Angel \”Java\” Lopez on Blog

May 24, 2017

Launch of RSK TestNet

Filed under: Blockchain, Open Source Projects, RSK — ajlopez @ 11:05 am

The project started on 2015. I’m a member of dev team since one year and two months. Past Monday, the RSK TestNet was presented to the public, after running for months in private mode. The announce was made in Consensus 2017:

http://www.coindesk.com/events/consensus-2017/
http://media.rsk.co/rsk-releases-ginger-the-open-source-public-testnet/

The intructions to participate in the TestNet:

https://github.com/rsksmart/rskj/wiki

The main open source code repo at:

https://github.com/rsksmart/rskj

You can check the TestNet status (some nodes) at:

http://stats.rsk.co/

The project is oriented to run an autonomous Ethereum network that allows the execution of smart contracts, using bitcoins to pay for the cost of running those contracts. There is a 2-way peg system to transfer from your BTC account to your own RSK account, and viceversa. The exchange is one to one. This is one of the pillars of the project: leverage Bitcoin network to use smart contracts. Another interesting pillar: RSK uses merge-mining, associated with miners that produces Proof of Work for RSK blocks using the PoW for BTC.

If the smart contract word is new to you, check the project:

https://www.ethereum.org/

I’m sharing resources and writing about blockchain (including code examples) in:

https://ajlopez.wordpress.com/category/blockchain/
https://ajlopez.wordpress.com/category/rsk/

I hope to write more posts describing the RSK project.

Nos leemos!

Angel "Java" Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

May 17, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (40)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, FinTech, Links, Smart Contracts — ajlopez @ 11:26 am

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It’s time to assess the potential for terrorist use of cryptocurrencies
https://coincenter.org/entry/it-s-time-to-assess-the-potential-for-terrorist-use-of-cryptocurrencies

Why The Bitcoin Dominance Index Is Deceiving
https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-the-bitcoin-dominance-index-is-deceiving-80ae324ee2ac

New Public Testnet & Bug Bounty
https://blog.iota.org/new-public-testnet-bug-bounty-6920ad7efdf7

Quorum
https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/US/EN/Quorum

Chain Protocol Whitepaper
https://chain.com/docs/1.1/protocol/papers/whitepaper

Blockchains in a Quantum Future
https://blog.chain.com/preparing-for-a-quantum-future-45535b316314

Separating out the objections to an LTC-style compromise for BTC
https://twitter.com/JaEsf/status/856544103420612608

Primavera de Filippi on Blockchain and the Quest to Decentralize Society
http://www.coindesk.com/primavera-de-filippi-blockchain-quest-decentralize-society/

The Law and Legality of Smart Contracts
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2959166

Beware of extraordinary claims
https://blog.xapo.com/beware-of-extraordinary-claims/

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

May 8, 2017

New Month’s Resolutions: May 2017

Filed under: AjTalk, Blockchain, C Sharp, Ethereum, JavaScript, NodeJs, Open Source Projects, RSK — ajlopez @ 11:51 am

There is a new month, time to write the new resolutions. First, a review of the previous ones:

– Continue RskSharp [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleBlockchain [complete] see repo
– Continue Solidity Compiler [pending]
– Continue ChineseP [complete] see repo
– Continue TensorSharp [complete] see repo
– Continue RSharp [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleForth [pending]

Additionally, I was working on:

– Continue BlockchainSharp [complete] see repo
– Start Neurum, neural networks in C# [complete] see repo
– Improve AjTalkJS, Smalltalk interpreter in JavaScript [complete] see repo
– Improve SimpleProlog, Prolog interpreter in JavaScript [complete] see repo
– Improve AjDrawJS [complete] see repo

New month’s resolutions:

– Continue RskSharp
– Continue SimpleBlockchain
– Continue BlockchainSharp
– Continue ChineseP
– Continue TensorSharp
– Continue RSharp

