RSK Mainnet Launched

Argentinian startup launched main network of sidechain for Bitcoin smart contracts
04 January 2018   668

The Argentine start-up RSK Labs announced the launch of the main sidechain's network for bitcoin smart contracts. Release of the beta version of the platform called Bamboo, took place in December 2017.

Bamboo is a sidechain of bitcoin with turing-full virtual machine that is compatible with the interface of decentralized applications of Ethereum. Blockchain RSK exists independently of bitcoin and at the stage of the test network Ginger generated blocks every 20 seconds, reducing this time to today by about 10-12 seconds.

The developers plan to use Lumino technology, so the network can reach 20,000 transactions per second. Confirmation of transactions, as they say in the white paper of the project, will take less than 20 seconds.

At the initial stage, the platform uses RSK tokens, also called smart bitcoins. Initially, they will be distributed between developers and companies in a limited mode, but gradually the limits will be removed.

Also, RSK Labs launched a bounty program to identify possible bugs and errors.

Note that the generation of blocks in the RSK network is conducted in the combined mining mode with bitcoin. Also, the developers say that in the future, the side-owner of Bamboo will be able to create smart contracts for the Litecoin network as well.

In 2018, RSK Labs developers also intend to implement so-called confidential transactions - a technology that allows you to hide certain data about transactions.

iPayment to cooperate with Aliant Payment Systems

iPayment, Inc., a payment provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a partnership with Aliant Payment Systems
23 May 2018   73

This new partnership will allow iPayment to facilitate digital currency acceptance for merchants and their channel partners. 

Our goal at Aliant is to be one of the first adopters and facilitators of cryptocurrency in the traditional payments space. Partnering with an established, quality organization like iPayment helps us achieve that goal. We are looking forward to mutually moving into a new territory of block chain and cryptocurrency and providing our shared clients with an alternative form of accepting and processing secure, cost-effective payment transactions.
Eric Brown
Founder, CEO, Aliant Payment Systems, Inc.

Aliant Payment’s Crypto Processing Gateway provides merchants with the possibility  to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Litecoin, in both digital and card-present environments.

The payments landscape is always changing. iPayment is continually pursuing partnerships with organizations that not only anticipate these changes, but develop innovative solutions to address them – and that is exactly what Aliant has done. We’re looking forward to cultivating this partnership and introducing crypto payment acceptance to our channel partners and adding it to our overall product offering.
Denise Tahali
Senior Vice President, Partner Sales, iPayment, Inc. 

From this new product innovation, iPayment is aimed on small business enablement and delivering efficient services and resolves for business developments. Aliant also lets e-commerce and mobile vendors worldwide to adopt different payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. 

With the help of this collaboration, iPayment can now supply Aliant’s Crypto Processing Gateway to partners and merchants who wish to accept these forms of digital payments.