Community Newsletter (4–8 November)

Nov 8, 2019


Here is’s community newsletter for the week commencing 4 November. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Unveiling our car parking agent

This week we released a new video featuring more details about our innovative solution to save money, reduce congestion and protect the environment. We’ll be discussing more about how you can deploy this agent yourself very soon, so watch this space!

Upcoming events

LMS Computer Science Colloquium 2019 (13 November, London) lead cryptographer David Galindo is speaking at this event organised by the London Mathematical Society Computer Science Committee. David will be discussing computer security in regards to blockchain technology and electronic voting. Cambridge Winter Warmer (13 November)

Join us for a Cambridge meetup. There’s much 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 also heading to the capital soon!

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

Community News

Timetable revealed for the next staking auction

More than $2m worth of FET were staked in our first auction ?

Our next staking auction begins on Wednesday 13 November at 1pm GMT. Read our latest staking article to learn how we’ve fined-tuned the process to make it easier than ever to collect rewards.

Introducing to the rail industry is a member of the Rail Industry Association ?

On Thursday night the organisation held their annual conference. During the event, this video showcased how our technology will deliver personalized journeys that are faster and more comfortable for passengers.

We look forward to collaborating with our industry partners in the months ahead.

Introducing Autonomous Economic Agents

Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) will radically change the way we live ⚡️

They act on behalf of their owner and autonomously perform tasks, acquire new skills and give individuals the opportunity to own their personal data. Through our open source platform, anyone can build agents.

Find out more about how AEAs operate and what they enable in the IoT economy by watching this short video.

Finding weather data using autonomous agents agents conduct economic activity on your behalf. To do so they must find each other, connect and negotiate.

In our new use case, we show how Autonomous Economic Agents (AEAs) operate. In this example, Charlotte (who lives in Cambridge) uses an agent to find out about the weather in London ⛅️

This is the first in a series of posts looking at the AEA transaction process, so please let us know what you think!

Explaining’s energy market optimization machine learning scientist Yujian Ye has recently contributed to two papers that show how strategic bidding in deregulated electricity markets can be enhanced.

Current models no longer provide accurate insights. Our technology provides the solution ?

AMA with CryptoPlayers

On Wednesday CTO Toby Simpson took part in another very successful AMA. Thank you to every involved — we received some great questions!

Visit our Telegram channel to see if you’re one of the 10 lucky winners who will receive 500 $FET each. If you’re not, don’t worry — we will be holding another AMA very soon.

Technology Update

  • Written and deployed software similar to Chaos Monkey to test the robustness of our network
  • Developed implementation to increase network security


This week, excluding merges, 13 authors have pushed 38 commits to the main branch and 42 commits to all branches. On the main branch, 719 files have changed and there have been 41,040 additions and 5,476 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.

Thanks for reading our update. Join the conversation with the rest of our community on Telegram.

We hope you have a great weekend.

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