Community Newsletter (9–13 December)

Dec 13, 2019


Here is’s community newsletter for the week commencing 9 December. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Mainnet launch date announced

It’s official:’s mainnet goes LIVE on Thursday 19 December. Start the countdown ?

Community news

Bloomberg highlights our plans for the mobility industry

This Bloomberg article discusses how will enable cars to autonomously pay for data in real time ?

Learn more about how our network will enhance mobility and help to build the smart cities of the future ⚡️ listed among projects to watch in 2020

If you’ve been following our progress this year, you won’t be surprised to learn we have been selected as one of the four crypto projects to watch in 2020. Don’t get left behind — join our community now.

Developing the infrastructure for IoT

In the third article we have featured in this week, learn how our autonomous agents will optimize an almost limitless number of industries.

Blockchain for Europe meetings (Brussels, 9–11 December)

This week’s head of business development Maria Minaricova was in the Belgian capital. Alongside other Blockchain for Europe representatives, Maria met leaders in the EU Commission and the European Parliament to discuss the status of blockchain technology and exchange ideas on how the EU crypto assets framework can become a success.

Next staking auction announced

Have you participated in the staking program yet?
Millions of $FET tokens are staked each month and token owners receive substantial rewards ?

Don’t miss the next chance to get involved — the bidding phase opens at 1pm UTC on Tuesday 17 December.

Year in Review

It’s been an action-packed year so far. In case you’ve missed anything, we published an article summarizing the progress we have made. Since our public sale on Binance in February, we have:

? Announced several partnerships
? Built real world use cases
? Launched our staking program
?‍? Delivered all of our tech milestones

The Intelligent Supply Chain

We believe a new approach is needed to optimize supply chains. Our solution, which combines AI, machine learning and blockchain technology, will enable businesses to increase efficiency and track the movement of goods. We expanded upon this topic further in a second article by looking at the variety of ways customers and businesses stand to benefit through the adoption of our technology.

Upcoming events

Blockchain for Europe Summit (Brussels, 5 February 2020)

Following on from our meetings at the European Parliament this week, we’ll be back there in the new year to co-organize and participate at this annual public event. We’ll be joined by European policymakers and other business leaders to discuss decentralization, tokenization and the benefits blockchain technology can introduce to society.

We hope you can join us at the event too. You can find out more details about the event by viewing the summit agenda. We anticipate there will be a high demand for tickets, so please register now to secure your place.

Technology update

There is now less than a week to go until the mainnet is released and the team are working hard to ensure everything is ready for 19 December. This includes fine-tuning the process that will see ERC20 FET tokens be converted to native FET tokens. As Toby Simpson wrote in an article last week, it is important to remember that both tokens will coexist for several months and there is nothing token holders need to do.

This week, excluding merges, 18 authors have pushed 46 commits to the main branch and 173 commits to all branches. On the main branch, 426 files have changed and there have been 25,647 additions and 8,818 deletionsSee 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’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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