View the Bitcoin Blockchain First Hand in 3D

The team at Symphony of Blockchains on IOHK has just posted an update on their project Symphony 2.0 which shows off a brand new way we look at Bitcoins blockchain, 3D.

Announcing the news through a post on Cardano’s forum, at the start of last week, Symphony 2.0 is set to be an attempt to represent the Bitcoin blockchain in a manner that is both engaging, intriguing and entertaining while transforming abstract concepts into tangible sensory information.

Aside from creating something very cool, the team felt that it was a necessity in order to utilise sounds like a signature for transaction blocks.

The post also details that the team was able to get to such a unique sound signature via a process which they call “additive synthesis”. Every transaction has a distinctive sound and therefore making every block composed of these transactions having its own “auditory fingerprint.”

Spacing out

As reported by Bitcoinist, Symphony 2.0 apparently has a feel similar to that of neurons in the brain or like the empty abyss of galaxies in space. 

The visual interface shows validated transactions as concentric rings. Every transaction that is added causes the rings to extend outward like an expanding model of the physical universe.

The Symphony 2.0 description gives a high-level summary of the project, stating:

“Transactions are shown as crystals; height is value, brightness is spent output ratio. Each crystal creates sound based on value, spent outputs, and fee. Sounds are cycled through in the order the transactions were made.”

On top of all this, the project also plans to create a visual blockchain simulation for other networks like Ethereum and Cardano.

In commenting on the importance of the project as a tool for greater education in blockchain, one of the users of the Cardano forum and an actual developer on Symphony 2.0 IOHK_Kevin said:

“Describing blockchains and how they work is hard. We’ve already collected feedback from users who say they are using Symphony to teach others about blockchains. They’re now able to describe complex terms that they once could not by using graphs, charts or traditional block explorers.”

Check out the 3D blockchain here.

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