Elixxir Starts Early Access Developer Program

Announcements, Innovation | June 12, 2019 By:

Blockchain platform Elixxir has launched the Elixxir Early Access Developer Program, offering third-party developers an opportunity to build on the Elixxir protocol.

Developers can visit Elixxir.io/arrowsdsk and submit a proposal for the program. If selected, they will be able to build on Elixxir’s public AlphaNet later this summer.

Through the AlphaNet, developers will be able to build both traditional and distributed applications which communicate anonymously through the cMix protocol. Developers will use the Elixxir Arrow software development kit (SDK) to integrate metadata-protected communications in anything they can build.

“Elixxir’s ArrowSDK is a set of simple yet powerful tools. We are making it easy for any developer to put the world’s best privacy-protecting communications into their projects,” said David Chaum, founder and CEO of Elixxir.

The ArrowSDK is written in Golang, and is portable across a variety of platforms and operating systems. The ArrowSDK will serve as the platform’s interface for all developers; the SDK will be updated as Elixxir moves from AlphaNet, to BetaNet, to MainNet.

The AlphaNet will be the first public test of the cMix protocol, as supported by a team of partner nodes. Alongside the developer program, Elixxir will launch and test metadata-resistant messenger functionality on the platform. 

“No platform can be successful without a robust developer community – from the beginning Elixxir has prioritized our APIs as a core component of the protocol.  We’re excited to place these tools in developers’ hands and look forward to seeing what they build,” said Benjamin Wenger, Elixxir’s VP of architecture.

Elixxir is led by cryptographer David Chaum, inventor of digital cash and father of online anonymity, Elixxir is a transaction platform running on a full-stack blockchain. Elixxir nodes protect privacy by combining end-to-end encryption with a mixed network that obscures metadata generated by a user’s daily activities. The platform will support secure messaging, payments, and decentralized application (dApp) data transfer.