Key milestones in the three-year development of aelf
The story of aelf began on December 10, 2017. Since then, we have gone through an unforgettable journey together. Now, let’s go back to the very beginning and review the milestones that aelf has achieved in the past three years.
December 1, 2017
Chen Zhuling, co-founder and COO of aelf, introduced the project’s vision and planning to global investors at the Coindesk conference. aelf completed fund-raising ahead of schedule on December 10, and obtained investment from dozens of institutions including Huobi Capital, Binance, BlockTower, Arrington XRP Capital, Draper Dragon, Galaxy Digital, Node Capital, and Bitmain.
December 21, 2017
ELF was listed on crypto exchanges for the first time on this day. It was launched on six major exchanges, including Binance, OKEx, Huobi.pro, CEX, BCEX and Bibox.
January 24, 2018
ELF was officially listed on Bitfinex trading platform. It only took a little more than 30 days for ELF to land on the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange since its initial launch.
May 3, 2018
In Singapore, aelf announced the establishment of an innovation alliance with Signum Capital, Huobi Lab, Michael Arrington, FBG capital and Roland Berger, and the collaboration in blockchain cross-domain research.
June 30, 2018
The successful launch of the aelf testnet marks that the infrastructure of the aelf network has begun to take shape. It also means that the development of aelf has entered a new stage, which is one of the important processes in the transition to the main network.
August 8, 2018
The TPS data of the aelf testnet was published for the first time, which was 14,968 times per second. This test verified the parallel execution capability in a stand-alone case and the scalability in a cluster environment. The test data excited the Korean market and caused a heated discussion among users around the world.
aelf reached a strategic cooperation with Connect Global Strategies, a digital currency investment consultancy in Dubai. The two parties exchanged views on multiple blockchain applications in the Middle East, including retail payments, land registration, business registration, and personal identity management, and will start regional cooperation.
January 25, 2019
ELF was listed on Bittrex, the largest digital asset trading platform in the US, and the ELF/BTC trading pair has been opened.
May 1, 2019
aelf Enterprise 0.7.0 beta version was launched.
May 24, 2019
aelf Enterprise 0.7.0 beta version landed and is now running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s largest cloud computing platform.
July 9, 2019
aelf Enterprise v0.7.0 passed the standard test of functional architecture in “Blockchain Reference Architecture” issued by China Electronics Standardization Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and obtained the blockchain system function test certificate issued by them.
July 31, 2019
aelf Enterprise 0.7.0 beta version landed and is now running on Microsoft Azure, the world’s leading public cloud computing platform.
August 20, 2019
Amaten, the largest gift card exchange platform in Japan, officially announced that its long-term strategic cooperation with aelf. Amaten will deploy its own smart contract based on the underlying blockchain technology of aelf, and launch the first gift card market based on blockchain technology.
August 27, 2019
aelf Enterprise 0.8.0 alpha version was launched.
September 20, 2019
As a cloud technology partner of Huawei, aelf was invited to attend the 2019 Huawei Full Connect Conference to assist enterprises in digital transformation and upgrading with decentralized cloud services.
October 28, 2019
aelf Enterprise landed and is now running on Google Cloud, the world’s leading public cloud computing platform.
December 11, 2019
aelf Enterprise 0.9.0 version was launched.
February 17, 2020
aelf released the “aelf Economics and Governance White Paper”, which is aelf’s authoritative exposition on the aelf network economic model and governance model following the project white paper.
March 5, 2020
The release of the aelf mainnet roadmap has set the tone for the successful launch of the main network.
March 27, 2020
aelf Enterprise 1.0.0 Preview 1 was launched.
April 17, 2020
The draft of the aelf DAO management system was released. By stimulating the potential of the aelf community and utilizing its high-quality resources, aelf aims to establish a community endogenously driven ecosystem governance mechanism, and form a decentralized and positively driven aelf self-governance system.
April 27, 2020
aelf Enterprise 1.0.0 Preview 2 was launched.
May 14, 2020
aelf released the Cross-chain Transfer Protocol (CCTP), which defines a unified standard for cross-chain assets.
May 14, 2020
“Standard for Blockchain-based Digital Asset Identification” has passed the audit of IEEE SA Standard Committee and has been officially approved. The standard establishes the methods and practices for the classification and identification of crypto assets, the standards for digital asset exchange model etc., and digital asset identification specification was proposed.
May 27, 2020
aelf launched the “Centralized Asset Management Guarantee On-Chain Solution” CAM, which solves exchange security issues.
June 23, 2020
aelf Enterprise 1.0.0 Preview 3 was launched.
August 5, 2020
The first and second phases of hacker bounty programs initiated by aelf concluded successfully. During this period, aelf successfully completed the first cross-chain transfer test of large assets through Cross-Chain Transfer Protocol ( CCTP), and the $100,000 heterogeneous chain cross-chain transfer transaction has set a new record for blockchain network transaction.
August 27, 2020
The upgrade of aelf’s official website is a major update before the mainnet launch. It aims to make hundreds of millions of users around the world feel the charm of the decentralized platform and bring them excellent user experience.
August 28, 2020
aelf launched the first DeFi project based on the aelf network-AESwap, which is equipped with complete DeFi supporting infrastructure, including cross-chain assets, interoperability solutions, stable coins, etc.
September 9, 2020
aelf launched SashimiSwap, an Ethereum-based DeFi project with no pre-mining and no team share. Within 24 hours of its launch, SashimiSwap reached the second place in the Ethereum transaction volume rankings, and the locked up volume and trading volume have exceeded $120 million and $100 million respectively. Later, aelf also upgraded Sashimi several times, aiming to build a high-yielding investment and financial management platform.
October 16, 2020
aelf Enterprise 1.0.0 RC 1 version was launched. This version is the one for code audit before the mainnet launch.
November 24, 2020
The aelf Public Testnet Code Audit Bounty Program was successfully concluded, with the winner being the security audit team of SlowMist Technology, which provided a reliable security guarantee for the launch of the aelf mainnet.
December 3, 2020
aelf announced the date of the mainnet launch and released the updated mainnet launch roadmap, which has attracted great attention of community users around the world and also meant that the next journey was about to start.
Looking back on the past three years, we are proud of every step we have taken. At present, aelf’s Telegram community has covered 12 languages, with a total user base of 87,611. The large community has provided a powerful force for the smooth development of the project.
For the aelf team and community, the mainnet launch is just the beginning of the next wonderful journey. In the future, let’s continue to work together, stay true to our mission, and make even greater progress.
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