A laminated staircase on an Ethereum blockchain project that would let people walk through it with a smart contract would be “a very exciting prospect” if it could be demonstrated to the public, according to a presentation given at the recent Ethereum blockchain conference in Paris.
“It’s very exciting for the people who are trying to build smart contracts, because it’s a very interesting development and one that is very promising,” said Nikos Mavromatis, co-founder of the startup Lumos, which is building the laminate system.
Mavromati told CoinDesk that the system would enable people to walk through a laminate structure by themselves without any assistance from a person who could see their hands or legs.
“You don’t need to be in a position where you’re looking at a person and can tell what they’re doing,” he said.
“You can just walk through and you can tell.
You don’t even need to understand the software.”
Mavrimatis, a blockchain veteran, said he had been working on the laminated stairs project for about three years, but had not yet tested it out on the Ethereum blockchain.
He said he was able to demonstrate the system to a group of students and researchers in France, who were impressed with the design.
“I think it’s going to be very interesting to see it tested in the real world,” he added.
Maverick CEO Alexey Kiselev described the lamination system as a “very promising prospect” for the cryptocurrency space, adding that it was “exciting to see a company that is really dedicated to making this technology available for everyone.”
“They are very focused on building a scalable platform, but they are also very focused about building a secure platform,” he told CoinMarketCap.
“That’s why we are excited about their efforts to develop this technology.”
A project by the Lumos team is currently undergoing testing, but it is not clear when that will be completed.
A final version of the laminating system is expected to be released within six months, but that may not be the case if the system fails.
Mvromatis said the system is currently in the early stages of development, and he was not sure when the final version will be released.
He also said that there were no plans to use the technology for anything other than smart contracts.
He noted that the technology is similar to other projects that have been developed for blockchain applications.
“The most interesting thing about it is the fact that it is very easy to make,” he explained.
“So it’s not that you have to spend lots of money on the blockchain.
You can just do it.”