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

May 5, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (39)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links, RSK, Smart Contracts — ajlopez @ 9:12 am

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Found a major TokenCard ICO token distribution bug
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/68xwkc/found_a_major_tokencard_ico_token_distribution_bug/

Catastrophic Property Risks? There’s a Blockchain for That
http://www.coindesk.com/catastrophic-property-risks-theres-b3i-insurance-blockchain/

Monax Burrow
https://monax.io/platform/db/

Hey – You got your Ethereum in my Hyperledger!
https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2017/04/10/hey-you-got-your-ethereum-in-my-hyperledger

RSK Research News > Storage Rent
http://media.rsk.co/rsk-research-news-storage-rent/

Ethereum JSON RPC
https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/JSON-RPC

Ethereum Tokens Network is growing! – on average 4500 operations per day
http://cryptoeconomy.info/2017/04/12/ethereum-tokens-network-is-growing-on-average-4500-operations-day/

PaycaseFin
https://twitter.com/PaycaseFin

Trustlines Network: The original Ripple idea built on Ethereum
https://medium.com/@Trustlines_Net/trustlines-network-the-original-ripple-idea-built-on-ethereum-de162e640fa6

Check for an rsk client
https://github.com/bitex-la/rsk-snitch

DFinity
https://dfinity.network/

Tezos: The self-amending crypto-ledger
https://tezos.com/

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

April 10, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (38)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links, RSK, Smart Contracts — ajlopez @ 11:42 am

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Lots of Data in Cambridge University’s First ‘Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking
https://news.bitcoin.com/cambridge-university-global-cryptocurrency-benchmarking-study/

3 Ways to Invest in Blockchain Technology Without Buying Bitcoins
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/04/08/3-ways-to-invest-in-blockchain-technology-without.aspx

RSK Would Not Have Endorsed a Hard Fork for The DAO on Their Bitcoin Sidechain
https://cryptoinsider.com/rsk-not-endorsed-hard-fork-dao-bitcoin-sidechain/

NoSoySatoshi #4 SegWit2MB, Minería e Historia del dinero (5/4/2017) (ES)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WZBAn25oUk&feature=youtu.be

How to Find $10M Just by Reading the Blockchain
https://blog.golemproject.net/how-to-find-10m-by-just-reading-blockchain-6ae9d39fcd95

QED IT
http://qed-it.com/

Oleg Andreev
https://twitter.com/oleganza

Chris Seberino
https://twitter.com/chris_seberino

The Bitcoin / Blockchain Storm Will Completely Change Digital Marketing As We Know
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aleen-zakka/the-bitcoin-blockchain-storm-will-completely-change-digital-marketing-as-we-know-it

A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin’s Civil War
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/plan-save-blockchain-democracy-bitcoins-civil-war

Adopting Blockchain for enterprise asset management (EAM)
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-adopting-blockchain-for-enterprise-asset-management-eam/index.html

4 Ways Blockchain Can Disrupt Civic Traditions
http://www.coindesk.com/four-ways-blockchain-can-disrupt-civic-traditions/

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

April 8, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (37)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links, Smart Contracts — ajlopez @ 11:34 am

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Zcash Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Advance Adoption
http://www.coindesk.com/zcash-launches-non-profit-foundation-advance-blockchain-adoption/

The Ultimate List of ICO Resources
http://www.coindesk.com/the-ultimate-list-of-resources-for-researching-and-launching-icos/

Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain
http://www.coindesk.com/storj-migrate-decentralized-storage-service-ethereum-blockchain/

5 Companies Focusing on Both Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchain Development
https://themerkle.com/5-companies-focusing-on-both-bitcoin-and-ethereum-blockchain-development/

Introduction to zk-SNARKs with examples
https://media.consensys.net/introduction-to-zksnarks-with-examples-3283b554fc3b

