Official IoTeX Project Updates

Project Updates №24 - April 8 - May 10, 2020
Project Updates №23 - March 1 - April 7, 2020
Projects Updates №22 - January 31 - February 29, 2020
Projects Updates №21 - December 18, 2019 - January 30, 2020
Projects Updates №20 - November 15 - December 17, 2019
Projects Updates №19 - October 9 - November 14, 2019
Projects Updates №18 - September 3 - October 8, 2019
Projects Updates №17 - July 26 - September 2, 2019
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Projects Updates №12 - January 24 - March 18, 2019
Projects Updates №11 - December 13 - January 23, 2019
Projects Updates №10 - November 11- December 12, 2018
Projects Updates №9 - September 24 - November 10, 2018
Projects Updates №8 - September 1 - September 23, 2018
Projects Updates №7 - August 10 - August 31, 2018
Projects Updates №6 - July 25 - August 10, 2018
Projects Updates №5 - July 9 - July 25, 2018
Projects Updates №4 - May 21 - July 9, 2018
Projects Updates №3 - April 27 - May 20, 2018
Projects Updates №2 - April 14 - April 29, 2018
Projects Updates №1 - April 1 - April 14, 2018

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IoTeX Project Updates №22 — January 31 — February 29, 2020

Tech & Development

Ucam’s website is LIVE and the pre-orders are open! :fire:

As an exclusive offer to our loyal community, all Ucam pre-orders will receive a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) and other perks. You don’t want to miss this and other updates about our award-winning camera — subscribe to our Ucam updates today

IoTeX publishes two new IEEE research papers to drive industry-wide Blockchain & IoT standards:

:one: Data Authenticity Protection in IoT Systems
:two: Crypto Payments with Smart Devices

IoTeX was also recently invited to join the IEEE as technical contributors and Advanced Corporate Members — a great honor! :arrow_right:Full Details

IoTeX joins forces with Nordic Semiconductor for Pebble Tracker, a blockchain-powered smart tracking solution!

Together, we will bring end-to-end trust to global supply chains — Nordic chips and IoTeX blockchain will power the future of asset tracking.

Media, PR & Business Dev

IoTeX’s Head of Cryptography, Dr. Xinxin Fan, shares insights on the future of cybersecurity and encryption in @techopedia’s latest article

Community Initiatives & Campaigns

Community Vote] Delegate Slashing — Proposal #1

As the Mainnet matures, we look forward to introducing additions to the protocol to ensure IoTeX operates in a fair and transparent way. The first task at hand: Delegate slashing! We have posted a proposal in the Forum thread below — join the discussion before voting begins in a couple of weeks.

Community Contributions Scoreboard

We would like to welcome a new initiative for our community and create a way to reward our most active members & contributors! Starting this month, February 1, we will introduce a community-wide scoreboard, where you will receive points for participating in the activities and based on the ranking, at the end of the month we will announce the winners :trophy:Check what activities you can participate in & the rewards structure here

AMA Livestream w/ IoTeX Founders February 11

Events / Conferences

:spiral_calendar: February 25 — IoTeX & Xcelerator meetup

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Project Updates №21 — December 18, 2019 — January 30, 2020

Tech & Development

In 2020, IoTeX will achieve full independence by launching Mainnet GA and holistically migrating from IOTX-E (ERC20) to Native IOTX. As Binance, Kucoin, and other exchanges are officially swapping IOTX-E to IOTX, we are excited to introduce staking/voting using Native IOTX!

Staking Native IOTX can be completed via ioPay , the official IoTeX wallet now available for both Desktop and Mobile (iOS, Android). For official token swap guidance, see this blog

Staking Native IOTX with ioPay

How We Built the World’s First (Truly) Private Home Security Camera

UCam by IoTeX: The Privacy & Security You Need

Ucam: All the Features You Want

What to Expect from IoTeX in 2020 :rocket:

This upcoming year for IoTeX represents an important transition from theoretical to practical . In 2020, our primary goal is to launch the initial class of “Powered by IoTeX” products and establish a strong foundation/community for the Internet of Trusted Things.

Mainnet GA v1.0. Multi-layered Economics. “Powered by IoTeX” Products

IoTeX 2019 — Year In Review

In The Media

Check out some great media coverage of Ucam:

:arrow_right: VentureBeat

:arrow_right: Decrypt

:arrow_right: Coindesk

:arrow_right: Decrypt

:arrow_right: Nasdaq

Community Initiatives & Campaigns

:speech_balloon:AMA w/ ChangeNOW

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IoTeX Project Updates №23 {March 1 — April 7, 2020}

Tech & Development

IoTeX Mainnet GA is coming in Q2 2020 In 2019, IoTeX launched Mainnet Alpha 1 & Mainnet Beta 1, the initial versions of IoTeX Mainnet that served as incremental steps towards the full-fledged Mainnet General Availability (GA) . In this thread, we share the launch and migration plan for IoTeX Mainnet GA, coming in Q2 2020.

Mainnet GA will be a major network upgrade to kick off a new era: IoTeX 2.0 . But Mainnet GA is more than just a technology update — it also comprises new governance, tokenomics, and independence for the IoTeX Network. See an outline, which will be detailed in the coming months in this thread

Community Vote: Probation for Unresponsive Delegates

There is a “nothing-at-stake” problem 2 in proof of stake (PoS) consensus systems. Unlike proof of work (PoW) consensus, which requires computing power for mining, PoS does not require block producers to consume physical resources in order to produce and sign blocks. Therefore, it is possible for malicious block producers to attack PoS networks without any costs or risks if effective “slashing” policies are not implemented. Read the full proposal details below

[Community Vote] Delegate Slashing - Proposal #1 Voting Results: PASSED on March 25 — The proposal was passed with ~66% YES votes. See poll results 6 for full details. :loud_sound: IoTeX is once again ranked in the Top 25 crypto projects by Flipside Crypto, based on dev/user activity and maturity

In the Media

Zoom Has Privacy Issues, Here are Some Alternatives — CoinDesk
Blockchain Can Protect Privacy During Coronavirus Crisis — International Business Times
IoTeX & Nordic Semiconductor to Supercharge Blockchain & IoT Supply Chain Tracking! — CryptoNinja

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IoTeX Project Updates №20 — November 15 - December 17, 2019

Tech & Development

IoTeX Partners with Tenvis for Private Security Cameras

Tenvis is a global leader in the hardware industry with 15+ years of experience and millions of cameras sold to consumer, enterprise, and government clients. Now, Tenvis has chosen IoTeX to bring their hardware to the next level – “Powered by IoTeX”.

:arrow_right: Our first collaboration — Ucam — is coming in January 2020!

:arrow_right: Partnership Blog

IoTeX launches Node Smart Monitoring and One-line Upgrades!

Now it’s easier than ever to launch, upgrade, and monitor your IoTeX node. Check out our new blog for all the details

IoTeX Launches Node Smart Monitoring & One-line Upgrades

Hey Developers – it’s now easier than ever to start your own node on the IoTeX Mainnet! Today we are launching Node Smart Monitoring to go along with our previously released Node One-line Upgrades, which make it simple to launch, upgrade, and…

Introducing the IoTeX Forum - your place to discuss everything IoTeX!

We are excited to officially launch the IoTeX Forum – whether you are a developer, researcher, enthusiast, or investor, the IoTeX Forum is your one-stop shop to discuss all things IoTeX. Discussion and education across the community is a driving force behind building a decentralized network. Visit the IoTeX Forum and register for an account today!

:arrow_right: IoTeX Forum blog

The Arm AIoT Dev Summit on Dec. 2-3 brought together hundreds of software/hardware developers and industry leaders to build collective intelligence.

IoTeX hosted a special 90-min Blockchain+IoT dev workshop, joining an amazing list of speakers including Arm, Google, Amazon, Arduino, Docker, and more! We have showcased the Pebble Tracker & IoTeX secure hardware - “End-to-End Security with Arm-based Edge Devices & IoTeX Blockchain”

:arrow_right: AIoT Workshop Blog Post

:white_check_mark: “Top Altcoin Picks for 2020” by BeInCrypto. IoTeX is definitely the project to watch in 2020 — Ucam, Mainnet GA, Pebble Tracker, AvoBoard, and much more.

:white_check_mark: IoTeX is honored to be on the ConsenSys list of Top 20 projects with most dev/user activity for October. IoTeX has made this list for six consecutive months!

Community Initiatives & Campaigns

Together with Changelly, we launched a giveaway with a prize of 100,000 IOTX for all of the crypto enthusiasts out there willing to top up their wallets with IOTX tokens!

:arrow_right: https://twitter.com/Changelly_team/status/1195262936262025217

November 19 - AMA w/ Crypto VIP Signal™

November 26 - AMA w/ Decentralized Club

Crypto Talk w/ Changelly - IoTeX’s Co-founder Raullen joined Changelly’s CEO Eric Benz. This fantastic interview provides an in-depth look into IoTeX’s vision, progress, and plans for the Internet of Trusted Things – this is one you don’t want to miss! :fire:

:arrow_right: Full Interview: https://changelly.com/blog/iotex-crypto-talk-changelly/

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IoTeX Project Updates №19 — October 9 — November 14, 2019

Tech & Development

IoTeX Mainnet Beta is LIVE!

This code release marks an important milestone for the IoTeX blockchain, which is a foundation for IoTeX, serving as the root of trust and decentralization for the entire network. As such, Mainnet Beta is more than just a code release — it is a manifestation of IoTeX’s evolution and a signal that the Internet of Trusted Things is finally here.

Key components include:

Native IOTX Staking: stake/vote for Delegates using native IOTX for the first time via IoTeX’s Desktop Wallet (note: activated by end of October after v0.9.0 is installed by Delegates)

Expanded Delegates Pool: # of Consensus Delegates grew from 12 (April) to 24 (June) to 36 (August), adding further decentralization to the network

Upgraded Virtual Machine: IoTeX virtual machine is upgraded to EVM St. Petersburg and now supports Solidity v0.5.X+

Cross-Chain Transfers: a framework to transfer assets (e.g., stable coins) and data to other blockchains (e.g., Ethereum)

Faster Block Production & TPS: reduced block time, higher transactions per second (TPS) and transactions finalized 2x faster across the entire network

Optimized Data Storage: ~40x improvement to storage size, ~10x improvement to sync speed, and data partitioning for easier backup and archiving

XRC20 Token Standard : allows anyone to create new tokens on the IoTeX Network for use in explorer, wallets, and DApps

More details in our blog

Alongside the launch of IoTeX Mainnet Beta, we are excited to see amazing growth in the number and sophistication of DApps being launched on the IoTeX Network. Our blockchain infrastructure is more robust than ever, powering creative DApps, tools, and marketplaces from the IoTeX community.

