2019: The year in review
12月 9, 2019
What a year 2019 has been! Fetch.ai has made enormous progress this year and we’re not stopping yet. The milestone we have all been working towards is nearly here: the Fetch.ai mainnet will be launched in the coming days and will include a range of exciting features.
Before we reach this landmark and head, full of momentum, into 2020, let’s reflect on the huge leaps forward we have achieved this year.
Partnerships and collaborations
This year we have announced a number of partnerships. These include joining the 可信物联网联盟 and the Rail Industry Association. We have also become a Sovrin Steward and announced a collaboration with Troy. Fetch.ai is continuing to work closely with several other major international businesses. For confidentiality reasons, we are currently unable to publicly discuss these projects, but we look forward to revealing details about them next year. Here are some more key partnerships that we announced in 2019:
T-Labs: In May we announced a T-Labs的谅解备忘录（MoU），德国电信的研发部门。
Decentralized metal exchange consortium: In October we announced a partnership with Turkish steelmakers including Baştuğ Metallurgy to 开发首个以人工智能为动力的分散金属交易所 并记录下 历史性的第一笔交易 在交易所。当我们宣布一项 与Gray Swan Digital合作 几周后。 Fetch.ai和Gray Swan Digital将整合他们的平台，以提供智能做市和智能保证金贷款。
Cambridge University: This month we announced a 合伙 与剑桥大学制造研究所合作，通过AI多代理系统和我们的下一代区块链开发供应链用例。
Fetch.ai has been the subject of numerous articles throughout the year. This includes two Gartner industry reports. The first, 区块链业务的炒作周期, recognized us as a sample vendor in strategic tokenization. In the second report, titled 结合组合数字创新抢占技术优势，Gartner介绍了我们网络提供的独特优势。
We’ve attended so many conferences and industry events this year that it’s hard to select just a few. Here’s a list of some of the biggest:
Bosch Connected World: At the event, the software Fetch.ai helped to develop was awarded first place in the Trusted IoT Alliance Smart E-Mobility Challenge. This was in recognition for our innovative solution, called ‘My Easy Charge’, that we successfully built in collaboration with Bosch, T-Labs and Share&Charge.
AAMAS: We were awarded an honourable mention in the best application system demo category for our electric car charging demo at the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Montreal in May.
CogX: Head of research Jonathan Ward gave a presentation at the Festival of AI and Emerging Technology in London in June about how Fetch.ai harnesses the wisdom of digital crowds.
Web3 Summit: In August CTO Toby Simpson spoke on stage in Berlin to outline how Fetch.ai’s technology will revolutionize decentralized finance.
Diffusion: We played a major part at this hugely successful DevCon held in Berlin in October. Lead economist David Minarsch spoke about how developers can build their own autonomous agents. In a separate presentation, Toby Simpson discussed the potential of AI-powered smart contracts and demonstrated how our transpiler turns Solidity code into our smart contract language, Etch. At the event, the Datarella team used the Fetch.ai network to develop an optimized parking solution and picked up two of the hackathon’s main prizes.
Seoul, South Korea: In July we held our first meetup in South Korea and outlined the economic potential of our multi-agent system.
London, UK: Toby Simpson presented at Binance’s first ever meetup in the English capital in August.
Istanbul, Turkey: Chief executive Humayun Sheikh spoke at the meetup alongside Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao.
London, UK: In late November we provided an overview of our progress in 2019 during our final meetup of the year. Watch Toby Simpson’s presentation.
In October we launched our highly anticipated staking program. So far we have held two auctions on our bespoke staking网站. In the most recent auction, almost 156 million FET tokens were staked, which amounts to 46% of the current circulating supply. Find out how you can get involved in the next auction.
In addition to our optimized electric vehicle charging demo and the real-world benefits we can bring to the energy sector, we have also demonstrated various other case studies for our technology:
Car Park agents: Our Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) detect the availability of parking spaces. By sharing this information, drivers’ agents are able to reserve a place to park on their owners behalf before they arrive at the destination. This saves individuals time, reduces traffic congestion and benefits the environment. Find out how we achieve this.
Commodities exchange: AEAs will help to provide liquidity to illiquid assets in our growing decentralized finance exchange. This is a key aspect of our developing steel consortium.
Rail network: Fetch.ai’s decentralized network uses AEAs to deliver tailored travel experiences. By using our world-leading technology, passengers will be updated with optimized routes in real time to ensure their journeys are as fast, comfortable and seamless as possible.
In the month of November the Fetch.ai development team has pushed 173 commits across over a thousand files, making a total of nearly 100,000 individual changes in just the ledger repository alone. In total 145 pull requests were merged and 26 proposed. This doesn’t include other repos, both public and private, and our work with our partners. Ranked by development activity over the last month, Fetch.ai was number five in the world of all ERC-20 based development projects.
Our collaboration with Outlier Ventures has led to the development of innovative bridging software. For example, by combining our technology with Sovrin to create ANVIL, our agents now have unique identity verification capabilities. Furthermore, our work with Ocean Protocol has led to Arbot: a data arbitrage bot and tool for moving datasets.
As set out in our 路线图 in February, we have reached several milestones as the year has progressed. These include:
Testnet launch: 此 release of the testnet in April marked the first time everyone, not just those who took part in the token sale, could access, use and build on the Fetch.ai decentralized network.
Beta mainnet: In September the Aquila update marked the launch of our beta network. This included unique and improved AI-powered smart contracts. It also fully enabled our decentralized random beacon.
As you can see, it’s been a very successful year for Fetch.ai and we look ahead to 2020 with great excitement.
- Find out more about Fetch.ai’s Autonomous Economic Agents by visiting our developer website. Alternatively, read our 文档, which includes some innovative 演示.
- 加入我们的 Developer Slack Channel 探索我们不断增长的 GitHub资料库.
- Watch videos outlining our technology and follow our tutorials on Youtube.
- If you’re not a developer, you can stay up to date with our progress by joining us on 电报群 or by following us on 推特.