The Etherian: Sunday, March 26th, 2017

(Coverage: 3.19.2017-3.26.2017)
AKASHA – Social Media NetworkJoin the chat at https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
  • Hacklab in Romania with Vlad see picture.
  • Very quiet past couple of weeks, waiting for some more news.

Augur – Prediction MarketJoin the chat at http://invite.augur.net/

Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics

  • Some discussion regarding Silvio Micali’s ALGORAND paper. The various contributers concluded that Micali makes unenforceable assumptions, yet his ideas on the new BA protocol are intriquing (one leader per epoch).
  • On the ‘old keys attack’:
    • [Vitalik Buterin] so, I was talking to toby (guy in singapore) today [Vitalik Buterin] and he pointed out that the buy up old keys attack is particularly credible because it can be fairly easily done through a smart contract

    • [Loi Luu] yeah thats possible

    • [Vitalik Buterin] the one idea I had is to replace the hard 4 month withdrawal period with a yield curve [Vitalik Buterin] so you get higher interest rates the longer the withdrawal periods you are willing to accept [Vitalik Buterin] this way you still get some anti-fork security if you log on less frequently

  • Paper on Concurrent Computation
  • The “validators continue a chain after they log out” Problem:
    • [Vitalik Buterin] @Yoichi @anyone else who cares: I came up with an interesting idea for solving the “validators continue a chain after they log out” problem [Vitalik Buterin] basically, add a fifth slashing condition [Vitalik Buterin] rules are simple: a validator gets slashed if they create a message with an epoch number during which they are not supposed to be active

    • [Loi Luu] how do you check this “ they are not supposed to be active”?

    • [Vitalik Buterin] in the state, you have a counter for “dynasty number after which the validator is supposed to withdraw”

  • Fork Choice Rule:
    • [Vitalik Buterin] so here is the best fork choice rule I can come up with so far: [Vitalik Buterin] 1. Start from genesis [Vitalik Buterin] 2. Look for a valid dynasty change. Repeat until no more found. [Vitalik Buterin] 3. Look for the descendant with 2/3 prepares and the most commits. Repeat until no more found. [Vitalik Buterin] 4. PoW

  • Log-In/Log-Out specifications still being thought-out.

ChronoBank – Labour Hour Stable CoinsJoin the chat at https://chronobank.herokuapp.com/

“we are expecting legal docs draft to come through early next week. Test [Labour Hours] should be a week from there.” – @sergei.chronobank


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration NetworkJoin the chat at https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
  • When is the beta open?

“We’ve finished our final sprint with beta features and now we’re doing product testing before we begin the closed beta (~10 users). It depends somewhat on our QA testing, but soon!” – @collin

  • Is there a GitHub for Colony?

“Not at the moment, but we’ll be sharing our white paper soon and after that are planning on open sourcing our ethereum code” -@collin


Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed TokensJoin the chat at https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup

Ethlance – Decentralized freelancing platform with 0% feeJoin the chat at https://ethlance.slack.com/
  • Soon to implement an awesome new feature allowing third-parties to subsidy the jobs posted
  • Working on a whitepaper and possibly planning a crowdsale (don’t worry, fees will stay at 0%)

FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards PlatformJoin the chat at https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup

 

  • Auryn Macmillan regarding “Round Project”: “please don’t advertise that project here. At best it appears to be ill-conceived and blatantly plagiarises the FirstBlood whitepaper, at worst (more than likely) it is just a flat out scam.”
  • Auryn Macmillan regarding the lack of an updated timeline: “Let me have a chat with the team about this. We’ve been somewhat deliberate about not setting any more specific dates as we believe it is more important to make the product right than pump it out to make an artificial deadline.”

Gnosis – Prediction MarketJoin the chat at https://slack.gnosis.pm/
  • Best guess for Gnosis token auction is end of April/early May
  • Seeking guest authors for blog
  • Gnosis ICO maximum planned to be set to $12.5M
  • Great questions by user @gubbings with follow up by Gnosis founder @mkoppelmann: “Assume I created a sports betting app for gnosis. Noone else can lay in my market, its company branded. I make the market to 115%. Thereby with good volume I should turn a profit. Do I pay the ~1% fee on my max liability in the market, my (any) profit overall, my profit on every winning contract, or some other method?”

