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Beldex

Beldex (BDX) is a cryptocurrency that offers privacy features for its holders, allowing them to conduct both public and private transactions. BDX coins provide users with the ability to choose the level of traceability for their transactions. [1][2]

Overview

Beldex is a exchange that emphasizes security and privacy. The platform utilizes the Beldex coin (BDX), which is based on , to enable anonymous trading among its users. This allows for peer-to-peer trading without compromising privacy. [3]


The Beldex platform offers various types of trading options such as spot trading, margin trading, futures market, and algorithmic trading. The Beldex wallet, currently available for Android devices, facilitates the deposit and withdrawal of digital assets. In addition, Beldex plans to integrate BDX into payments by connecting with retail and e-commerce businesses. [4][5]

Beldex is mainly focused on creating utility for BDX coin and creating a crypto ecosystem to eliminate intermediaries and enable financial transactions with more freedom. [6][7]

BDX Token

The Beldex Token (BDX) is a coin that serves as the native token of the Beldex platform. It is designed to be easily integrated into the Beldex ecosystem. BDX aims to differentiate from other coins by focusing on privacy and security features; building on the features of Monero.[8][9][10]

Tokenomics

The total supply of BDX is 9.9 billion and is divided into eight categories, which are allocated to various wallets for specific purposes. The categories include ecosystem development, marketing, seed and venture capital allocation, legal operations, early adopter rewards, team allocation, and exchange liquidity. [15]

As of December 10th, 2021, the allocation to each category was the following: [15]

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For each quarter, 130,680,000 BDX is released from these categories according to their vesting schedules and is used for various purposes. For example, in the first three quarters of 2022, a total of 392,040,000 BDX (3.9% of the total supply) was released from the ecosystem development fund for use in the development and expansion of Beldex's ecosystem. This new allocation (as of October 1st, 2022) is shown below as a percentage of the total supply. [15]

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Beldex Proof of Stake

In the Beldex system, users can stake BDX on nodes in order to participate in the validation of blocks on the network. The more BDX a user stakes, the higher their chances of being selected to validate a block, and the lower the difficulty. The POS system on Beldex is based on delimited competition among nodes. [16]

In the POS consensus, every 30 seconds, a node is selected at random to produce a block, which is then sent to a quorum vote consisting of 11 other participating validator nodes. If at least 7 out of 11 validator nodes attest to the block's authenticity, it is broadcast to the network as a valid block. Then, a new quorum is formed and the process repeats. Beldex also provides pool staking via masternodes, where the hardware is shared among a few individuals who share the stake amount. [16]

Master Nodes

Beldex utilizes a network of Master Nodes which are paid in block rewards to propagate the blockchain and process transactions. Master Nodes require collateral of Beldex to be active, and this creates a built-in market-based Sybil resistance by forcing actors to incur a large cost in attempting any form of temporal analysis on the network.[11][12]

Block rewards

Block rewards are a type of incentive that are given to nodes or master nodes in a cryptocurrency network for validating and adding new blocks of transactions to the blockchain. When a node or master node creates a new block, it is rewarded with a certain number of BDX coins, which are emitted as a new block reward. Currently, the block reward is currently set to a constant value of 2 BDX. Of this block reward, 10% is awarded to the node that constructs the block, while 90% is awarded to a master node. The master nodes that are found to provide the best services to the network are moved to the front of the reward queue, while those that are penalized are moved to the end of the queue. [16]

Master node staking requirements

In the Beldex network, requirements are the collateral that an operator must hold in order to become a master node. This collateral is held in a time-locked output that can only be unlocked by the contributor upon request. If the contributor requests to unlock the funds, they will remain locked for an additional 15 days, during which the contributor will still receive rewards. The minimum amount is 10,000 BDX, but it may vary based on future emission. Inactive nodes will become deregistered and will need to stake the required amount of BDX for 30 days to become a master node again. [17]

B-Chat

B-Chat is an anonymous messaging application that uses BelNet, a decentralized Virtual Private Network (dVPN), to route messages. Launched on June 29th 2022, B-Chat contrasts traditional messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption to secure messages. With B-Chat, messages are routed to their destination through the shortest possible node distance while being encrypted at each hop. This ensures that messages are not stored on a centralized data center, which makes them less vulnerable to attacks and government intervention. Additionally, B-Chat uses Beldex Secure Masternodes to ensure that messages can be sent even when the receiver is offline. [16]

