Covering the events of June
General and New Releases 🎙️
Delegation is now available!
On June 23, we released Sirius, a major Mainnet update and now you can delegate your stake and earn rewards with just a few clicks on your desktop or mobile wallet!
There is no minimum amount of CCD that you need to be able to delegate to a baker pool, and you can delegate all of your CCDs, even those CCDs that are not released from the lock-up yet.
You can now earn commissions from your baker pool!
With our newest update, you are able to create your own baker pool others may delegate to and earn a commission from it.
Have you tried our improved Smart Contracts?
With the Sirius upgrade, we expanded the range of use cases supported on the Concordium and removed the limitation on state size of smart contracts. This enables use cases such as stablecoins and other fungible tokens, with many participants interacting with smart contracts.
We have also added Native cryptographic functions, so you don’t have to code them yourself.
The signature verification functions verify_ed25519_signature, verify_ecdsa_secp256k1_signature and hash functions hash_sha2_256, hash_sha3_256, and hash_keccak_256 are all added.
Building your smart contracts using these functions reduces the cost of the gas fees!
Synchronous contract calls to make it easier to build smart contracts that interact with other contracts.
Get started with smart contracts here.
A new version of the mobile wallet is available!
Concordium Mobile Wallet 3.0.0 for iOS and Android is now available and it contains the highly anticipated delegation and baking functionality.
You can now become a baker directly from your mobile device. You can also delegate stake to a baker pool or passive delegation with just a few clicks.
Learn how to delegate from your Mobile Wallet here.
Learn how to bake from your Mobile Wallet here.
Download the latest version of the app here.
Testnet 3 and Testnet 4 rewards have been distributed
We have distributed the rewards to all who participated and sent their wallet addresses. We are extremely grateful to all who participated on our Testnets! Your support was critical in helping us develop a reliable Mainnet!
Thank you again for being our first Champs!
Ecosystem and community updates🤲
E-Seal your files with a simple drag and drop
With a simple drag and drop, you can now use your own Concordium account to seal a file by registering its hash on chain.
Seals are used to protect things which must not be tampered with. A seal is unique to the sealer and shows the valid execution, source, and authenticity. If you seal a file, you can prove that it was in your possession at the time of sealing.
Try it yourself here.
Concordium Name Service is around the corner!
Bictory Finance aims to release their Concordium Name Service (CNS) on July 25th! With this service, you can own your name on-chain and get a bundle of benefits, including simplified dapp logins, transactions, and even decentralised web domains.
Learn more about it in our AMA.
Amdax, VirtualHive, Northstake, Stakely and more invite you to delegate
Read more about below:
A new SpaceSeven platform in the works
SpaceSeven is redesigning their platform, this new version will allow all users to make the most out of their multi-chain experience. Start exploring at spaceseven.com.
Sponsoring Education at UZH Blockchain Center, University of Zurich
Concordium is sponsoring students to join the International Summer School, Deep Dive into Blockchain, of the University of Zurich. With this sponsorship Concordium is providing scholarships to students who cannot cover the tuition fee and would like to participate in the Summer School. Learn more.
Other Tech Updates 👨💻
Concordium Node V. 4.2.1 has been released for Mainnet and Testnet
Concordium Node 4.2.1 is a maintenance release, bringing performance improvements and bug fixes. The highlights are:
A significant decrease in node startup time. The exact improvements are platform dependent, but startup should be at least 6 times faster on mainnet.
A significant decrease in node memory use. On mainnet, a 4.2.1 node should use less than 50% of memory compared to 4.1.1.
Reduced CPU use of passive nodes in Windows, Mac, and Linux distributions.
Please see release notes here.
Concordium Desktop Wallet v1.4.2
We have released a new update of the Concordium Desktop Wallet 1.4.2 for macOS containing a few fixes.
You can download it here.
Learn how to get started with Smart Contracts
We have expanded our piggy bank smart contract tutorial. Try it out and learn how to write the very basic piggy bank smart contract using the Rust programming language.
Besides, you will learn how to test your piggy bank smart contract with unit tests and how to deploy your piggy bank smart contract to the Concordium testnet and interact with it.
Get started here.
🇨🇭We are proud to announce that our Senior Researchers, PhD. Christian Matt and PhD. Daniel Tschudi, will once again give a lecture at the University of Zurich’s International Summer School, “Deep Dive into Blockchain”. This year, in collaboration with Concordium, Cardano, Hedera, BNB and Partisia, students from 30 different countries and diverse educational backgrounds together learn the basics of blockchain.
🇪🇸 Our CTO, Kåre Kjelstrøm, and our Senior Manager, Maria Pelch, took the stage at the European Blockchain Convention to discuss self-sovereign identities in Blockchain and how crypto can be good for the environment respectively.
🇬🇧 Our CTO, Kåre Kjelstrøm, joined the CogX Festival to discuss the wallet revolution with Tycho Onnasch, General Manager at Trust Machines, Chris Maddern, Co-founder & CEO at Floor NFTs, Itamar Lesuisse, Co-founder & CEO at Argent, and our advisor Michael Jackson.
Watch this insightful panel here:
🇱🇺 Our advisor, Michael Jackson, joined Young-jun Jang, CEO of Edimus Capital, and Min-cheol Shin, CEO of Rhondda, in a panel discussion about the future of the blockchain industry.
Read some of the highlights here: https://n.news.naver.com/article/024/0000075284
🇩🇰 Concordium hosted the Blockchain Stage at popular Danish Folkemødet. Our Blockchain Stage brought together experts from the academia, industry, blockchain ecosystem, journalists and more to discuss blockchain technology, its implications, benefits and more.
🇳🇬 Our founder, Lars Seier, had a great time with our community in Africa. Concordium Africa shared an overview of the trip for all the ones who couldn’t join. Read it here.
Researchers at Concordium Blockchain Research Aarhus will present several papers at the following conferences:
4th International Workshop on Formal Methods for Blockchains (FMBC 2022)
Mikkel Milo, Eske Hoy Nielsen, Danil Annenkov, Bas Spitters, Finding smart contract vulnerabilities with ConCert’s property-based testing framework https://cs.au.dk/~spitters/testing.pdf
Security and Cryptography for Networks (SCN 2022)
Chaya Ganesh, Hamidreza Khoshakhlagh and Roberto Parisella: NIWI and New Notions of Extraction for Algebraic Languages.
Mark Simkin, Luisa Siniscalchi and Sophia Yakoubov: On Sufficient Oracles for Secure Computation with Identifiable Abort.
Diego F. Aranha, Felix Engelmann, Sebastian Kolby and Sophia Yakoubov: The State of the Union: Union-Only Signatures for Data Aggregation.
Chaya Ganesh, Hamidreza Khoshakhlagh, Markulf Kohlweiss, Anca Nitulescu and Michal Zajac: What Makes Fiat–Shamir zkSNARKs (Updatable SRS) Simulation Extractable?
Matteo Campanelli, Felix Engelmann and Claudio Orlandi: Zero-Knowledge for Homomorphic Key-Value Commitments with Applications to Privacy-Preserving Ledgers.