IoTeX Project Update #8–9/1/18–9/23/18

Greetings everyone! We are back with our #8 project update for 9/1/18–9/23/18. In the last three weeks, the IoTeX team has been hard at work for both technical developments and community engagements. After successfully launched the Testnet Beta: Epik, we have engaged in more meaningful campaigns, AMAs, and attending many fruitful events. We are excited to share with you the progress we have accomplished!

Technical Updates

Technical Development

  • Migrated to develop on the public code repo directly instead of developing internally and syncing the code to it.
  • Released two patch releases (v0.3.1 and v0.3.2) which fixed the bugs on smart contract read access and address validation logic.
  • Brainstorming the design of cross-chain communication solution and scoping the MVP implementation for the next milestone release.
  • Improved our consensus robustness by rotating time slots on proposing a block.
  • Improved the storage robustness by committing all states in one batch
  • Supported rolling back to a certain block.

IoTeX Profile System Update

To protect the community accounts security and the fairness of all the campaigns, we have made a few updates to the profile system.

  • We have finished auditing all accounts. Fraud accounts are banned. Unprocessed redemption applications have been wiped.
  • If you log in through email, please login, connect your account with Telegram or Phone Number (CN only). Then you are able to submit the token redemption application to get IOTX tokens.
  • The minimum redemption requirements have been raised from 100 points to 1,000 points to speed up the overall redemption process and prevent fraud activities.

We hope to provide a fair and secure environment for our community. Thank you for your support!

Community Updates

IoTeX Roll Dice Campaign II — September 4, 2018

On September 4, we introduced the fun campaign for our community to participate in, while getting more knowledge on our Epik code release. We love connecting with our community and supporters through not only fun but meaningful engagements. On this note, the purpose was to encourage our community to have a deeper understanding of our recent Testnet Beta: Epik release and our new product — IoTeX wallet version 1.0. We have received tremendous support from the community to join and most of the participants got the correct answers for those random difficult questions!

IoTeX Roll Dice Campaign II Details

IoTeX Officially Sponsors Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) Conference

IoTeX is honored to be the ONLY blockchain project participating and sponsoring the Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES 2018) Conference ! CHES is the largest of IACR’s conferences and the leading conference on all aspects of cryptographic engineering.


From September 9 to 12, IoTeX’s Head of Cryptography, Dr.Xinxin Fan will attend CHES 2018 which is held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We are thrilled to sponsor and attend this top conference and enjoy creating in-depth discussions with the industry-leading researchers and practitioners related to recent progress in areas of blockchain and cryptography who have established great foundations for conducting further collaborative research and partnerships.

Check more details here

IoTeX General AMA — September 14, 2018

On September 14, we connected with our subreddit community again with another bi-weekly general AMA and reward our community for asking questions. We appreciate your continuous curiosity and efforts! Thank you all for the thoughtful questions submitted, and for being patient with us as the IoTeX team answer your questions one-by-one.

IoTeX General AMA — September 14, 2018 Details

Panel Discussion Organized by ASBV, ZDPVT, and Ludos in China

On September 12, our co-founder Qevan was representing IoTeX at the panel discussion held by ASBV, ZDPVT and Ludos in China, sharing thoughts on building public chain infrastructure, ecosystem and DApp development with Origin, Tencent Global and other blockchain experts.

2018 IEEE-NIST Global Blockchain Summit

Fruitful trip with our Head of Cryptography Dr. Fan at the 2018 IEEE-NIST Global Blockchain Summit holding in NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland from 9/17/2018–9/19/2018!

This summit brings together thought leaders, decision-makers, and technologists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology.


Attendees from academia, government, and industry will present on various topics including the current technology landscape, applications, use cases, policy, and regulations to help instill providence tracking functionality into vital internet applications reliant on trusted immutable data. Lots of networking, learning, and ideas being shared! Check more details here: http://sites.ieee.org/blockchainsummit/

IoTeX Test-The-Net Bounty Program

At the end of August, we were excited to release the Testnet Beta Release: Epik, focusing on bringing usability and tangibility to the IoTeX Testnet. In the past two weeks, we have received a huge amount of positive feedback on this release. In this campaign, we would like to get our community involved in the improvement of our Testnet development as well as give a thank-you gift to celebrate the successful release!

Through this three-day campaign, our community has provided abundant valuable testing results for us to better target potential bugs/problems in the network. We will spend the next few weeks to fundamentally solve the problems, getting prepared for the ongoing Mainnet development Some participants will be randomly selected to the winners next week. Thanks again for your contribution to IoTeX Testnet development!

Hashed x XSQUARE Singapore

On September 17, IoTeX was invited to attend the private event organized by XSQUARE and Hashed in Singapore, coming together for an afternoon of power-packed content, high-level talents combining the future of the blockchain and cryptocurrencies industry.


Consensus Singapore


From 9/19/2018 to 9/20/2018, the IoTeX team also attended the Consensus Singapore organized by CoinDesk to enhance the connected innovations with blockchain technology and crypto-assets.


It has featured 75+ speakers and 50+ sponsors across 2 days of powerful insights, industry announcements, and cross-industry networking opportunities. We had exciting and valuable communications and discussions with our partners, industry leaders, and friends there!


Resources

Testnet Beta: Epik Demo Video
Founders’ Livestream
IoTeX News EP6
IoTeX News EP7
IoTeX News EP8