RIF Storage and Swarm’s SWAP SWIPs

The RIF Storage team has been busy SWIPping, and if you have no idea what that means and you are curious to find out: please read along!

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Meet Them Team – Ilán Olkies

On this post, we get to know more about RIF´s developer Ilán Olkies. (more…)

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RIF OS Vision & Roadmap

On this post, RIF Strategist Gabriel Kurman, explains the RIF OS Vision & Roadmap.

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RIF Storage: The First Chunks

On this blogpost, RIF Storage Team Product Owner, Vojtech Simetka & Smart Contract Developer, Rinke Hendriksen, analyze RIF Storage partnership with Swarm and the next steps.

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RIF Name Services – First DNS to Manage Domains from Any Blockchain

The main objective of RIF services is to facilitate the use of Blockchain technology by making it available for everyone as simple as possible. One of the main challenges when dealing with crypto-assets, is interaction with multiple addresses that are difficult to manage and remember.

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AMA Session with Gabriel Kurman

On this post, you can find the May 2019 AMA answers from RIF Strategist, Gabriel Kurman.

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Scalability: What is RIF Lumino Payments Trying to Achieve?

On this post, we briefly analyze RIF Lumino Payment´s approach to scalability.

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IOV Labs Launch

We are happy to announce the launch of IOV Labs brand. IOV is the brand behind RSK and RIF Platforms. (more…)

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RIF Storage: A Decentralized Storage Solution

On this post, RIF Storage Team Product Owner, Vojtech Simetka analyzes the purpose of RIF Storage.

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Meet The Team: Vojtěch Šimetka – Product Owner at RIF Storage Team

On this interview, we get to know more about RIF Storage Team Product Owner, Vojtech Simetka.

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RIF Name Service (RNS) & MyCrypto: RNS Manager 1.0.2 now supports MyCrypto

At IOVLabs, we are happy to announce that the new version of RNS Manager allows users to connect with MyCrypto for any operation such us registering and managing names. 

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Meet The Team: Alejandro Banzas – Product Owner at RIF Name Service

On this interview, we get to know more about RNS Product Owner, Alejandro Banzas.

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Meet The Team: Gabriel Kurman – RIF Strategist

I am currently the RIF Strategist in charge of coordinating the technical development and commercial adoption of all the RIF services.

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RIF Token Sale

This post is to provide some clarity on certain aspects of the RIF Token issuance process that, although specified in the Whitepaper, appear to be causing some confusion in the community.

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The Rationale for More Secure Smart Contracts

When it comes to the future of business, there are few innovations that have captured the imagination more than the concept of smart contracts. Despite the misnomer -- the degree to which they are “smart” or even “contracts” is still a matter of intense debate -- businesses understand the need for autonomous processes that are unstoppable and always-on. At least so far as it doesn’t destroy user experience, the answer to “How much security do we need?” is almost always “More.” This is why it makes sense to look at the best way to provide secure smart contracts. Bitcoin has this answer.

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RIF Architecture – Service Protocols

Developers face many challenges when designing and implementing decentralized Blockchain applications. For example, many dApps contracts require reliable access to external data, such as price feeds. They also require decentralized storage for storing off-chain files to reduce on-chain storage cost. An autonomous dApp might store off-chain web pages and javascript code, and verify the authenticity of those files on-chain.

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What’s In a Name?

The blockchain ecosystem suffers from an adoption-curve crisis. At a certain point -- much like we saw in the history of the Internet itself -- this technology must make itself relevant to the most people possible on a larger scale. What we have all gained in security via the blockchain revolution, we have yet to achieve in terms of user experience. Nearly a decade since the Nakamoto whitepaper, we are long past the time when we need to start thinking about the latter seriously, lest all of this effort merely benefit a handful of relatively well-to-do enthusiasts who too often only make hand-waving promises of greater inclusion.

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The RIF Mission – Fostering Digital Inclusion

According to The World Bank’s Global Findex report “1.7 billion adults remain unbanked, yet two-thirds of them own a mobile phone that could help them access financial services.” The term “bank” as a metaphor for “financial services” is a persistent one. But, just as many emerging countries leapfrogged over landline telephones to mobiles for voice communication, so too may these “unbanked” people very easily glide past traditional institutions on their way toward modern, more personal, distributed financial service delivery models.

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RIF Labs Launches RIF OS

RIF Labs Launches RIF OS on top of the Bitcoin based RSK Network to bring the Internet of Value one step closer to realization. There are more than three billion people in the world with little or no access to the basic financial services required to participate and thrive in our society. Bitcoin was created to provide individuals with economic freedom, and, in our vision, to set the foundation for the construction of a new Internet for the transfer of value.

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