Currently we are planing to have a 0.5% fee on the max liability.

  • “How does my account balance reflect my max market exposures? Will it update to reflect reduced exposures as bets are taken in markets?”

of course. We aim to to this even much better than betting exchanges today by decomposing market outcomes.

  • “why expose stabletokens to end users? Why not let them use their home fiat currency? I understand tokens are required to make the contracts work and guess a hidden currency exchange to stabletokens wd be required at time of deposit and withdrawal, but surely chances of wide adoption are improved by not taking users out of their comfort zone?”

we expect that most users “home fiat currency” will be available as tokens on the blockchain. Could be as something like the Santander $ (fiat backed) or with some stable coin mechanism with other crypto tokens as collateral (StabL or DAI)
So – yes – we expect that a user does not even need to know that they use crypto$/€ whatever – like you today do not necessarily realise that the $ on bank X is different than a $ on bank Y

  • “can you provide a general idea of what operating territories are planned at launch and down the line? How is regulatory progress coming along?”

work in progress – we are talking to regulators/ law firms in different jurisdictions including Gibraltar (where Gnosis company will be based, Antigua, Malta, and more)


Golem – Distributed Computing PowerJoin the chat at http://golemproject.org:3000/
  • Progress on Golem’s UX (blog)
  • Currently the primary focus is still to make the installation “as smooth as possible”.
  • Julian says that they “want” to launch Brass in May but do not want to be tied to a date.

ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management PlatformJoin the chat at https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/
  • Beta invites are sent once every 24 or 48 hours.
  • Last update on the unofficial news site was 2nd of March.

MakerDAO – Stable Token and Decentralized MarketplaceJoin the chat at https://chat.makerdao.com/channel/general
  • Whitepaper Revision released with subsequent analysis and thoughtful critique in preparation to send to lawyers
  • On best way to get MKR:

“the highest bids on the Oasis exchange are routinely filled with MKR from the development fund”

  • Changes to Incentive Mechanics and scope of MKR power in last year:
    • the sensitivity of the automatic target price controller
    • the list of trusted price feed oracles
    • the parameters of each CDP type (i.e. debt ceiling, token address, stability fee, liquidation ratio, liquidation penalty)
  • TeamSpeak Meeting here Sunday March 26 at 16:00 UTC to discuss some major upgrades to simplecoin

MelonPort – “Blockchain Software for Asset Management”Join the chat at http://chat.melonport.com/
  • MelonPort is wanting to hire a new smart contract dev, see here for details.
  • Will be presenting at Battle of the Quants on the 28th
  • Meetup planned on the 4th of april.

Status – Mobile Ethereum OSJoin the chat at http://slack.status.im/

“it’s important to us that it solves a real problem. Ultimately we’d like to see supporters of the project steer the development and governance of Status, while creating mechanisms for growth – easier said that done, but we have some interesting ideas we’ll share next month :)” – @carl (Status co-Founder)

  • Chatbot library in development with Q2 release
  • @michaelcook of cookicons stopped by to show off some Status icons he’s been working on

Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm

  • Lots of behind the scenes work and preparations to discuss the swarm roadmap and scheduling the first sprint in the coming weeks

SingularDTV – Rights Management and Video On-Demand PortalJoin the chat at https://singulardtv.slack.com/
  • Quiet as ever, they are diligently working towards the module 1 release
  • Follow them on Medium folks, there will be some major announcements soon

UjoMusic – Decentralized Music PlatformFollow UjoMusic's blog at https://blog.ujomusic.com/
  • Q1 Update
  • Pivoting architecture to be more inclusive of peers (uPort and others) who share the vision for an open music industry.
  • Drafting experimental designs in using tokenized models:
    • fostering standards-compliant metadata (eg COALA IP)
    • sharing said metadata (into IPFS/IPDB/Mediachain/Swarm)
    • making sure to re-use and define what is valid metadata
  • Exploring concepts such as continuous token models and curation communities with experiments rolling out soon!

uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby

  • Continued Dev Q&A
  • Ropsten is back!
  • “Red is to flag that there is only 1 credential which might expire. Green signals 2+ credentials.”–thessy mehrain
  • “The problems with mobile registration and our messaging server should now be fixed.” — Pelle Braendgaard
  • Method for users to sign data to be updated soon.

