Gibraltar – June 27, 2019 – One of the greatest challenges for the viability and scaling of blockchain networks is managing the costs of smart contract transactions. To solve this problem, Wibson, the blockchain-based data marketplace that provides individuals a way to securely and anonymously sell validated private information, is publicly releasing its Batch Payment code, a new Ethereum blockchain protocol that reduces marketplace transaction costs by several orders of magnitude. An accompanying Wibson mobile app update also expands future token capabilities.
Ethereum blockchain activity typically requires incentive payments to third parties for the verification of individual smart contracts transactions. These third parties are paid in digital currency based on the computational complexity of their verification activity. Their effort is measured through a standard scale called “gas”. Although gas-based payments have proven to be an effective mechanism to maintain system integrity, the cost has been one of the major factors limiting mainstream growth blockchain technology.
By bundling a large number of ERC20 token operations into a single batch of transactions, Wibson’s Batch Payment reduces Ethereum blockchain transaction costs by several orders of magnitude. Significantly reducing transaction costs will support the blockchain industry’s ability to scale rapidly and expand the number of use cases that are addressable by distributed ledger technology.
“Wibson’s new Batch Payments technology solves a major industry-wide problem,” said Wibson CTO Martin Minnoni. “By making our Batch Payment code freely available, Wibson reduces transaction and operational costs and can improve the economic viability of hundreds of Ethereum-based projects.” Wibson’s Batch Payment code can be used by any Ethereum-based blockchain project under the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0.
The new Wibson mobile app has been enhanced with an improved design and user experience and more convenient token redemption capabilities. In the future, Data Sellers will be able to cash-out Wibson tokens to an external digital currency wallet directly through Batch Payments without incurring standard Ether gas fees.
The Batch Payment code is publicly available through the Wibson Github.
For more information or to download the Wibson data marketplace app on Android devices, visit www.wibson.org.
Established in October of 2017, Wibson has created a decentralized, blockchain-based personal-data marketplace that provides infrastructure and financial incentives for individuals to securely sell private information that is validated for accuracy, all without sacrificing personal privacy. Wibson is a project from the team behind Grandata whose mission is to create a trusted universal data platform that maximizes value for both individuals and companies. The Wibson token went live with the Wibson marketplace launch in October 2018 and has already supported more than 100,000 data transactions. To date, more than seven million WIBs have been used in such transactions by the Wibson community. The company has received funding from DGG Capital, Kenetic Capital, and Telefónica’s investment arm, Wayra, among other industry-leading investors.
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