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...
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...
Whiteblock at Berlin Blockchain Week 2019

Whiteblock at Berlin Blockchain Week 2019

For much of August, part of the Whiteblock team was in Germany for Berlin Blockchain Week. This event is a “decentralized community-organized initiative” focused on educating people about the current state of the blockchain industry. We attended a series...
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