What is Tashi?

Tashi is an ephemeral side-chain and DePIN technology for gaming. It is a leap forward in both Web3 and Web2 gaming technology; Tashi is the worlds first Fully On-DAG Game (FODG) technology, moving the consensus engine from public layer 1 and layer 2 networks into the players' game sessions directly and building the supporting DePIN and key management infrastructure to provide the ideal gamer experience. We know we've succeeded when gamers say, "I didn't even realize my game was using Web3 technology."

What does this mean for developers?

This means that, with the right netcode, game developers can move the logic of multiplayer games off of centralized servers and onto the players' machines directly. This is a fundamental shift in the paradigm of game design.

In Web2 game design, the logic of a game is enforced by game servers; centralized and costly to the publisher. In pre-Tashi Web3 game design, the logic of a game is enforced by public L1 and L2 networks; decentralized but slow and costly to the players. At Tashi, we've completely rewritten the hashgraph algorithm and optimized the virtual voting component to achieve incredibly low latency and high throughput. Each player becomes a node in an ephemeral side-chain where all of the players in a game session make up the network; transmitting game actions to each other, reaching consensus on the order of these game actions, and processing those actions locally in the same deterministic order based on the consensus protocol of Tashi. This results in multiplayer game sessions being decentralized, fast, and near-free to both players and publishers.

What does this mean for players?

Players can enjoy the trust promise of Web3 and the gamer experience of Web2. Our motto at Tashi is "add no friction". We are enabling players to bring their Web3 assets into games, run their games using Web3 technology, all while enjoying the performance and experience of Web2. The biggest blockers to adoption of Web3 games can be summarized in three major issues:

  • poor gamer experience due to Web3-induced latency

  • additional steps to manage cryptographic keys

  • friction in on-ramping from fiat to crypto in order to fully use the technology

Tashi solves each of these problems with different components of the Tashi network stack. Dynamite is an SDK for game engines that lets developers use peer-to-peer networking for gaming logic at a speed that is acceptable to gamers. Tashi has a decentralized key management protocol which allows gamers to leverage their friend network to generate and maintain their keys without the additional steps of recording recovery phrases or integrating with a custodial service. Finally, each game sessions is an ephemeral side-chain, which is free to run.

What about nodes?

While the heart of Tashi is an innovative consensus engine, in order to support reliable gaming, we have a network of resources to support functions like match-making, lobby, consensus fail-over, and player relay proxies. This network of resources is managed by our orchestration layer which matches service jobs with available resources, then validates the completion of those jobs. All of these machines, whether resource nodes or orchestration nodes, are decentralized physical infrastructure (DePIN).

This DePIN layer generates utility fees to compensation orchestration and resource nodes for their work. Additionally, node owners receive staking rewards for helping to ensure high-availability and reliability of resources.

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