From Bitcoin to the Internet of Value
Bitcoin set the foundation for the construction of a new Internet for the transfer of Value.
The Internet of Value is composed by the following layers: Store of Value (Bitcoin, Ether, etc); Business Logic (RSK Smart Contract Network- Ethereum); Payment Channels (Lumino,Lightning, Raiden) and Distributed Storage, Directory Services, Applications and Frameworks.
Both the RSK Smart Contract Network and now RIF OS were created as means to move this vision further by bringing business logic to the Bitcoin Network (RSK) and now with RIF OS an all in one, easy to use open blockchain infrastructure framework that combined are taking the Internet of Value to the next level.
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, RSK CEO and Cofounder
A pioneer of web development in Argentina and Latin America since 1995, Diego was also one of the first persons to foster and develop Bitcoin and blockchain technology in Latin America, which he has done since 2012. In addition to RSK Labs, he also co-founded Koibanx, another blockchain company that is aiming to transform the potential of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies into real use cases, which serve as a driver for social and economic change. Diego is also co-founder of the Argentinian, with over 5,000 registered members on the meetups and 30,000 members on its online community and the first Bitcoin Centre in Latam. He is also president and co-founder of the Latam Bitcoin NGOs, where he helped create a network of Bitcoin communities with presence in 9 countries of the region and hosts the longest running Bitcoin Conference in the world (www.labitconf.com).
His extensive experience includes being part of the founding teams of some of the most well-known digital projects in Argentina and Latin America, including Clarín Digital (Argentina’s main newspaper website), Patagon.com (financial community sold to Banco Santander for 750M), Internet Argentina (first Argentinian ISP to provide ADSL) and Edunexo (provider of a SaaS platform to administer public and private educational institutions in Latin America and Spain). He also held the position of R&D head at ElSitio.com, where he led a team of 25 developers.
About RIF Labs:
RIF Labs operates as a purpose driven organization focused on promoting and developing the next generation of open blockchain-based infrastructure that will enable worldwide financial inclusion and bridge the gap between this nascent technology and mass adoption.
RSK is the first open-source smart contract platform secured by the Bitcoin Network that also rewards the Bitcoin miners via merge-mining, allowing them to actively participate in the Smart Contract revolution. RSK goal is to add value and functionality to the Bitcoin ecosystem by enabling smart-contracts, near instant payments and higher-scalability.
As one of the first global Blockchain Accelerators, StartupToken, an RSK strategic partner, is a portfolio company of Coinsilium Group, a publicly listed VC in the NEX London Exchange, which is dedicated to help decentralized organizations building projects on top of blockchain technologies.