In February, Rootstock co-founder Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (DGZ) and IOV Labs VP of product, Tim Paymans (TP) came together for a Twitter Space discussing the future of building on Bitcoin, RIF, and Rootstock.Read More
This article is part of IOV Labs research series that aims to help newcomers to the Web3 world navigate blockchain technology, explore its benefits, and understand its risks. Read on to learn what Layer 2 solutions are, their different types, how they solve scalability issues, and what the future holds for this technology.Read More
The RIF roadmap for 2023 was revealed on February 7th including some key milestones for the year ahead including new products, a new website and appearances at some exciting events.Read More
The RIF Flyover protocol is now live — delivering a fast, secure, and fully decentralized pathway for Bitcoin users to enter the Rootstock ecosystem (and vice versa).Read More
This article is part of IOV Labs research series that aims to help newcomers to the Web3 world navigate DeFi, explore its benefits, and understand its risks. Read on to learn how individuals and businesses are currently using DeFi, and what the future holds.Read More
The digital world is on the cusp of a revolution with the advent of Decentralized Finance, web3, and crypto-based economies.Read More
The traditional financial and banking services market, also known as centralized finance (CeFi), is one of the largest global industries in the world with a market size of ±$25B that is expected to reach ±$37B in 2025.Read More
What does multisig mean?
The term "multisig" stands for "multi-signature" and it's used to describe accounts associated with more than one private key. The account is created with a list of owners and a policy `m-out-of-n` when transactions are approved by at least m owners, they can be executed.
The Research and Innovation team led by Diego Masini held a webinar on 26th April 2021 to introduce the RIF Enveloping Project to the RSK community.
The RIF Enveloping team comprises of: Diego Masini, Raul Laprida, Julian Len
On May 4th, RIF hosted an AMA with IOVLabs CEO Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar on its community Telegram channel in the first instalment of the RIF Community Benefits Campaign.
You can join the RIF Community Telegram channel here: https://t.me/rif_os_community
The RSK x Bihu AMA took place on April 22nd with the Chinese blockchain community. Below is the transcript of the event which focused on RIF’s Bitcoin DeFi platform RIF on Chain, deployed by Money on Chain, as well as RIF’s human readable blockchain domain service RNS.Read More
The Decentralized Storage Marketplace is now available from RIF!
RIF recently hosted an expert panel discussion on Blockchain Wallets. Below is the transcript of the event.Read More
RIF recently hosted an expert panel discussion on the topic Blockchain for Enterprise. Below is the transcript of the event.Read More
RIF recently hosted an expert panel discussion on the topic Achieving Blockchain Interoperability. Below is the transcript of the event.Read More
We are pleased to announce the official release of RIF Identity’s Self Sovereign Identity solution! Developers can now access RIF Identity’s developer library and repos to integrate our Self Sovereign Identity solution into their projects.Read More
RIF recently hosted an expert panel discussion on the topic Open Finance vs. DeFi. Below is the transcript of the event, you can find the video at youtube.com/rsksmart.Read More
RIF recently hosted an expert panel discussion on the topic Understanding Self Sovereign Identity. Below is the transcript of the event.Read More
We are pleased to announce that you can now Buy and Sell RNS Domains in an easy and decentralized way through the RIF Marketplace. You can access this functionality on the RSK Mainnet at: https://marketplace.rifos.orgRead More
IOV Labs has integrated Chainlink Oracles into the RSK smart contracts platform as part of its RIF Gateways service. This provides developers access to oracle infrastructure for connecting their smart contract applications to resources outside the RSK platform (off-chain).Read More
RIF recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic The state of Decentralized Storage. Speakers include Vojtěch Šimetka, RIF Storage PO; David Vorick, CEO Sia; Daniel Nagy, Developer Ethereum Swarm; Saswata Basu, CEO 0Chain. Hosted by IOVLab’s developer Rinke Hendriksen.Read More
RIF recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic What is Defi and why is it important? Speakers include: Alejandro Narancio, PO RIF Payments; Manuel Ferrari, Co-Founder of Money on Chain; Brian Prillick, Founder and Managing Director CTF Capital; Mariano Di Pietrantonio, Senior Marketing Manager Maker DAO Latin America and Spain.Read More
