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Greetings ICONists,

We are excited to announce further collaboration with Band Protocol to operate validator nodes on each other’s networks. With this deeper collaboration, we align ourselves with the long-term success of both networks.

“Band Protocol is proud to continue working closely with ICON, the major leader in the blockchain space with deep roots in South Korea. Expanding our strategic partnership to mutually operate nodes on each other’s network will ensure that both teams continue to collaborate on a deeper level long into the future to create synergistic value. ”

Soravis Srinawakoon, CEO & Co-Founder of Band Protocol

“We are excited to deepen our collaboration with Band Protocol. Their secure decentralized technology has been meaningful for our community developers and their team has proven their ability to execute in production environment for many DApps on ICON. We look forward to working together for the long…


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Dear ICONists,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the ICON Foundation Grant Program 2020.

The current ICON Community Grant Program will transition to the Contribution Proposal System (CPS), a decentralized on-chain grant program collectively managed by the Public Representatives (“P-Reps”) of the ICON network. Therefore, we will no longer accept new proposals for the ICON Community Grant Program beginning December 1, 2020.

On December 20, 2019, the ICON Foundation announced the ICON Community Grant Program. And since then, we have proudly funded more than 45 projects that directly benefited the ICON community. …


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Gangnam Testnet Release and Update on Contribution Proposal System

Greetings ICONists,

This month was highlighted by the release of the ICON 2.0 Testnet Gangnam and the JAVA SCORE environment. Additionally, we have made significant progress on the Contribution Proposal System (CPS) and are expecting the release to mainnet very soon. Please see below for the latest timeline and further information on these developments.

1. ICON 2.0 Testnet Gangnam has been launched

ICON 2.0 Testnet, Gangnam, has been successfully launched. …


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Community Building, Project Nebula, and Cross-Chain DeFi

Greetings ICONists,

The Foundation approved another 3 grants in October consisting of community building/marketing, a (familiar) DApp, and a cross-chain DeFi protocol. We continue to be encouraged by the community’s commitment and participation in the grant process and hope to help many more entrepreneurs and dedicated ICONists in their efforts to grow our ecosystem.

Please see below for more details on the approved grants this month and keep the applications coming!

Icon Pilipinas Community Building Growth Accelerator #2

Icon Pilipinas focuses on accelerating blockchain growth in the Philippines by educating the masses and common everyday people about ICON — The major benefits and why it should be a premier blockchain project people here think about and use in the Philippines. …


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Java SCORE Guidelines

Greeting ICONists,

We are excited to announce the launch of the Gangnam testnet and the guidelines below.

Gangnam testnet is powered by Goloop (ICON 2.0) and supports Java SCORE. Additionally, ICON 2.0 includes a Java virtual machine that enables Java SCORE, eliminating the need for audits by the Foundation. We are very excited to provide a new testing environment for SCORE developers looking to explore Java SCORE ahead of the ICON 2.0 launch.

Gangnam is now live so you can write codes and deploy them immediately. …


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ICON 2.0 Timeline and Gangnam Testnet

Greetings ICONists,

This month was highlighted by the announcement of our new and improved blockchain, ICON 2.0: BATANG. For the past year, we have been developing this new technology, and it’s one of our most important achievements to date. We provide the latest timeline and testnet information below.

ICON 2.0: BATANG

This month, we announced our next significant technical advancement — ICON 2.0: BATANG, that we have been working on for a year.

We are completely overhauling the ICON mainnet launched in 2018, and ICON 2.0 will come standard with interoperability features to support and power cross-chain DeFi solutions. …


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New ICON-focused Website

Greetings ICONists,

In September, we’ve approved 1 grant to build a new and informative website/portal for the ICON project. This website will include introductory information for new ICONists looking to explore ICON as well as detailed information for the more seasoned crypto-community members.

Given the limited number of approved grants this month, we’ll also provide a recap of progress reports received over the past several weeks that have been approved by the Foundation below. …


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Batang: The Foundation for the Future Growth of the ICON Network

Attention ICONists,

Our biggest secret is finally out. Today, we are excited to announce our next significant technical advancement — ICON 2.0: BATANG, a new blockchain software architecture based on Go. The word “Batang” means “base” or “foundation” in the Korean language and we see ICON 2.0 as the base or foundational technology that will support the future growth of the ICON network.

The current ICON mainnet, built entirely on Python, was our first raw attempt to create and experiment with a public blockchain network. We were proud that ICON became one of the top blockchain networks, but we knew we could do much better now with more experience under our belt. Therefore, about a year ago, ICON’s core developers started to completely redesign the existing loopchain’s architecture in an effort to prepare us for the future. …


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Revision 10 Update, Preparation of an Upcoming Release, and Contribution Proposal System

Greetings ICONists,

August was another eventful month for the ICON project. …


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Six New Grant Approvals and New Use-Cases For $ICX

Greetings ICONists,

In August, we’ve approved 6 grants ranging from DApp development and developer tools to design and documentation. These approvals follow the 9 grants approved in July, the highest total since launching this initiative late last year. Please see below for more details of each respective initiative:

STIN

Block42, together with “STIN” (https://www.stin.at/) …

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Founded in August 2017, the ICON Foundation oversees the ICON project's core activities which includes the promotion and development of the ICON protocol.

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