Whiteblock Genesis Goes Live

Whiteblock Genesis Goes Live

Whiteblock Genesis Goes Live We’re excited to share that our distributed systems testing and development platform is now live and free to use. With the help of the open source community, we’ve created a product that allows anyone to create a testnet and run a variety...
Sidecars in Distributed Systems

Sidecars in Distributed Systems

This article was a collaboration between Antoine and Kevin. Photo by Hidde Schalm on Unsplash. Define Sidecar Distributed systems require careful attention to overall architectures. Fortunately, there are popular design patterns that can be followed so that we don’t...
Byte Serialization in Blockchains

Byte Serialization in Blockchains

This article was a collaboration between Antoine and Kevin. Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash. In this post, we’ll discuss byte serialization in blockchains, why it matters, as well as how different chains approach it, including: Ethereum 1x Ethereum 2.0 Bitcoin...
No-Tag-Back Gossiping

No-Tag-Back Gossiping

In this blog post, I’d like to introduce you to an evening ramble with Dean Eigenmann called No-Tag-Back Gossiping, or NTB-G. This post came about as we worked through ideas to make gossiping more reliable. Make sure to read the spec first, as it clearly lays out the...
Maintaining Apache Tuweni — the 6 month mark

Maintaining Apache Tuweni — the 6 month mark

I have maintained in one form or another open source for close to 10 years. I recently helped form the Apache Tuweni project, and the project is slowly making its way through the baptism of fire of issuing its first releases and reaching complete legal compliance....
High Availability in Distributed Systems

High Availability in Distributed Systems

This article was a collaboration between Antoine and Kevin. Definition of high availability High availability can be achieved when systems are equipped to operate continuously without failure for a long duration of time. The phrase suggests that parts of a system have...
Sharding in Distributed Systems

Sharding in Distributed Systems

While the concept of sharding as a scaling solution has been a hot topic in the Ethereum community for a while now, it’s important to understand that this sort of database architecture isn’t specific to blockchain technology. Computer nerds haven’t shut up about this...
Networking in ETH 2.0

Networking in ETH 2.0

Couldn’t make it to Osaka, Japan for Devcon 5? Check out this presentation by Rene and Antoine where they discuss networking in ETH 2.0, share a recap of the interop lock-in in September and a take a deeper dive into Whiteblock Genesis. After the presentation,...
Whiteblock at Devcon 5

Whiteblock at Devcon 5

Just last week, Whiteblock attended Ethereum’s premier community event, Devcon 5. This year saw over 3,000 crypto folks descend on Osaka, Japan for a week of technical talks and workshops largely aimed at developers. Myself, Rene and Trent represented the rest of the...
Ethereum 2.0 Grant Update #2: Interop Lockin

Ethereum 2.0 Grant Update #2: Interop Lockin

Written by Antoine, Rene, Daniel and Trent At the end of August, Whiteblock received a joint grant from the Ethereum Foundation and ConsenSys. Read our blog post for more details and find the official announcement from the EF here. In the second week of September, the...
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