On July 6th RIF hosted an expert panel discussion on the topic of oracles: what are they and why do we need them?Read More
RIF Marketplace provides a one-stop-shop for a wide variety of decentralized services, allowing providers and consumers to meet in a secure and efficient way. The main goal is to enable the fast and efficient creation of decentralized sharing economies (DSE) on top of RSK and RIF, providing the required tools to bring all parties together.Read More
Maintaining digital privacy is increasingly challenging in the modern world where often you and your data are the product on so-called free internet services. In our lifetime we have seen private and public surveillance increase under the guise of terrorist surveillance, public safety, and most recently, a global pandemic.Read More
On April 23 2020, IOVlabs CEO Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar took part in an AMA taking questions from the community in an open forum. You can read the transcript of the event below, where Diego covers topics of IOVlabs efforts in the wake of Covid-19, the value of the RIF token and RIF on Chain, as well as Taringa!’s place in the ecosystem.Read More
There is a crisis in the dissemination of truth. As dramatic as that sounds it’s probably an understatement. High-quality journalism, once the source of information accepted as an almost sacred font of this truth, is under attack from multiple angles ranging from customized search results in the big search engines to revenues based click-through advertising to questionable media to outright censorship and bot delivered propaganda. Sadly this is a shortlist of issues.Read More
Marketplaces are, without any doubt, at the heart of the Sharing Economy. We have all witnessed and probably experienced to some extent, the rise and growth of numerous digital platforms that allowed us to expand our horizons and connect with others to exchange goods or services, at any time of the day, from anywhere in the world.Read More
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Rif on Chain DeFi platform (ROC), the first RIF DeFi ecosystem built and deployed by Money on Chain (MOC) on top of the RSK blockchain network.Read More
At this point in time, it is clear that blockchain technology has several benefits over traditional centralized solutions, and has the potential to drastically disrupt a wide range of industries, probably changing the shape of the world as we know it today. Blockchain and smart contracts provide a new level of trust, eliminating the need for intermediaries and generating a much more secure and transparent system overall.Read More
RIF Name Service (RNS) is a decentralized service that allows users to have a human-readable domain in any blockchain. It can be used to identify anything in the blockchain simply by associating a name to an address; (learn how to register a domain in this article). It sounds good, but we all know that it can be pretty difficult to interact directly with smart contracts if you are not a blockchain developer.Read More
RIF Storage was set out to create the base-layer of a truly decentralized internet. Previously we have spoken about the partnership between RIF Storage and Swarm in regards to the high-level workings of the protocol, the improvements with respect to incentivization of the protocol, and the launch of our incentivized testnet.Read More
RIF Name Service (RNS) is a decentralized service that allows users to have a readable domain in any blockchain. In other words, RNS is the phonebook of the blockchain. Humans access information online through domain names, like alice.rsk or bob.rsk. Wallets interact through the blockchain protocol using addresses.Read More
Despite these tough times, the RIF team continues working remotely from more than 7 countries around the world with the goal of helping billions of people to benefit from blockchain technology and a fully decentralized internet.Read More
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.Read More
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!
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is the movement that leverages decentralized networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols that run without intermediaries.Read More
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!Read More
On this post, RIF Strategist Gabriel Kurman, explains the RIF OS Vision & Roadmap.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
On this post, you can find the May 2019 AMA answers from RIF Strategist, Gabriel Kurman.Read More
On this post, we briefly analyze RIF Lumino Payment´s approach to scalability.Read More
On this post, RIF Storage Team Product Owner, Vojtech Simetka analyzes the purpose of RIF Storage.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More