View all the Dapps running on top of IoTeX: https://www.iotex.io/post/dapps-on-the-iotex-network-part-i

Introducing Ucam by IoTeX — the fully private, blockchain-powered security camera :fire:

Ucam was selected out of 5,000+ products as CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree. A massive honor! IoTeX joins Google, Amazon, Sony, LG, and others as winners of this prestigious award :trophy:This is the first blockchain-powered IoT product that will hit the consumer market — coming December 2019. Bringing Blockchain + IoT to reality. :earth_americas:

:arrow_right: IoTeX Wins CES Innovation Award for Ucam - Private, Blockchain-Powered Security Camera

Token Listing & Circulation

:ballot_box_with_check: Binance added a new pair - IOTX/USDT

:ballot_box_with_check: IOTX Listing on HitBTC

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX and Changelly are excited to bring $IOTX to new markets, including the USA :us: You can now purchase IOTX tokens with credit cards !
:arrow_right: https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/11/iotex-now-available-on-changelly-for-instant-crypto-swaps

Media, PR & Business Dev

IoTeX’s Co-founders Dr. XinXin Fan and Raullen Chai are the authors behind the current draft of the TIoTA Reference Architecture that will define the best practices for blockchain & IoT network operations. :arrow_right: https://twitter.com/Trusted_IoT/status/1194264910664028165?s=20

IoTeX is featured in the Newsweek IoT Issue (Nov 2019)! :fire:With over 30 million readers, Newsweek asked IoTeX to answer the question: “Can You Trust Your Toaster?” :thinking: Yes, you can — with IoTeX technology and the Internet of Trusted Things! :earth_americas:

:arrow_right: It’s time to build the Internet of Trusted Things | Opinion

:arrow_right: We’re surrounded by billions of internet-connected devices. Can we trust them?

IoTeX is featured in Cointelegraph discussing why “Quantum Computing Won’t Kill Blockchain” :man_student:t4:IoTeX Head of Cryptography, Dr. Xinxin Fan, provides three key steps to ensuring a quantum-safe future: quantum-resistant cryptography, cryptographic agility, and blockchain governance. :lock: Blockchain Must Solve These 3 Issues to Avoid Quantum Threat: Expert

Community Initiatives & Campaigns

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX AMA w/Crypto Believers — November 13, 2019

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX AMA w/ Crypto India — November 5, 2019

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX AMA w/ Crypto Calibur — November 1, 2019

:ballot_box_with_check: Livestream AMA w/ IoTeX Founders — October 22, 2019

Events / Conferences

:spiral_calendar: Blockchain Career Fair — October 30, 2019

:spiral_calendar: SFBW Kickoff Party — October 28, 2019

:spiral_calendar: TechCon — October 11,2019

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IoTeX Project Updates №18 — September 3 — October 8, 2019

Tech & Development

Mainnet Beta Progress

  • Implementing native staking protocol to allow users to vote for Delegates with native IOTX tokens on member.iotex.io
  • Upgrading EVM version to the newest one, and allowing users to deploy contracts written in Solidity 0.5.0+
  • Providing detailed contract execution error status code for users to understand the failure cause
  • Making consensus persists the states to disk for failure recovery
  • Improving the action index to respond actions with pagination more quickly

DID Progress

  • Implementing controller DID contract and device binding contract

Trusted Computing progress

  • Prototyping secure program running in SGX server with the remote assertion
  • Researching on practical usage scenarios in different industries

TRUSTED & PRIVATE IoT products by IoTeX!

Privacy is not an option — it is our fundamental human right. That’s why IoTeX is taking the lead and building truly trusted & private IoT products. Before the Internet of Trusted Things, there must first be Trusted Things!

Many more details coming this month — until then, check out the resources below:

:arrow_right: IoTeX Secure HW Website
:arrow_right: Official PR
:arrow_right: Like/share our Tweet

IoTeX Launch Calendar: 2019–2020

Please read the detailed blog post to find out more about our Roadmap and the products & services we are working on:The Future of IoTeX: 2019–2020

:ballot_box_with_check: What is the Internet of Trusted Things? Find out in this blog

Partnerships, Collaborations & other

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX is featured in International Business Times! — Why The World Needs The Internet Of Trusted Things

:ballot_box_with_check: IOTX Soft Staking Official Rules — Cash Back Investment Program for IoTeX (IOTX) Holding - Check instructions

:ballot_box_with_check: Xangle.io is Officially Cooperating with IoTeX to Enhance Transparency of Crypto Market

:ballot_box_with_check: New strategic investment from HashKey Capital!

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX is one of the most ACTIVE projects in the industry! Check out the full list here :

Events I Meetups I Conferences

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco showcasing our privacy-IoT products

Check out the intro video from our Head of BD Larry Pang:

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX is the ONLY blockchain company at the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Q3 Member Summit!

In the blog below, we share videos + slides of our presentations, covering Decentralized Identity (DID) and IoT Data Authentication*. Check it out!*

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTeX participated in the IEEE Blockchain Summit at NIST HQ in Washington DC! :us:

Community & Campaigns

:ballot_box_with_check: IoTalks — The Future of IoTeX w/ Raullen & Xinxin

:trackball: Join our games twice a week — Monday & Thursday throughout the month to learn more about IoTeX & blockchain and win prizes in IOTX & VITA!

:white_check_mark: Check instructions at

:ballot_box_with_check: Gleam Campaign to Celebrate 50% Staking Ratio

:ballot_box_with_check: NEW products being added to vitamart Giveaways!

:ballot_box_with_check: Huobi Wallet AMA w/ IoTeX September 29, 2019

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IoTeX Project Updates №17 {July 26 — September 2, 2019}

Tech & Development

As a company at the forefront of innovation, IoTeX is constantly refining its near-term/long-term vision to sequence the work in the most effective manner. We are proud to share the future of IoTeX with an overview of the IoTeX Platform and launch calendar for 2019–2020.

IoTeX is more than just blockchain. It is a decentralized IoT platform that combines blockchain, secure hardware, and data services components. Each component plays a unique and crucial role in the IoTeX Network, ultimately coming together to form unique foundational products for developersdecentralized identity (DID), trusted data oracles, trusted computing, and IoT data marketplaces — which apply to all IoT use cases.

IoTeX Launch Calendar: 2019–2020

Please read the detailed blog post to find out more about our Roadmap and the products & services we are working on: The Future of IoTeX: 2019–2020

Mainnet Alpha continues to run smoothly after four months!

  • Getting close to 2 billion IOTX staked/voted (~50% of total circulating supply!)

  • Over 1.2 million transactions on IoTeX Mainnet and 2,750 epochs reached

  • 55+ Delegates from 15+ countries (and growing)

  • Successful expansion to 36 Consensus Delegates in July after the network-wide vote

  • New software update v0.7.3 is now available for Mainnet (optional upgrade)

  • Welcome our newest Delegates: Hashquark, Hofan Crypto Capital, Hotbit Exchange, Link, PNP, Real Satoshi & IOSG, Core-Dev

  • New Delegates coming: Kucoin, Huobi Wallet, RockX, Nodeasy, and more!

Mainnet Beta — Target launch date: Sep 2019

Major features:

  • EVM upgrade w/support of solidity 0.5.x
  • Transaction confirmation latency improvement
  • Chain analytics
  • Cross-chain asset transfer
  • Separation of indexing/API from the full node
  • Optimization of storage and sync processes

Other blockchain initiatives:

  • Continuous improvements to Explorer, SDKs, Codelabs, Documentation
  • Integration with other infra, such as Chainlink, NUSD and naming services
  • Mobile Wallets (Android/iOS)

Delegate of the Month (DOTM) Voting via Smart Contract

As we shared in our latest post, IoTeX is launching the Delegate Badges Program to make Delegate contributions, achievements, and commitments more transparent to the IoTeX community. The top 5 voted Delegates will be named DOTM. Each DOTM will receive 5 million votes from IoTeX Foundation + top placement on member.iotex.io for one month, as well as a permanent DOTM badge on their voting profile.

:gift: VitaMart is Officially Launched with Giveaway & VitaMall stores!

In the past 2 months since VITA launched, we are super excited to see thousands of you have been actively claimed, bid and played with VITA via various community campaigns. Hope you already accumulated quite an amount of VITA in hand! We are happy to announce the official launch of VitaMart with our first two sub-stores: Giveaway and VitaMall!

:arrow_right: Check full details and instructions at :white_check_mark: t.iotex.me/vitamart_launch
:arrow_right: View products at VitaMart: :white_check_mark: vitamart.io (http://vitamart.io/)
:arrow_right: More about VITA: :white_check_mark: iotex.io/vita (http://iotex.io/vita)

Partnerships, Collaborations & other

HashQuark Joins IoTeX Ecosystem as a Delegate
New Partnership: Bluzelle & IoTeX :earth_americas:

Events I Meetups I Conferences

August 30 — Singapore
August 21 — Berlin, Germany
July 27 — Celebrating IoTeX Anniversary @ IoTeX HQ
July 24 — Meetup @ the Lisk Center in Netherlands and meeting with IoTeX’s German Ambassadors!

Community & Campaigns

IoTrivia Game Series is coming to the IoTeX community!
IoTalks w/ Band Protocol (bandprotocol.com)
Livestream AMA — August 2 VIDEO & SUMMARY BLOG
AMA w/Asia Blockchain Review — August 15
AMA for Korean community w/Binance — August 15
AMA with HotBithttps://t.me/Hotbit_English — August 8

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IoTeX Project Updates #16 — June 26— July 25, 2019

Tech & Development

Purpose — Original plan: 36 Consensus Delegates, final private sale distribution, and increase epoch bonus reward by November 2019. Based on the excellent performance of the Mainnet and interest from new investors, we believe this expansion can be executed ahead of schedule.

Proposal — expedite the following to July 2019. Expand Consensus Delegates Pool to 36. Increase epoch bonus reward to 18,750 IOTX. Distribute the final tranche of private sale tokens.

Voting Results — Yes: 95% vs. No: 5% Over 50% of all stakeholders voted (~750mm IOTX).

Full blog on the Network Vote #1

IoTeX Network Vote #1: Proposal Passed with 50%+ Participation!

As a result of the successful vote, the proposal will be implemented in three separate steps in July 2019:

  • Final tranche of private sale tokens (6% of total supply) will be distributed during the week of July 8
  • Consensus Delegates pool will be expanded from 24 to 36 during the week of July 15
  • Epoch bonus reward will be increased to 18,750 IOTX (i.e., 450,000 IOTX per day) before the end of July

IoTeX Foundation believes these changes will positively impact IoTeX

  • More Delegates, more rewards, more decentralization!
  • No future private sale distributions clears path for new delegates and investors
  • Signal to the industry that IoTeX Mainnet is performing well and ahead of schedule

Delegate Badges program #DOTM Voting

Over the past 3+ months of Mainnet, we have continuously enhanced the IoTeX Delegates Program. One of our main goals is to better connect the IoTeX community and Delegates — this involves providing more transparency regarding Delegate contributions, achievements, and commitments. We are excited to introduce the Delegate Badges program as our next initiative!

Check full details here:

New Listings

:kr: CITEX is a global digital asset exchange registered in Seoul, South Korea. We are excited to have them join our Delegate Program to strengthen the Korean market — vote for CITEX now!

