Nervos is building a layered infrastructure for the crypto economy
Past projects by the team include Ethereum clients (ruby-ethereum and pyethereum), Spark Pool, imToken and CITA (a permissioned blockchain used by a number of high profile financial institutions in China).
Nervos is a layered network built to support the decentralized economy. The layer 1 protocol of the Nervos Network is the Common Knowledge Base (CKB), an open, public and Proof of Work based blockchain.
The CKB provides a turing-complete programming model (the cell model). Like smart contract platforms, CKB is versatile and stateful, though it is a state verification and storage system (like Bitcoin) rather than a computation platform. The CKB is not optimized for transaction throughput or performance, but like Bitcoin is designed to be maximally secure and censorship-resistant to serve as a decentralized custodian of value and crypto-assets.