Hello supporters! Q2 2018 has already started and we have been together on this journey for over three months. We are grateful to have you join us on this expedition to “Connecting the Physical World, Block by Block ”. Starting from today, we will share IoTeX progress with you bi-weekly and we will always keep our eyes and ears open for your valuable suggestions.
Testnet Preview Release Countdown
Our tech team has been working very hard, day and night, to give the final touches to the Testnet Preview (codename: StoneVan), for which we will open the repo on github.com on April 20th, 2018, 17:00 PDT. This repo will operate on an open-contributor model that anyone is welcomed to contribute to the codebase in the form of peer review, testing, and patches development cycle.
As of the time we are posting this update, we are 7 days away till the preview launches. Let’s countdown together for this exciting moment!
#HASHED Meetup in Seoul, Korea
We had our first meetup in Korea in #HashedLounge on April 5th. It was hosted by one of our strategic partners, the largest cryptocurrency capital — #HASHED , which is accelerating the global enablement of blockchain through community building and impact investing.
Co-founder Raullen Chai is giving a speech of “A Decentralized Network for IoT, Powered by a Private-Centric Blockchain”.
Our founding team gave an in-depth presentation on “A Decentralized Network for IoT, Powered by a Private-Centric Blockchain,” raised the discussion on the blockchain technology in IoT, and shared community insights with the audiences. A big thank you to all who came to join our launch Meetup! We are planning for more events and Meetups in other cities as well. We hope to meet you all someday!
Co-founder Qevan Guo is giving a presentation of user cases and community insights.
IoTeX founding team in #Hashed Meetup Lounge
IoTeX Honor Board — Charity Program
Our 1st Charity Program was concluded successfully at the end of March. With 1515 donors from our community, we have demonstrated how much we value the exhaustive research conducted by the pioneers in the blockchain technology industry and support them through this campaign to ETH Foundation.
Our Charity Honor Board is LIVE! We have featured your great deeds on our official website and you will be able to
Find your name on the IoTeX Honor Board
Search for your Honor Page by entering hashid or Preferred Display Name
Share your act of kindness to encourage more people helping with this good cause!
Our Charity Program is also featured on Forbes, and readers have raised discussions on the blockchain development obstacles.
If you missed the 1st Charity Program, please check HERE for more information and stay tuned to the pinned message in our Telegram Group for the next ones. Let’s keep up with the good vibes and work together in the future to achieve the ambitious goal of ‘Connecting the Physical World Block by Block!’
New Community Groups
In order to provide better services to our community, we are working on building sub-communities in different languages. Currently, our Chinese group and Russian group are ready. And insightful discussions have already started in the two new groups. Please feel free to join with your friends!
Since Telegram will be not available in Russia, we will move the IoTeX Group RU to another channel. Before that, please make sure to follow our Twitter and Medium to get the latest news. When the new channel is ready, we will make an announcement with the link and detailed information on Twitter and Medium.
Quiz II Campaign
Our Quiz II campaign on April 11th was a big success! Although the questions were more challenging than the AMA quiz, many of the participants got a high score of 100 & 80! We are very proud to have such amazing community and would like to hold more interesting campaigns in the future! Here are some score details we want to share with you.
Q: Why is PBFT (Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) is part of R-DPoS consensus?
A : Instant finality is desired for cross-chain communications
Reference: Whitepaper Chapter 6
Q: What does “R” stand for in R-DPoS consensus?
A : Randomized
Reference: Whitepaper Chapter 6
Q: Which of the following is NOT in the security & integrity subsystem of a hardware wallet?
A : Secure Memory Storage
Reference: Secure Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
Q: What kind of information you can NOT get by following our Twitter Page ?
A : Public sale information
Reference: Telegram Group Welcome Message. We may have random candy events on our Twitter Page and will be announced on Twitter exclusively. Make sure you don’t miss it!
Q: Where was the IoTeX founding team last week?
A : Seoul, Korea
Reference: IoTeX’s first launch event in Korea was successfully held on April 5. The founding team was presenting at Hashed Lounge event.
Despite the different scale of points, we give out for various community campaigns, we encourage you to join all of them to collect the campaign achievements for winning the potential bonus!
Original Content Bounty
Starting from Phase II of this campaign, we have raised the bounty to as much as 5,000 points to encourage our supporters bringing in in-depth review or analysis, or anything interesting about IoTeX.
We have received over 160 articles and videos on various channels since the campaign started, and most of them are greatly written and made! They are all objective opinions and we listen to your suggestions. IoTeX team applauds for your valuable efforts to help to spread the word of us!
- Secure Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets
- IoTeX Charity Program - How to proxy payments during Charity Donation Campaign
- Uncle Sam Wants In on Your Crypto Gains
Zhefeng Li, a young talent in Mathematics and Computer Science, has officially joined IoTeX as a Blockchain Engineer. Master in Computer Science at the University of California San Diego and Bachelor in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is blockchain technology, machine learning, and the Internet of Things enthusiast.
Blockchain Career Fair — UC Berkeley on April 18
This will be the largest Blockchain Career Fair ever held in the United States. A great opportunity to meet 20+ top global blockchain companies each with huge contributions to the advancement of disruptive decentralized technology. Our founding team will do a live stream during the career fair and the IoTeX team will have a booth, sharing thoughts with you on April 18. Looking forward to meeting you there!
If you are not able to meet us there but still want to join us, please send an email to [email protected]!
IoTeX Top Picks
There are some great articles and videos we found on the top channels. Some of them are from our community supporters. We’d love to share it with you here!
To learn more about IoTeX, please feel free to check the information on our official channels.