Bitfury George
https://twitter.com/BitfuryGeorge

Shawn Wilkinson
https://twitter.com/super3

Ethereum style smart contracts are coming to Bitcoin in June
https://bravenewcoin.com/news/ethereum-style-smart-contracts-are-coming-to-bitcoin-in-june/

On the emerging consensus regarding Bitcoin’s block size limit
https://medium.com/@peter_r/on-the-emerging-consensus-regarding-bitcoins-block-size-limit-insights-from-my-visit-with-2348878a16d8#.9laz71xzt

Why Bitcoin projects migrate to Ethereum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGCd4DIEqjM

The 100 Most Influential Blockchain Companies
https://www.rise.global/blockchain-100

How blockchain is simplifying the US mortgage market
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-blockchain-simplifying-us-mortgage-market-1609630

The Next Tsunami AI Blockchain IOT and Our Swarm Evolutionary Singularity
https://www.slideshare.net/dinisguarda/the-next-tsunami-ai-blockchain-iot-and-our-swarm-evolutionary-singularity

What is Ethereum, and could it actually replace Bitcoin?
http://mashable.com/2017/03/24/ethereum-bitcoin-explainer/#ph5Z6N4WMaq6

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

April 5, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (36)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links, RSK, Smart Contracts — ajlopez @ 11:08 am

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Bitcoin Bulls: The Most Active Bitcoin & Blockchain Investors
https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/bitcoin-blockchain-top-startup-investors/

Risk Bazaar
https://riskbazaar.org/#/

Blockchain Tech Has Never Been More Valuable or More Ready for World Domination
https://futurism.com/blockchain-tech-has-never-been-more-valuable-or-more-ready-for-world-domination/

Coin Interview with RSK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RifULbnGD-0&app=desktop

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3182703/cloud-computing/how-ibm-wants-to-bring-blockchain-from-bitcoin-to-your-data-center.html

Smart Contracts Explained
https://blockchainhub.net/blog/infographics/smart-contracts-explained/

CoinDash + RSK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sid9gHqlZkk&t

Forks and Markets
http://vitalik.ca/general/2017/03/14/forks_and_markets.html

Ethereum Light Client Protocol
https://github.com/ethereum/wiki/wiki/Light-client-protocol

Better Fork Terminology
http://www.truthcoin.info/blog/protocol-upgrade-terminology/

IBM Goes Live With First Commercial Blockchains
http://www.coindesk.com/ibm-goes-live-first-commercial-blockchains/

99% of Blockchain Startups Are Bullshit
https://medium.com/@jamie247/99-of-blockchain-startups-are-bullshit-4cf11a549895#.7cgru8sti

Upgrading Blockchains: Smart Contract Use Cases in Industry
https://dupress.deloitte.com/dup-us-en/focus/signals-for-strategists/using-blockchain-for-smart-contracts.html

Smart Contract Security
https://blog.ethereum.org/2016/06/10/smart-contract-security/

Newly Released Delaware Corporate Law Amendments Would Permit Blockchain Shares
https://www.cooley.com/news/insight/2017/2017-03-15-newly-released-delaware-corporate-law-amendments-would-permit-blockchain-shares

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

March 15, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (35)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links — ajlopez @ 11:22 am

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Business in the Era of Blockchain
https://hbr.org/insight-center/business-in-the-era-of-blockchain

Natural Gas Pegged for Next ING, SocGen Blockchain Test
http://www.coindesk.com/natural-gas-pegged-next-ing-socgen-blockchain-test/

Say Hello to the Multi-Blockchain Business Model
http://www.coindesk.com/say-hello-multi-blockchain-business-model/

Dubai Government Taps IBM For City-Wide Blockchain Pilot Push
http://www.coindesk.com/dubai-government-ibm-city-blockchain-pilot/

How the ‘Dole Stock Crisis’ is Reigniting the Push for Blockchain
http://www.coindesk.com/dole-stock-crisis-reigniting-push-blockchain/

