Community Newsletter (10–14 February)
Feb 14, 2020
Here is Fetch.ai’s community newsletter for the week commencing 10 February 2020. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.
Highlight of the week
Fetch.ai breakthrough achieves lightning fast consensus
On Monday we announced a major technological step forward ⚡
The cryptographic breakthrough represents an important milestone for blockchain technology. It improves security while simultaneously reducing the time it takes for transactions to be confirmed.
Boötes: Building on the foundations of our mainnet
We encourage developers to take a look at our first post-mainnet ledger release: Boötes ?
The Boötes update streamlines and refines the mainnet release code to make it faster, simpler and more reliable than ever before. We have achieved this by implementing a number of updates to the beacon service (part of the consensus subsystem) which improves resyncing time and generally increases stability.
To learn more about the improvements we have introduced, check out the release notes on GitHub.
Next round of the Fetch.ai staking program to begin
The current lock up period for staked $FET tokens ends on Tuesday and the next bidding phase will be held on the same day between 1–4pm UTC.
Don’t miss this chance to get involved to receive rewards ?
If you haven’t participated before, it’s easy to learn more about the process.
Fetch.ai selected as one to watch
This week Fetch.ai featured in another global list of the most promising AI startups.
AI startup fair at UCL (London, UK, 15 February)
Tomorrow head of research Jonathan Ward will be representing Fetch.ai at this popular data science event at University College London. Jonathan will be speaking to students interested in a career developing AI and explaining the opportunities to do so at Fetch.ai.
This week, excluding merges, 8 authors have pushed 16 commits to the main branch and 22 commits to all branches. On the main branch, 629 files have changed and there have been 3,540 additions and 1,413 deletions. See all updates.
Bounties, hackathons and competitions
The Fetch.ai technical bounty program
Help us improve the reliability and performance of our network. Find and report technical issues and be awarded $FET ?
? Find a technical issue in Fetch.ai’s GitHub ledger repository
? Report it as an issue on GitHub
?️ Additional award for a fix
Critical: $10,000 in FET
Major: $6,000 in FET
Medium: $2,500 in FET
Low: $800 in FET
More bounties are coming soon involving autonomous agents, mobile applications and much more — watch this space!
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We hope you have a wonderful weekend.