  • IOTX is now listed on CITEX with IOTX/BTC & IOTX/ETH trading pairs available.
  • CITEX has also launched a new project “PoS Staking” and with rolling out its 1st phase it supports a few coins, including IOTX. Check more information here & visit their Delegate Profile
  • IOTX is now listed on EliteX Exchange with IOTX/BTC, IOTX/ETH, IOTX/LSK trading pairs available.
  • EliteX Exchange has also joined as an IoTeX Delegate and you can see their Delegate Profile
  • Check out their recent blog about IoTeX & IoT & give some claps!
  • IOTX is now listed on CODEX Exchange Staff with IOTX/USDT, IOTX/BTC trading pairs available + added the support of UAH!

Mainnet is running very smoothly and here’s a brief update:**

  • ~1.8 billion IOTX staked/voted (maintaining > 45% of total circulating supply)
  • Almost 720,000 blocks and 2,000 epochs reached
  • 60+ Delegates from 15+ countries (and growing)
  • New software update v0.7.2 — hard fork at height 864001 , breaking changes. V0.7.2 carries bug fixes, major improvements, and new features:

Increasing epoch reward from 12,500 to 18,750; implementing bloom filters to index contract events; add GRPC streaming APIs to subscribe blocks and contract events; supporting XRC-20 commands in ioctl; non-blocking Ethereum data sync on start; improving action index.

  • Increase from 24 to 36 Consensus Delegates in July
  • Welcome our newest Delegates: Everstake, Citex, Codex, EliteX
  • New Delegates coming: Rockstake, Hashquark (Wanxiang), HuobiWallet and more!

:large_blue_diamond: IoTeX Analytics Playground is LIVE on analytics.iotexscan.io! You can now query many useful IoTeX metrics with simple commands! See our blog and learn how to use the Analytics Playground and metrics using our instructions. In addition, IoTeX Analytics is fully open-source to the public!

Partnerships, Collaborations & other

Chainlink & IoTeX — Partnership for Trusted Oracles

Chainlink integration to the IoTeX Mainnet will make off-chain data (e.g., public APIs, payment gateways, data feeds) available to IoTeX smart contracts and IoT applications.

IoTeX and Chainlink will also explore new data sources to “oracle-ize” in a trusted fashion. Chainlink’s partnership with Google BigQuery has already opened up new possibilities; however, a multitude of public/private data is still untapped. Together, Chainlink and IoTeX will create a fluid ecosystem for real world and IoT data.

##IoTeX Partnership with Nesten

Nesten will use the IoTeX platform to build a Layer 2 chain for next-gen IoT communication networks. Nesten has already deployed 5 LoRa networks in the USA & Korea — we look forward to enhancing and connecting them with IoTeX technology.

:earth_americas: IoTeX is expanding into new communities and regions together with its local partners — Zaigar

IoTeX Welcomes New Collaborator for Latin America— Zaigar

New blog from Raullen >> Cross-chain Governance — A New Paradigm

Delegate Updates

Welcome to our new Delegate — Blockfolio. We sat down with Ed Moncada (@blockfolio CEO) to learn why Blockfolio chose IoTeX as their first DPoS/PoS project, their future plans as IoTeX Delegate, and more! :arrow_right: Check out our New “Meet the Delegate” Video with Blockfolio:

:boom: Interested in experimenting with Blockchain and the Internet Of Things? Here is a new video tutorial about how to run an IoTeX full-node on a Raspberry Pi 3 brought to you by IoTeXLab Delegate

Update alert! :rotating_light:You can now check your $VITA balance quickly without having to login to a wallet! View all @iotex_io token balances in one place on iotxplorer Explorer !

IoTeX Delegates4Good: The Giving Block & dRoute Partnership

Events

July 27 — Celebrating IoTeX [email protected] IoTeX HQ
July 24 — Meetup Lisk Center along with MADANA, EliteX Exchange, Moosty Music & more!
July 6 — IoTeX joined the PinkCareToken alliance led by Binance and donated to support young women.
June 27 — Sensors Expo & Conference 2019 — the premium event for SENSORS, CONNECTIVITY, AND SYSTEMS!

Community & Campaigns

IoTalks is BACK!

Watch the 1st episode with NKN on the past, present, and future of connectivity and check out the campaign winners here

Watch the 2nd episode with Theta Labs on the past, present, and future of streaming & participate in the Gleam campaign

VITA Referral Campaign 07/18/2019 6:30 PM to 07/24/2019 *6:30 PM PDT

Vitality (VITA) (vitatoken)

:moneybag:Tell your friends about #VITA and get up to 2,500 @vitatoken by referring them to discord group! Retweet this post with your #referral link & discord name. By the end of the event, 1 Grand #Prize & 9 Second Prize will be given to 10 lucky participants! https://t.co/Fc5PdPFfiA

{recap} AMA Session with Raullen on Qudem

{recap} AMA Session with Raullen (Co-founder of IoTeX) & Phoebe (Co-founder of BitUniverse) — July 12

VITA GLEAM CAMPAIGN — Check the Winners

VITA Airdrop to IoTeX Genesis Voters! :yellow_heart: 5,000,000+ VITA >> check your VITA balance via IoTeX Desktop/online wallet now!

:white_check_mark: Check if you are a Genesis Voter and eligible for the VITA airdrop :pushpin: HERE
:white_check_mark: Make sure you have the private key of the wallet which you used for voting. Use it to access IoTeX wallet and manage your VITA
:white_check_mark: For Ledger users, you will have access to your VITA after the IoTeX Ledger app is online (currently under review by Ledger team)

IoTeX had a special session with Utopian/FOSSHub, a community of open source professionals. Larry (IoTeX Head of BD) shared insights/philosophy of blockchain+IoT and some “secret gems” about IoTeX’s future. Watch the full video below (IoTeX part starts at 34:20):

Livestream AMA with Founders — July 2. VIDEO & SUMMARY BLOG

IoTeX and BitUniverse held a Cross Exchange Grid Trading Competition — all eligible participants were able to receive rewards! Big prizes for traders with the highest ROI — :moneybag:750,000 IOTX to Give Away!

IoTeX Project Updates #15 — May 22 — June 25, 2019

Tech & Development

Mainnet & Post-Mainnet Status Update

IoTeX Mainnet Alpha has been live for more than one month and things are going great! Here are some updates:

  • ~1 billion IOTX staked/voted (maintaining 30% of the 3.5bn circulating supply)
  • Almost 1,000 epochs
  • 50+ Delegates from 18 countries
  • An increase from 18 to 24 Consensus Delegates
  • Welcome our newest Delegate: BlackPool and Citex
  • New Delegates coming: shEOS, Starfish, etc.

Some of the things that we are working on & will be rolling out:

  • Vitality (VITA) community token — our first token & Dapp
  • Member Portal — you one-stop-shop for all things blockchain & IoT
  • AvoBoard — our in-house hardware

Check all of them in our new blog
On June 12, we have reached 40% of the IOTX circulating supply staked/voted and expanded to 24 Consensus Delegates + increased the epoch bonus to 350K IOTX per day. Right before this, we have executed a hard fork at block height 432001 that went smoothly in order to implement and push new improvements to our network. This update v0.6.2 carries non-compatible bug fixes, major improvements, and new features:

  • Fix the double gas fee on contract deployment and execution;
  • Add new RPC APIs to query and subscribe to raw blocks;
  • Avoid signing asynchronous contract read request;
  • Improve BFT consensus pre-commit state handling;
  • Migrate a project from go dep to go mod;
  • Use golang 1.12.5 compiler by default (but still compatible with 1.11.5);
  • Remove native voting protocol from the codebase.

Other Updates:

:one: Trust Wallet fully supports both native IOTX & ERC20 IOTX — you can download the wallet here
:two: imToken has officially launched the IoTeX staking & voting Dapp
:three: Check a full list of IOTX wallets available today for ERC20 & native IOTX
:four: Newly added metrics for IoTeX Explorer via GraphQL

Vitality (VITA) Community Token

The first token to be launched on the IoTeX Network will be Vitality (VITA) — the IoTeX Community token. Why Vitality? Because it represents the essence of the IoTeX community:

We are hosting a 1,000,000 VITA + 10,000 IOTX :zap:giveaway to celebrate the launch of VITA! Join our Gleam campaign today & build your “VITA starter kit”. Help spread the word! :earth_americas:

Vitality (VITA) Token Launch Celebration

VITA Resources:

:arrow_right: VITA Website: https://iotex.community/vita
:arrow_right: VITA Twitter: https://twitter.com/vitatoken
:arrow_right: VITA Introduction: https://bre.is/YgPM9cFLY
:arrow_right: VITA Detailed FAQ: https://bre.is/DrovU33o0
:arrow_right: VITA Tasks List: https://vita.iotex.io/
:arrow_right: VITA Discord: discord.gg/s47g8ck
:arrow_right: How to claim VITA: https://bit.ly/2Ku4UF5
:arrow_right: IOTX-to-VITA Bidding Pool: https://bre.is/YgPM9cFLY

Partnerships, Collaborations & other

:white_check_mark: PIEXGO officially supports IOTX native token SWAP — https://twitter.com/iotex_io/status/1136713730140409856
:white_check_mark: Our co-founder Raullen has been invited to join xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA) !
:white_check_mark: Binance Research officially released the IoTeX Research Report — an in-depth report which summarizes the key aspects of IoTeX.
:white_check_mark: IoTeX Voting Portal Dapp has been added to State Of The Dapps & DappRadar
:white_check_mark: New working collaboration with the Korean Ministry of Science & ICT
:white_check_mark: The new article we have prepared for Asia Blockchain Review!

How can Blockchain Transform the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Delegate Updates

:movie_camera: Stanford CPC prepared a congratulations video message from Prof. Whitfield Diffie!
:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside:Simone, an IoTeXLab Delegate has attended a meetup in Milan at the end of May that was hosted by Cryptomondays. Check out the video he has prepared for our community: https://youtu.be/ZzNbut1ghiQ
:diamond_shape_with_a_dot_inside:One of our Delegates — IoTASK have created this Python API library for developers to be able to easily integrate with IoTeX’s blockchain

Events

May 31 @ Shanghai — IoTeX Meetup
June 15 @ Palo Alto, CA — PoS CEO Summit
June 21 @ Shanghai — STAKING — Era of Mining

Community & Campaigns

:moneybag: Let’s Make Content Campaign (ongoing — end of June)
:ballot_box_with_check: Rules & details https://bit.ly/2JtYKVa

Vitality (VITA) Token Launch Celebration

We are hosting a :zap: 1,000,000 VITA + 10,000 IOTX giveaway to celebrate the launch of VITA! Enter NOW via the Gleam link below and build your “VITA starter kit”. Help spread the word!

Vitality (VITA) Token Launch Celebration
Livestream AMA with Founders — May 31

IoTeX Project Updates #14 — April 18 to May 21, 2019

IoTeX Mainnet Alpha Release!

