done to minimize the direct effects of the PMK token price actions on the network fees for users of the blockchain. For our enterprises and institutional users, this guarantees a stable transaction fee. Institutions using the PlayMaker system can either acquire the PWP they need on the open market or use PMK-based nodes to earn PWP needed to store data on the network. Users can buy PMK and sell the PWP they generate on the open market, allowing for an extra income source.

PlayMaker can increase or decrease the amount of PWP that is needed to transfer data within the blockchain. PlayMaker can also increase the amount of PWP generated by the network. These options are used to maintain the stability of transaction fees on the network. With the adoption of PlayMaker, the demand for PWP will increase as well as the demand for PMK.

01. PLAYMAKER (PMK)
The main utility token on the PlayMaker network used to run authority nodes and smart payments on the network. Sold during the funding campaign.

02. POWERPLAY (PWP)
Token generated by the network for authority node rewards. used for executing smart contracts, writing data to the blockchain, and PMK transaction payments.

05. the PlayMaker blockchain is secured by

PlayMaker nodes

Masternodes are elite representatives of their users on the network. In every other consensus reaching mechanism other than Proof-of-Work, nodes carry the load of the security of the entire ecosystem and are rewarded for doing so. In the Proof-of-Authority system, nodes are allocated to those that are fit to carry that burden and, therefore, eligible to harvest rewards derived from the network traffic.

Therefore, PlayMaker users will also be able to run nodes on the network. Depending on the type of user, there will be more than a few options available, and every one of those with its special benefits.

Not every PlayMaker node is reserved for the institutional elite, and all users are able to acquire and maintain the node according to their standard. Those are:

05. the PlayMaker blockchain is secured by

PlayMaker nodes

Masternodes are elite representatives of their users on the network. In every other consensus reaching mechanism other than Proof-of-Work, nodes carry the load of the security of the entire ecosystem and are rewarded for doing so. In the Proof-of-Authority system, nodes are allocated to those that are fit to carry that burden and, therefore, eligible to harvest rewards derived from the network traffic.

Therefore, PlayMaker users will also be able to run nodes on the network. Depending on the type of user, there will be more than a few options available, and every one of those with its special benefits.

Not every PlayMaker node is reserved for the institutional elite, and all users are able to acquire and maintain the node according to their standard. Those are:

Authority nodes (institutions)

Authority nodes are used to validate all transactions on the PlayMaker blockchain. Although the requirements to run them are the highest, their owners will get the highest rewards. There will only be 101 authority nodes. The minimal amount of PMK to apply for one is 200.000.000. Authority nodes are selected and rated by PlayMaker and require a full KYC and application procedure. They need dedicated hardware for blockchain validation and their owners receive the highest PWP production rate along with some voting rights.

Economy nodes (no restrictions)

The economic nodes are not validating blockchain transactions, but offer stability to the ecosystem and also generate PWP income for their owners. No hardware is required, users only have to place their PMK into the PlayMaker wallet. The minimum of 400.000 PMK is required to set up the smallest Node, but according to size, there are these kinds of economy nodes:

Economy Nodes

Rei
Minimum balance:
1,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 10 days

Fenomeno
Minimum balance:
4,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 20 days

Kaiser
Minimum balance:
10,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 30 days

Users can upgrade and downgrade between nodes at will.

X-Economy Nodes

PowerPlay X
Minimum balance:
400,000 PMK
Maturity period: No maturity period
If the wallet balance drops below 400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Rei X
Minimum balance:
1.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 30 days when upgrading from a PowerPlay X
Node If the wallet balance drops below 1.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Fenomeno X
Minimum balance:
4.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 60 days when upgrading from a Rei X
If the wallet balance drops below 5.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Kaiser X
Minimum balance:
10.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 90 days when upgrading from a Fenomeno X
If the wallet balance drops below 10.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Users can’t downgrade from one X node to the other.
They can, however, upgrade from one status to the next.
X node holders will also get access to the PlayMaker whitelist.

Authority nodes (institutions)

Authority nodes are used to validate all transactions on the PlayMaker blockchain. Although the requirements to run them are the highest, their owners will get the highest rewards. There will only be 101 authority nodes. The minimal amount of PMK to apply for one is 200.000.000. Authority nodes are selected and rated by PlayMaker and require a full KYC and application procedure. They need dedicated hardware for blockchain validation and their owners receive the highest PWP production rate along with some voting rights.

Economy nodes (no restrictions)

The economic nodes are not validating blockchain transactions, but offer stability to the ecosystem and also generate PWP income for their owners. No hardware is required, users only have to place their PMK into the PlayMaker wallet. The minimum of 400.000 PMK is required to set up the smallest Node, but according to size, there are these kinds of economy nodes:

Economy Nodes

Rei
Minimum balance:
1,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 10 days

Fenomeno
Minimum balance:
4,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 20 days

Kaiser
Minimum balance:
10,000,000 PMK
Maturity Period: 30 days

Users can upgrade and downgrade between nodes at will.

X-Economy Nodes

PowerPlay X
Minimum balance:
400,000 PMK
Maturity period: No maturity period
If the wallet balance drops below 400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Rei X
Minimum balance:
1.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 30 days when upgrading from a PowerPlay X
Node If the wallet balance drops below 1.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Fenomeno X
Minimum balance:
4.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 60 days when upgrading from a Rei X
If the wallet balance drops below 5.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Kaiser X
Minimum balance:
10.400.000 PMK
Maturity period: 90 days when upgrading from a Fenomeno X
If the wallet balance drops below 10.400.000 PMK at any time, X status is permanently lost.

Users can’t downgrade from one X node to the other.
They can, however, upgrade from one status to the next.
X node holders will also get access to the PlayMaker whitelist.

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