Community Newsletter (11–15 November)

Nov 15, 2019

Hello,

Here is Fetch.ai’s community newsletter for the week commencing 11 November. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Next stage of our staking program launched

On Wednesday we held the auction for people to take part in the second month of our staking program. In total, almost 156 million $FET tokens were staked, which amounts to 46% of the current circulating supply.

Congratulations to everyone who participated — you will receive some substantial FET rewards in the run up to Christmas 🎄

If you missed out this time, but would like to get involved in the future, you can find out everything you need to know here. Remember, everyone who holds FET tokens, no matter how few, can get involved as there is not a minimum number of FET tokens you need to take part.

Upcoming Events

Binance Meetup (20 November, Istanbul, Turkey)

Join Fetch.ai CEO Humayun Sheikh and Binance CEO Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao at the Binance meetup in Istanbul on Wednesday.

In total 300 people are expected to attend and both Humayun and CZ will be taking to the stage to provide updates and answer questions from the audience. Sign up here.

Community News

Build your own car park agent

This week we have shared more details about our exciting new autonomous agent.

In this video, senior software engineer Diarmid Campbell explains how, by using a camera and a Raspberry Pi connected to the Fetch.ai network, car park agents can calculate the number of unused parking spaces and make this knowledge available to all.

This enables owners of agents to generate revenue while simultaneously making it faster and easier for drivers to find a parking space. This reduces traffic congestion on the roads and helps to protect the environment.

For more information on how car park agents operate, please read our blog post.

If you fancy building a car park agent yourself, you can find step-by-step instructions in this new tutorial video.

What are AEAs?

Following on from our video last week discussing Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs), we have also published a summary article on the topic. Let us know what you think!

How do AEAs transact?

We have also published the second in a series of articles showing how AEAs interact, negotiate and trade. We’re using weather data as a simple example to showcase exactly how our technology will unleash enormous economic potential.

The London Mathematical Society Computer Science Colloquium 2019

Our lead cryptographer David Galindo gave a presentation on Wednesday about computer security in regards to blockchain technology and electronic voting.

Fetch.ai AMA with Decentralized Club

Thanks to everyone who took part in another very successful AMA.

10,000 FET tokens will be shared equally among the 10 individuals who submitted the best questions 💸

Join our Telegram channel to find out if you are one of the lucky winners 🍾

Technology Update

We have been focusing on stabilizing the ledger ready for the launch of the mainnet later this year. We have also improved both the performance and security of the ledger.

Statistics
This week, excluding merges, 15 authors have pushed 42 commits to the main branch and 45 commits to all branches. On the main branch, 433 files have changed and there have been 15,189 additions and 7,265 deletionsSee all updates.

Bounties, hackathons and competitions

The Fetch.ai technical bounty program
Help us to improve the reliability and performance of our network. Find and report technical issues and be awarded $FET 💰

Steps
🔍 Find a technical issue in the Fetch.ai’s GitHub ledger repository
📫 Report it as an issue on GitHub
🛠️ Additional award for a fix

Award structure
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!

Join our developer Slack channel and find information on our bounties and hackathons on our community website.

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We hope you have a great weekend.

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