Could Smart Contract-Based Bribes Threaten Bitcoin Mining Pools?
http://www.coindesk.com/smart-contract-bribes-bitcoin-mining-pools/

Fire, Flesh & Blockchain: Dubai’s DED Sees Truth as Economic Enabler
http://www.coindesk.com/fire-flesh-blockchain-dubai-sees-digital-truth-as-economic-enabler/

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

March 14, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (34)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links, RSK — ajlopez @ 11:40 am

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Bitcoin Miners Signal Revolt Amid Sluggish Blockchain
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-13/bitcoin-miners-signal-revolt-in-push-to-fix-sluggish-blockchain

Are crypto ‘tokens’ securities by another name?
https://www.americanbanker.com/news/are-crypto-tokens-securities-by-another-name

Blockchain in Healthcare: make the Industry better
https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/13801/blockchain-in-healthcare-make-the-industry-better

Zeppelin now supports ethpm.
https://medium.com/zeppelin-blog/zeppelin-now-supports-ethpm-95a1a6d561d3#.4u7pok1an

Smart Contracts Make Bitcoin Mining Pools Vulnerable
https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/230.pdf

A Public-Private Ethereum? It Won’t Be As Easy As It Sounds
http://www.coindesk.com/a-public-private-ethereum-it-wont-be-as-easy-as-it-sounds/

Bitcoin Mining Pool Backs Rootstock Smart Contracts Effort
http://www.coindesk.com/rootstocks-merge-mining-advances-bitcoin-smart-contracts-effort/

2020 Vision: Why Startups Believe Blockchain Will Go Live in Dubai
http://www.coindesk.com/2020-vision-why-startups-believe-blockchain-will-go-live-in-dubai/

Dubai Claims Title of Blockchain’s ‘Global Capital’ at Keynote Event
http://www.coindesk.com/dubai-government-claims-title-blockchains-global-capital/

My Links
https://del.icio.us/ajlopez/blockchain

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

March 9, 2017

Blockchain: Links And Resources (33)

Filed under: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum, FinTech, Links — ajlopez @ 11:08 am

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Rootstock is Fusing Lightning With On-Chain Scaling – On a Sidechain
http://www.coindesk.com/lumino-bitcoin-lightning-network-scaling-sidechain/

Advertisement Blockchain: A Better Way to Track Pork Chops, Bonds, Bad Peanut…
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/business/dealbook/blockchain-ibm-bitcoin.html?_r=0

IBM And Maersk Apply Blockchain To Container Shipping
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomgroenfeldt/2017/03/05/ibm-and-maersk-apply-blockchain-to-container-shipping/#38cd76f93f05

The Promise of Blockchain Is a World Without Middlemen
https://hbr.org/2017/03/the-promise-of-blockchain-is-a-world-without-middlemen

Disney Releases Blockchain Platform ‘Dragonchain’
http://www.the-blockchain.com/2016/10/26/disney-releases-blockchain-platform-dragonchain

Global Ledger: Mapping Bitcoin & Blockchain Startups Around The World
https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/bitcoin-blockchain-startup-global-map/

State Street Wants to Monetize Blockchain with Artificial Intelligence
http://www.coindesk.com/street-street-is-betting-ai-can-help-monetize-blockchain-tech/

How the Hyped Lumino Whitepaper Details Protocol for Scaling Bitcoin
http://www.bitcoinisle.com/2017/03/02/how-the-hyped-lumino-whitepaper-details-protocol-for-scaling-bitcoin/

Bitcoin’s Diversity of Use-Cases and Security Models
http://bluematt.bitcoin.ninja/2017/02/28/bitcoin-trustlessness/

An interview with Vitalik Buterin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-interview-with-vitalik-buterin-founder-of-ethereum_us_58a6e10be4b0fa149f9ac481

CoinDash + RSK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sid9gHqlZkk

Happy Birthday, Hyperledger!
https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2017/02/14/happy-birthday-hyperledger

Stay tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

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