Hi there, I read the whitepaper and had some non-technical questions first:
How scalable is the Blockstack product? Is it being developed to eventually become the de facto Identity-as-a-Service for all of Blockchain based platforms & cryptocurrencies or only for the Blockchain that Blockstack currently uses?
To leverage Blockstack’s Identity-as-a-Service, do end-users have to use applications built only on the Blockstack network or can they eventually use any app on any network (such as Ethereum or others) while using their Blockstack identity?
Could multiple Virtual Chains be implemented (one for each unique Blockchain-based network or platform where users can use their Blockstack Identify), all of which interact with the scalable Atlas & Gaia networks? Where Atlas is the brains of the operation routing information to different underlying blockchains and storages?
If so, how would the Blockstack token work with the other tokens & coins?
Is there Token Interoperability or a Discreet Token Exchange taking place at each interaction? Perhaps using Sidechains such as Blockstream?
How would block verification on the multiple underlying blockchains work from a time and consensus perspective? Different networks (on different Blockchains) would have different wait times and protocols to add a transaction to their respective Blockchain? Would have to wait for the slowest chain to complete verification of a transaction?