What is Stratis?
Stratis (STRAT) is a blockchain network that makes developing, running, and launching blockchain-based applications and networks easy for developers. Instead of requiring developers to learn blockchain development languages that may be foreign to them — like Ethereum’s Solidity — Stratis allows applications, and side chains to be developed in C#, Microsoft’s .NET framework, and the Stratis API. Stratis also has an ICO launch platform that enables ICO’s to be launched within minutes.
Usually, individuals interested in creating a decentralized application (DApp) or blockchain network need to invest either their time or money into building an application from scratch, creating a hard fork, or hiring developers who can get the job done. These three tasks are not only costly in terms of expenses and time, but they are also data-intensive and require a large amount of storage space to run full nodes.
However, Stratis provides a solution to this problem. Stratis offers tools to create decentralized applications and blockchain networks in a language that developers should already be familiar with — C#, and provides a blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) — a concept similar to cloud computing where developers can host and deploy their decentralized applications and sidechains without taking up significant amounts of their own computer’s data.
How Stratis works
Stratis is a proof-of-stake blockchain that provides C# APIs and other familiar frameworks like Microsoft’s .NET for developers to create decentralized applications and blockchain networks. Developers can build their DApps and blockchain networks on top of Stratis’s Bitcoin Full Node C# platform and framework–NStratis; this allows them to create their own private blockchain’s and DApps, yet, have their programs anchored to the Stratis mainchain for security and efficiency.
APIs and Frameworks
It can be challenging to find the right developer to create your application or blockchain network, and your computer may not have enough space to store a full copy of your blockchains ledger and host/deploy a DApp.
This is one of the main reasons Stratis provides easy to work with APIs and frameworks–and Stratis’ NStratis makes this possible. NStratis is closely modeled after the Nbitcoin Framework–the most complete library for developing apps in C# and Microsoft’s .NET.
Providing tools in coding languages that most developers are familiar with opens the door for more individuals to enter the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, opposed to developers having to learn languages that are foreign to them before they can enter the space and create.
Blockchain as a Service
In addition, Stratis is a blockchain-as-a-service that developers can leverage. Because Stratis is a BaaS, developers can test and deploy their blockchain applications and networks from the cloud instead of making sure they have enough space on their own computer to store and run their DApps and private blockchains. Stratis’ blockchain-as-a-service provides a less expensive way for developers to store and run their applications and provides a temporary scalability solution.
ICO Launch platform
Through the Stratis ICO launch platform, Stratis gives companies and individuals the ability to tailor their blockchain to their brand and launch an ICO within minutes. The ICO launch platform gives parties the ability to sell their tokens for dollars, bitcoin, STRAT, as well as 50 other cryptocurrencies. And unlike most ICO launch platforms–which take a percentage of the funds a company raises–Stratis provides their ICO launch platform free of charge. The Stratis ICO launch platform is currently available in Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace.
Future of Stratis
The Stratis platform is an ideal tool for blockchain developers, programmers familiar with C# and Microsoft .NET, or entities interested in creating decentralized applications or blockchain networks, yet, lack the technical know-how.
Stratis’ APIs and frameworks revolve around widely used languages such as C# and Microsoft’s .NET framework, which should give decentralized application and blockchain network developers an easier time reaching their goals compared to working in a convoluted language that is uncommon and rarely used.