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Check out the recently published paper by University of California Davis’ Prof. Sadoghi and his ExpoLab consensus experts that analyzed the inherent security and scalability of Cerberus’ braided consensus design.

With Ethereum currently peaking at over $100 a transaction, it’s clear that the world needs a better blockchain platform to take DeFi mainstream. That platform needs to fix the tech shortcomings holding DeFi back from broad adoption … while not breaking the stuff that has successfully taken DeFi to billions of dollars in locked assets (and counting) in a shockingly short period of time.

Top of the list of shortcomings is poor scalability, but the current solutions to this problem (simple forms of sharding and layer-2 solutions) fail the second part of the DeFi litmus test: they break composability, the most important tech enabler for DeFi there is. …


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The DeFi industry is growing. It’s maturing. It currently has $6.4Bn of assets in the system (that’s up from $2.5Bn in the last 30 days).

Yet with every step forward comes more strain on the Ethereum network. Transaction fees become even more unsustainable, and with every new DeFi application, there are new security risks, audit requirements, and even higher barriers to entry for new developers.

This isn’t anyone’s fault, Etherum was just never designed to serve the needs of DeFi, and as a result, it is constraining the growth of the industry. …


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We are thrilled to announce that we have joined the Ren Alliance alongside other major DeFi projects such as Aave, Kyber Network, DDai and others. By joining the Alliance we further our goal towards bringing a fully decentralized wrapping solution to Radix through RenVM. Ren is already providing proven wrapping services for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Zcash, forming a key enabling technology for the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem.

The Ren Protocol allows native assets to be locked and corresponding “wrapped” tokens to be minted automatically on other public ledgers, without centralized counterparty risk. …


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Radix Pioneers self-sustaining, on-ledger distribution of Developer Revenue via Component Marketplace

The world runs on open source code. Collectively, that code represents one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments — a way in which we have self organised and done incredible feats of engineering together.

However, there has often been a conflict between contributing to open source and benefiting from the use of that open source code — especially if you are an individual developer coming up with a great idea for a library or snippet, but not wanting to build an entire commercial application.

With the birth of Radix, we saw that there was now a new path — one where the individual developer, as well as the dApp builder and company, can be incentivised to contribute to an ecosystem, but in a way that is market and community driven. One where versioning and payment is baked into the very fabric of how you can build and operate on ledger, while preserving transparency and the spirit of open source. …


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To create the first layer-1 protocol designed specifically to meet the needs of decentralized finance, Radix has worked for years to create the most scalable public network technology for DeFi apps, culminating in our Cerberus consensus protocol.

But simply building the platform isn’t enough. The essence of decentralized finance is the free interchange of digital assets. Our vision is for Radix to be the universal marketplace of digital assets, and that means we need to help build the roads and bridges for people to bring all existing token assets to market. …


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Firstly, I want to start by saying what DeFi will not do: DeFi will not change the world because it gets rid of regulation. As an industry we have already been through that cycle once in 2017, and guess what? Tokens do not sit outside of regulation. Even unregulated tokens are unregulated because they fall into a legal regulatory exception, not because they “cannot be regulated because they are decentralised”.

Regulation is currently playing catchup, and like when the internet was first launched, is getting a more and more nuanced view of where and how enforcement should be applied. After 10 years of discussion and debate, a clearer picture is now emerging of how sufficiently decentralised networks should be regulated; the next questions are going to be around the products and services built on top of those decentralised public utilities. …


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Computer science assistant professor Mohammad Sadoghi is partnering with UK-based blockchain company Radix to develop and verify a fast and secure fabric for financial transactions. An expert in distributed ledger technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain, Sadoghi leads the ExpoLab, which develops an exploratory data platform called ExpoDB-a test bed to study and develop real-time transactional and analytical processing of DLTs.

DLTs are decentralized and democratic decision-making systems. In other words, no single entity owns the data and changing records requires approval from a majority of users, making it more secure than traditional centralized systems.

Radix’s platform is built for fast and secure large-scale financial transactions on an open, permissionless network, which is important as cryptocurrencies take off and users seek democratized options for financial services without giving up security. However, with so many DLTs on the market, potential investors or clients often have to take a company’s word that a platform works. Though good faith is important, mathematical proof of the platform’s idea, structure and performance is the rock-solid evidence that puts any blockchain fabric ahead of the game. …


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You asked for it. Radix delivered.

After years of requests from over 40,000 Radix community members, Radix DLT today announced their plan to issue an ERC20 token in September 2020.

Radix — based out of London, UK — is building a decentralised finance (DeFi) protocol designed to provide frictionless access, liquidity and programmability of any asset in the world. Friction in our current global financial system costs stakeholders $71 billion annually. The rapid rise of DeFi offers an alternative to the status quo via its innovative and adaptable framework.

ERC20 tokens are one of the most significant and commonly issued tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Radix is a Proof of Stake network and issuing an ERC20 token will facilitate building of a properly fully distributed staking network ahead of the launch of the Radix mainnet. This is intended to increase the security and decentralization of the Radix mainnet. The release of this token is designed to allow Radix to quickly integrate their new protocol into existing infrastructures such as exchanges and wallets prior to the mainnet launch. …


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Matthew Hine

Those of you following progress on the Radix Github repo may have noticed the latest development status and the update to our roadmap showing completion of our first “Drop”. Completing the first Drop is a major milestone that we wanted to tell you more about — and demo for you!

As we described last month , our Drops break up our development of the RPN-1 network protocol into milestones, each of which gives us a functional system that we can test before layering on more complexity. We chose the content of our Drops so that we attack the most difficult and risky (and generally lowest-level) problems first. …

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