FrenchFounders bring a blockchain discussion event to New York

The event titled "How Is Blockchain Disrupting the Future?" by FrenchFounders is to be held on May 3 in New York with the purpose to deepen the knowledge about the technology applications
17 April 2018   422

FrenchFounders with the sponsorship of crypto market data aggregator is organizing a special conference primarily reserved to FrenchFounders members. The topic of the event is "How Is Blockchain Disrupting the Future?". It will be held in New York on May 3 at New York City Hall. As the technology is often vaguely showcased and talking about the blockchain gets misleading and missing the core opportunities it offers, FrenchFounders invite those who are interested to join the discussion that aims to advance the knowledge in the field.

Together with such experienced professionals as Legolas Exchange Investor Frederic Montagnon, ConsenSys executive director Vanessa Grellet and Matrics CTO Jean Safar use cases ranging from ICO to the specific usage of blockchain-backed service will be studied. Among other participants there are AirSwap Head of Strategy Sam Tabar, Credit Suisse representative P. Simonnet, Oracle's N. De beco, Goldman Sachs' C. Bes and others. Each of them will share their own experience within the blockchain industry and give a better understanding of this secure, transparent, and decentralized technology.

The agenda for the event goes as follows:

  • 06:45 pm – 07:00 pm | Welcome
  • 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm | Panel discussion and Q/A  
  • 08:00pm – 08:30 pm | Networking Cocktail

Registration for the event is mandatory.


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.