August 20th, 2019

Accelerate Blockchain Deployment with Kubernetes + Pantheon

Probably our most common request at PegaSys since we started has been providing tooling for Kubernetes. That said, we’re very excited to have a new infrastructure/DevOps team working up not just Kubernetes, but also Ansible, along with improvements to our Docker images to make production “easy” (in quotes, because we know production is never easy!). […]

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August 14th, 2019

Protecting Your Ethereum Private Key With EthSigner

The latest EthSigner now allows you to secure your identity separately from your dApp and Ethereum Client, adding an additional layer of security to operating in Ethereum. EthSigner is able to sign transactions using a Key secured in a variety of cloud providers, or even just encrypted on your local disk. EthSigner is a great […]

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August 6th, 2019

How Refineryy is Transforming Real Estate Loans with Pantheon

In our first edition of this blog series, we highlighted ioBuilders, who are using the new permissioning systems along with  IBFT 2.0 and the smart contract features of Pantheon to create ioCash, a B2B payments transfer app. This time we’re excited to write more about our new partnership with Refineryy, a startup based in London […]

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July 31st, 2019

How PegaSys is Setting the Standard for Permissioning in DLT

Our focus for the Pantheon 1.2 release (live since July 31) was progress and making it the best available Ethereum client. Arash Mahboubi, our product manager for permissioning, explains how the new smart contract-based and dApp tooling make Pantheon a great fit for consortiums that want Enterprise Ethereum but have complex access and governance rules. […]

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July 17th, 2019

PegaSys Partner Program

The PegaSys team is excited to announce the launch of our partner program. This program is meant for startups and enterprises building with Pantheon, providing enablement like special technical content, closer collaboration on roadmap, and updates on Pantheon upgrades. Interested in joining the program? We’re excited to have an initial group of launch partners that […]

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July 12th, 2019

Why Developers Are Switching To Pantheon

“We have very stringent requirements in terms of performance, privacy and security as we are building a regulated entity operating a private blockchain to register and settle in the private and public markets. PegaSys’ blockchain offering will help us achieve scalability and finality in this stringent regulatory environment.” Thibaud de MaintenantCEO of LiquidShare After releasing […]

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June 13th, 2019

Pantheon Certification and PegaSys Partner Program

Pantheon Certification We’re very excited at PegaSys to announce our new Pantheon Essentials Certification in partnership with ConsenSys Academy! This exam is a great way for developers to show their expertise in the next generation of Enterprise Ethereum. Blockchain engineers are in high demand, and protocol engineers even more so. Our Java-based stack and the […]

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May 22nd, 2019

These are the Startups Building on Pantheon – ioBuilders

We’ve talked a lot lately about the features of our Enterprise Ethereum client, Pantheon. Aside from permissioning and our innovative consensus algorithm, IBFT 2.0,  the latest release of Pantheon 1.1 also includes new privacy features. With that comprehensive suite of offerings, PegaSys has an open-source, Java-based private transaction management solution that allows for the propagation […]

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May 17th, 2019

Sandcastle, our Latest R&D Pre-Alpha Release, Brings SQL to Ethereum Smart Contracts

This article was written by PegaSys Co-Founder, developer, and researcher, Shahan Khatchadourian, Ph.D. Millions of SQL developers are now Ethereum smart contract developers. As someone with a passion for bridging database and blockchain technologies, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about blockchains as different forms of databases. It’s still the case that a blockchain […]

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May 16th, 2019

Bringing GraphQL to Pantheon: Ethereal Hackathon Recap

Last month, PegaSys sponsored the Ethereal Virtual Hackathon. As a part of this, we put up a Gitcoin Bounty prize of 5,000DAI for a GraphQL interface implementation in Pantheon. This was quite the challenge! To implement the interface according to its EIP specification, the teams had to implement GraphQL bindings within Pantheon from scratch and […]

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May 15th, 2019

Improved Interoperability, Flexible Permissioning and More: The EEA V3 Client Spec

On Monday, the EEA released Version 3 of the EEA Client Specification with numerous clarifications and some notable improvements. PegaSys is proud to have been a part of developing the EEA Client Specification. Congratulations and thanks to all members on releasing V3, and to Chris McKay and Sally MacFarlane for their work on this piece. […]

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May 10th, 2019

PegaSys Partners with LiquidShare

PegaSys Protocol Engineering is proud to announce that we have partnered with LiquidShare, a European fintech venture using blockchain to improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SME) access to capital markets, backed by some of the largest financial institutions in Europe including Euronext, Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Euroclear.   LiquidShare will launch a production-ready grade […]

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May 6th, 2019

From Alice to Bob: A Tutorial on Running AZTEC Zero-Knowledge Transactions on Pantheon

This blog post was written by PegaSys Applied Researchers, Gautam Botrel and Thomas Piellard. In it, they cover how to use AZTEC, an efficient zero-knowledge privacy protocol, to create and trade an anonymous asset on a private network with the implementation of PegaSys’ Enterprise Ethereum client, Pantheon. Introduction Tokens represent the most powerful and widely […]

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April 30th, 2019

Privacy in Pantheon: How It Works and Why Your Enterprise Should Care

Pantheon 1.1 was released April 30th. With our new privacy feature, we now have a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade offerings that make us the premier Ethereum client for enterprises. Along with our permissioning and innovative consensus algorithm, IBFT 2.0, we have a truly decentralized product that enables enterprises to run a blockchain platform in production. […]

