RIF Blog

RIF Platform Evolution: 2019 Achievements & Milestones

By Gabriel Kurman – RIF Strategist
January 21, 2020

Since the birth of RSK in 2015, the potential positive social impact of Bitcoin and blockchain technology was the driving force of our efforts and sense of purpose. Today, after 5 years of hard work and with the incredible support from the Bitcoin miners and the global community, RSK has become the most secure smart contract platform in the world, with more than 50% of total Bitcoin hashing power (ATH of 66%), achieved through merged mining.

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RIF Storage testnet launch

January 7, 2020

Ever since the launch of the RIF Storage team, we have been working hard to make the vision of a decentralized internet a reality. During laBITconf, IOV-labs officially launched the RIF-Storage testnet; an important milestone towards a decentralized internet!
In this blog post, we give you some background to how we achieved this milestone; in the end, we explain to you how to connect and download and AWESOME picture from RIF Storage!

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DeFi on Bitcoin & RIF Lumino Payments: The Next Revolution on Finance

December 20, 2019

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is the movement that leverages decentralized networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols that run without intermediaries.

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RIF Storage and Swarm’s SWAP SWIPs

September 11, 2019

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

July 22, 2019

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

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RIF OS Vision & Roadmap

July 4, 2019

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

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RIF Storage: The First Chunks

July 1, 2019

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

June 13, 2019

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

May 29, 2019

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?

May 28, 2019

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

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IOV Labs Launch

May 13, 2019

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

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RIF Storage: A Decentralized Storage Solution

May 3, 2019

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

May 1, 2019

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

May 1, 2019

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

April 20, 2019

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

April 16, 2019

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

January 6, 2019

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

December 26, 2018

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

December 13, 2018

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?

December 3, 2018

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

November 27, 2018

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

November 18, 2018

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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