Community Newsletter (28 October - 1 November)

Nov 1, 2019


Here is’s community newsletter for the week commencing 21 October. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week presents at Cambridge PyData meetup

On Wednesday evening lead economist David Minarsch and senior software engineer Diarmid Campbell presented our latest autonomous agent ?

Using a Raspberry Pi, the agent will make finding a car parking space easier than ever before ???

We’ll be revealing more about this agent in the run-up to the launch of our mainnet, but if you would like to learn more now, why not join our developer slack channel?

Upcoming events Cambridge Winter Warmer (13 November)

Join us for a Cambridge meetup. There’s a lot to discuss, from our Solidity ➡️ Etch transpiler, to our staking program, and much more besides!

Sign up now to secure your ticket. London Winter Warmer (27 November)

If you can’t make our meetup in Cambridge, don’t worry — we’re heading to the capital this month too!

Join us in London to hear an exciting progress report as we prepare for the launch of our mainnet ?

Community News

Letter from America

Lead research scientist Marcin Abram set up’s first US office earlier this year. In his latest report, he tells us how it’s going and provides a sneak preview of the autonomous parking agent we are developing.

San Francisco Blockchain Week

CTO Toby Simpson is currently attending Epicenter, where he is meeting various industry experts at this annual event. If you’re there too and fancy a chat, please contact him on Twitter.

Halloween competition

Time is running out to get involved in our Halloween Twitter contest ?

We’ve challenged you to retweet this tweet and post it alongside a photo of your own pumpkin carving ?

The five entries that impress us most will win 500 $FET each ?

You would be a ghoul to miss out! ??

Technology Update

The team have been busy preparing for our next tech release, code-named Ara. It will include several new features, including an exciting machine learning and AI tool for developers using our unique smart contract Etch language.


This week, excluding merges, 11 authors have pushed 27 commits to the main branch and 27 commits to all branches. On the main branch, 223 files have changed and there have been 8,968 additions and 2,804 deletions. See all updates.

Bounties, hackathons and competitions

The 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 the’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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