Chainges is holding a conference on blockchain

Amsterdam will host Chainges Conference on blockchain technology and its applications May 4-5
17 April 2018   357

The first blockchain conference shaped by the community - Chainges Conference, is coming to Amsterdam on May 4-5. This event will provide a broad variety of opportunities not only to meet people and network within the blockchain industry, but also to develop and learn. As the conference is trying to meet the expectations of the professionals the topics to be discussed are focused on crypto-economy and blockchain technology.

The Kromhouthal is selected to be the event venue. The conference is organized in partnership with BitBay and NEM. During the 2 days it will feature 2 stages comprising of Technology and Business, Workshops, Exhibition Floor, Media Village, Networking and Liberation Day entertainment.

Among the notable speakers there are Pillar Project CEO David Siegel, Aeternity Marketing Manager Vladislav Dramaliev, NEM.io Foundation interim president Kristof Van de Reck, Lisk head of science team Iker Alustiza, Accenture Associate Director Tom Ghelen and many others. As the agenda is complex and vast, please see the following link.

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden to Launch Last Testnet

As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second
20 July 2018   137

On Thursday, July 19, at the Dappcon developer conference in Berlin, the last test network of Raiden for the Ethereum blockchain was launched, CoinDesk reports.

The release includes a minimal implementation of the scaling solution, which will allow the transfer of Ethereum tokens outside of the main blockchain. This is the last test phase before the introduction of technology into the core network of Ethereum.

It's the first step towards going to the mainnet. We really want people to really test this so we have a user interface, we have an API and we've created an open Github for everything they could find, so if we go hopefully bug-free on the mainnet.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

According to him, the new release represents an early implementation for the core network and contains a new rewritten code of smart contracts and payment channels that can be restored in case of unintended closure.

Also, Karapetsas urged developers to join the test network to help detect possible bugs, adding that a bounty program will be launched to encourage this activity.

The release date for the main network has not yet been assigned, but the developers intend to follow this earlier promise and launch Raiden this summer.

Karapetsas also promised to publish regular updates and code optimizations after the full release, adding that Raiden will complement other Ethereum scaling solutions that are currently being developed.

Raiden is essentially the payment channel network for ethereum, it's supposed to help us scale token transfers. The long term goal would be to have people use Raiden from a mobile device and be able to make off-chain token transfers just from their phone. That would be the long term vision, it would probably work in combination with various scaling solutions, sharding, plasma, a sort of hybrid.
 

Lefteris Karapetsas

Core Developer, Raiden

Raiden is developing from the 2015 and is written mostly on Python. The project is much like the Lightning Network. As noted by the developers, after implementing the new solution, the Ethereum network will be able to provide more than a million transactions per second.