What is Perkle (PRKL)?

by Esprezzo Team on February 5, 2019


While working on the Esprezzo platform and rapid application development tools for building blockchain-integrated apps, we saw an opportunity to provide developers a performant, cost-efficient, egalitarian blockchain and smart contract platform to build and test on — one that’s less congested and focused on fostering development rather than a speculative trading instrument. And so, we built Perkle: a mineable Proof-of-Work, fairly released Ethereum-compatible blockchain and smart contract platform.

Perkle is a fork of Go Ethereum which will make life easier for developers by providing a seamless transition of code and libraries developed on Perkle to the Ethereum Mainnet or any other Ethereum-compatible network. Mining generates PRKL, which can be used to pay gas fees for transactions and smart contract initialization.

Adding Perkle to the Esprezzo ecosystem means we can provide a complete solution for developers and businesses getting started with building blockchain-integrated apps.

The Esprezzo Ecosystem

Esprezzo ecosystem

Our API and SDKs will provide developers the ability to integrate data and functionality from Perkle (and in the future, other Esprezzo-supported blockchains) with other applications.

Update: since publishing this blog post, we launched a block explorer for exploring activity on the network, checking your PRKL balances and transactions, etc.

If you’re interested in mining Perkle, check out the official Esprezzo mining pool.

If you prefer to use MyEtherWallet check out our guide on how to use Perkle with MEW.

Are you a developer interested in experimenting with building applications that talk to blockchains? Please consider joining our private beta; it's free!

PerkleBot for Discord

We’re excited to showcase some of the first technology built using Esprezzo’s toolkit with PerkleBot for Discord. PerkleBot is a blockchain intelligence bot that not only helps answer frequently asked questions, but can also perform blockchain-related activities. For example, PerkleBot can query network stats, check wallet balances, or even create a Perkle wallet and send PRKL to other users. At the time of publishing, here is what you can view and do using PerkleBot in Discord:

PerkleBot for Discord commands screenshotScreen shot of PerkleBot's current capabilities

Here’s an example of the network stats PerkleBot returns:

Perkle Blockchain Stats from PerkleBot

On that note, please join us on Discord! We welcome people interested in blockchain development to join our community.

Up Next

Consider checking out our block explorer, which makes it easy to explore transactions and activity on Perkle and, in the future, other Esprezzo-supported blockchains. If you want to know more about the block explorer, we wrote a post about it.

We’re building and testing the Esprezzo platform and tools using Perkle; if you're a developer interested in experimenting with building an application that talks to blockchains, we're now accepting applications for our private developer beta!

Join the beta waitlist!

Make sure to subscribe to email updates to stay up to date on Esprezzo and Perkle, and join our community on Discord.

Topics: News, Product Updates, Perkle

Esprezzo Team
Esprezzo Team

Esprezzo’s mobile and web development platform & tools empower developers and organizations to quickly build smarter, faster blockchain-integrated apps and grow their next generation businesses. We help clients and developers understand where, when, and what data makes sense to store in a decentralized manner. Through education and user-friendly tools, we aim to make integrating blockchain technology into new or existing business applications accessible without needing to hire an army of blockchain developers or seasoned infrastructure engineers to manage decentralized servers.

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