Witnet is delighted to announce the partnership with Boba Network to lead further the adoption of accurate, efficient, and secure data retrieval methods within the Ethereum ecosystem.


In our path to radical decentralization, let’s give power to the pioneers in our community!


This innovative mechanism allows for no-drama protocol upgrades, as it delays activation of new protocol rules until a supermajority of Witnet miners have signaled support for them.

What is TAPI

TAPI stands for Threshold Activation of Protocol Improvements.


These two releases introduce key usability and stability changes, and will act as an important stepping stone for what’s to come next in Witnet.

Sheikah Witnet Wallet 1.9.4

The Sheikah Witnet Wallet is the most usable way to store and spend Wit tokens, as well as a convenient tool for creating, debugging and deploying Witnet data requests using its visual editor.

  • Initial synchronization of Witnet wallets is almost immediate now. No more waiting 5 or more hours. Your wallet will be up and running in a matter of minutes.
  • Transactions can now be timelocked. That is, when sending out Wit tokens, you can now set a date and time until…

The “old” Witnet Foundation

The Witnet project was started in the summer of 2017. Back then, for the sake of getting things started as soon as possible, we decided incorporating Witnet Foundation as a regular C-corp.


After the recent episode of chain rollbacks, all nodes need this update to keep up with the rest of the network.

What happened?

  • Since June 1, the Witnet network suffered an unfortunate episode of poor superblock consensus leading to a high chain reorganization / rollback rate.
  • By June 3, no clear majority chain had emerged.
  • Thanks to WIP-0011, there is no evidence that any node in the network falsely consolidated forked superblocks.
  • To recover network consensus, a majority of nodes need to upgrade to witnet-rust 1.2.2, which introduces a provisional “rescue committee” that will be active until Tuesday, June 8.
  • Sheikah wallets are not affected.

Upgrading to 1.2.2 when using Docker

The 1.2.2 version of the witnet/witnet-rust docker image contains a recovery script that will automatically sanitize your local…


A new integration enables online communities to vote on proposals and to democratically arrange cryptocurrency payments without leaving the place where they hang out — their Discord servers.


A response to Eric Wall’s “What’s Wrong With the Chainlink 2.0 Whitepaper? (For Simpletons)” from the point of view of somebody who’s been building oracles for the last 5 years.

What This Article Is About

I’m not here to bash Chainlink’s work. I just want to stress a few key points that he made, and explain how we did things differently in Witnet. …


After the recent episode of chain rollbacks, some nodes are forked and will need this update to keep up with the rest of the network.

What happened?

  • Since April 22, the Witnet network suffered an unfortunate episode of poor superblock consensus leading to a high chain reorganization / rollback rate and multi-hour confirmation times.
  • By April 24, the episode was over and a clear majority chain had emerged.
  • As a consequence, some minority of nodes in the network ended up consolidating superblocks that did not belong to the leading block chain.
  • Because of how finality works on Witnet, there is no easy way for those nodes to reconcile their forked chain state with the leading block chain.
  • Forked nodes require a critical upgrade that fixes their local…


The Witnet developers want to celebrate the network turning 6 months old with our biggest upgrade to date. Find out about the whys, hows and whens here!

What’s new on 1.2

Witnet 1.2 introduces a number of improvements and critical bug fixes that weren’t…

Adán Sánchez de Pedro

@Witnet_io board member, CTO at @StamperyCo, founder of @LoquiIM. Microelectronics aficionado. I write code, give talks, make music, brew beer and laugh a lot.

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