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AT System Overview

Our original core coder and co-founder ‘catbref’ has been working on the lottery AT for Qortal for a while now, and he has recently deployed the first TEST AT!

The Qortal 'AT' system (or Automated Transactions) allows for multiple types of transaction automation to take place. Currently we utilize it primarily for the Cross-Chain Trades (or the ACCT AT). People also refer to ATs as 'SmartContracts' - which is terminology that has been BASTARDIZED by the likes of Ethereum and others, so we prefer to use its technical name, AT.

The Qortal AT System has a TON of existing functionality that has been tested on multiple other blockchains, however, since Qortal is a completely unique blockchain, all of the existing working ATs on other chains, have to be re-built for Qortal.

The first use case we built, was ACCT for Cross-Chain trades (REAL cross-chain trades that we use in the Trade Portal). See the Trade Portal Overview page for more info.

But there is a LOT of OTHER FUNCTIONALITY that can take place utilizing ATs, such as 'automated escrow', 'automated decentralized lotteries', 'automatic payments' on a schedule, 'funds holding and distribution', and much more.

The AT System is a TURING COMPLETE CUSTOM WRITTEN HARDWARE LEVEL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE. With this language being turing complete, it means that it is basically 'unlimited' in terms of what it can accomplish, and as time goes on a LOT more functionality will be built utilizing ATs.

As time goes on, MANY MORE ATs will be built for Qortal, and able to be utilized. But it takes time to develop and test, and the UI components must be built as well, in order to allow other users to make use of the created ATs, deploy them, etc.

Writing ATs requires learning the custom language, or utilizing an 'AT generator' which is not currently built for Qortal.

The first Lottery AT test on Qortal is LIVE! See the Lottery System page for more info.

at_system_overview.txt · Last modified: 01/02/2023 16:17 by gfactor