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April 19th, 2019

A (not so) Gentle Introduction to the PCP Theorem – Part 1

This blog post was written by Olivier Bégassat, Applied Researcher at PegaSys Protocol Engineering. It is the first post of a two-part series on Probabilistically Checkable Proofs. Can a Proof be Checked Without Reading it? Zero knowledge proof systems and/or computational integrity proof systems are pretty hot right now (and have been for a while). […]

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March 21st, 2019

PegaSys’s Standards Work: A Look Ahead

PegaSys’ Standards Circle helps drive the future of Ethereum, through its work on defining the standards needed for Enterprise Ethereum as well as the Ethereum Main Net. They work in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) and W3C, to ensure PegaSys and Ethereum are addressing key industry needs in their roadmap and improving the interoperability of […]

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March 8th, 2019

Balance is Better in Blockchain

Madeline Murray is a technical writer at PegaSys and has three young kids. Madeline writes in this post about PegaSys’ remote first culture and what it’s like to work at PegaSys as a professional woman in blockchain. I read the following quote in an article from Forbes the other day and it reflects a lot […]

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March 5th, 2019

Ethereum Explained: Gas, Payment, and Mining

In this part of the Ethereum Explained series, PegaSys’ protocol engineer, Lucas Saldanha, dives into how gas, payment, and mining works in Ethereum. Lucas’ posts are meant to be easily understandable for technical and non-technical people alike who want to learn more about the Ethereum Yellow Paper. Another day, another Ethereum Yellow Paper blog post! […]

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February 27th, 2019

Protecting the Enterprise: Permissioning Features in Pantheon

We strongly believe that extending the capabilities of public Ethereum with permissions mechanisms will greatly improve the adoption of Ethereum amongst enterprise users and consortium blockchains. Pantheon 1.0 is compliant with most of the permissions requirements of the EEA v2.0 specifications, with Pantheon 1.1 extending this even further. Node-Level and Account-Level Permissioning on the Ethereum […]

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February 18th, 2019

Another day, another consensus algorithm. Why IBFT 2.0?

PegaSys is launching its Pantheon 1.0 release in late February. This blog is part 1 of our 1.0 Release series highlighting our IBFT 2.0 feature. In part 2 we will write about our new permissioning feature. Consortium blockchains are different to the public Ethereum mainnet in that they consist of a smaller number of nodes […]

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December 28th, 2018

Ethereum Explained: Merkle Trees, World State, Transactions, and More

At PegaSys we understand that entering into the Ethereum world can be a daunting task. There are many new concepts and terms that one needs to learn to engage in the community. In Ethereum Explained our protocol engineer, Lucas Saldanha, provides an easy to digest summary of the Ethereum Yellow Paper for technical and non-technical […]

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December 12th, 2018

What We Learned from Auditing Our Ethereum Client

At PegaSys, we take security and code quality seriously. That’s why we commissioned an independent auditor to review our codebase before we published our Pantheon Core release at Devcon4. The auditor Trail of Bits completed the security review in October. First, this audit reinforced the importance of staying on top of technical debt. Several of […]

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November 28th, 2018

What we learned from our first Enterprise Ethereum Hackathon

A Recap from PegaSys in Prague A few weeks ago at Devcon, we released Pantheon, our new Ethereum client written in Java with an Apache 2.0 license. To celebrate the release of Pantheon Core, we ran our first hackathon, in Prague, and invited builders from the Ethereum and Java community to participate. We were joined […]

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November 19th, 2018

Why We Rebuilt Ethereum from Scratch

PegaSys, the protocol engineering team at ConsenSys, is excited to announce the open source release of Pantheon Core. We have been working on Pantheon Core as part of PegaSys’s mission of building enterprise-grade solutions in tandem with the Ethereum community.

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September 7th, 2018

Scaling Consensus for Enterprise: Explaining the IBFT Algorithm

Consensus algorithms are one of the core innovations of blockchain, and yet also one of the most confusing. Satoshi Nakamoto created a version of Proof of Work (PoW) that was implemented as a means for simultaneously securing and validating Bitcoin transactions.

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August 14th, 2018

Open Leadership at PegaSys

All over the news, employees at tech companies are increasingly pushing to have a say in business and strategic decisions. The Trump administration’s immigration policies, for example, have proven especially controversial, and many engineers have gone so far as to protest or issue petitions over whether to sell AI to ICE and provide cloud services to the Pentagon that could be used for drone strikes.

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August 10th, 2018

Signals in the Noise: Simplifying Ethereum for Enterprises

Answers to common questions about public and private blockchains, scaling, energy usage, forks, and more.

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May 24th, 2018

More than Just Math: Takeaways from the ZKProof Workshop

The crypto community is teaming up with academics and industry players to develop cryptographic standards for mainstream adoption. Guest post from our R&D cryptography lead, John Brainard. Zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) have been getting a lot of attention lately.

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April 18th, 2018

Vanessa Bridge at bpmNEXT

Vanessa Bridge, our project lead on BPMN, recently spoke at the bpmNEXT conference about moving centralized business processes into decentralized smart contracts.

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April 17th, 2018

Blockchains and Interoperability

Richard Brown of R3 recently wrote of his admiration for the public chainvision of Ethereum, but also noted that its current scaling and privacy challenges are too great and that “[o]nly the Corda network can deliver this.”

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