Blockchain

Althea Development Update #74: Automated Xdai bridge

what we’ve done in this release is design a fully automated a bridge, the user merely has to deposit ETH and the router takes care of the rest. The money will be exchanged for DAI, then transferred across the cross-blockchain bridge to become Xdai.

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Althea Development Update #73: For want of a transaction

A minute later when the gateway tried to validate that same payment again it chose the same failed node at random. It wouldn't get a third chance.

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Launching the Althea blockchain

Up to now, we've been running our networks on the Ethereum blockchain. The reality is that Ethereum simply isn't suitable for our use case. Ethereum's great for manual, medium or high value, sophisticated transactions...

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Althea Development Update #71: Transaction amnesia

As I slapped this solution together I got a bad feeling. What if the full node lied to us? I really couldn’t think of a situation in which it would but I just couldn’t shake it.

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Althea Development Update #70: Dueling scripts

Put on your night time sunglasses because I have a tale from our cyberpunk future, or present as it may be. How a poorly coded smart contract disrupted an ISP in rural Oregon.

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Faster, Cheaper Internet in Medellin Colombia

Before the Red Medellin team brought in Althea's innovative technology, options for internet access were limited in Comuna 13, one of the sprawling urban communities on the hills surrounding Medellin Colombia. A few

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March Update

We were so busy building and growing I think we missed an update in February! We now have 23 users in Clatskanie, and several relays (a relay is a node that has a

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Althea Development Update #65: The Quantum Leap

we released payments and then immediately set about doubling the size of our test network. In doing so we had raised the bar for the quality of our features and interfaces.

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Althea Development Update #63: Beta 1

Right now Beta 1 rc2 is churning it’s way through the build system Once this release passes QA in a couple of days we will have out first Althea build with feature

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Metered Bandwidth on Althea

In this post I’m going to explain Althea’s billing system and how it provides more transparency, choice, and control than the traditional…

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Althea Development Update #61: Testnet bandwidth payments

Pragmatic bootstrapping

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Althea Development Update #60: Teaching people to setup real gear

Globetrotting and training

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Althea Development Update #59: Experiments in real world payments

Check out our new website Althea.org

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Althea Development Update #55: Network organizer features

I’m very happy to say that since our last update we’ve had about 8 devices be put into real world use without any of the failures/crashes…

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Althea Development Update #54: Better networking management, moving on deployments

What’s new in Alpha 8

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Althea Development Update #51: Easier debugging in the field

Here’s our Alpha 5 release

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The Althea governance model

Althea is a system that lets routers pay each other directly for bandwidth, similar to how ISPs peer with one another on the internet…

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Althea Development Update #49: A stable release schedule and governance

For the first time we have something ready to put on our releases page.

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Althea Development Update #47: Alpha 2 Milestone

I’m proud to announce the alpha 2 milestone for Althea. In Alpha 1 firmware setup was too tightly integrated into the build process to…

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Althea Development Update #46: User Interface Design

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for us.

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