Community Newsletter (20 April — 1 May)

May 1, 2020


Here is’s community newsletter for the two weeks commencing 20 April 2020. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the fortnight

We are excited to announce we have had a research paper accepted for the prestigious International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence. The conference has been among the most prominent in the field of AI for more than half a century and will be held this year in July in Yokohama, Japan.

The paper is the product of a study conducted by and Imperial College London.

It outlines how autonomous agents on the decentralized network can significantly reduce daily home energy costs ⚡️

Community news

We’re pleased to announce Coinbase Custody now supports deposits and withdrawals of $FET ?

Being part of the select group of assets on the platform represents another major step forward ?

The update includes:

  • A fully functioning version of our peer-to-peer communications network for autonomous agents.
  • A demo that shows how to use the Hyperledger Aries framework for agent identity and verifiable credentials.
  • A range of additional improvements, such as execution time limits for the act/react calls and a HTTP example that shows how agents can draw information from the Internet.

Read the full release notes and explore the update in full.

This demo of a decentralized taxi network shows how ride-sharing will operate in the future ??

It’s just one of the real-world mobility solutions we at are developing to help you get where you want faster, cheaper and more easily.

Find out more information about the demo in this blog post.

The bidding phase of the staking program has closed for another month and the 30-day lock up period is under way.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. More than 145 million $FET tokens were staked in total. They can be collected, along with the rewards, at the end of the lock up period ?

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’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!

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We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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