Mainnet Alpha serves as the origin for the Internet of Trusted Things, which enables all physical and virtual things — humans, machines, businesses, dApps — to exchange information and value at a global scale. It provides a robust foundation for developers to create next-gen dApps. Look forward to more in-house innovations for data privacy, trusted computing, and IoT from IoTeX to foster the new decentralized economy!

We are proud to have all of you as Genesis Voters & Delegates — let’s continue the great work and build the future of IoTeX together! :blue_heart:

:arrow_right: Mainnet Alpha video
:arrow_right: Mainnet Alpha blog
:arrow_right: Launch Page
:arrow_right: Message from the IoTeX Co-founders

Mainnet Alpha Update #1

It has been almost 4 weeks since the launch of Mainnet Alpha and the IoTeX blockchain is performing extremely well! Delegates are starting to distribute rewards to voters and we are proud to report that we have met our defined security/performance benchmarks. Let’s get ready to invite more Delegates to participate in consensus!

The number of Consensus Delegates has been increased from 12 to 18 at epoch #350!

Stake & Vote

We hope that most of our community has already staked & voted, but in case if you are new to IoTeX, here are the resources that you will find helpful:

Step-by-step blog

Guidebook

Voting Guide video

Make sure to get familiar with our 50+ Delegates and review their website, introduction, community plan, and rewards plan that you can access through the voting website below.

IOTX listing on Korean premiere exchange — Gopax !

:white_check_mark: Trading Pairs: IOTX/KRW (our first KRW pair!), IOTX/BTC, IOTX/ETH
:alarm_clock: Listing schedule Wallet Open Date: Apr. 24, 2019 15:00 KST & Listing Date: April 25, 2019 15:00 KST
:moneybag:Check listing campaigns here

IoTeX is coming to NYC Blockchain Week

We had a great time at #PRIVACYLAND with @NuCypher @EnigmaMPC @zcoinofficial, Beam, @SpringLabsMain @concordium @dRoutenetwork in NYC Blockchain Week — presentations, panel discussions, and networking with top privacy projects/researchers! Big thanks to all the attendees and looking forward to future events. Stay tuned to our recap and podcast soon!

May 15, 2:40 PM — 3:40 PM EDT at Max Theater, Rendezvous Trianon

Rallen of IoTeX and Fan in Conflux discussed the Current Challenge and Future Adoption of Public Chain on Roundtable at Consensus 2019 in New York.

On April 25, Alina, Community Manager of IoTeX has joined OKEX and Bitfish in Bangkok , Thailand to discuss “Mainstream Crypto Adoption” .

On April 30th, our co-founder Raullen, has attended Huobi University to be a speaker at a panel discussion on blockchain innovations along with Arc, NKN, and others.

Here comes the Desktop Wallet for native IOTX — download now to play around with it! Please be aware that this wallet only supports native IOTX tokenplease do not use it to store your ERC20 IOTX . The next version is coming soon with more cool features!

ISCC Competition

ISCC (The Information Security and Countermeasures Contest) 2019 has designed its #SpecialChallenge using IoTeX blockchain ! :man_student:ISCC, firstly held in 2004, is the major security & pen-test competition in China, sponsored and organized by prestige institutions and top universities . The last contest attracted more than 6,000 hackers and security researchers from over 900 institutions/universities.

More Strategic Partnerships!

Blockfolio

We are proud to introduce our new IoTeX Delegate and strategic partner: Blockfolio! With over 5 million users, Blockfolio is the #1 crypto portfolio tracker . Together, we will bring blockchain to the masses :raised_hands:t4:

:arrow_right: Blockfolio Delegate profile
:arrow_right: Official announcement

Amber Weather

Amber Weather is going to support IoTeX Emerald, their users will be able to purchase premium features using IoTeX Emerald.

Ethplorer

IoTeX has been featured and is now available on Ethplorer.io — a source of information and analytical data for traders and crypto investors to make educated decisions.

Stakingrewards
:chart_with_upwards_trend: IoTeX is now listed on Stakingrewards , which is a curated knowledge & database for passive income opportunities with digital assets.Community & Campaigns

IoTeX Signature Campaign II

In March, we have hosted our first Signature Campaign on Bitcointalk and after having a very active support and engagement from our community, we came back with the second round and have added another forum, Altcoinstalk,

:low_brightness: Bitcointalk
:low_brightness: Altcoinstalk

:moneybag: Community Rewards Program — Let’s Make Content Campaign

Our Bounty for creating Original Content starts on May 20 and will run for about one month! Take this opportunity to learn something new and help to educate others by picking one of the proposed topics or pitch your own ideas to us!
:ballot_box_with_check: Rules & details are in this blog

By hosting this campaign, we wanted to celebrate the successful IoTeX Mainnet Alpha Launch! Looking forward to your creative works & the best ones will be featured on our official channels :camera_flash:

IoTeX and CoinGecko are hosting a 25,000 IOTX Giveaway to celebrate the launch of IoTeX Mainnet, as well as to welcome CoinGecko as one of our 18 Consensus Delegates :raised_hands:t4:

:arrow_right: Enter for your chance to win! https://gleam.io/1wI7g/coingecko-x-iotex-25000-iotex-giveaway

IoTeX Project Updates #13 — March 19 to April 17, 2019

IoTeX Mainnet Alpha Countdown is ON now!

After 2 years of development, we are proud to announce that IoTeX Mainnet Alpha will be launched on April 22 In order to get familiar with this code releases and why it’s such an important milestone for IoTeX, please see Official launch website launch.iotex.io

Mainnet Alpha blog :arrow_forward:

Everything You Need to Know About IoTeX Mainnet Alpha

Recap of IoTeX Mainnet Rehearsals!

In order for the IoTeX Mainnet Alpha to take place and make sure that the Delegates are able to run the consensus of the network in a secure way on behalf of the entire community, IoTeX’s team has executed Mainnet Rehearsal sessions by creating various workshops (i.e., infrastructure, monitoring, rewards) and practicing real-world Delegate scenarios :

  • Network bootstrap: start blockchain + consensus process from scratch
  • First aid: pause/resume blockchain without affecting block production
  • Hotfix (compatible): install new software without pausing consensus (e.g., bug fixes, new features)
  • Hotfix (non-compatible): network-wide pause to install new software (e.g., serious issues that should not happen regularly)
  • Rollback & recovery: reverse a set of blocks and allow blockchain to recover (e.g., critical issues and bugs, should not happen)

We have been recording all the sessions and prepared the recap for you in the blog posts below:

Overview of the IoTeX Mainnet Rehearsal
Mainnet Rehearsal Begins on March 27
Mainnet Rehearsal Kickoff Report
IoTeX Mainnet Rehearsal Update — Incredible Progress Every Day
IoTeX Mainnet Rehearsal Conclusion

IoTeX Member Portal is Coming Soon!

The IoTeX Member Portal is your one-stop-shop for all things Blockchain + IoT. We will be sharing product reviews/unboxings and giving away FREE IoT devices and exclusive IoTeX swag!

:white_check_mark: Only Genesis Voters will get access to the IoTeX Member Portal. Haven’t voted yet? Go to member.iotex.io and vote today!
:movie_camera: Check out the video below & if you like this initiative, give us :+1:

IoTeX Stake & Vote

We hope that most of our community has already staked & voted and already looking forward to receiving their early voter rewards from the IoTeX Foundation , but in case if you are new to IoTeX, here are the resources that you will find helpful:

Step-by-step blog Voting for IoTeX Delegates — Official Kickoff

Guidebook https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://iotex.io/voter-handbook.pdf

Voting Guide video https://youtu.be/2z-DbJsODsQ

Make sure to get familiar with our 50+ Delegates and review their website, introduction, community plan, and rewards plan that you can access through the voting website below Delegates

IoTeX’s Delegates & Partners Updates

Mobile Voting DApp by Cobo Wallet

We are excited to inform our community that Cobo Wallet — IoTeX Delegate and strategic partner — has officially released the first Mobile Voting DApp for IoTeX Delegates Program ! With this mobile voting platform , the voting process can be performed directly through the Cobo Wallet with a built-in MetaMask tool.

Cobo Releases Mobile Voting DApp for IoTeX Delegates Program

Open-source Reward Calculation Tool by Infinity Stones

IoTeX Lab presenting IoTeX at the @IoThingsMilan Industry event in Italy!

Follow IoTeX for the latest updates on CoinGecko

IoTeX (IOTX) price, chart, and fundamentals info | CoinGecko

IoT: The Problem Blockchain Is Looking For? — Consensus Networks

IoT: The Problem Blockchain Is Looking For?

IoTeX’s token contract gets a 100% score in the security audit by CertiK Foundation

Marketing & PR Updates

Interview with BlockchainBrad
Our Head of Business Development, Larry Pang, sat down with BlockchainBrad to talk all things IoTeX & provide insightful information on the things we are working on, our vision, approach and plans for the current year. We suggest you to check out the livestream and for your convenience, the timestamps are provided, as well as, here is a short summary report of the main points discussed in this interview.

Recap & Highlights of the Interview with BlockchainBrad

BlockGroup Invested in IoTeX

Three Altcoin Prospects to Check Out Now

IoTeX in the report by @santimentfeed

Here’s What March’s Top ERC-20 Projects By Dev Activity Have Been Working On

IoTeX in the @marketsmarkets report!

Blockchain IoT Market Size, Growth, Trend and Forecast to 2024 | MarketsandMarkets

Can a blockchain handle the IoT and protect your private data too?

IoTeX Scales Up: Privacy-Focused IoT Mainnet Within Weeks | Crypto Briefing

IoTeX in the top 10 out of ALL projects based on CoinMarketCap F undamental Crypto Asset Score

Flipside Crypto

Community & Campaigns

AMA & Livestream Video + Recap — March 26
Get creative & join our IoLove Campaign II
IoLove Campaign II — Unleash your Creativity on IoTeX Delegates Program

Mainnet Alpha Celebration
IoTeX Global celebration of the Mainnet Alpha Launch!
Calling all tech supporters for the DDoS Attack Bounty Campaign

IoTeX Project Update #12 — January 24— March 18, 2019

IoTeX Delegates Program

We have officially launched our voting website for Delegate Elections. The 40+confirmed Delegates are now on our website. Each Delegate has prepared their own website, introduction, community plan, rewards plan that you can access through the new voting website. Check it out!
Delegates

To help you get familiar with our voting platform and Delegates, we launched a Referral Campaign that is still available until voting begins.
:blue_heart: Thanks to your support, IoTeX DELEGATES VOTING reached 100% goal in only 3 days

Voting is still going on — please keep voting to Help IoTeX Build A Stronger Network

:loudspeaker: Mainnet rehearsal will start soon and Mainnet launch is coming by the end of March — Stay tuned to our future announcements!

We announced five groups of confirmed Delegates and published spotlights of each group. These groups include Ecosystem Partners, Ambassador Delegates, and Developer Delegates.

