It’s been a long time coming. After three iterations of RIDL and failed attempts to bring a cohesive cross-chain experience, it’s finally here.
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The IDNET smart contract is a reputation and identity based protocol that sits on top of EOSIO. It acts as a cryptographically backed message broker between cryptographically proven users and integrating platforms.
Identities do the heavy lifting
Identities are nothing but a small bit of meta-data in the smart contract that says who you are digitally. They can hold various real tokens (Like EOS and EOSDT), but they aren’t real EOSIO accounts. They cost a fraction of the price to create ($0.08 …
Today we’re releasing new information about the Reputation & Identity Layer (RIDL) which has just undergone a massive update after careful evaluation of the previous system running in a testing network for months.
It’s been a long road getting to this point, and after massive usage of RIDL in the testing phase we’ve identified some key points that required changes to allow for a more dynamic and useful reputation environment. Let’s dig into some of them below.
By far the biggest hurdle for users is having an EOSIO blockchain account to bind their identity to. Not only is this problematic from an onboarding standpoint it also goes against the philosophy that RIDL should be usable regardless of blockchain or network, and shouldn’t incur any added blockchain account setup costs. …
The first two moderately adopted credit cards were the “Charge-It” card (National Bank of Brooklyn) in 1946 and the “Diner’s Club” card in 1950, some 60 years ago. American Express and Visa (originally named BankAmericard) both came out in 1958. However according to earlier records some form of the technology existed even in the 1920s, and there’s even references dating back as far as the 1890s. That’s almost 120 years ago.
The actual technology that powered credit cards has changed drastically over the years as well. One of the first iterations used paper with an ink slip, and a small manual copying machine (called a flatbed imprinter) to make 2 copies of the embossed information on the card by pressing the card between the paper and the bottom of the imprinter. …
GetScatter is one of the most used and loved projects in the EOSIO world. We focus primarily on EOSIO chains, but support Ethereum and Tron as well with more blockchains in the works. There are over 350 applications integrated with our libraries and 500k+ accounts using over 13 wallets supporting our protocols and SDKs, including 100k users on our own wallets alone.
We are looking for excellent Android developers to join our team and help bring our coveted desktop application to the mobile world.
GetScatter is one of the most prominent and influential projects in the crypto space. We focus primarily on EOSIO chains, but support Ethereum and Tron, too. There are over 250 applications integrated with our libraries and 500k+ accounts using wallets supporting our protocols and SDKs, including 100k users on our desktop wallets alone.
We are looking for excellent developers to join our team and help bring our coveted desktop application to the mobile world.
Over the past year of working closely with hundreds of blockchain application developers, we have learned what they want:
One of our core principles is to make it easier for end users to access and navigate the blockchain. End users should be able to use the wallet of their choice and seamlessly connect to any app. …
Not many people realize this but Scatter just had its 1 year anniversary.
The very first commit to the original Scatter repository happened on December 27th 2017 (https://github.com/nsjames/Scatter/commits/master?after=d0c259c61286cb29c67228212a549e446d75e6c7+34).
This year has been jam packed with action. Why don’t we take a little look at just what has gone down since that first commit.
Since Scatter had been a working product for about 6 months before the actual mainnet launch we had a very unique position within the EOS community.
You’ve gotta hand it to the developers working on blockchain apps. It’s crazy how many new applications are created weekly.
Here at Scatter we keep a repository of meta data for apps called ScatterApps which we use to provide images and nice names inside of Scatter. The apps add themselves to this list, and we just make sure Scatter is working properly inside of their app and then approve their request. Since Scatter protects the user, we don’t have to do much in way of checking the apps. It makes it easy for them, and easy for us. …
There’s nothing like a late night PR to get the blood pumping. Pull requests ( PRs ) are when someone who isn’t a core member of a project’s team suggests some code on a project. Usually pull requests aren’t very helpful. Most of the time they are either flat out rejected or just sit there for a while and collect dust because the benefit of merging them makes very little difference and the payoff isn’t worth the work.
Tonight’s PR was different. It comes from Sean over at EOSBet who lavishly lubricated the Scatter ecosystem with a PR that brings a whole new level to blockchain usability. …
Right now, blockchain users are expecting to see certain phrases and words in their “wallets”. Here’s some terms you might be familiar with:
These terms are all very specific and hold pinpointed meaning to people who understand what they even are. The issue with them all is that most people have absolutely no idea what any of them are.
Scatter is a digital signature provider for the blockchain. Learn more about what we are building here.
Edit: 6 days later and now there’s Scatter 9 which puts a lot of this article into practice. …