WeTrust – Trusted Lending CirclesJoin the chat at https://www.wetrust.io/#home-section-slack
  • WeTrust Crowdsale Update
    • Some users still unhappy with response and their contributions not being calculated at the same rate as WeTrust

    “First day participants were priced at BTC, WT team gets 20MM coins get priced at ICO close date, or vesting schedule, who knows. Pegging to BTC and distribution method was not announced until 15 days into the ICO (sort of like taking an option on ETH @ron). 91.7% (304) of ethereum investors participated on day one and have collectively lost about $1,493,326 due to ETH increase. If you assume worse case for BTC participants have benefitted about $64,032 due to BTC price decrease. 71% of participants contributed Ether representing 80.7% of the total value so far in USD terms. And if you believe that hiring developers will ultimately require fiat it’s a windfall of $1.5MM for WeTrust from day one investors.” – @ncavet, WeTrust investor

  • WeTrust amongst 6 finalists for Blockchain Oscar Startup Competition

Shout-outs:

  • Big thanks to Evan Van Ness for featuring us in his weekly post, please give him a subscription to his weekly email newsletter. His weekly post is the most in-depth and informative look into the ethereum ecosystem you’re going to get. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.weekinethereum.com/
  • A nod of appreciation to @3esmit for putting so much work into our internal Etherian participation token.
  • Big thanks to Joe Urgo for featuring us in his daily post, The Dapp Daily. The Dapp Daily is your go-to daily summary of what’s happening in the ethereum ecosystem.
  • Check out ethercast for a full list of dapps – http://dapps.ethercasts.com/

Coverage:

  • jarredchase__twitter: Swarm, Status, Colony, WeTrust, ChronoBank, UjoMusic
  • truewavebreak: ICONOMI, Golem, Augur, AKASHA, MelonPort
  • MrNebbiolo: uPort, Casper, FirstBlood, Digix
  • PΞther: Ethlance, SingularDTV

Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 3.12.2017-3.19.2017

Note From the Editor: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! If you like this post, please come over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby and cover a dapp.

Weekly Update 3.12.2017-3.19.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Slack: https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/

  • Beware, someone is trying to impersonate Akasha – source.

AugurPrediction Market
Slack: http://invite.augur.net/


Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics


ChronoBank – Labour Hour Stable Coins
Slack: https://chronobank.herokuapp.com/


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/

  • Beta still a few weeks away
  • “there will be a veritable torrent of information forthcoming in the next few months.” – @jack (Co-founder)

Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup

  • Blog Post: Digix Update — Mar 17th 2017
  • DGD carbon-vote to be held to determine what to do with DigixDao ETC.
  • Even more competition: OZcoinGold
    • Good graphic from rcmcnevin comparin the OZcoinGold and Digix Proof of Asset mechanisms.  (Updated graphic from KC Chng re: Digix)
    • KC Chng on competition: “Other companies that claim that they are “competing” in the same space do not even have a working testnet to test their code. So the hype of a competitor is unfounded at this point imho.”
  • Users cannot redeem DGX for gold bullion unless KYC’d.\
  • “Just to add on the discussion for our paper, seems like a few people told me that it is too “simple”, and perhaps we should allow fundraising in eth, and suggested features etc. We *intentionally*  designed it to be simple. It should be seen from our Whitepaper which we hope is understandable even for people with minimum knowledge of Ethereum.”–Darvink

Ethlance – Decentralized freelancing platform with 0% fee
Slack: https://ethlance.slack.com/

  • Ethlance is included in the newest Status release.
  • Ethlance tutorial videos.
  • Email notifications can now be controlled via preferences.
  • Dev update.

FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Slack: https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup

  • Timeline in the whitepaper is no longer correct, the new one is yet to be determined.

GolemDistributed Computing Power
Slack: http://golemproject.org:3000/

  • Julian – “we will be have updates for you soon”.
  • Still waiting for more candidates for the PR job 1 person has already been chosen but there could be more PR positions coming available.
  • Work is being done on the installers for Golem which is seen as key for its success.

ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management Platform
Slack: https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/

  • Users that applied for the beta testing program will be added first, then investors based on the ICO investment and then everybody else.
  • Phone Verification has been added to the beta version to prove you are “Human” and not spammer.
  • “Assets as of now will be stored in a 3 level cold storage and for sure won’t be kept at exchanges”.

Melon Port – “Blockchain Software for Asset Management”
Slack: http://chat.melonport.com/

  • Tokens are now transferable, user guide.
  • Token is tradable on Kraken.
  • Price feed module is live on the testnet.
  • Paid internship available to the right candidates.
  • Melon port Sponsored the Ethereum London Meetup.
  • Meetup planned for the 20th
  • Work underway to update documentation on wiki.

Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/


Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm


SingularDTV – Rights Management and Video On-Demand Portal
Slack: https://singulardtv.slack.com/


uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby

  • Testing progresses, lots of questions being answered regarding code but nothing new.

WeTrust – Trusted Lending Circles
Slack: https://www.wetrust.io/#home-section-slack

  • Questions on whether early investors receive TRST proportional to subsequent rise in ETH price ala dividends. “As for dividends, we cannot issue them, however we will explore viability of other options such as burning certain amount of tokens that are received via fees. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Also feel free to email George@wetrust.io… We’re going to take some time and speak with our advisors and escrow partners to determine next steps. Again I hear where people are coming from and thank you for your support. Let us work out a solution that is fair.” – @george.wetrust
  • “We are consulting with our escrows and will have an answer by Monday. Thank you for the patience as we figure this out.” -@ron (CTO of WeTrust)
  • An Interview with Michael Casey, WeTrust Fintech Advisor
  • Blockchain Community comes together for WeTrust Charity Circle
  • Using the Lending Circle as a framework for buying shared resources and charity

    Shout-outs:

    • Big thanks to Evan Van Ness for featuring us in his weekly post, please give him a subscription to his weekly email newsletter. His weekly post is the most in-depth and informative look into the ethereum ecosystem you’re going to get. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.weekinethereum.com/
    • A nod of appreciation to @3esmit for putting so much work into our internal Etherian participation token.
    • Congratulations to u/ethermate for winning our logo competition!
    • Big thanks to Joe Urgo for featuring us in his daily post, The Dapp Daily. The Dapp Daily is your go-to daily summary of what’s happening in the ethereum ecosystem.
    • Check out ethercast for a full list of dapps – http://dapps.ethercasts.com/

    Coverage:

    jarredchase__twitter: Swarm, Status, Colony, WeTrust, ChronoBank
    truewavebreak: ICONOMI, Golem, Augur, AKASHA, MelonPort
    MrNebbiolo: uPort, Casper, FirstBlood, Digix
    PΞther: Ethlance, SingularDTV

    Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 3.05.2017-3.12.2017

Note From the Editor: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! If you like this post, please come over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby and cover a dapp.

Weekly Update 3.05.2017-3.12.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Slack: https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • Reddit Post: AKASHA newest release (0.5.2) and a quick update
  • Akasha 0.5.2 – Major bugs fixed.
  • Planning talks regarding possible collaboration with Status, uPort and SWARM.
  • Code “refactoring” started as well as Light client development.
  • Productive talks with Vitalik and Vlad.

