Published on May 19th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
are the use of Blockchains, allowing applications to communicate.
We introduce them as a ‘Gedankenexperiment’ on an abstraction of Blockchains as Turing Tapes with specific features to try to answer the question, if applications could communicate over the Blockchain.
Even on decentralized platforms, for applications, some kind of organization has to define the rules, e.g.
Seeking Decentralization in rich applications on top of a decentralized turing complete platform will lead to centralization on the Blockchain.
This is reflecting the Blockchain immutability feature.
State Machines would be any Applications behind an address, which write transactions onto the Blockchain to communicate with other Applications.
Asking the question, if Turing Machines can communicate over Blockchains is a way of trying to push the frontiers of Decentralised Systems.