Introducing VACP: Verifiable Atomic Computing Paradigm

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Author: Decent Land Labs @ Contributor of PermaDAO

Reviewer: Xiaosong HU @ Contributor of PermaDAO


Introducing VACP: Verifiable Atomic Computing Paradigm

Motivation

Many web3 dapps, products, and protocols initially aspire to be entirely decentralized, built with only onchain components. However, when they encounter scaling challenges, the incorporation of web2 elements becomes a compelling solution to enhance scalability and user experience (UX).

Centralized web2 architecture has significant benefits for scalability, but can sacrifice the core tenets of what makes web3 so powerful.

The problem

When a project incorporates web2 elements into its tech stack, it inherently starts to compromise some of the core decentralization principles, including transparency, trustlessness, and verifiability.

As a response to this challenge, we are introducing the Verifiable Atomic Computing Paradigm (VACP), accompanied by Molecular Execution Machine (MEM), a live implementation.

This approach aims to maintain the integrity of core decentralization principles while addressing scalability and user experience concerns.

So, what is VACP?

The Verifiable Atomic Computing Paradigm (VACP) is made possible with a synergy of three components:

  1. Lazy evaluation, as pioneered by the SmartWeave protocol and 3EM.
  2. Permissionless Verifiable Computing (VC), which enables computation to be independently verified and executed without centralized control.
  3. Leveraging a tamper-proof Data Availability (DA) layer, such as Arweave, to ensure data integrity and availability throughout the process.