AugurPrediction Market
Slack: http://invite.augur.net/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • Blog Post: AUGUR FRONT-END UPDATE – MARCH 8TH
  • Discussions regarding future marketing, targeted at prediction market creators in hopes they will in turn promote their created markets.
  • Augur Dev speaks at MIT Bitcoin Expo, see video.
  • QR codes can be used for deposit address.

Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • Still discussing the relationship between slashing conditions, consensus, and finalization of blocks.
  • One way Casper differs from other bft protocols:
    “[Vitalik Buterin] or more specifically, there’s no strict requirement for a block’s parent to be finalized before that block can be created
    [Loi Luu] Right
    [Loi Luu] Here its different from tendermint or related bft protocols where the consensus messages can be transferred offline, and the block is only created if it has enough signatures
    [Loi Luu] So a block can be finalised at creation
    [Vitalik Buterin] right, here views and sequence numbers are interwoven”

ChronoBank – Labour Hour Stable Coins
Slack: https://chronobank.herokuapp.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • $5000 giveaway in design, development and strategy for one (1) Social Change Organization. Any organization making the world a better place can apply. http://www.thegoodkind.co/launch-giveaway
  • Call for contributors to CollectiveOne: a method and platform to develop open, decentralized and collaborative projects: projects to which anyone can, potentially, contribute, and which are collectively owned and self-governed by their contributors in proportion to the value of their contributions. A prototype is already online with hopes to one day migrate to Colony and Ethereum.

Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


Ethlance – Decentralized freelancing platform with 0% fee
Slack: https://ethlance.slack.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Slack: https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


Golem – Distributed Computing Power
Slack: http://golemproject.org:3000/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • Blog Post: On the Road to Brass
  • Golem seeks public bullhorn for decentralized distributed computing, see reddit post.
  • Little updates given on slack and some people are starting to complain.

ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management Platform
Slack: https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/
News Channel: https://iconominews.herokuapp.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • ICN teams held a presentation at Coinagenda.
  • A meetup was held in Munich, Germany on the 7th of March.
  • ICN co-founders thoughts on BTC ETF pre results, see article.

Melon Port – “Blockchain Software for Asset Management”
Slack: http://chat.melonport.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • News Article: Tech Announcer
  • Melon Port 1 of 10 to collaborate on the testnet Kovan.
  • MLN tokens will become tradeable on 15th March.
  • Meetup starting in London on 20th March, more meetups to come.
  • The DAPP Review covers MelonPort see video.
  • Status interview.

Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution
Slack: https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


SingularDTV – Rights Management and Video On-Demand Portal
Slack: https://singulardtv.slack.com/
3.05.2017-3.12.2017


uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • “1) we will have more working/complete examples for issuing claims soon 2) yes typically your app/server will have an uPort identity, 3) and we are currently working on tooling to make these app identities easy to mange.”–Zach Ferland
  • “We are are releasing a tool very shortly to allow you to create an app identity (really a uport for your app). Your approach looks correct. However you need to a uport registry entry for the app, which is what our tool basically does.
    If you can wait a week or so we should be able to get you going easily. The ropsten issues have delayed the launch of this a bit.”–Pelle Braendgaard
  • Re: using Chasqui–“the reliance on Chasqui is for UX reasons when interacting with a desktop browser. In the future we expect more and more interactions with dapps to be done through a mobile browser and/or native apps, where the Chasqui server technically is not needed.”–Christian Lundkvist
  • Still no solution to Ropsten delays, but the team is working on it.

WeTrust – Trusted Lending Circles
Slack: https://www.wetrust.io/#home-section-slack
3.05.2017-3.12.2017

  • Blog Post: Team Spotlight | Tom Nash
  • On delayed Bitcoin transfers: “[A]ny confirmed transactions that don’t show up on the dashboard, will be credited with the bonus they were in line for at the time of the confirmation. [A]ny unconfirmed transactions won’t be credited with bonus until they are confirmed.” -@tomnash
  • Discussion on the balance between Negative Expected Value vs. Positive Expected Utility.
  • Changelly.com wanting to add TRST after ICO.
  • WeTrust to have four deterrents to thwart bad actors: Reputation Risk/Reviews, Legal Risk, Collateral Risk, Smart Contract Bounty (Self-Enforcement). Participants can opt-in to different levels of security. Currently working on implementing Legal Risk and Collateral Risk.
  • 0.3% of smart contract fees go to WeTrust (may be lowered depending on number of participants).

