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Circular Protocol: interview with Gianluca de Novi to talk about the new blockchain project

The Cryptonomist interviewed Gianluca De Novi, an expert in high-performance computing, Founder of a new blockchain project, called Circular Protocol. 

Gianluca, who are you and what’s your story?

I have dedicated my entire professional life to the field of high-performance computing, working extensively on convergent and exponential technologies such as VR/XR, AI, robotics, and large-scale platforms. Balancing my roles as an entrepreneur and an academic, I serve as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Extension School and function as the Researcher/Director of the Medical Device and Simulation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. The onset of the COVID pandemic inspired me to delve into the development of Layer 1 blockchain architectures, particularly for decentralized applications in the med-tech and pharmaceutical industry. The Web 3 realm holds promising potential for organizations that seek to enhance transparency for their clients or patients. The decision to create my own Layer 1 was primarily driven by the fact that most existing solutions were predominantly “token-centric”, thus making their adaptation in healthcare settings a challenging process. Moreover, I found a few inherent design limitations and sought to propose alternative features for a more optimized and efficient architecture.

You just launched Circular. What is it? What’s different vs. the other blockchain projects out there?

Circular represents what is often referred to as a fourth-generation blockchain architecture, constructed to rectify the inefficiencies of other Layer 1 architectures. We have incorporated a plethora of features, rendering the architecture fast, simple, and more carbon-efficient than most of the existing major projects. A key distinguishing feature is that Circular Network processes multiple blockchains simultaneously, thereby employing a highly parallel paradigm. We have developed a self-organizing network that maintains the best configuration to ensure optimal performance and fairness for all node holders, regardless of their hardware type. Our proprietary consensus algorithm eliminates the need for staking and avoids energy wastage. We strive to deliver top-tier performance without sacrificing decentralization, thereby preventing financial and hardware centralization. Our Hyper Block feature allows users to write smart contracts either with code or through a visual tool.

Tell us about your team. Where are you located? 

Circular’s team is experiencing rapid growth, an encouraging sign for the project and the new partners and adopters joining every week. We are in the early stages of this journey and are currently building a diverse community. Our team is composed of developers, attorneys, media and communication experts, and accomplished fin-tech entrepreneurs. While our development base is situated in Boston, we are transitioning the foundation, responsible for governance, to Switzerland with a team spread between the US and Europe.

What’s your ambition for Circular, let’s say in 1 year and in 5 years? 

We aspire to cultivate the project to a stage where we can observe its application in various sectors, particularly the Med-tech and Pharma industries. The aim is to enhance transparency regarding technology and drug development and use, as well as improve the safety and quality of services – all key tenets of Web 3.

If anyone is interested in joining your project, what should they do? Who can they contact? 

There are several ways to participate in the project. The simplest way is to purchase our coin, Circular Coin or CIRX. Our whitelist is currently open on our website, with the pre-sale commencing on June 15th and the sale beginning on July 15th. In addition to funding the project and being used in various transactions, our coin will provide holders the opportunity to vote on key developmental decisions. As we ignite this new important project, our vision is to foster its maximum decentralization and independence. Investors seeking a traditional investment route can reach out to any of the co-founders via social media, or use the contact form on the Circular website.

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchiohttps://cryptonomist.ch
As expert in digital marketing, Amelia began working in the fintech sector in 2014 after writing her thesis on Bitcoin technology. Previously author for several international crypto-related magazines and CMO at Eidoo. She is now the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Cryptonomist, and also PR manager for the Italian market at Bitget. She is also a marketing teacher at Digital Coach in Milan and she published a book about NFTs for the Italian publishing house Mondadori, while she is also helping artists and company to entering in the sector. As advisor, Amelia is also involved in metaverse-related project such as The Nemesis and OVER.