BOS Newsletter — May 8th, 2018
ARIST — Independent Research Lab
Update: ARIST was previously announced to be located in KAIST. ARIST will be located near KAIST, and established as an independent research lab.
ARIST(Advanced Research Institute for Social Trust) is a research institute established by BlockchainOS under the BOS Platform foundation in Zug, Swiss. ARIST will build a responsible organization centered on major research fields and promoting growth as a community research institute that can conduct world-class research independently in a horizontal structure.
ARIST will conduct research on Consensus protocol, Trust Contract, Privacy Technology and Public Financing which are the main parts of BOScoin Platform based on Blockchain.
Acquisition of KoSAC (Korea Smart Authentication Corporation)
KoSAC (Korea Smart Authentication Corporation) possesses world-class technology in the field of Homomorphic Encryption. BOS Platform is the largest shareholder, and through this strategic partnership — KoSAC’s technology will be the first KYC and one person / one vote ballot system integrated into any blockchain platform. This technology will expand the usability of the BOS Platform by allowing data privacy on the BOScoin blockchain.
The Homomorphic Encryption Algorithm is considered one of the most promising solutions to solve the problem of data privacy on the blockchain. BlockchainOS will work with KoSAC, one of the world’s leading researchers in the field, to create the future vision of the BOS platform.
BOS Platform Development updates
We expect testNet to be released in early June. Once we release testNet, we will have a written tutorial published on how to setup the node software. Scott, our community manager, will be in Korea during the launch, and will have the most up to date information, and direct access to the developers right after we launch if you have any issues.
There is no exact date for mainNet. CTO will publish a new development timeline, but our focus is getting testNet ready for release. TestNet will launch with our consensus protocol ISAAC. We will add Trust Contracts, and our governance system to testNet in the months following testNet launch. MainNet will be released once we’ve successfully integrated all of our platform features into testNet, and we are confident we have a secure, and stable platform.
Community Management / Meetup
The next few weeks are very busy for us. We have two big meetups in Amsterdam and Prague. We are also attending the Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference — Prague on May 17th.
Be sure to thank (Slack: Wouterb) for hosting the Amsterdam, NL meetup, and (Slack: prokopvocadlo) for hosting the Prague, CZ meetup and conference.
Our CTO, Minhyo Bae; Marketing/Communication Manager, Douglas Kim; Community Manager, Scott Matheina; and several developers will be attending these meetups and the conference, and will be available to answer your questions.
At our meetups, we focus on educating people on Public Financing, but we also speak in depth about our technologies. We allow plenty of time for questions. Our meetups are structured, and provide a wealth of information, but we aim to be approachable to the masses. If participants have questions, then those questions make the experience more enjoyable for everyone — turning our meetups into more of a discussion than a lecture. Everyone has a better time, if you come with good questions.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference — Prague is on May 17, 2018 and is the fourth annual blockchain conference in Prague. https://prague.bc.events/en
The conference is focused on Czech and foreign projects implementing Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Experts will share their experience of implementing Blockchain in governmental institutions (Govtech), banking system, trading, media, healthcare and other spheres. We will discuss all the aspects of creating innovative IT products — from the emergence of idea to entering the market.
The speakers are managers of well-known companies and representatives of governmental authorities.
BOScoin has a speaking slot — CTO, Minhyo Bae will speak, and we also have a booth at the conference.
We were listed on Whalex last week with BOS/ETH with other trading pairs in development.
2Xchange, is in internal beta testing, and we don’t have any new information to share on their development. When they move to public beta we will put that in a future newsletter.
Whalex and 2Xchange are focused on the Korean market, but we have another exchange (international client base, not a Korean or Chinese exchange) which is almost ready to list us, but we can’t tell you it’s name due to our NDA. Once they give us the ok, we’ll announce it. We are working with several other exchanges on the listing process, and regulatory compliance. Our work continues on exchange listings, and we will give the community what updates we can, but we won’t be able to say much about exchanges until the exchange official announcement. This is the same for every project.