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IOV Labs (RSK) and Monday Capital's Ecosystem Fund Announces Close of First Round of Investments Nov 18, 2019

The global fund plans to continue aggressively investing in promising ventures.
During SF Blockchain Week’s VC Panel, Monday Capital, in partnership with IOV Labs (RSK) Innovation Studio, announced the completion of the first round of investments of its Ecosystem Fund. Two of the three investment recipients, Vega and Multis, were announced in early October, with the third, Pocket Network, set to close its own seed round within the month.

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Government Backed Tribe Blockchain Accelerator To Boost Bitcoin Smart Contract Platform RSK in Singapore Nov 14, 2019

The program will connect Singapore’s government agencies and corporations with RSK and RIF technologies to increase global blockchain awareness and adoption.
Today, IOV Labs, the blockchain technology organization that developed the first smart contract platform for Bitcoin, RSK, announced a partnership with Tribe, Singapore’s first government-backed blockchain accelerator.

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Bitcoin-powered RSK Announces New Increased Merged Mining Rewards Program Oct 12, 2019

The project that brought Smart Contracts to Bitcoin is now the most profitable Bitcoin merged-mining platform in the blockchain space. RSK, the Bitcoin-backed smart contracts platform, has announced that it has launched an incentives program that significantly increases mining rewards, paid in RBTC, RSK’s native token. The network has increased mining rewards by over 1,000 percent compared to the current rewards.

