Elementor #22

Deus Ex Machina Laboratories
Deus Ex Machina Laboratories

Demlabs is developing unique IT products based on C-code: post-quantum blockchain, decentralized VPN service, etc. The ideology of programming in low-level C languages is thriving in the company. It allows creating incredibly fast, reliable and secure services and applications. Our company employs people from all over the world because we respect everyone's right to live and work where they want. We manage our employees through a remote management system.


Future-oriented project to create quantum-resistant cryptocurrency of a new generation.
The quantum threat is the ability to hack into any existing blockchain with the help of a quantum supercomputer. It will be able to easily calculate private keys to transactions inside the classic blockchain. The main goal of the new cryptocurrency is to survive the Quantum Apocalypse and become a new standard in the blockchain industry.

To this end, a unique combination of technical solutions is applied in the DapCash blockchain:

  • Original C based code. The DapCash blockchain is designed “from the ground up” and it is not a fork of any existing cryptocurrencies.
  • Post-quantum cryptography. This is data encryption algorithms that even a quantum supercomputer can’t crack. A huge number of intermediate calculations are needed for hacking post-quantum algorithms. This requires a large memory space. And this is a problem for quantum computers.
  • Variative digital signature. The crypto-wallet owner will be able to choose one or more signature types for his transaction.
  • Ring post-quantum signature. This signature makes transactions completely anonymous: neither the sender nor the recipient of the coins can be identified.
  • Up to 65,536 digital signature algorithms. For security purposes, it will be possible to change the algorithms of digital signatures “on the fly” in the DapCash blockchain. In comparison, only a single algorithm is used in other cryptocurrencies.
  • CPU optimized mining. In DapCash, you can mine several types of coins: gold, silver, and bronze.

DapCash will be interesting and close not only for IT-gourmets but also for ordinary users seeking for convenience and comfort. DapCash will please users with fast transactions possible thanks to multiple blockchain and a set of user services: VPN, audio and video connection, business tools, etc. And the private shards mechanism will allow everyone to create a private blockchain with its own token.

DiveVPN is a project of our IT-laboratory to create a decentralized VPN service based on the DapCash blockchain platform. Even now, modern centralized VPN services can’t fully ensure the connection security and the user data anonymity. And with the advent of quantum computers, any standard VPN service can be easily hacked.

DiveVPN will allow users to surf the Internet absolutely safely and completely anonymously currently and in the “quantum” future. Here’s what our DiveVPN will be fundamentally different from currently existing VPN services:

  • Decentralization and post-quantum cryptography. DiveVPN has an innovative approach to data encryption. Almost all existing VPN services apply symmetric encryption algorithm AES-256 for data encryption. VPN providers claim that this algorithm is impossible to crack. But this is true only for a classic computer. A quantum supercomputer can easily hack AES-256. Unlike standard VPN services, DiveVPN is based on the decentralized DapCash blockchain, which uses cryptography resistant to quantum computing. Therefore, not only ordinary but also super-powerful quantum computer will not be able to crack DiveVPN and read encrypted data.
  • DiveVPN will implement onion routing and garlic data packaging. Data packets will be placed in a united stream and protected by at least two layers of encryption.
  • Additional opportunities for “obfuscation” of the traffic. Obfuscation of traffic looks like this: throwing back and forth someone else’s traffic, mixing with fictitious traffic, the use of ring signatures. All these tricks are necessary to ensure the highest level of anonymity.
Thus, we are developing an innovative and unique IT-product that aimed at meeting the urgent users’ needs for privacy and security not only now but also in the future.
Cellframe is a project to create a fast, secure and easily scalable blockchain. Cellframe is based on the same C-code as DapCash. Cellframe blockchain will also be quantum-resistant but it significantly differs from DapCash in characteristics and purposes.

In the Cellframe project, the main emphasis is placed on the following features:

  • “Multiple” blockchain consisting of subchains. Each subchain may have different attributes: consensus mechanism, token purpose, size and generation time of the block. The number of such subchains can reach 2^64. This architecture of blockchain allows providing high speed of transactions – up to 1 000 000 transactions per second. Multiple blockchain also ensures network scalability.
  • Sharding mechanism. Initially, there will be three subchains in the Cellframe blockchain architecture – Golden, Cell, and Plasm. The Golden subchain is a top-level subchain that stores all the fundamental and administrative information. In the subchains of other levels, it is already possible to have shards – parts of the blockchain that store information about transactions, smart contracts, messages, etc. The idea of sharding is that the user doesn’t need to store the entire blockchain, it is enough to store only the shard with its user information.
  • User-friendliness. Thus, in the Cellframe network, the crypto-wallet can be assigned an ID instead of a random set of letters and numbers. And via universal API, it will be possible to connect various services: Internet of things, audio and video streaming, smart contracts+, distributed computing, and VPN.
  • Unlike DapCash, Cellframe will not be mined. Therefore, tokens of the project can only be purchased during the ICO or after the ICO on the exchange. The Cellframe network will function as an easily scalable and high-speed blockchain designed for users and developers of IT-products. In the future, Cellframe plans to expand the set of services provided.


Our history began in far 2004 in Novosibirsk Academic town when the company called Ethernal Mechanics with a seven-sided nut as its logo was founded. The Academic town is a place of the highest concentration of scientific institutions and people deeply immersed in science, and it has left an indelible imprint on the history of our company.

The first project of Ethernal Mechanics company was an image recognizer based on tensor logic. The author’s technique Fusion Logic was developed, which is somewhat similar to Deep Learning and was partly based on the same studies of the visual center topology of mice.
By the way, the founder of our company Dmitry Gerasimov comes from a line of physicists. He was born and raised in a family of scientists in Novosibirsk Academic town. Dmitry has been programming since he was a child, and later he began to work on network security and encryption.
And the image of the seven-sided nut as the company’s logo was adopted from science fiction writers Strugatsky. The heroes of Strugatsky were searching for alien artifacts of unknown purpose, so their symbol was a seven-sided nut. Such a nut is absolutely non-usable and very weird thing for an engineer. It can’t be made even and it is unclear how to use it. Nevertheless, the seven-sided nut has a kind of enigmatic, forward-looking meaning.
Ethernal Mechanics did not last long and broke up in 2005. But the first entrepreneurial experience was not in vain, and in 2006 a new company called Deus Ex Machine Laboratories, abbreviated as Demlabs, – was established. With the same seven-sided nut. The company developed, new interesting projects appeared, but then the economic crisis of 2008 broke out. Demlabs, version 1.0, didn’t survive the crisis as well as many IT-companies.
In subsequent years, Dmitry worked on client projects related to data encryption. It was interesting that this experience later was useful to us in developing our own projects of the DAP group.
In parallel with his business activities, Dmitry stayed in the scientific community and continued research and development in the field of encryption and network security. As a result, entrepreneurial experience and scientific knowledge were crystallized in the new Demlabs company, version 2.0, which appeared in 2016.
At first, our company worked on client open source projects, but a year later moved to the development of its own products.


Currently, Demlabs is developing unique IT products based on C-code: post-quantum blockchain, decentralized VPN service, etc.
The ideology of programming in low-level C languages is thriving in the company. It allows creating incredibly fast, reliable and secure services and applications. So, our VPN service is continuously working since 22 April 2018.
Our company employs people from all over the world because we respect everyone’s right to live and work where they want. We manage our employees through a remote management system.