Shout-outs:

  • Big thanks to Evan Van Ness for featuring us in his weekly post, please give him a subscription to his weekly email newsletter. His weekly post is the most in-depth and informative look into the ethereum ecosystem you’re going to get. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.weekinethereum.com/
  • A nod of appreciation to @3esmit for putting so much work into our internal Etherian participation token.
  • Congratulations to u/ethermate for winning our logo competition!
  • Big thanks to Joe Urgo for featuring us in his daily post, The Dapp Daily. The Dapp Daily is your go-to daily summary of what’s happening in the ethereum ecosystem.

Coverage:

jarredchase__twitter: Swarm, Status, Colony, WeTrust, ChronoBank
truewavebreak: ICONOMI, Golem, Augur, AKASHA, MelonPort
MrNebbiolo: uPort, Casper, FirstBlood, Digix
PΞther: Ethlance, SingularDTV

Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 2.26.2017-3.05.2017

Note From the Editor: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! If you like this post, please come over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby and cover a dapp. Not our usual editor this week so layout may look different. 

Weekly Update 2.26.2017-3.5.2017


AKASHA – Social Media Network
Slack: https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
Blog: Seeking Whispers
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

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

Augur – Prediction Market
Slack: http://invite.augur.net/
Blog:  AUGUR FRONT-END UPDATE
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

  • 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
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics
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.
2.26.2017-3.05.2017


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

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

Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup
Blog: Digix Core Dev Weekly Update — Mar 1st 2017
2.26.2017-3.05.2017

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

FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Slack: https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup
Blog 1: The Tragedy of Tresdin (Not Dev Related)
Blog 2: Some Idiot’s Guide to Zeus (Not Dev Related)
2.26.2017-3.05.2017


Golem – Distributed Computing Power
Slack: http://golemproject.org:3000/
Blog – On the Road to Brass
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

  • 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
Slack: https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/
News Channel: https://iconominews.herokuapp.com/
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

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

Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
Blog: Status 0.9.3 – Melonport, Gnosis, Firstblood & bChat!
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

  • 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
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm
2.26.2017-3.5.2017

  • 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
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby
2.26.2017-3.05.2017

  • 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

fdd-staging.etherisc.com to play around with a dapp on Uport!  


Big thanks to Evan Van Ness for featuring us in his weekly post, please give him a subscription to his weekly email newsletter. His weekly post is the most in-depth and informative look into the ethereum ecosystem you’re going to get. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.weekinethereum.com/


Coverage:

@jarredchase__twitterSwarm, Status, Colony
@truewavebreak: ICONOMI, Golem, Augur, AKASHA, Editor (2.26.2017-3.05.2017)
@MrNebbiolo: uPort, Casper, FirstBlood, Digix

Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 2.19.2017-2.26.2017

Note From the Editor: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! If you like this post, please come over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby and cover a dapp.

Weekly Update 2.19.2017-2.26.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Slack: https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017

  • Over 1000 entries published on Akasha
  • Blog Post: http://blog.akasha.world/2017/02/23/seeking-whispers/
  • Bugs fixed you can now post copied links and formatted text.
  • Updates including anonymous search, being able to post gifs and more.
  • Download links can be found at the bottom of the blog.

AugurPrediction Market
Slack: http://invite.augur.net/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017

  • Open call to potential users for usability research was filled in a matter of minutes. The research will be conducted this coming week and will involve a 15-30 minute video chat with user completing tasks such as “invite new users to your Colony” on the prototype build.

Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Slack: https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


Golem – Distributed Computing Power
Slack: http://golemproject.org:3000/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management Platform
Slack: https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/
News Channel: https://iconominews.herokuapp.com/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
2.19.2017-2.26.2017

  • Milestone: 0.9.3 (test/patch/regression week)
  • “Always on the lookout for strong Clojurists with an interest in crypto.” – @jarradhope
  • Need help with regression testing
  • Very active github

Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution
Slack: https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm
2.19.2017-2.26.2017


uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • “P2P attestations are on the roadmap, but not available right now.” – @christianlundkvist
    • ETA is sometime in Q2.
    • “Note that we will support on-chain attestations through a registry smart contract much sooner than this.” – @christianlundkvist
  • Lots of bugs being reported and handled.

Big thanks to Evan Van Ness for featuring us in his weekly post, please give him a subscription to his weekly email newsletter. His weekly post is the most in-depth and informative look into the ethereum ecosystem you’re going to get. Here’s a link to his site: http://www.weekinethereum.com/


Coverage:

@jarredchase__twitterSwarm, Status, Colony
@truewavebreak: ICONOMI, Golem, Augur, AKASHA
@MrNebbiolo: uPort, Casper, FirstBlood, Digix, Editor (2.12.2017-2.19.2017)

Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 2.12.2017-2.19.2017

Note From the Editor: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! If you like this post, please come over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby and cover a dapp.

Weekly Update 2.12.2017-2.19.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Slack: https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • Users are advised that current posts and accounts may need to be reposted/recreated after alpha.
  • Akasha is in touch with Uport and hopes to integrate Uport into Akasha

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


AugurPrediction Market
Slack: http://invite.augur.net/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


Casper (Dev Channel) – Proof of Stake Protocol
Gitter: https://gitter.im/ethereum/casper-scaling-and-protocol-economics
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)


Colony – Decentralized Collaboration Network
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • Whitepaper and source code coming ~Q2
  • Token sale later this year (probably Summer)
  • ‘More than just decentralized Trello’

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @jarredchase__twitter  for his contribution!)


Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)


FirstBlood – Decentralized E-Sports Rewards Platform
Slack: https://firstbloodio.slack.com/signup
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)


Golem – Distributed Computing Power
Slack: http://golemproject.org:3000/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • Discussions on the potential of the VR rendering market.
  • GNT listed on the Poloniex exchange.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


ICONOMI – Digital Asset Management Platform
Slack: https://iconominet.herokuapp.com/
News Channel: https://iconominews.herokuapp.com/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • Status @ EDCON! https://www.periscope.tv/w/1OdKrgdRAVlGX
  • Plan to introduce a set of their own DApps that add value, and are geared toward helping to drive adoption.
    • LocalBitcoins escrow-type service
    • Sticker/Meme market
  • Plan to implement Forward Secrecy. Forward secrecy protects past sessions against future compromises of secret keys or passwords.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @jarredchase__twitter  for his contribution!)


Swarm – Serverless Hosting, Incentivised P2P Storage/Content Distribution
Slack: https://gitter.im/ethereum/swarm
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @jarredchase__twitter  for his contribution!)


uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby
2.12.2017-2.19.2017

  • uPort will eventually include the ability to use multiple identities but only one is permitted at the moment.
  • A bug was discovered when trying to get uPort to work with Meteor, it was squashed and the latest  release should work on Meteor.
  • It appears that lots of beta-testing is getting done.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo  for editing this post)


Disclaimer: All information is taken from our volunteers at face value, if you have a complaint about one of our volunteers or one of our posts please contact etherian@mail.com and we will investigate the matter.

The Etherian Weekly Slack/Gitter Update: 2.5.2017-2.12.2017

Hi everyone, this is the first post of our weekly update. It is short and meant to highlight our vision–in order to complete the full list of dapps we wish to cover we need more volunteers. Please head over to https://gitter.im/The_Etherian/Lobby# and help us out. The following is the list of dapps we have compiled (it’s incomplete and in no particular order, we would love if you could add to it for us!) and the current volunteers that are responsible for covering them.

