MultiChain 1.0 beta 2 and 2.0 roadmap

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Where we are today and where we’re going tomorrow Today we’re delighted to release the second beta of MultiChain 1.0 for Linux, Windows and Mac (for now the Mac version requires compilation). This concludes the planned development of MultiChain 1.0 – with the exception of any bug fixes, the final release of MultiChain 1.0 over… Read more »

The Blockchain Immutability Myth

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Where flexible thinking is preferable to dogmatism “The highest good, than which there is no higher, is the blockchain, and consequently it is immutably good, hence truly eternal and truly immortal.”— Saint Augustine, De natura boni, i, 405 C.E. (with minor edits) If you ask someone well-informed about the characteristics of blockchains, the word “immutable”… Read more »

MultiChain enters beta with 15 new partners

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A product development and partnership milestone Today we’re delighted to announce the first beta release of MultiChain 1.0 for Linux and Windows, after more than two years of intensive development. As we’ve said before, our definition is very specific: "beta" means that there are no known bugs or major shortcomings. So the purpose of the… Read more »

Wolfram Mathematica to add MultiChain integration

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Bringing blockchains to the world of science and engineering Today we’re delighted to jointly announce a collaboration with Wolfram Research, the industry-leading company behind the Mathematica platform and the Wolfram|Alpha answer engine. Over the coming year, MultiChain will be integrated into the Wolfram Language and across Wolfram’s line of products. For example, Mathematica users will… Read more »

MultiChain source code release

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Now available to view, review, compile and fork Two years after starting to develop MultiChain, we’re delighted to release its source code under the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). The code, along with compilation instructions for Ubuntu, is now available at Github. You are free to browse and review it, compile it for yourself, or… Read more »

How to spot a half-baked blockchain

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When chains and blocks serve no useful purpose About 18 months have passed since the finance sector woke up, en masse, to the possibilities of permissioned blockchains, or to use the more general term, “distributed ledgers”. The period since has seen a tsunami of activity, including research reports, strategic investments, pilot projects, and the formation… Read more »

Understanding zero knowledge blockchains

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How to show you know something without showing what you know Last Friday saw the launch of Zcash, a new public blockchain and associated cryptocurrency that attracted a lot of attention. By now, there are hundreds of cryptocurrencies, so any budding young entrant needs a serious differentiator to rise above the fray. In the case… Read more »

First MultiChain Partners Announced

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Introducing our partner program for blockchain developers It’s our pleasure to launch the MultiChain Platform Partner Program, starting with 13 member companies from Europe, Asia and North America. The program facilitates our working relationship with the growing number of consultants and integrators building blockchain solutions on the MultiChain platform. The initial list of members includes… Read more »

Introducing MultiChain Streams

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For shared immutable key-value and time series databases Today we’re proud to release the latest version of MultiChain, which implements a crucial new set of functionality called “streams”. Streams provide a natural abstraction for blockchain use cases which focus on general data retrieval, timestamping and archiving, rather than the transfer of assets between participants. Streams… Read more »