Our confirmed global Delegates bring a wide range of sophistication to our ecosystem, including mobile/cold storage wallet support, advanced research into real-world applications for the IoTeX token, global media and branding expertise, demonstrated commitment and loyalty towards building up our network, security expertise to strengthen the network further, and much, much more. The five groups are linked below.

New IoTeX Ecosystem Partners: Cobo, CoinGecko, DRoute, & HashBuy!

New IoTeX Ecosystem Partners: BlockBoost, BlueFox IoT, National University of Singapore

IoTeX Ambassador Delegates: GameFantasy, IoTeX Core, IoTeX LAB, IoTeX Trader, iotxplorer

Developers <> IoTeX Delegates: Consensus Networks, IoTASK, iotexhub, Super IoTeX, and Wan Nodes!

The governance design of the IoTeX network encodes the rules and processes that define how the network will reach consensus, incentivize network participation, and evolve sustainably over time. In this blog post, we provide an overview of the IoTeX Delegates Program, focusing on application, voting and election guidelines.

IoTeX Delegates Program — Application, Voting and Rewards

Resources for voters:

Voting for IoTeX Delegates — Official Kickoff!

Voter’s Guidebook

Interested in becoming a Delegate?

The Delegates election process will kickoff in February 2019 and the IoTeX Mainnet Alpha is expected go live in March 2019 — get excited! If you are interested in becoming a Delegate, please complete this form.

:gift: Here comes your opportunity to impact the future of IoTeX and earn great rewards for voting! To kick off the IoTeX Delegates Program we will be launching a series of new community reward campaigns to walk through the voting process, explain rewards for voters, and spread the word. Over the next month, we will be distributing Millions of IOTX and Member Only rewards to our community — don’t miss out on your chance to earn points/tokens!

IoTeX Mainnet — Staking/Voting & The Grand Design

While we are extremely focused on launching the Mainnet and IoTeX root chain, we are always thinking ahead about the bigger picture of IoTeX Network for the next 5–10 years. Our long-term design employs Separation of Powers , a term coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, which states that political authority should be divided into legislative, executive and judicial powers. Inspired by this concept, the grand vision for IoTeX utilizes four layers with unique roles.

The Grand Design of IoTeX — Separation of Powers

Technical Development Updates

We have reopened the IoTeX Testnet. Our tech team made huge strides with performance, reliability, and security in this iteration. We published instructions to help you create a full node and explore the Testnet yourself.

IoTeX Open Testnet v2.0 is Now Live !

We have changed to weekly release to speed up the Mainnet launch process, and released 0.5.0-rc1. 0.5.0-rc2, 0.5.0-rc3 successfully to the testnet:

  • Fully removing the old genesis config
  • ioctl, a comprehensive command line tool for interacting with blockchain
  • Improved election service robustness
  • Improved block sync efficiency
  • Improved storage size by ~50%
  • Adding block producer productivity query API
  • Fixing performance & security bugs
  • Upgrading protoc-gen-go to v1.3.0
  • Other code improvements

In addition to that, we have fully opened the Testnet to 30+ delegates, who, together with our robot BPs, started block production and earning rewards.

Partnership Updates

New Technical Partners for IoTeX’s Delegates Program

If you want to become an IoTeX Delegate but need technical assistance, our partners have your back. Check the link for more info on who Infinity Stones, Airfoil Services, Metanyx, Staked and EON are, and contact them (and us!) if you’re interested in becoming a Delegate.

New Technical Partners for IoTeX Delegates Program: Infinity Stones, Airfoil Services, Metanyx

New Technical Partners for IoTeX Delegates Program: Staked & EON Capital

New partnership IoTeX x XYO

We are proud to announce our strategic partnership with XYO — the world’s first decentralized geolocation oracle powered by a human-powered P2P network. Over the coming months, we will explore how to sync XYO’s geolocation capabilities with the IoTeX blockchain, allowing IoTeX developers to leverage XYO’s geolocation network.

IoTeX & XYO Partner to Enable Trusted Geolocations

XYO Partners with IoT Trust and Privacy Leader IoTeX

Exchange Listing Updates

IoTeX is now listed on UPbit! UPbit is a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange. We’re honored to be presented on such a well known and reputable global exchange!

:trophy: IoTeX has been selected by Allbit for the Allbit Listing Competition! Please support us :blue_heart:Top 3 projects will be listed on Allbit and will be recommended for priority review for KRW Market Listing on Upbit.

IoTeX’s Guide & Campaigns to the AxU Listing Competition

:moneybag: If you are participating in our Allbit Trading Lucky Draw Campaign , please fill in the form to provide your trading proof and wallet address. Random AIRDROP to these accounts are also planned — Seize the chance! :arrow_forward:https://goo.gl/forms/faeb0VbKU88DHKQ22 Results are collected everyday at 5:00 AM KST time.

IoTeX is also listed and supported on ChangeNOW and StealtheX.

Media Coverage

IoTeX Founder Raullen Chai on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Privacy

Leading Blockchain Integration With IoT Devices for Enhanced Security

How IOTA, VeChain (VET), IoTeX and OriginTrail Blockchain IoT Projects Are Picking Up the Pace in…

Project overview: IoTeX the Decentralized Network for the Internet of Things (IoT)

4 IoT Projects Making Headway in Q1 2019

Events & Conferences

Our founder Raullen attended the 2019 Stanford Blockchain Conference and gave a talk on Bless-for-Reward (B4R) Authentication of Blockchain State for Lightest Clients on February 1st.

Further at Stanford, IoTeX’s Larry Pang and Tian Pan spoke at the Graduate School of Business on January 30th to a group of Stanford and Tsinghua MBA students. Thanks for having us, Stanford!

Community Updates & Campaigns

We had several AMAs as scheduled, including two livestreams with our co-founders.

General AMA & Livestream — January 25, 2019

Tech AMA — February 8, 2019

General AMA — February 22, 2019

General AMA & Livestream — March 1, 2019

Bug Bounty Campaign

IoTeX is excited to announce the brand new Bug Bounty Program for developers! It is an open offer to external individuals to receive compensation for reporting iotex-core bugs, specifically related to security of the core functionality. :gift: Check reward details here and happy hunting!

Larry’s interview with BlockchainBrad

IoTeX Project Update #11— December 13 - January 23, 2019

IoTeX Delegate Requirements

As block production and verification in the IoTeX network is managed exclusively by a pool of delegates, it is crucial that all candidates meet specific hardware, software, and operational requirements. These minimum requirements are set based on the fact that “the network is only as strong as the weakest delegate”, and are necessary to maintain full security and high performance of the IoTeX blockchain:

IoTeX Announces Block Producer Requirements

Application, Voting, and Rewards

The governance design of the IoTeX network encodes the rules and processes that define how the network will reach consensus, incentivize network participation, and evolve sustainably over time. In this blog post, we provide an overview of the IoTeX Delegates Program, focusing on application , voting and election guidelines .

IoTeX Delegates Program — Application, Voting and Rewards

Interested in becoming a Delegate?

The Delegates election process will kick off in February 2019 and the IoTeX Mainnet Alpha is expected to go live in March 2019 — get excited! If you are interested in becoming a Delegate, please complete this form.

Exchange Listing Updates

IoTeX has officially been listed on Bittrex — one of the world’s premier exchanges! Retweet the following announcement and win a lucky draw on this Friday!

Technical/Development Updates

In the past month, our Tech team were busy working on the reliability and security aspects of IoTeX root chain and preparing for the upcoming Mainnet launch in March, some of the work includes:

  • Finalize the design of delegates voting, ranking and rewarding
  • Finalize protocol params, e.g., epoch, block period, block gas limit and etc.
  • Integration of libp2p library for low latency and higher network throughput
  • Enabling non-k8s deployment on GCP and AWS, and hot swap-in of BPs
  • Refactor of consensus and db code to improve security and reliability, e.g., signature aggregation/validation, footer cleanup, segregation of indexing service and etc.
  • Migration to IoTeX address v2.0
  • Benchmark optimized-MPT (Patricia Merkle Tree) v.s. DSMT (Delta State Merkle Tree) to facilitate the further improvement of tx-processing capability

Partnerships Updates

IoTeX is proud to join the China Mobile IoT Alliance, a union of global IoT and telecom enterprises, such as Huawei and ZTE. The alliance is focused on bringing frontier technology, products, and solutions to the IoT industry, and is led by China Mobile, the world’s largest telecom and mobile phone operator. As the first and only blockchain company invited to join the alliance, IoTeX will help bridge blockchain and IoT technology with real-world use cases.
IoTeX Joins the China Mobile IoT Alliance

IoTeX will sponsor and partner with the University of Cincinnati to build a joint research and development laboratory, which will focus on privacy-preserving cryptography research and blockchain applications. As a privacy-centric blockchain, IoTeX has developed innovative blockchain privacy protocols​ (DKSAP-IoT) and will work with University of Cincinnati researchers and professors to further drive cutting-edge blockchain privacy research.​​

IoTeX & University of Cincinnati: Research Partnership

We’re excited to announce that IoTeX is live on BitUniverse Link! All the latest IoTeX updates and news will now be directly available on BitUniverse. Follow us and you’ll never miss out!

BitUniverse | Cryptocurrency Portfolio & Trading Terminal

Media Coverage

IoTeX Presents Innovative IoT Privacy Technology at CES - NASDAQ.com

Leading Blockchain Integration With IoT Devices for Enhanced Security

IoTeX Review: What is IOTX? | Everything You Need to Know

Project to Watch: IoTeX | Hacked: Hacking Finance

Events & Conferences

From January 8–11, IoTeX showcased new IoT and privacy-focused innovations at the world’s largest tech conference — the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas! We discussed the challenge of data privacy for consumers and their devices with hundreds of potential technology partners. Read our full press release to learn more about our week at CES and how we plan to enable full end-to-end security and data privacy for various IoT use cases.

The Biggest Trend from CES 2019: Data Privacy + IoT

With all of the new connected gadgets at the CES in Las Vegas, the hottest topic of the conference was data privacy for the Internet of Things (IoT). Check out more insights about IoTeX in CES 2019 in the following video!

IoTeX Co-founder Qevan Guo was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the Innovation Summit at CES along with Sony, TCL, Konka, and other major enterprises. During his speech, Qevan shared IoTeX’s blockchain-based TEE and privacy technologies for the very first time! We are excited to pursue real-world applications of this technology with Summit attendees.

IoTeX had an amazing week at CES, and we are very proud to represent the blockchain world at the largest tech conference in the world! We met many potential partners here and enjoyed sharing our new blockchain & IoT product demos with media, investors, and techies! Stay tuned for a full CES recap.
IoTeX Head of BD, Larry Pang, delivered a speech during an IoT meetup at CES. We were invited by the distinguished Xavier Dalloz consulting firm to share IoTeX’s blockchain & IoT vision to a room full of IoT experts from France.
Thank you for sending lovely messages from all around the world to IoTeX during CES! Your messages were on display on our live ticker in the IoTeX booth to everyone at CES!

