The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 2.26.2017-3.05.2017



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Weekly Update 2.26.2017-3.5.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Blog: Seeking Whispers

  • Version 0.5.1 released “Akashic Mendings”.
  • More bugs fixed.
  • Improved loading times.

Augur – Prediction Market

  • Still looking for Q&A contributors see here.
  • Smart contract “upgradeability” feature being worked on.
  • “Keythereum”library has been sent to an auditor.
  • Testing suit is almost at 95% coverage.

Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol
Blog 1: Formal Methods on Some PoS Stuff. (technically last week but I missed it)
Blog 2: Minimal Slashing Conditions.
Blog 3: Safety Under Dynamic Validator Sets.

  • Some links getting thrown around to help the research (specifically relating to time):
  • Lots of back and forth going on about finality and the variety of ways to implement minimal slashing conditions. (Honestly it’s a lot and I don’t think I can adequately condense it, I would however recommend reading the blog posts then checking out the gitter and not vice-versa).
  • Vitalik working on something called “validator set stitching.”

Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network

  • Usability research completed
  • Closed beta about to start. ~30 projects on the shortlist.

Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Blog: Digix Core Dev Weekly Update — Mar 1st 2017

  • Ropsten attack causing delays in testing, not much happening because of this.

FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Blog 1: The Tragedy of Tresdin (Not Dev Related)
Blog 2: Some Idiot’s Guide to Zeus (Not Dev Related)

Golem – Distributed Computing Power
Blog – On the Road to Brass

  • GNT now on TuxExchange.
  • Talk of the possibility of the option to use known data centers for privacy when required.

ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management Platform
News Channel:

  • Beta testing has begun.
  • Iconomi beta demo video.
  • There is a 1.5 BTC daily withdrawal limit for beta testers

Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Blog: Status 0.9.3 – Melonport, Gnosis, Firstblood & bChat!

  • Milestone: 0.9.3 (regression week)
  • Testnet behaved long enough to release 0.9.3
  • Discussion about a hardware token plugged into phone for secure. In contact with Ledger.

Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution

  • Enabled upload of metadata to swarm using the swarm-gateway (rather than a local swarm node). Works directly from remix.
  • In the process of rewriting the entire networking layer and developing the swarm network testing suite and visualisation software

uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity

  • Ropsten DDoS causing problems with beta testing.
  • “We are making upgrades to our Registry smart contract which will allow you to create an on-chain attestation stating that a specific identity is kycd” – Christian Lundkvist
  • Re: Ropsten issues: “Yeah it’s really unfortunate, we are looking at solutions. It’s possible we could switch to a private test network to mitigate the issue. We see it as an opportunity to harden our software” – Ashoka Finley to play around with a dapp on Uport!  

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