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Fetch.AI — Community Newsletter (26–30 August)


Here is Fetch.AI’s community newsletter for the week commencing 26 August. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Astro Hack Week 2019

Astro Hack Week is a great opportunity for scientists, researchers and others outside the academic sphere to learn, collaborate and apply their technical knowledge to solve complex problems. In previous years, the week-long workshop has focused on machine learning, large datasets and numerical Python.

As part of this year’s events, we hosted a non-hackathon. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘non-hackathon’, it’s used to describe events where ideas behind the technology are analysed, rather than the code itself. In the image below lead research scientist Marcin Abram explains the concepts behind Fetch.AI’s technology and the potential it unlocks.

Fetch.AI lead research scientist Marcin Abram at Astro Hack Week 2019

Upcoming events

Diffusion 2019 (19–20 October, Berlin, Germany)

👉 Sign up now to join some of the world’s leading Web 3 protocols in blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data technology and build your own Fetch.AI autonomous agent.

  • 15 protocols
  • 25m+ lines of open source code
  • 350+ devs

Outlier Ventures’ dev con, Diffusion 2019, takes place in Berlin from 19–20 October and will feature hacks, exclusive product launches and live demos. Get started by learning more about Fetch.AI here.

Bounties, hackathons and competitions

Fetch.AI Technical Bounty Program

Help us improve the reliability and performance of our technology by finding and reporting technical issues and be awarded FET 💰


🔍 Find a technical issue in the Fetch.AI’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 that everyone can take part in!

Synergetic Contract Hackathon 0x03; (10 July-31 August, Online)

Develop a ride-sharing Synergetic Contract using Fetch.AI technology. Over 100,000 FET tokens available in prizes.


Carpooling is great for your pocket and the environment, so it’s no surprise that ride-sharing apps like UberPool™ are so popular. To connect riders with drivers and process payments, apps charge a substantial fee. Fetch.AI’s synergetic computing technology provides the infrastructure to deliver this service without the middleman, returning power and profit to the individual.

We want you to build a ride-sharing service using our Synergetic Contracts and agents. With a prize pool of over 100,000 FET, we’re offering substantial rewards:

🥇 First prize: 50,000 FET

🥈 Second prize: 30,000 FET

🥉 Third prize: 20,000 FET

1,000 FET will be awarded to everyone who completes the project and delivers a working solution. Access resources and submit your application by 31 August here.

Join our developer Slack channel and find information on our bounties and hackathons on our Community website

Technology update

  • Developing new Python SDK for agents to communicate with the Open Economic Framework
  • Ongoing improvements to block and transaction synchronization and network level optimizations
  • Internally we’re preparing improvements to our Simple Agent demos


This week, excluding merges, 10 authors have pushed 16 commits to the main branch and 23 commits to all branches.

On the main branch, 281 files have changed and there have been 6,238 additions and 3,707 deletions. See all updates.

Community news

Fetch.AI London Meetup

For the final instalment in our series of summer meetups we met with disruptive technology enthusiasts in London to share ideas and discuss how Fetch.AI’s autonomous agents will shape all our futures. Thank you to everyone who joined us, we look forward to speaking with you all again soon.

Fetch.AI’s London Meetup

Summer Design Challenge

The winners of our Summer Design challenge have been announced on our Telegram channel. Thanks to everyone who submitted a design to help bring our autonomous agent technology to life!

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