The study of distributed systems in computer science predates the release of the Netscape browser (1994). It has a long track record for informing how pre-internet, centrally controlled networks should behave. These systems addressed different problems than the ones emerging now as connectivity scales, people become more dispersed, and trust in institutions wanes.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin protocol (Proof of Work) proposed a novel and surprisingly robust consensus mechanism for a decentralized setting. However, its security model is expensive by design. Other blockchain technologies offer alternative consensus mechanisms that run into limitations known by traditional computer scientists, while opening themselves up to new vulnerabilities as they introduce decentralization.
The Geeq Project went a different direction entirely. It pioneered a new technology for blockchain. Instead of writing blocks by network consensus with a fallback to a social layer of adjudication, Geeq (i) reorganized blockchain networks, messaging and signatures, (ii) built an automatic payment system for open networks of nodes that build the provably correct and unique blockchain, and (iii) placed the security of end users as the highest priority.
Geeq’s security system relies on clear, simple, and unambiguous rules of the road. Honest users are able to easily detect and avoid malicious actors. Users are also able to identify and rely on provably accurate blocks and ledgers. Finally, they have the freedom to exit without penalty.
In effect, Geeq is inventing a new information and communications technology that delivers a neutral, reliable, versatile, and de-risked blockchain platform for honest users, thus creating a self-selecting and self-sustaining reason to participate in the Geeq ecosystem.
The technical details of Geeq’s network operations are beyond the scope of this page.