Lamden: a framework for the rapid development
and deployment of blockchain technologies.
Blockchain application development is unnecessarily hard, partially
because of how new the technology is, but also because of certain
imposed limitations on the current status quo of how blockchains
are used today. In this paper, we discuss the problems with current
blockchain implementations and a solution to these problems. We
introduce Lamden: a software package of development tools that includes
a blockchain generator, community collaboration tools, and independent
chain-to-chain communication to create vast networks of blockchain
applications that can transfer any asset across them.
Keywords: decentralization, cryptocurrency, distributed systems.