We have successfully launched our fourth and last Testnet before the official launch of our blockchain.
We have joined the Fintech Association of Japan to support financial service innovation.
Testnet 3 Incentivization Program Rewards’ announcement is almost ready.
A super cool column in Coindesk written by our CTO, Torben Pedersen about the Future of Cryptographic Security in the Age of Quantum
Great AMA session with Professional node runners including Stakin, Moonlet, Everstake, Chainlayer, Ubik, Newroad Network, Infinity Stones, Validators, Validation Capital, and many more.
Our community newsletter is now moving to its agile design and will, from today, focus on tech and community updates.
Testnet 4 Release
We have deployed on January the 13th our fourth and last Testnet, as final preparation for the launch of our Blockchain in Q2 2021.
Testnet 4 includes:
Concordium-std library added for developing smart contracts in Rust
Cargo-concordium tool for building and testing smart contracts off-chain
Documentation for smart contracts added to developer documentation
Smart Contract transactions added to concordium-client
Rewards for baking and finalization changed
Extended the list of adjustable chain parameters
Updated network dashboard block explorer to include new info
Amount lock-up transaction with schedule added
Staking changed so staked amount is locked
Mobile app updated to show staking and amount lockup schedules
Initial account creation added to ID provider process
Mobile app updated to support initial account creation
Read the official Release Notes here.
Well, so far so good here. We are enjoying quite a lot of smart participation and here are some figures to illustrate how Concordium Community does support its Testnet:
+1000 3rd party nodes are running
800 Bakers are validating blocks
+3500 accounts created on our Concordium Wallet
+2000 Identity objects created
+2500 downloads of our Concordium Wallet on the mobile app-stores
Wanna participate? You still can grab some missions and get rewards. Click here to learn how.
Rust and Concordium
As you know, we are building these days an ambitious but humble Dev Rel program that is mainly targeting Rust Developers.
Based on the principle of reciprocity, the Dev X Initiative (this is the cute name of our Dev Rel program) is thought and designed in collaboration with the Rust community in the UK and with some Rust developers coming from the Rust in Crypto Working group.
Stay tuned here, we will release asap the material.
But meanwhile, some updates coming from the Rust Ecosystem:
Checkout the Rust Gamedev Podcast. This podcast covers in-depth interviews with indie game developers creating titles with the Rust programming language. They cover technical topics as well as the business of open source and commercial indie games development.
Checkout the Rustacean station podcast. A community project for creating podcast content for the Rust programming language.
Encode Club Education Series
We have launched together with our friends at Encode Club, an ambitious early-stage education program for students and young developers.
The course will consist of two parts:
An ‘Intro to blockchain’ event to explain how the technology works, with a focus on Concordium’s offering
A ‘Learn to code in blockchain’ event, explaining how to use Concordium to build blockchain applications.
For more information visit Encode.
Testnet 3 Rewards announcement
We have completed reviews for people who submitted correctly in Github, but as promised we are making some exceptions, and we are starting to look at duplicates, closed pull requests, and feedback on pending items.
We will announce when the period for feedback commences in the coming weeks with the first final results draft. You can check out the in-progress OT3 results calculation here.
Europe and Africa
Asia and Australia
Upcoming Rust Meetups (All these events are online)
Rust Dublin will be holding their first meetup of 2021. Community member Anton Whalley will present us his shiny new project roche-rs (https://roche-rs.org). A command-line tool for building HTTP and event services using containers. Check out the details here.
Rust New York (Buffalo) Meetup.
Press, insights, and articles 📖
Concordium Launches Incentivized Testnet 4 as Mainnet Approaches - Yahoo Finance
No more pushes and pushbacks: Digital ID solves the privacy dilemma - Cointelegraph
5 enterprise blockchain networks disrupting their industries - Crypto News Flash
Concordium Becomes First Blockchain Member of FinTech Association of Japan - BTC Manager
Concordiumが一般社団法人Fintech協会に加盟し、金融サービスのイノベーションを支援 - in Japanese - SankeiBiz
This newsletter is curated by Team Concordium. Got news or articles you would like to include? Any feedback or other suggestions? drop us a line on bi (a) concordium.com or find us on Twitter.