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Blockchain Technology & Personal Data: Self-Sovereing Identities
24 August, 2019

The identity management system that we’ve used for decades has some important problems. Paper based systems are always subject to the possibility of loss, destruction and fraud. Centralized digital systems on the other hand, are digital gold for hackers as they can access huge amounts of private information when they find a security breach. Addresses, […]

On RSK’s Block Reward Smoothing
23 August, 2019

By Sergio Demian Lerner, RSK Chief Scientist On RSK’s Block Reward Smoothing The security of Bitcoin relies on the economic incentives that exist for miners to extend the chain with most accumulated difficulty (usually the longest). Currently those incentives are provided by the block reward, which consists of the block subsidy and transaction fees. But […]

Cryptocurrencies & Ecommerce: 5 Reasons To Understand Why Blockchain Technology Will Be Embraced by Ecommerce Giants
15 August, 2019

Billions of dollars are spent globally on e-commerce transactions. Whether if you are dealing with a retail giant or a small business, e-commerce has completely changed the way on which we purchase services and products. However, until this year, many ecommerce giants & companies were reluctant to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method. The good […]

Wasabi Release v1.0.2 Is Here
12 August, 2019

A new RSK Wasabi release has been published in our Github repo. This a patch release that contains a fix for an eth_call method corner case bug introduced in Wasabi 1.0.0, and also adds support for database migration in nodes that did not complete the upgrade to Wasabi before its activation in block number 1,591,000. For further details […]

Traceability for End Users Through Blockchain Technology
5 August, 2019

When we think about blockchain technology, one of its highlights is without a doubt, the possibility to provide traceability in a whole range of different industries. On this blogpost, we analyze some of the typical situations where blockchain technology can enormously contribute to the process.   Traceability on Supply Chain Management Supply chain management traceability […]

With the Wasabi 1.0.0 Upgrade, Bitcoin Sidechain RSK Leaves Beta
1 August, 2019

The release brings significant  improvements in performance, interoperability, storage and security, laying the foundation for RSK’s secure and scalable blockchain solutions mass adoption.  Gibraltar — Aug 1, 2019 — IOV Labs, the organization behind the RSK tech stack and RIF exchange ecosystem, announced today that its node upgrade, Wasabi 1.0.0, is up and running within […]

Wasabi v1.0.0 is Here: What You Need To Know About RSK Upcoming Network Upgrade
18 July, 2019

As announced a few weeks ago, the RSK network will be undergoing a planned network upgrade at block number 1,591,000. This is expected to happen on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019. What is a network upgrade? A network upgrade is a change or group of changes to the protocol consensus rules, which are activated at a defined […]

RSK: Bitcoin Merge Mining is Here to Stay
16 July, 2019

By Sergio Demian Lerner, RSK Chief Scientist Introduction to Bitcoin Mining Bitcoin Mining is the process used by Bitcoin to achieve Sybil-attack resistance and forms the basis for Nakamoto Consensus. The process involves solving computationally difficult puzzles while selecting a valid set of transactions to be applied to the ledger. Nowadays most Bitcoin mining is […]

Adrian Eidelman AMA Replies
15 July, 2019

On this post, RSK´s CTO Adrian Eidelman, answers the questions from June´s AMA.

Wasabi Release v1.0.0 Preview: What’s Included and What’s Next.
5 July, 2019

A few days ago we announced we would be doing a fresh restart of RSK Testnet as part of RSK Wasabi rollout plan. Having successfully completed the process of updating our nodes, we’ve made a Wasabi 1.0.0 Preview release available. Please note this release is only mandatory for users running RSK nodes on Testnet. IMPORTANT: if you are updating […]