Developers - Expanse

Developers

Developers

This section is designed to support software developers who want to create projects on the Expanse.Tech™ blockchain.

Learn about the advantages in regard to speed, efficiency, scalability and power you can realize by choosing Expanse. You will also find information about how to connect to the Expanse Network and get access to developer tools.

We invite you to visit the documentation section for more information

GETTING STARTED

Things you need to know first

Pronounced [ik-spans] - Noun
  • An uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: an expanse of water.
  • Something that is spread out, especially over a relatively large area: that great expanse, the sky.
  • Expansion; extension:
Expanse is a decentralized programmable platform that utilizes and allows for the application of blockchain technology in many facets of life. Expanse is the first stable fork of Ethereum. Like Bitcoin, Ethereum utilizes a blockchain for security and transparency. Expanse, like Bitcoin, is also tradeable directly as Expanse (EXP). However, Expanse also allows for the creation of “smart contracts”, allowing developers to use blockchain technology, via Expanse, in their own programmable applications. Expanse is the name of the currency used within Expanse. It is used to pay for computation within the EVM. This is done indirectly by purchasing gas for expanse as explained in gas.
The total supply of EXP is 11.11m+ (numOfBlocksMined*8). The current number in circulation is only 1m+ (numOfBlocksMined*8). 10m is currently being stored in cold storage until the EXP DAO is completed. Then they will be moved into a democratically controlled organization.
The basis for decentralized consensus is the peer-to-peer network of participating nodes, which maintain and secure the blockchain. See Mining.
ExpStats.net is a dashboard of live statistics of the Expanse network. This dashboard displays important information such as the current block, hash difficulty, gas price, and gas spending. The nodes shown on the page are only a selection of actual nodes on the network. Anyone is allowed to add their node to the EthStats dashboard. The Eth-Netstats README on Github describes how to connect.
Gexp continuously attempts to connect to other nodes on the network until it has peers. If you have UPnP enabled on your router or run Expanse on an Internet-facing server, it will also accept connections from other nodes. Gexp finds peers through something called the discovery protocol. In the discovery protocol, nodes are gossipping with each other to find out about other nodes on the network. In order to get going initially, gexp uses a set of bootstrap nodes whose endpoints are recorded in the source code.
Check out the developer tools Here are some tools that you might check first.

FAQ

Pronounced [ik-spans] 
 
Noun 
1.An uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything: 
an expanse of water. 
2.Something that is spread out, especially over a relatively large area: 
that great expanse, the sky. 
3.Expansion; extension: 
 
Expanse is a decentralized programmable platform that utilizes and allows for the application of 
blockchain technology in many facets of life. Expanse is the first stable fork of Ethereum. 
 
Like Bitcoin, Ethereum utilizes a blockchain for security and transparency. Expanse, like 
Bitcoin, is also tradeable directly as Expanse (EXP). However, Expanse also allows for the 
creation of “smart contracts,” allowing developers to use blockchain technology, via Expanse, in 
their own programmable applications. 
EXP is the name for the token Expanse uses. EXP is generated via algorithmic mining and is the basis of the Expanse network. Expanse serves as the blockchain technology platform for “smart contracts,” which often utilize “tokens.”
Christopher Franko, James Clayton, Marcia Lewis, Omar Alvarez, and Scott Williams 
Expanse creates an ecosystem for the utilization of blockchain in everyday transactions and is 
designed with this intention. Bitcoin, on the other hand, was created as a form of electronic 
cash. Expanse uses similar blockchain technology to maintain all of the benefits of Bitcoin, but 
Expanse also allows for an infrastructure of applications that can extend beyond the exchange 
of currency.
The best use case example of why, is comparable to Ethereum. Although the concept behind 
both Ethereum and Expanse is similar, Expanse is faster, more stable, and scales. Consider the 
scenario where CryptoKitties was introduced onto the Ethereum blockchain. Due to the massive 
increase in traffic, the entire network of Ethereum was affected, essentially slowing down 
transaction times. If CryptoKitties was built using the Expanse blockchain, the traffic would not 
be affected. 
 
Below is a side by side comparison 
You are invited to become a part of the Expanse community! Here are a few ways you can participate:
  • Follow all Expanse social media accounts. 
  • Talk about the project and share it with friends and family on your social networks to help spread awareness (organic growth). 
  • Join the Expanse Discord or Telegram channels.
 If you’re a developer, feel free to reach out to the Expanse team if interested in building on top of 
the Expanse Network.
Expanse Rewards - Earn Expanse for holding EXP. Earn up to 6% per 6 months. 
 
Tokenlab - Have an idea and want to make an ICO? Tokenlab can build a token very inexpensively. 
 
EXP.LIFE - Gamify your life (Work in progress) 
 
VoteLock - Consider a voting system where results can be verified quickly and accurately, with unparalleled transparency yet complete privacy. VoteLock™ leverages the best of Blockchain to provide a secure system for casting and counting votes.
 
Borderless Identity - You might call it revolutionary: a governance system that’s decentralized and globally accessible, where services are free (or almost free) and available anywhere and with ease. We call it simply the world’s best governance platform, built for a hyper-connected planet.
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The basis for decentralized consensus is the peer-to-peer network of participating nodes which maintain and secure the blockchain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd0i6n1y3fQ&feature=youtu.be
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