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Whiteblock Testing

https://www.whiteblock.io
0x2aE09FeBFd8A811207a378b142d74FFd23073610
90.25 DAI

Total Funding

8,600.00 DAI

Monthly Goal

Monthly Recurring Funding: 29.7500

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Description

Whiteblock is a blockchain research and testing team. Some of our notable work includes our audit and analysis of the EOS blockchain, sharding p2p testing, which focused on libp2p, 1.x state related research with Alexey Akhunov, ProgPoW testing, and a variety of other projects. Since we have been quite active in the space as a research team and provided services in this context, we've recently decided to shift our focus toward productizing our tool set and releasing the Whiteblock platform as an open-source framework. Rather than continuing to prioritize services, we believe it would be much more beneficial for the space as whole to provide the community with the appropriate development tools needed to test blockchain protocols and applications, troubleshoot, find out what works and what doesn't, and build better solutions. Part of these initiatives is establishing a community around our methodologies and tooling. This strategy includes funding our own grants to encourage the use of the Whiteblock platform while helping educate the community in understanding the importance of formal verification and deterministic testing for distributed systems, specifically in relation to blockchain engineering and development. We will also be matching up to 100% of any fulfilled Gitcoin bounties in which the bounty filler used the Whiteblock testing framework within the process. We will also be partnering with any projects and platforms who would like to solicit the Whiteblock team for testing or research purposes by building the appropriate OSS tooling and matching them on any additional bounties or grants so the community can fulfill these testing needs. In doing so, this will allow us to scale as a software-focused company while building a community of blockchain testing and QA engineers. All proceeds from our Gitcoin Grant will go toward helping us deliver on this roadmap, starting with our 1.x research initiatives, which means that we'll be directly putting everything back into the Ethereum community! Help us put our money where our mouths are and drive Ethereum research and testing forward! Projects to which our team actively contributes: https://github.com/ethresearch/sharding-p2p-poc https://github.com/ethereum/ethsim https://github.com/canto-ethereum Future goals: - Continue the development of our open-source framework - Continue research and testing - Build a community of test-driven distributed systems engineers - Write reports and publish research and test results

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Updates

Began Open Sourcing
We have begun the process of open sourcing our utilities. The source code for the modules which we have decided to release right now can be found in our GitHub repo. Certain modules for our core logic will be rewritten in Rust. Our documentation can be found at docs.whiteblock.io. If you'd like to contribute to helping us finish this documentation, please contact me at zak@whiteblock.io.

Active Subscriptions

08 Jan
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Contributions

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06 Feb
0.2500 DAI

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07 Feb
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09 Mar
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Inactive Subscriptions

06 Feb
0.2500 DAI 1 time

0.2500 DAI

2019 March 13 - We just announced $50k in Matching for Gitcoin Grants!.