Here are a few comments from the Plasma team:
These results are just dumps of a very particular perf test run. They provide more of a reference point and provide a rudimentary way to track changes of performance, in case we do something to cause a sudden, unexpected drop. They also don't (yet) take into account processing invalid transactions and other duties the child chain server must do.
These are the results of a child chain server running. A more important factor is how many TPS can a Watcher effectively handle to catch up and sync within reasonable time. One shouldn't exceed a certain TPS rate on the child chain server, that would make the catch up difficult.
On the other hand, these perf tests didn't really strive to max out the performance, so seeing 4K TPS and keeping it at this level was enough information to keep going. Watcher performance tests and more accurate child chain performance tests are yet to come.
We're rather aiming at gradually reaching this kind of TPS, so most likely one should expect the overall performance to be lower than that figure, when first release comes.
Definitely. We've got a strategy in place, and upon launch OmiseGO will be allocating more resources towards marketing the product. Our primary focus will be to expand use-cases, onboard users and increase transaction volume.
As we see it, one of the primary advantages of migrating to the OMG Network would be network effect: Businesses that have onboarded have already expressed their desire to migrate to the blockchain. With more businesses on the blockchain, there will be greater network effects and more incentive to migrate.
Some other advantages/benefits:
Seamless experience - Get paid in any currency the network supports, making users’ lives (and the providers’) easier and incentivizing users to go to places that support the OMG network.
Currency agnostic - The ability to accept both cryptocurrencies and fiat.
Transact safely - Security from the blockchain.
Interoperability - Users can trade assets from different blockchains protocols like Bitcoin.
This is the short list. If you can think of others to add to the list, let us know in the comments and we'll include it in our documentation. If you have additional questions please tag /u/omise_go, /u/askOMG or u/tdnzt on the eWallet team.
The answer to this one is still under discussion. TL;DR It depends. Kelvin: Probably around 5-30 seconds is accurate, maybe closer to 15-30. Depends on a lot of factors. My guess is we'll start block time at 15s. So not less than that. Pepesza: Finality is the same as in Ethereum. Piotr responds to Pepesza saying: It depends on the trust model, and whether it's PoA or PoS and how often (or according to what rules) blocks get submitted and submissions mined. Mind, that the question isn't limited to Tesuji, but I think more general. "Same as Ethereum" applies to "no trust in operator/PoS network" and plasma blocks being mined every Ethereum block always.
The eWallet could potentially provide compatibility to other interwallet solutions. For now though, we'll be focusing on Ethereum/our blockchain as the interop method. Currently, we think that an open network will have greater network effects in the long term, compared to a federated model like these interwallet solutions.