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Seattle, WA, January 18, 2022, Chainwire — Phala Network announced today that it has joined the Blender Developer Fund as a Corporate Gold Member. Participating alongside companies such as Intel, Microsoft, AWS, Nvidia and Adobe, Phala will bring its decentralized Web3 computing services to Blender’s powerful 3D modeling platform (blender.org) so that organizations can develop and evolve their emerging Metaverse worlds.
With a decentralized global network of confidential blockchain-based computing nodes, Phala offers high-performance computing services for 3D modeling and rendering. Phala’a worker nodes will host the Blender rendering service in Secure Enclaves, a distributed privacy technology built into modern processors. This enables versatile, confidential execution while creating a powerful, secure, and scalable trustless public computing cloud.
In November 2021, Phala announced its flagship product – big contracts – a generic programming model for creating decentralized services beyond the capability of today’s blockchain smart contracts. As an infrastructure technology, Fat Contracts provides decentralized computing for backend services in Web3. The Phala team showcased their preview feature Fat Contract at the December show Substrate Seminar 2021.
The Blender partnership enables Phala to offer high-performance, low-latency compute and rendering services at a lower cost than traditional cloud services. At the same time, Phala will provide workstation-level computing power for 3D artists to build the metaverse. Phala has also developed its own native Metaverse – Phala World – which will use Blender’s 3D technology for maximum visual impact.
About Blender and the Blender Development Fund
Blender is an open source 3D modeling platform designed for content creators. It sits at the center of 3D workflows used by artists and builders around the world. In 2020 alone, Blender has been downloaded over 14 million times. The dedicated Blender subreddit has nearly 500,000 members and over 100 books focusing on the tool have been published to date.
Creators use Blender to sketch, design, create, and polish virtual environments and characters across dozens of platforms, including Decentraland. Blender is licensed under the GPL, which ensures that the code will remain a free public good forever. It protects the developer and user community from malicious patents, hostile forks, and foreclosure attempts.
The Blender Development Fund was created to help provide the world with best-in-class 3D technology, with Blender at the heart of its offering. The Fund helps provide grants and grants to developers and contributors working on all aspects of Blender, from one-off projects to larger initiatives implemented by the blender.org Board of Directors.