Aleph.im is a cross-blockchain layer-2 network specifically focused on decentralized applications and their related infrastructure (storage, computing servers, security). Its aim is to decentralize and revolutionize the web and the cloud. Current decentralized applications are generally unreliable and slow or tied to single blockchain architecture. Decentralized applications need to not only overcome these issues but also need to be able to communicate with other projects. The large majority of current blockchain-related technologies cannot scale to the levels needed for large applications (social networks, web apps, IoT providers, etc). Aleph intends to provide a solution to these issues by offering fast single cross-technologies cross-chain solutions in a decentralized and reliable ecosystem.
Aleph.im is a unique blend of on-chain and off-chain decentralized technologies. Its decentralized network is off-chain but can only be interacted with through blockchain networks. This enables key features such as security and advanced crypto-economics. Aleph.im is already compatible with many leading blockchain projects including Ethereum, Polkadot, Cosmos, and BinanceChain. This enables any project building on these platforms to integrate with our decentralized database and file storage. Finally, aleph.im implements a channel mechanism allowing sharding-- subnetworks with all the aleph.im network features. Users can think of shards as dedicated cloud clusters.