A blockchain system developed by the Australian National Science Agency (CSIRO) and the University of Sydney claims to have established a benchmark of 30,000 transactions per second during Amazon Cloud test, as per the CSIRO’s press release on Tuesday.
CSIRO’s technology arm, Data61, and the Concurrent Systems Research Group at the University of Sydney have developed the “Red Belly Blockchain” as a graduate of CSIRO’s ON Prime pre-accelerator program.
Concurrent Systems Research Group and CSIRO today announced the first results of their Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure experience. Red Belly Blockchain has been tested on 1,000 machines in over 18 regions, including North and South America, Europe, and Australia.
According to the CSIRO report, Red Belly Blockchain could carry out 30,000 transactions per second from different sites, indicating an average transaction time of three seconds.
Bitcoin’s infrastructure typically takes up to 8 transactions per second, as per the Blockchain statistics in September. The capacity of the Ethereum blockchain (ETH) is 15 transactions per second; however, the maker, Vitalik Buterin, plans to increase this with ZK-SNARK to 500 in order to validate mass transactions.
According to a CSIRO report published last July, Blockchain-named Red Belly deploys the Byzantine consensus which is an algorithm that accomplishes transactions without proof of work and increasing energy consumption.
The principal investigator at CSIRO and head of the research group at the University of Sydney, Dr. Vincent Gramoli, noted that the current problems with real blockchain applications are labor-proofing and energy-consuming complexities.
Based on the CSIRO version, this is not the first time that Red Belly Blockchain is tested on the Amazon Cloud. In experiments performed between July 2017 and May 2018, one test showed 660,000 transactions per second on 300 machines. However, everyone was in an area of single availability.
Recently, the Australian real estate company Vicinity announced plans to test a blockchain solution for its electricity grid this week, in collaboration with Power Ledger, a technology company in the field of energy.