Our interest is mostly in the asset issuance implementation I’ve been discussing with Jorge. We’re currently prototyping blockchain-based systems that track ownership of arbitrary asset classes. While we’re also working with other technologies that apply asset issuance as a protocol on top of a blockchain network like OpenAssets, there are features required for some applications that we can only get out of native, consensus-enforced asset management.
Additionally, we use Confidential Transactions for (among other things) implementing a subset of the access controls in those systems, and having a working implementation of CT (which is compatible with asset management) is an huge boon.
Finally, we’re exploring use of the two-way peg itself, demonstrated by Alpha, to build interoperability into these systems from the beginning. Cross-organizational compatibility of asset tracking systems comes for free as long as those systems are build on a chain with a sufficiently expressive scripting language and that’s a big win.
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