IoTeX Head of BD Larry shared insights on Blockchain & IoT at the InnovPRIME “IoT and Connectivity Summit” on Jan 16 in San Francisco. Great times networking with Intel, Samsung Catalyst, Bosch, BT, and XD Innovation!

Community Updates & Campaigns

As our early supporters know, we love to keep our community updated with news and progress of our project through various channels, including our weekly News Digest Videos with Alina on the official IoTeX YouTube channel In order to make these videos more valuable to our supporters, we would like to introduce a brand new community rewards campaign around it! As our News Digest videos come out weekly on Sundays , this is when this new campaign will take place as well. We hope you will find this campaign interesting and fun!​

It’s been an amazing and successful year for IoTeX — we wouldn’t be where we are today without you! Thank you for supporting us throughout 2018, and we are looking forward to continuing our great progress in 2019 and beyond. From all of us here at IoTeX, we wish you and your families a happy holiday season and New Year!

IoTeX Ambassadors Program

As we are growing fast on tech and partnerships development, we would like to continue focusing on our long-term success and grow our community in more regions and countries. Based on this initiative, we have launched the IoTeX Brand Ambassadors Program! Join us to build a stronger ecosystem together.

Please note: PHASE 2 has closed on January 13 and we have contacted all of the selected candidates. PHASE 3 is currently open and you can review the details and application form here:

IoTeX General AMA — December 21, 2018

IoTeX Tech AMA — January 4, 2019

IoTeX Project Update #10 — November 11- December 12, 2018

Technical & Development Updates

This release marks an important milestone for our project and includes exciting new features that preview our full-feature Mainnet Alpha launch in Q1 2019:

  • Sub-chain provisioning: support of two independent blockchains (root chain, sub-chain), running on separate databases in the IoTeX network
  • Cross-chain communication: ability to transfer value from root chain to sub-chain, with IoTeX Wallet support across both chains
  • Consensus enhancements: performance enhancements to Roll-DPoS (1,000+ TPS & 100+ node tests), and new security improvements
  • IoTeX Explorer v2.0: separate IoTeX Explorer pages to visualize both root chain and sub-chain activities
  • And much more! For full details please see our blog and demo video

IoTeX Mainnet Preview (Photon) Release

What can we expect in the coming months?

Photon marks the final version of the IoTeX Testnet — the countdown to our Mainnet Alpha launch in Q1 2019 has officially begun! Mainnet Alpha will be IoTeX’s biggest milestone yet, as it represents our formal transition from Testnet to Mainnet. To prepare for this important transition, the next few months will be action-packed across technical development, protocol/governance design, and thought leadership. Some exciting things to look out for over the next few months include:

  • Development of new features, including privacy-enabled sub-chains, and hardware
  • Software development kits (SDKs) and documentation to start a Testnet node
  • Fully open Testnet, where users can validate transactions, build decentralized applications (DApps), and explore the IoTeX network first-hand
  • Block Producer (BP) Election Program details will be shared
  • Bug bounties targeted at hackers / developers
  • Research papers on sub-chains, cross-chain communication, and Roll-DPoS
  • Community rewards programs to test features and promote IoTeX
  • Proofs of concept and demos showcasing IoTeX in action
  • And more…

IoTeX Testnet is now Open !

We are also thrilled to announce that the IoTeX Testnet is fully open to the community! Using our new software development kits (SDKs) and step-by-step developer documentation, anyone can easily start their own Testnet node, run transactions, deploy DApps, and much more. We can’t wait to see the great things you will build!

IoTeX is proud to be one of the first blockchain projects to receive the Binance Gold Project label! :muscle:Now Binance users and IOTX holders can get in-depth details on IoTeX’s team, real-time trading statistics, token economics, general IoTeX news, and more on Binance Info.

IoTeX (IOTX) is now an official “Gold Label Project” on Binance Info

New addition to our blog series on blockchain & IoT

In this blog, we take a deep dive into the multiple layers of the blockchain & IoT tech stack and describe how these layers ultimately come together to form end-to-end IoT solutions.

The Blockchain & IoT Tech Stack

Community Updates

Thank you for proposing so many great names! We received over 12,600 submissions and out of five finalists, Photon was the winner with ~27% of total votes. Thanks to all who participated!

Naming the Mainnet Preview!

Since we love connecting with our community and supporters through not only fun but meaningful engagements, we have launched a 3rd Roll Dice campaign, through which our community would have a deeper understanding of our most recent Mainnet Preview: Photon release.

IoTeX Roll Dice Campaign III — Photon

General AMA — November 23, 2018

Livestream Tech AMA — December 7, 2018

Video

Thank you for those who joined our tech AMA and livestream session on December 7th! We had a great time answering your tech-related questions and talking about our technical progress so far and we would like to provide a brief summary for those of you who weren’t able to join, as well as, the questions that were chosen by the team and qualified for bonus points.

IoTeX Ambassadors Program

As we are growing fast on tech and partnerships development, we would like to continue focusing on our long-term success and grow our community in more regions and countries. Based on this initiative, we have launched the IoTeX Brand Ambassadors Program! Join us to build a stronger ecosystem together.

Please note: PHASE 1 of accepting applications has closed on November 9th @ 10 PM PDT. PHASE 2 is currently open and you can review the details and application form here:

Events & Conferences

November 8 — CES2019 Unveiled in New York

We were honored to be invited as the ONLY blockchain company to CES 2019 Unveiled event in New York on November 8 and join the celebration party with other emerging tech trends that will dominate the CES show floor in January. See you all soon in Las Vegas!

November 15Inclusive Fintech Summit in Singapore

Our co-founder Raullen was invited to attend the Inclusive Fintech Summit in Singapore and joined the panel discussion of “A Brand New World of Technology Convergence”, sharing thoughts on fintech development and adoptions.

You can also watch the recording of this session below (Raullen speak starting from 2:28:00)

November 16 — DVNCEO Summit in Mountain View

IoTeX is proud to be a Draper Network Portfolio company and we have been invited to attend DVNCEO Summit representing the blockchain sector and having an opportunity to have 1-on-1 meetings with 60+ Big Corporations like Panasonic, Delta Airlines, Siemens, CapitalOne, SAP, State Farm Insurance, TATA and more!

December 3–6— RISC-V Summit in Santa Clara

Our Head of Cryptography, Dr. Xinxin Fan attended this conference and got insights on Commercial & Open-Source Implementations, Software & Silicon, Vectors & Security, Applications and Accelerators, Simulation Infrastructure and much more with the industry leaders!

December 9–11— World Digital Asset Summit (“WDAS”) in San Francisco

Invited by New Do Venture, our co-founder Raullen attended WDAS 2018 hosted by IoT block, as the guest speaker at the Investor & Founder Panel discussing “Sharing Economy: A Testbed for Blockchain, IoT and Decentralized Governance” along with Origin protocol and Bee Token.

Community Contributions

IoTeX Explained #3— Privacy

This video was prepared by one of our Community Leaders, Simone, in which the benefits of a built-in privacy feature provided by the IoTeX blockchain is explained.

Interview of our Brand Ambassador, Simone

In this interview with Fabrizio, an Italian software developer, and blogger, Simone shares lots of interesting insights about the industry and IoTeX.

Quick guide on setting up a Testnet node from our community supporter Fabrizio

Check out this great blog post from one of our Community Leaders and supporters cryptweeter

IoTeX: The People Behind The Project

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IoTeX Project Update #9 — September 24-November 10, 2018

Technical Development

  • Launch of Mainnet preview is right on track, e.g., subchain management has been implemented, security and reliability of Roll-DPoS have been improved and developer SDK and its doc are close to being done.
  • IoTeX Network Explorer has been fully open-sourced on GitHub! Working with iotex-core, this repo allows everyone to connect the existing node/port to a self-built Explorer and monitor blockchain activities at the front end!

IoTeX Network Explorer has been Open Sourced!

  • Since launching our Testnet Beta “Epik” release, we have been using Kubernetes to deploy and optimize our Testnet infrastructure. We wanted to share our experience and guide you on how to run your own containerized applications and environments on Kubernetes.

[Deploy, operate, and monitor IoTeX cluster with Kubernetes

Partnerships / Business Development

IoTeX joined the Trusted IoT Alliance

We are proud to become a part of the Trusted IoT Alliance, a consortium of blockchain technology companies and enterprises (e.g., Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto) focused on leveraging blockchain infrastructure to secure and scale IoT ecosystems. The alliance is currently developing several industrial proofs of concept, to which IoTeX will contribute technical and academic expertise and resources.

IoTeX & NKN: Expanding the Reach and Impact of Blockchain Technology

Over the past couple of months, IoTeX and NKN have worked together on a smart home/sharing economy use case, which provides a decentralized alternative to traditional short-term home rental solutions. As both of our projects drive towards our respective Mainnet launches early next year, we hope to optimize coordination across various layers of the blockchain tech stack. We will work together on R&D, along with other partners across the various infrastructure pillars with the goal of driving holistic decentralized use cases. Furthermore, we will continue to iterate on our smart home proof of concept, and also explore additional use cases together.

New Blog series — Blockchain & IoT

#1. We often hear about the autonomous machine-to-machine ecosystems that will one day run on the blockchain, but what can we look forward to in the near future?

Blockchain & IoT: What’s it all about ?

#2. Why blockchain will ultimately activate IoT’s full potential by enabling interoperability across IoT devices, companies, and industries?

Blockchain’s Role in Today’s Internet of Things (IoT) Landscape

IoTeX teaches a course for University of Nicosia

IoTeX was invited to teach a distance learning course “Blockchain Technology and Applications”, as a part of the Master of Science program offered by the University of Nicosia, the largest university in Cyprus, Europe. Our co-founder Raullen Chai and staff blockchain engineer Zhijie Shen have shared their knowledge of blockchains and IoT to students from all around the world. Check out the full video to learn!

Two Academic Papers published

Our latest academic paper Scalable Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance with Short-Lived Signature Schemes has been accepted and published in CASCON 2018! CASCON is a premier industrial and academic conference for advanced studies in computer science and software engineering sponsored by the IBM Canada Laboratory. This paper describes that IoTeX proposed an efficient short-lived signature-based PBFT variant to improve the scalability of PBFT significantly.

IoTeX Published “Scalable Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance with Short-Lived Signature Schemes”…

The second academic paper titled “Roll-DPoS: A Randomized Delegated Proof of Stake Scheme for Scalable Blockchain-Based Internet of Things Systems” has been accepted and published in the proceedings of The 1st Workshop on Distributed Ledger of Things (DLoT 2018), which is co-located with EAI Mobiquitous 2018. This short paper describes the core components of the IoTeX’s in-house consensus algorithm Roll-DPoS. Our Head of Cryptography, Dr. Xinxin Fan, also joined the technical panel and discussed the hot topic “ Blockchain Meets the Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges ” during the workshop.

