This Week in Blockchain 01.18.19

Blockchain on WordPress; Crypto beach clean-up; to decentralize or not to decentralize.

How we used RSong to build RChain’s new Web infrastructure

Software engineer Kayvan Kazeminejad explains the process of how he migrated RChain’s websites.

RChain Update 111: Rholang demo and electrical co-ops

The weekly debrief from the community call on 1/16/19.

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Introduction to RChain CoLab

The Colab, also known as “Cooperation Laboratory” or “Noob Peer Learning Working Group,” is, as its name implies, a community of individuals cooperating to become self reliant in the emerging technologies surrounding RChain. The term noob aka newbie is someone new at a game, concept, or an idea. We bring and share the skills we have with the goal of learning new skills and sharing the work.

RChain Spotlight: Inkrypt

In this episode of Spotlight, we caught up with Farhan Javed, Co-Founder, Inkrypt at RCon3 in Berlin. Inkrypt is building a censorship-resistant, decentralized journalism and media content hosting platform that ensures content authenticity and resilience.

My five songs: Bill Swan

Being a global cooperative, we spend a lot of time on our laptops and phones communicating with one another. When we're not putting our heads into our work, music helps us move the day along. Each week we'll be spotlighting five songs from members of the RChain community that keep them focused and engaged. First up is Bill Swan, RChain's Head of Human Resources. Have your own five songs? Tag #myfivesongs @rchain_coop on Twitter. 

Rcon3 Day 1 Lightning Talks

Hear about a vision for a voice-controlled future, loans accessible to all trustlessly, patterns for decentralized organization, and running an RChain validator node in a shipping container.

Rholang vs. the dining philosophers

Rholang is frequently touted as a fully concurrent programming language. It will be blazing fast because it executes things sequentially only when absolutely necessary. It allows us to avoid resource starvations and thread deadlock. And it isn't even clunky or hard to use, because all of this is built right into its concurrent computational model.

RChain Debrief 94: Feedback from RCon3

RChain Europe went live and test net was launched at RCon3.  Kayvan has a fix for a few bugs encountered during the RSong demo and will have the demo running for the next six months.

This week, Greg emphasized the need to start building and testing dApps to uncover bugs and stabilize the network. Greg solicits the help of community members and portfolio companies with getting dApps running and writing code on the platform.

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