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.
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.
This talk from RCon3 covers RChain’s use of the CBC Casper framework and the proof of stake protocol built on Casper. The video includes images and explanations of a blockDAG and what equivocation looks like.
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 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 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.
What is it that gets us out of bed in the morning? What do we wake up in the middle of the night contemplating? What drives us to work in the blockchain space: the problems we want to solve, the issues we want to address, the lives we want to change? What's your must? We'd love to know.
On September 5th, validators from around the world convened in Berlin, Germany to launch the test net. More precisely, they launched the first of several test nets that will be run between now and early 2019 when the "Mercury" main net launches.