Community Updates

IoTeX Test-The-Net Bounty Program

At the end of August, we have released the Testnet Beta Release: Epik, which focused on bringing usability and tangibility to the IoTeX Testnet. We have involved our community in testing it’s features and improving the overall code release, by holding the Test-The-Net campaign. To show our appreciation for your support, we had selected 50 winners that received bonus points for their efforts!

Tech AMA — September 28, 2018

We connected with our subreddit community for a bi-weekly tech-focused AMA . We appreciate your continuous curiosity and efforts! Thank you all for the thoughtful questions submitted, and congratulations to those who asked the most interesting & thoughtful questions that got chosen to receive bonus points.

AMA with Founders — October 12, 2018

Our founders were in our Official Telegram group answering your questions! Thank you to everyone who has participated in this session, we had a great time connecting with you!

Tech AMA & Livestream with Founders — October 26, 2018

We have hosted another AMA session with IoTeX’s founders, but this time it was a livestream, before and during which, you had a chance to ask us tech-related questions! Check out the full video here:

And we have also prepared a short written summary here:

General AMA — November 9th, 2018

IoTeX Ambassadors Program

As we are growing fast on tech and partnerships development, we would like to continue focusing on our long-term success and grow our community in more regions and countries. Based on this initiative, we have launched the IoTeX Brand Ambassadors Program! Join us to build a stronger ecosystem together.

Please note: PHASE 1 of our Brand Ambassadors Program will be closing on Friday, November 9th at 10 PM PDT. All of the selected candidates for this round will be contacted by Monday, November 12th and we will advise you of the next steps. Check details and application form here:

Naming the Mainnet Preview Campaign

As our early supporters know, each of our code release was named after a permutation of the name of world-class cryptographer/Mathematician. There is no exception this time for our Mainnet Preview. The only difference is — it is our dear community, you, who will be choosing the name for us through our wallet and smart contract! Both parts of this campaign have already ended and right now we are evaluating the voting results before we announce the winners. Please check our forum for the latest updates.

Events & Conferences

October 3 — Career Fair @ Stanford University

We had a great time communicating with talents, as well as, enjoyed sharing thoughts with other projects at Stanford Blockchain Career Fair. We are actively looking for technical & marketing talents and if you think you are the one, we want to hear from you. Please see the current openings here https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/iotexio

October 4–5 Global Blockchain Forum

October 5–7 ETH San Francisco

October 25 — IoT in Action summit by Microsoft

October 27 — DoraHacks hackathon in Seoul

October 29 — IoTeX Meet-up & Networking in Toronto

October 29 — Cisco & EDB Blockchain Summit
IoTeX was invited to attend Cisco & EDB Blockchain Summit in Singapore, which is a high-level private summit host by Cisco and attended by VP-level executives in broader supply chain industry leaders. Our co-founder Qevan represented IoTeX as a speaker in the session of Barriers to Adoption — A Trusted IOT Alliance Perspective.

October 29–31 CASCON Conference in Toronto
Our head of cryptography, Dr. Fan was invited to speak at CASCON conference and present our latest academic paper on PBFT.

Community Contributions

IoTeX Explained #1 — Blockchains-in-blockchain

This video was prepared by one of our Community Leaders, Simone, in which the structure of our blockchains-in-blockchain architecture is explained.

IoTeX Explained #2 — Roll-DPoS Consensus

Another video prepared by Simone, that explains in detail how our innovative consensus mechanism works.

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

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!

IoTeX Project Update #7–8/10/18–8/31/18

Token Release Schedule

Since we issued the IOTX token in late May, we have learned a great deal regarding the role of our token in the broader IoTeX ecosystem. The IOTX token will play a crucial role in the IoTeX Mainnet — it will be used as “gas” for the blockchain, root/subchain management, network-wide governance, and more. After much deliberation, and taking these considerations into account, we believe the most effective approach to guarantee a thriving IoTeX Mainnet is to align our token distribution schedule with the public launch of the IoTeX Mainnet in Q1 2019.

We couldn’t have made this decision alone. We are lucky to have the support of our community, who have provided valuable feedback to us every step of the way. Over this past month, we have also discussed several potential options with our private sale investors, IoTeX core team, and advisors, who are most affected by this decision due to the extended lockup of their tokens. We are appreciative to have their overwhelming support, which reaffirms their long-term belief in our project, and are even more motivated than ever to deliver on our vision.

Token Release Schedule Update Details

Distribution and Locked IOTX Tokens

On August 24, we have announced the rotation of accounts holding locked IOTX tokens to ensure security best practices. This is highly necessary as we prepare for the upcoming distribution of IOTX tokens. Before the end of August, as scheduled, 1.9% of the total token token supply will be released. For the full details of our token distribution schedule. As scheduled, the tokens will be distributed from the IoTeX Ecosystem and Community Reward Program buckets.

Token Distribution Details

Testnet Beta (Codename “Epik”) Release

On August 29, we launched the last of our Testnet phases, Testnet Beta (Codename “Epik”)! It was an extremely thrilling day as this is not only the last phase before IoTeX enters Mainnet, but also the first opportunity we have allowed you, our community, to send transactions and directly interact with one another within our Testnet environment.

You can check out the code on Github here

IoTeX firmly stands behind prioritizing usability, which plays a crucial role in bridging users, developers, and IoTeX. This priority has navigated us in highlighting the implementation of smart contracts and wallet in Epik, allowing us to begin gathering feedback on usability features that are crucial to the developer experience. We encourage you, our community, to interact and send transactions to your friends to test out our wallet features!

Detailed instructions for running the Epik code are provided in this README.file , and our detailed demo videos can be found here

Testnet Beta (Codename “Epik”) Details

Welcome Tian Pan to our Tech Team!

Tian has just joined us as a Staff Software Engineer to architect and develop products. Prior to IoTeX, he was a senior software engineer and tech lead at Uber, improving user experiences and security through sign-in, sign-up, account management. From Yale University, Tian studied computer science and decentralized systems.

Partnerships

From our last project update, we have since announced 5 additional amazing strategic partners to join our Partnerships program. We have ambitious goals for each one and are striving to make them a reality as soon as possible in alignment with our own roadmap as well.

Strategic Partner — Weeve: Partnering to Enable Trusted IoT Data Marketplaces

On August 15, we unveiled our fourth strategic partnership with Weeve, a Berlin-based project building a decentralized platform to transform IoT data into tradeable digital assets. Weeve uses patented cryptographic technologies to attest data (i.e., certify the originating source, harvest, process, transport etc. of ‘digital asset’ to the blockchain for trading) and curates a platform for entities to deploy novel data monetization services based on this certified data.

With Weeve, IoTeX aims to offer a promising alternative to securely store and trade IoT data as a digital asset, while pushing data ownership to the end user.

Weeve Strategic Partnership Details

Strategic Partner — Celer Network: Bringing Internet-Level Scalability to IoTeX Blockchain

Following our announcement with Weeve, we introduced our strategic partner Celer Network, one of the premier projects working on off-chain scaling solutions and research. Co-founded by four Ph. Ds from MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and UIUC, Celer Network is blockchain agnostic and horizontally scalable, combining a unique technology and economic architecture to drastically increase the scalability of blockchains through off-chain scaling techniques.

IoTeX and Celer are partnering to change the status quo and increase the scalability, flexibility, and usability of the blockchain. Throughout our technical development, IoTeX will explore and utilize Celer’s off-chain scaling technology to improve the performance of the IoTeX root chain and sub-chains.

Celer Strategic Partnership Details

Strategic Partner — GSENetwork: Empowering an IoT-Driven Global Sharing Economy

Most recently, we revealed yet another strategic partnership with GSENetwork, a Singapore-based project building a decentralized sharing economy network with the goal of eliminating the need for centralized intermediaries and solving trust issues that currently burden the growth of the sharing economy.

The primary purpose of our partnership will be to expand the capabilities of today’s sharing economy by incorporating smart IoT devices, blockchain technology, and token economic incentives. In addition to addressing existing sharing economy issues, our long-term goal is to design and launch a brand new features usable in several sharing economy domains, such as enhanced process automation (e.g., smart locks), traceability of assets (e.g., shared bicycles, shared cars), and privacy of user data.

GSENetwork Strategic Partnership Details

Community Updates

IoTeX General AMA — August 17, 2018

On August 17, we connected with our subreddit community again with another bi-weekly general AMA. We appreciate your continuous curiosity and efforts! We also held another AMA today (8/31) focused on our recent code release of Testnet Beta (codename “Epik”). We will cover the details and recap of this AMA in the next project update!

IoTeX General AMA — August 17, 2018 Details

IoTeX Meetup & Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

On August 19, IoTeX’s Head of BD joined NKN and Theta Network is hosting a great panel discussion in SF for the Galactic Blockchain Happy Hour! Bringing the SF blockchain community together, we would like to thank Starfish Mission for collaborating with us and co-hosting such a successful event. Huge thanks to everyone who came out as well! We had a great time spurring intriguing conversations around blockchain and the crypto space.

International Cryptography Conference 2018

From August 19 to 23, IoTeX’s Head of Cryptography, Dr.Xinxin Fan attended Crypto 2018 which is the 38th International Cryptology Conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). We are honored to have been able to sponsor such an esteemed conference and to create a fruitful discussion with researchers and industry practitioners related to recent progress in areas of blockchain and cryptography who have established great foundations for conducting further collaborative research between IoTeX and crypto communities.

More on this conference, it is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) and attracted more than 700 participants all around the world this year. Crypto 2018 was preceded by three days of workshops on a wide range of topics such as cryptocurrencies, post-quantum cryptography, TLS 1.3, etc. The main conference focused on advanced cryptography research topics including secure multi-party computation, zero-knowledge proof, homomorphic encryption, and more. As mentioned before, IoTeX sponsored this conference alongside 24 various companies, investment firms, and government funding agencies.

Partnerships & Founders Livestream Campaign

From August 24 to August 28, we held our Partnerships and Founders Livestream Campaign on Twitter! We are overwhelmed with the amount of participation this garnered. You guys were on fire with this! Congratulations to everyone who was able to figure out part #1 and/or part #2’s correct answers. Points will be distributed no later than September 5th!

We also held our Founders livestream today which was made eligible for participants who successfully completed part #1 and/or part #2 of our Partnerships campaign. An updated recap and summary will be posted on this project update over the weekend!

Crypto BBQ

On August 23, our Community Manager Alina attended the first open-air conference to be held in Russia. 30 lectures were given from experts in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and fintech. Among the attendees, we had a chance to meet crypto-enthusiasts, developers, businessmen, investors and representatives from exchanges and VC’s!

Project Update #6 – 7/25/18–8/10/18

Technical Developments

  • Finished the rewriting of Roll-DPoS consensus implementation, which makes the CPU utilization be improved by ~100%
  • Started to integrate IoTeX blockchain with Ethereum smart contract/Solidity
  • Implemented the MVP IoTeX web wallet

Welcome Yutong to our Tech Team!

