Ethereum Fog: ETH fork implemented

The fork of ETH blockchain Ethereum Fog was implemented earlier than it was scheduled and Binance and KuCoin exchanges announced support for the fork
18 December 2017   6259

Ethereum Fog is a fork of Ethereum Blockchain which was implemented on block 4,730,660, producing a new chain with the token ticker code “ETF” on December 14. Initially, the fork was scheduled to occur on January 1, 2018, but it was launched earlier than the planned date.

As it is stated on the website of Ethereum Fog, it uses the same consensus algorithm as the Ethereum, and aims to fix the problem of scalability, paving the way for a larger decentralized storage network, to create a decetrazlied world computing machine in the fog, and to build business partnerships for a large Fog ecosystem.

KuCoin exchange has announced its permanent support for all forked tokens and claimed that it has automatically taken a snapshot of all user ETH holdings and will issue ETF in a 1:1 ratio within 24 hours.

Moreover, Binance exchange has stated that the distribution of Ethereum Fog had been completed on December 17. Binance will announce the opening of withdrawals for ETF after the blockchain is deemed to be stable.

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   163

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.