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Bitcoin’s First Smart Contract Platform RSK connects with Japan’s biggest Blockchain Accelerator BINARYSTAR to boost adoption Oct 7, 2019 On Saturday Oct 5, IOV Labs, the blockchain technology organization that developed the world’s first Bitcoin-backed smart contract platform RSK and its P2P solutions layer protocol RIF OS, announced a partnership with BINARYSTAR, Japan’s largest blockchain accelerator, to boost adoption of blockchain technologies in the region.
To kickstart the partnership, RSK delivered the keynote speech at BINARYSTAR’s Unblock Tokyo event on October 5th, which hosted hundreds of developers, entrepreneurs, and enterprise business leaders from the region.
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IOVLabs Brings RSK Technology to 30 Million Users Social Network by Acquiring Taringa Sept 27, 2019 With this acquisition, Bitcoin-powered RSK Network and RIF token economy will be introduced to the largest Spanish-speaking social network in the world.
IOVLabs, the creator of the RSK Bitcoin Smart Contract platform and the RIF token, announced today the acquisition of Taringa, the top Spanish-speaking social network in the world with 30 million users and over 1,000 active online communities.
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RSK and NXTP launched the first regional blockchain acceleration and adoption program Sept 25, 2019 RSK and NXTP launched the first regional blockchain acceleration and adoption program aimed at start-ups and companies interested in developing their blockchain products, or migrating them from “off-chain” to “on-chain”.
On top of developing their capabilities with RSK’S stack technology benefits, they may be able to receive up to $100,000 in investments in order to implement their growth for the duration of the acceleration program.
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Coinsilium, StartupToken and IOV Labs Join Forces to Accelerate Southeast Asian Adoption of RSK Smart Contract and RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS) Blockchain Solutions July 11, 2019 Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX:COIN), the blockchain venture builder, advisor, and investor that finances and manages the development of early-stage blockchain technology companies, is pleased to announce that Coinsilium (Gibraltar) Limited, the Company’s wholly owned Gibraltar registered advisory services provider, together with StartupToken Limited (‘StartupToken’), a hyper accelerator in which the Company holds a 27.8% equity position, and IOV Labs Limited (formerly known as RIF Labs), an organisation dedicated to the development of the RSK Smart Contract Network and the RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS), have signed a strategic advisory agreement (the ‘Agreement’) to support and promote RSK and RIF OS blockchain solutions in Singapore and Southeast Asia enterprise markets. Read More +
Partnership between Swarm and RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF) to develop a breakthrough storage solution June 25, 2019 IOV Labs, an organization dedicated to the development of the RSK Smart Contract Network and the RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS), today announced a partnership with Swarm, a distributed storage platform and content distribution service, to implement and address the incentivization behavior of the Swarm network as a whole, including the Ethereum and RSK implementations. Both teams share a unified vision of an open and encrypted data storage and streaming system, underscored by a new incentive model that reimburses data providers for retrieving popular content. As part of the collaboration, they are also jointly developing the first implementation of the concept under RIF Storage services — which will pave the way for a wide array of innovation related to the blockchain storage industry. Read More +
RIF Name Service Becomes First DNS to Manage Domains from Any Blockchain June 11, 2019 IOV Labs, an organization dedicated to the development of RSK Smart Contract Network and RSK Infrastructure Framework OS (RIF OS) Protocols, today launched RIF Name Service Multi-Crypto. A first for the industry, the improved RIF Name Service (RNS) is the only service that supports and manages domains originating from any blockchain. Previously, RNS could only support addresses built on the RSK Network, however, with the new upgrade, domain owners Read More +
RIF Lumino, a Network enabling payment providers to achieve up to 5000 tps on top of RSK & Bitcoin has launched May 14, 2019 RIF Labs, owner of RSK Labs, has officially launched the RIF Lumino Network as part of the RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS).
Bitcoin and blockchain scalability is one of the most important issues being discussed throughout the ecosystem these days. While the RSK Network added smart contract capabilities and onchain scaling improvements on top of the Bitcoin network, it is not enough to achieve transaction processing levels on par with those offered by major payment processors around the world. On top of this, onchain scaling impacts the future as every record saved on the blockchain needs to be saved forever.
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First Blockchain Innovation and Development Studio for Bitcoin, RSK & RIF OS opens in San Francisco May 7, 2019 RIF Labs, owner of RSK Labs, and Monday Capital, announced the launch of the first Blockchain Innovation and Development Studio for Bitcoin, RSK and RIF OS in San Francisco and a global Ecosystem Fund. The Studio will create new developer tools that will streamline the integration of decentralized infrastructure. It will be a space of experimentation that facilitates the creation of next-generation blockchain solutions in partnership with startups and corporations in order to identify real-world problems that blockchain-based products and services can solve. Read More +
Microsoft Azure adds RSK Smart Contracts to its Cloud Offering April 16, 2019 RIF Labs has announced that developers can now launch a RSK Smart Mainnet node on Microsoft’s Azure BaaS offering, becoming one of the few public blockchains supported by Microsoft’s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) marketplace. The integration provides a simplified process for setting up an environment that facilitates the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and services supported by the Bitcoin blockchain. This enables users to deploy and configure an RSK blockchain network in minutes, instead of setting up local servers and manually installing and maintaining the nodes. Now both non-blockchain and blockchain developers can learn and experiment at a low-cost and easily on the RSK network. Read More +
RIF Labs Eyes Global Expansion with New Asia Offices April 1, 2019 RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by the RSK Labs founding team and other top executives, has announced an expansion into Asia with the opening of two new offices in Singapore and Shanghai. This will enable RIF Labs to continue development of its partner and developer communities in the Asia-Pacific — a key market for RIF Labs given Asia’s reputation for blockchain adoption, financial innovation, and strong developer talent. Read More +
RIF Labs and Blockchain forHumanity (b4h) Join forces to Promote Greater Transparency in Social Impact March 6, 2019 RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by RSK Lab’s founding team and other top executives, has announced that Blockchain for Humanity (b4H), a not-for-profit foundation that supports a pipeline of social and environmental impact projects, is now utilizing the RSK network to bolster their tracking and accountability efforts for blockchain-enabled solutions that focus on addressing inequality gaps and improve the lives of many around the globe. The successful deployment of the b4H dApp on RSK — which is based on Giveth open-source code — makes cryptocurrency donations easy for users, allowing a greater community of Bitcoin supporters donate to their favorite impact projects on RSK for the first time. Read More +
RSK Plataform Becomes the Most Secure Smart Contract Platform in the World February 14, 2019 RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by RSK Labs’s founding team and other top executives, has announced that the RSK blockchain has become the most secure smart contract platform in the world, and second most secure blockchain behinnd the Bitcoin blockchain. As reported by the Crypto51 website, which aggregates data from Mine the Coin, CoinMarketCap, and NiceHash, the cost to execute a 51% attack on Bitcoin costs US$ 244,853. By surpassing 45% of the hashing power of the Bitcoin network, an attack on the RSK Smart Contract Network would cost approximately US$ 112,000 per hour. This makes RSK one of the most secure and reliable platforms for developers to build their dApps, and proves that merge-mining can succeed in securing Bitcoin sidechains. Read More +
RIF Labs Announces RIF Name Service for Public Use January 16, 2019 RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by RSK Labs’s founding team and other top executives, is announcing the official launch of the RIF Name Service (RNS), which is the first implementation of the RIF Directory Protocol and allows users of the Root Infrastructure Framework Open Standard (RIF OS) full access to the serrvice that enable users to easily identify relevant resources like RSK addresses, public keys, social network handles, among others on the RSK Live Network via readable aliases and domain names. Read More +
RIF Labs Announces Official LATAM launch of RIF OS as the Latin American Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference December 5, 2018 RIF Labs, the purpose-driven organization led by RSK Labs’s founding team and other top executives, is announcing the official Latin American launch of RIF OS (Root Infrastructure Framework Open Standard) at the Latin America Bitcoin and Blockchain Conference in Santiago, Chile. RIF OS is a suite of open and decentralized protocols that enables faster, easier, and scalable development of distributed blockchain applications (dApps) within a unified environment. Read More +