Concordium #3 2020 - On the road again

Concordium Community Newsletter - Covering April 2020

General

  • We have published Introducing Concordium which presents our vision, the journey, and the challenges. Please read it here.

  • Openings @ Concordium

    Currently, we are recruiting more developers, specifically a Senior DeveloperTest Manager, and Software Developer.  

    Join the Team by sending your CV at jobs@concordium.com 

  • First Testnet running smoothly

    We began April with the release of our First Public Testnet after two years of extensive scientific research and development. 

    So far, we have seen more than 40 nodes running from all over the world and especially from China, the USA, European Union, Israel, Nigeria, UK.

  • Happy Star Wars Day!

    We are happy to celebrate with all our friends and supporters Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you!

Dev

Our Development and Science Teams have been drawing conclusions from Testnet 1 and are working intensively on the next iteration of Concordium Testnet which will occur soon. 

Here are some tasks we’ve been working on: 

  • [open source] - Preparing the repos to be opened

  • [blockchain] - Reducing significantly the Catchup time 

  • [visualization] - Dashboard updates (Block Explorer)

  • [nodes] - Optimizing node storage requirements

  • [mobile] Updating APIs for our upcoming Mobile Wallet

  • [Id Layer] - Updating APIs for initial integrations 

  • [infrastructure] Updating Haskell libraries

  • [client] - Adding more commands to the Concordium Client

  • [infrastructure] - Versioning of protocols, blocks, and components

  • [infrastructure] Internal Code reviews toward preparation for Open-Source migration

  • [fixes] - Fixing minor bugs found at Testnet 1 

In general, our developers have committed to our repos more than 400 Testnet 2-related commits in April 2020. 

Press and Content

Events

Due to the current situation, most of the events we planned to attend are canceled. We will keep updating you when it comes to online events Team Concordium will participate in.

  • Consensus 2020

    Concordium will participate in Consensus 2020. The three-day event is going to take place from 11th to 13th May 2020 and it aims to be a big tent for blockchain technology attracting every major company, developer, and investor in the industry. 

  • Ready Layer One 

    From May 4th to May 6th, Concordium’s team participates in Ready Layer One. This event is a mixture between a hackathon, a conference and a seminar where the participants build decentralized applications using the next-gen of layer 1 protocols.  


This newsletter is curated by Team Concordium.

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