MAX is a simulation environment for blockchain applications. It offers a library of ready-to-use blockchain models, like Bitcoin, Tendermint, Hyperledger, and more. Its agent-based simulation engine offers a wide range of testing scenarios for complex, distributed applications.
Selecting blockchain technologies and consensus protocols with the optimal power and security tradeoffs is a complex process. With the incredibly wide variety of possible approaches available, blockchain application development can quickly become a head-scratcher. To help developers make sense of the myriad of options and speed up their projects, CEA-List researchers developed MAX, a blockchain application testing environment.
MAX is a true digital laboratory. It offers a set of simulation modules and APIs that let users create models and test their behaviors in various situations. MAX is agent-based, allowing it to explore scenarios of any type and complexity and to evaluate model performance in terms of technology, cost, environmental impact, and security.
Aside from the basic modules for creating peer-to-peer networks, MAX’s library offers ready-to-use blockchains for experimentation: Bitcoin, Hyperledger, Tendermint, Sycomore, Bitcoin-Lightning, etc.
MAX is written in Java and is open source.
The EU ADACORSA project aims to support the expanding array of new use cases that take drones out of their human pilots’ line of sight, referred to as BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) operations. One of its stated goals is to develop technologies that will secure the communications, authentication, and identification of these unmanned aircraft circulating over our heads.
CEA-List is a project partner, contributing scientific expertise in blockchain and multi-agent simulation to develop solutions based on distributed exchange architectures.
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