BelNet

BelNet is a private decentralized VPN that utilizes the Beldex Routing Protocol (BRP) to optimize communication between nodes and traverse traffic through the network with minimal load on the secure Masternodes. This is in contrast to traditional VPNs, which are typically managed by centralized systems. BelNet's Distributed Hash Table is maintained by Masternodes, which ensures that new nodes must meet certain bandwidth and requirements to join the network. Governance is maintained by randomly assigned governing nodes that verify incoming new nodes and penalize those that fail to meet bandwidth requirements. This ensures that the network remains decentralized and offers greater privacy compared to traditional VPNs. Additionally, BelNet supports a wide range of internet protocols and uses a packet switching routing model which allows for more efficient communication between nodes. [16]

Flash Transactions

Flash transactions are a feature of the Beldex that allows for faster confirmation of transactions. Unlike traditional blockchain transactions, which can take anywhere between 20-40 minutes to be confirmed, flash transactions only take a few seconds. This is achieved through a second layer architecture that is similar to lightning network, where a shortest possible route is selected between flash channels and a channel path reducing algorithm is used to send the outputs to the receiver. [16][19]

Flash transactions are made possible through the use of Masternodes, which confirm a transaction's authenticity by securing the key images associated with the unspent transaction output (UTXOs). Masternodes store this key image and hold onto it until the transaction is added to a block on the Beldex network. If the key image is produced more than once, it signals a double spending attempt and the corresponding duplicate transaction is rejected. [16][19]

Similar to , Flash transactions also enable a mechanism for competing transactions to pay a higher fee to be completed first. However, this process is several times faster and takes place outside the blockchain. Confirmation time on the blockchain is also significantly reduced due to the network's transition to a Proof-of-Stake (POS) consensus. [16][19]

Coin Burning

The Beldex coin burning mechanism is a method to control inflation and establish a stable market value. The network fees obtained from Flash transactions are burned, in order to achieve this. As Flash transactions are instant, they have a higher fee than regular transactions. These fees are burned immediately after the transaction is finished. The burning of the fees help to control inflation and provide sustainable price discovery in the market. [16]

Bucephalus Hard Fork

On November 30th, 2021, The Bucephalus hard fork upgrade went live. The hard fork transitioned the Beldex blockchain from a Proof of Work (PoW) to a more energy-efficient consensus algorithm. By transitioning to PoS, Beldex aims to improve the scalability and security of the network, as well as reduce its environmental impact. [18]

“This will make the Beldex network economical and reduce its carbon footprint." - CTO, Niyaz N.

The hard fork was projected to increase block creation speeds by 4 times, a 212.5% increase in rewards to master node operators and 37.5% of block rewards were to be allocated to governance - increasing the adaptability of the Beldex ecosystem and laying the foundation for the development of .

Team Members and Advisors

  • Afanddy B. Hushni: Chairman
  • Kim: Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  • Codeman-Crypto(cc): Chief Technology Officer
  • Ziau: Chief Marketing Officer
  • Sanada Yukimura: Blockchain Architect [14]**

Advisors

  • Allard Dijk
  • Dr. Mitchell Kraiwec-Thayer
  • Dr. Dominique Schroder[13]

Partners

Exchange Partners

  • MEXC Global
  • P2B
  • HitBTC
  • LetsExchange
  • SimpleSwap
  • StealthEX
  • COINSBIT
  • HOTBIT
  • BuyUcoin
  • Bilaxy [14]

Masternode Partners

  • MNO
  • MasternodeBuzz
  • nodehub.io
  • MYCOINTAINER
  • PerfectNodes
  • Pecunia Platform
  • GETBLOCK [14]

Roadmap

2021 - POS has Launched

2022 Ecosystem Development

  • Wallet Release - Q1
  • BCHAT Alpha Release - Q2
  • Ecosystem Phase I - Q3
  • Ecosystem Phase II - Q4

2023 EVM Integration

  • Q1 - Ecosystem Phase III
  • Q2 - Ecosystem Phase IV
  • Q3 - EVM Integration Phase I
  • Q4 - EVM Integration Phase II
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