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Monthly Development Update — August 2020

After successfully releasing Swarm Alpha at the end of June, we’ve been working on new features integration for the Swarm Beta release.

August was a very productive month with the Bee Summer release bringing a ton of new features for dApp developers. Additionally, we have also published the first recipients of Swarm grants. We were humbled by the response and number of applications we got, see more details below.

The Swarm Beta release is scheduled for 28th September 2020 and as usual, we will mark the launch date with an online release event. Please RSVP here.

Bee Summer Release v0.2.0 release notes

The new release improves the utility of the DISC (as released in v0.1.0) and lays the foundation for Swarm bandwidth incentives. To that end, we:

  1. provide features for developers to start building unstoppable applications on top of Swarm: manifests to represent a collections (websites, indexes, directories), single owner chunks that serve the basis of swarm feeds. Range query support, name resolution through ENS and RNS, encryption
  2. ensure persistence with global pinning: volunteering nodes make their locally pinned content accessible to a fallback recovery protocol that downloaders trigger in case the network removes it due to rare use
  3. improve the UX: improve tags to help follow the status of uploads, Printconfig: a new command to the bee node, allows you to print the current configuration (including all default values to the console)d. Install script. This handy install script detects what system you run and makes installing bee a breeze
  4. lay the foundation for Swarms bandwidth incentives, ultimately ensuring a self-sustaining network with economically incentivized replication of popular content: accounting subsystem to keep track of data transfer on each peer connection, mock settlement protocol.
  5. brand new documentation, which you find referenced in the README.





Swarm Beta release online event on 28th September 2020. Please join us for a day full of Swarming! RSVP here.

We will kick off the day with two workshops in the morning, starting at 11:00 CET, where we will guide you through everything you need to know about how to run your own Swarm node, build unstoppable dApps and publish censorship-resistant websites on Swarm. This will be followed by an online event starting at 18:00 CET, packed with amazing talks, guests and demos.

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RSVP for the Swarm Beta event and workshops here.

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