Pikciochain, a distributed platform that specializes collecting and verifying data, has recently signed a second key collaboration agreement with the CNRS French Institute and also announced a bounty rewards program for translating its “Hubble” open source Python SDK to other programming languages.

The SDK code translation bounty was announced in a Medium post on October 13th. The platform is offering USD $1,000 worth of PKC for high quality translations for the following languages:

  • Java
  • Swift
  • node.js
  • C
  • C++

To participate in the bounty program or for more information readers can join Pikciochain’s Discord channel here.

Pikciochain also announced its second key collaboration with the CNRS French Institute on October 15th. The agreement was made with a unit of the institute named “Methods Algorithms for Scheduling and Networks of LIRMM Montpellier.” CNRS was described by Pikciochain as “the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe.”

The agreement will last for three years to study consensus protocols. It is the second long-term research contract signed by PikcioLab with CNRS and is described as the “core innovation centre” of Pikcio. Dr Rodolphe Giroudeau from The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics along with Dr Benoit Darties will be the scientific directors of the study.

The Pikcio team also gave a synopsis of the study, stating:

“The overall goal of the study will be to map out existing and proposed consensus algorithms, to evaluate not only their advantages and deficiencies and their business implications, but also alternative approaches used by competing systems. Once this knowledge based is established, the main objective will be to propose and test new models with new business implications. These models, in addition to meeting the usual operating constraints of the consensus algorithm, must also ensure scalability, which requires the consideration of optimization strategies on the proposed algorithms. In this sense, the expertise of the LIRMM MAORE team, both on the implementation of optimization strategies, and on the implementation of strategies for securing data exchanges using the blockchain, is particularly suitable for this project.”

The original announcement of the second partnership can be read here.

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