📰 Blockmason Weekly Update: 2019–02–13

Blockmason
Feb 25 · 4 min read

Welcome to the Blockmason Weekly Update!

Hello, Blockmason community! Another week is upon us, which means it’s time for another Weekly Update.

In this edition of the Weekly Update, we share details on the ongoing development of Blockmason Link including progress made on the front-end, back-end and more.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!


Link Development Update

Have you heard about our newest project, Link? Link creates classic, conventional web-based APIs for any smart contract written on a programmatic blockchain. It allows web, mobile, and other application developers to use smart contracts in their apps. And it doesn’t require any blockchain coding experience to use.

We’re excited about the prospects for Link. It’s a one-of-a-kind service and one that will change how developers interact with blockchains. We’re also confident that it will significantly expand the usability of programmatic blockchains like Ethereum.

The past week has been a busy one for Link development. Let’s explore the progress made on the front and back ends.

Link Back-End (API) Development

February 5, 2019, saw the Link v1.8.0 release. This release added a workflow for deploying a smart contract via Link.

On February 6th, we pushed through to the v1.8.1 release. Our development team adjusted password and client credential timeouts to 24 hours. We also invested in some “health” items, including automated checks of database connectivity and upgrading all dependencies to their latest versions.

February 7th saw our v1.8.2 release pushed, which included bug fixes to API action names and a fix to a non-existent reference.

February 11th was one of our busiest development days yet for the Link back-end. This day saw 3 releases, moving the build version to v1.8.6. This was also mostly bug fixes, including fixing the last step of deploying a contract, which requires a database write. Dependencies were again upgraded to ensure Link is using the latest releases.

On February 12th, Solidity v0.5.4 was released by the Ethereum development team. We’ve been hard at work since then to ensure compatibility with smart contracts and compiling them.

Link Front-End (Web App) Development

As noted above, February 5th, 2019 was a significant release for the back-end app as we added a workflow for deploying a smart contract via Link and simplified other areas of the interface.

Since then, we’ve also squashed a few bugs, including fixing a dependency injection for the API documentation route, fixing some rendering issues and adding support to copy from and paste to read-only text fields.

Lndr is our peer-to-peer bill-splitting and expense-sharing mobile app for iOS and Android. It uses the Credit Protocol and the Ethereum blockchain to create, manage and settle casual debts and IOUs between friends. Essentially, “Venmo of the blockchain.”

Lndr supports dozens of currencies and allows users to settle debts in Ether (ETH), BNB, DAI stablecoin, as well as fiat currency.

You can downloadLndr for iOS on the App StoreandLndr for Android on Google Play

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