List of Dapps/Channels:
1) Akasha -@truewavebreak
2) Digix -@MrNebbiolo
3) Colony -@jarredchase__twitter
4) uPort – @MrNebbiolo
5) Augur – @truewavebreak
6) Status -@jarredchase__twitter
7) Swarm
8) ENS
9) Mist
10) Light Client
11) Weifund
12) Maker
13) Raiden/RaidEx
14) Gnosis
15) Golem
16) Branche
17) Firstblood
18) Mysterium
19) MediaPool
20) WeTrust
21) Melonport
22) Iconomi
23) SingularDTV
24) UJO Music
25) Ether-Delta
26) EtherEx
27) Rouleth/Blockjack
28) bchat
29) imToken
30) blocktix
31) Etherisc
32) go-ethereum
33) btcrelay
34) solidity
35) truffle
36) FundRequest
37) Decentralized Capital
38) Benefactory
39) CharityDAO
40) Mainstreet/Intellisys
41) Aragon


Weekly Update 2.5.2017-2.12.2017

AKASHA – Social Media Network
Blog Post – The Tipping Pot – http://blog.akasha.world/2017/02/02/the-tipping-point/
Slack – https://akasha-slack.herokuapp.com/
2.5.2017-2.10.2017
The 0.4.0 release is available for download from https://github.com/AkashaProject/Alpha/releases/tag/0.4.0

  • You are able to tip people, whisper in chatrooms, silence notifications from users, enter and edit your content showing the previous versions, comment on threads and more.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


AugurPrediction Market
Weakly Update – The Augur Report – http://blog.augur.net/augur-front-end-update-february-8th/
Slack – http://invite.augur.net/
2.5.2017-2.10.2017

  • Temporarily moved Augur endpoints to their private chain (private.augur.net) Ropsten appears to be under attack.
  • Discussions about the complexity of have a ongoing prediction market for an ongoing even such as share prices and the incremental cost of roll-overs if the price doesn’t move by the set date.
  • Berkeley based legal tech startup is hoping to use Augur’s prediction markets internally to predict legal outcomes.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @truewavebreak for his contribution!)


Colony – Collaboration Tool
Slack: https://colonyslack.herokuapp.com/
2.5.2017-2.10.2017

  • Colony Beta Overview – https://blog.colony.io/colony-beta-product-summary-2121a357d61d#.b63mibs0x
  • Full detail of the Colony governance protocol will be forthcoming in a long, detailed, technical whitepaper around April.
  • If you have a use for Colony, email collin@colony.io explaining how you would use Colony and ask for access to the beta. They are ~4-6 weeks out from release and only taking on a small handful of teams with specific needs.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @jarredchase__twitter  for his contribution!)


Digix – Asset (Gold) Backed Tokens
Slack: https://dgx-public.slack.com/signup
2.5.2017-2.10.2017

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)


Status – Mobile Ethereum OS
Slack: http://slack.status.im/
2.5.2017-2.10.2017

  • Status is hiring:
    Core Contributors (ClojureScript + React Native)
    Technical & Creative Writer
  • Status cofounders Jarrad Hope and Carl Bennetts just wrapped up an interview with Arthur Falls of The Ether Review Podcast. Coming soon!
  • Status community member Andy Tudhope’s blog: [Status, Community and Language]
    https://blog.status.im/status-community-and-language-71271445779d#.4mtk0ym5m
  • From the Swarm Gitter “@jarradh
    Status isn’t too far from Swarm support either, status-im/status-go#106
    it’ll probably happen after EDCON though and I’ll be mentioning it in our talk”

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @jarredchase__twitter  for his contribution!)


uPort – Self-Sovereign Identity
Gitter: https://gitter.im/uport-project/Lobby
2.5.2017-2.10.2017

  • Ethlance.com began discussions with the uPort team to integrate uPort into Ethlance.
  • Minor technical discussions relating to ongoing beta testing.

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo for his contribution!)

(1 Etherian Volunteer Token rewarded to @MrNebbiolo  for editing this post)

 

 

 


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