Yutong has just joined us as a Staff Blockchain Engineer to architect and develop IoTeX blockchains. Holding an M.S. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, Yutong has a rich experience in security and distributed systems. Before IoTeX, Yutong was the tech lead in Uber ’s Identity & Security team, the mastermind behind Uber’s authentication systems. Before that, he was a member of the Technical Staff at Upthere , focusing on user account security and data protection. Yutong is also a white hat hacker, holding a number of bounties under his name including Facebook and Evernote. He also presented in Blackhat as a speaker back in 2016.

Partnership

Partnership Program Kickoff

We are extremely excited and happy to officially share that our Partnership Program went live on July 31. Throughout this year, we have had the pleasure of meeting many potential partners in the blockchain, IoT, connectivity, and smart device industries. Through these interactions, we have gained valuable insights about our role in the blockchain and IoT ecosystems, as well as reaffirmed the importance of aligning ourselves with strategic partners that share similar values and vision.

Head to IoTeX Official Partnership Program Launch to read more on our philosophy, structure, and potential benefits on our strategic partners.

Official Partnership Website Launched

Following our official announcement of IoTeX’s Partnership Program, we also launched our official partnership website to the public on August 2! This website showcases our strategic partnerships across development partners (e.g., IoT companies, blockchain projects), ecosystem partners (e.g., distributors, incubators), and alliances. We are proud and eager to show you what is to come in the near future with our partners. You can follow with us on this journey here

Strategic Partner — Lineable: Expanding the Reach and Impact of Wearables with Blockchain

With both our partnership program and website officially underway, we shared with our community our first strategic partnership with Lineable , a wearable device based in Seoul, South Korea. Although it is too early to publicize concrete milestones and timelines, IoTeX and Lineable are both committed to one overarching goal: connect all of Lineable’s devices to the IoTeX blockchain in 2019. We look forward to working with Lineable to ensure their DApp fully leverages the capabilities of IoTeX’s blockchain to make Lineable’s vision a reality.

Lineable Partnership details

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Strategic Partner — LianAn: Formally Verifying the Security of IoTeX

Following our Lineable strategic partner announcement, we also shared with the community our LianAn partnership. Chengdu LianAn Technology is a formal verification company focused on blockchain security, based in Chengdu, China. LianAn’s core technology is formal verification of security-critical systems, and they have provided their services to the aerospace, military, and now blockchain industries. LianAn recently launched their Verification-as-a-Service (VaaS) platform, which offers automated and robust blockchain and smart contract verification for EOS, Ethereum, and other blockchains / smart contract languages.

In addition to leveraging LianAn’s formal verification services, IoTeX will also work with LianAn on research for blockchain and smart contract security. IoTeX looks forward to working with LianAn and other ecosystem members to combine our strengths and advance innovation in privacy and smart contracts.

LianAn Technology Partnership details

Strategic Partner — SmartHab: Smart Buildings and Cities Powered by IoTeX

Last, of the first week of announcements but not the least, we have also officially announced our SmartHab partnership. Based in Paris, SmartHab was founded in 2016 by veterans from the real estate and technology industries. SmartHab builds and installs end-to-end smart apartment solutions, which connect various types of smart devices to automate apartment operations (e.g., security, HVAC, lighting) and add transparency for both residents and building owners. Their next goal is to create a decentralized platform that will become the standard for smart building data notarization.

As two organizations at the forefront of IoT security innovation, the primary goal of our partnership will be to ensure the HAB platform best utilizes the IoTeX blockchain to capture maximum security, privacy, and usability benefits. Although no concrete timelines have been set, we hope to successfully launch the HAB platform on the IoTeX blockchain in 2019.

SmartHab Technology Partnership details

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Community Updates

IoLove Creations Campaign (Now Closed!)

From July 23-July 30, we received so much love from our community through our IoLove Creations Campaign. Countless #CreatedWithIoLovesubmissions from supporters all around the world blew the IoTeX team away. We were impressed not only because of the amazing artistic skills our community holds but also because of the resonating message these artworks conveyed over and over again — IoTeX’s community is globally strong and is one that has proven to think outside of the box. We are honored to have a community with such vigor and dedication! On this note, the IoTeX team would like to showcase #IoLoveFeatures, submissions that we believe have encapsulated the spirit of the campaign perfectly if not better than what we had imagined it to be. Congratulations to the top 100 submissions, and thank you to everyone who participated. It’s been our pleasure hosting this campaign!

**IIoLove Creations Campaign details (#IoLoveFeatures included!)

General IoTeX and Cryptodiffer AMA — 8/3/2018

As promised, we are completely transparent with our project, team, and more, delivering AMAs bi-weekly to reward our community for asking questions. For this week, we held two AMA’s for our community on our own subreddit as well as Cryptodiffer’s discord channel. 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 — 8/3/2018 details

CryptoDiffer Discord AMA — 8/3/2018 details

IoTeX Meetup & Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

The IoTeX team will be hosting a meetup in San Francisco on August 17 from 5:30PM-8:30PM. We hope to make more personable relationships with our community and supporters! Come by for both the IoTeX meetup and the Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour event. Look forward to drinks, snacks, and great conversation! Check this link out to RSVP and for more details.

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

Crypto 2018 (38th International Cryptology Conference)

From August 19–23, IoTeX will be sponsoring the Crypto 2018 (38th International Cryptology Conference which will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). IoTeX will be one of the only few blockchain projects chosen to sponsor this renown event alongside Ethereum Foundation , Zcash , and IOHK (Cardano) . Crypto 2018 is the top one amongst three most popular academic conferences worldwide for the international cryptography industry. This academic conference covers many fields including security analysis of symmetric cryptography, cryptography theory and practices, algorithmic number theory, cryptography for IoT, and more. We look forward to attending this conference which is organized by the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), and to sharing thoughts with industry/academic leaders.

Crypto 2018 details

IoTeX Project Update #5 — 7/9/18–7/26/18

Technical Development

  • We have finished our “quality weeks”, fixing many code quality issues as well as improving the blockchain performance and robustness.
  • For example, DB writes speed has been improved by 10x while crypto operations have been improved by 4x.
  • We have started using Kubernetes to deploy and monitor TestNet, and are in the process of pushing it to a greater scale.
  • We are improving Roll-DPoS consensus implementation and are continuing on the candidate pool and advanced crypto library integration.
  • We are investigating different virtual machines and smart contract technologies.
  • We are working on several research papers, which finalize the Roll-DPoS design and the consensus simulation framework.

DigitalOcean Sponsor

Big thanks to DigitalOcean for sponsoring our IoTeX testnets! The IoTeX team appreciates the support. DigitalOcean is a cloud computing platform where teams can build, deploy, and scale cloud applications faster and more efficiently. More information here: DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean – The developer cloud

Helping millions of developers easily build, test, manage, and scale applications of any size – faster than ever before.

Community Updates

Change/Verify ETH Address — New Profile System Feature

The IoTeX team is excited to share with you all a new feature to our profile system implemented on July 19! With this new feature, our community can now change and verify ETH addresses linked to respective accounts on https://iotex.io/login. We strive to always improve the usability and overall experience for our community to track and manage IoTeX points! We will have more features coming soon, so keep your eyes out for further updates.

Detailed instructions in how you can change/verify your ETH address are listed in this blog post:
Profile System - Change/Verify ETH Address

Rome Meetup

On July 11, we had a great and intimate meetup with some of our Italian community in Rome. Larry, IoTeX’s Head of BD, spoke on the intersection of IoT and long-time IoTeX supporter Simone shared his passion for IoTeX!

Korea Blockchain Week

We kicked off Korea Blockchain Week with two days on July 16–18 at the Beyond Blocks Summit in Seoul! Our team was productive and busy at meeting with blockchain builders, crypto investors, and IoT applications.

Block72 Blockchain x Industry Meetup

On July 19, our co-founder Raullen Chai spoke at Block72’s “Blockchain x Industry: Bringing Blockchain Technology to the Mainstream” along with Kyber Network, Theta Network, Zilliqa, Quantstamp, Certik! It was a meetup with over 250+ attendees from Korea and all around the world. We had a successful panel discussion diving into how to decentralize our current industries.

Hashed Night

We are extremely grateful to have #Hashed as not only our investors but friends as well. Thank you for having us for #Hashed Night! It was a great and friendly event mingling with everyone!

IoTeX Co-founder Raullen Chai and Head of BD Larry Pang at #Hashed Night

Crypto Meets Korea Meetup/VIP Night

The IoTeX team closed up Korea Blockchain Week hosting the Crypto Meets Korea Meetup and VIP Night event on July 20. We had an amazing turnout and truly enjoyed meeting everyone who came out. Big thanks to Muzika for hosting these events with us! It was a fruitful night with international crypto leaders, Korean crypto and traditional VCs/enterprises to end a great week.

Livestream in China

As mentioned in IoTeX’s Project Update #4, our Co-Founder Raullen Chai joined a Chinese livestream for the first time on July 6 sharing about IoTeX’s recent Testnet Alpha: Strive, and the Roll-DPoS consensus mechanism. “比特币世界” is a famous livestream channel in China. It is now available for you in the form of a playlist to watch on YouTube if you missed the livestream!

It is only available in Chinese currently, but we are working on providing English subtitles!

Roll Dice Campaign

A month ago, we had our second code release of Testnet Alpha: Strive which featured a new implementation of our Roll-DPoS consensus mechanism. We wanted to introduce a fun way that our community can be rewarded for gaining a deeper understanding of our second code release’s technical advancements through the Roll Dice Campaign.
We hope the odds were your favor and that you earned some IOTX points! We strive to further improve and deliver fun/seamless campaigns to engage with you all more in the future.

General AMA Campaign (July 20, 2018)

On July 20, 2018, we delivered another General AMA engaging with our community on Reddit! We are incredibly pleased with the number of people who participated in our AMA this week and with the thoughtfulness of the questions received. As always, the IoTeX team is extremely grateful for our community’s support and curiosity to deepen their knowledge of IoTeX’s project in all aspects possible. If you did not get a chance to participate in our AMA this week, rest assured! Our AMAs are now bi-weekly, so we will have another AMA very soon yet again. Read up more on the recap of the AMAs and view the most thoughtful questions we received!

SF Cryptocurrency Devs Meetup

On July 25, our tech team including Head of Cryptography Dr.Xinxin Fan, Blockchain Engineer Zhijie Shen, and Co-Founder Qevan Guo gave a deep dive into the IoTeX network at the SF Cryptocurrency Devs meetup. The meetup was an engineers-only-developer meet up for blockchain engineers seeking to learn about the innovation surrounding new and emerging applications of cryptography to digital currencies.

IoLove Creations Campaign (Ongoing until 7/30, 2PM PDT!)

We have just kicked off our IoLove Creations campaign that is ongoing right now until 7/30/2018, 2PM PDT!

Show your love and creativity for IoTeX to win some IOTX points by participating in this campaign through Twitter. Create something with any creative medium of your choice that delivers the message of why you love and support IoTeX and tag us on Twitter @iotex_io with your unique IoTeX HashID and “#CreatedWithIoLove” in your caption.