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Fetch.AI — Community Newsletter (29 July — 2 August)


Here is Fetch.AI’s community newsletter for the week commencing 29 July. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

Alpha Mainnet Launch 🚀

This week marks the release of our alpha mainnet, Apus. Apus provides the stable foundation for the future, with all elements of our technology stack now linked together as a complete network.

Enhanced Block Explorer

As part of the release we have also updated our block explorer. In the video below Head of Software Troels Rønnow shows the exciting ways you can explore the Fetch.AI network, including how to access the smart contracts behind transactions and modify the Etch source code for your own use.

Upcoming events

A summer of meetups 🍻

We will be hosting a series of meetups both in the UK and abroad this summer to catch up with our supporters face-to-face. Come and join us for a beer and a chat at one of the following events 👇

Cambridge Meetup (9 August, Cambridge, UK)

Have you got a passion for blockchain, AI and multi-agent systems or are you just excited to learn more? Come and meet the team at Cambridge’s Devonshire Arms Pub on the 9th of August, we can’t wait to meet you!

👉 Register here

Berlin Meetup (18 August, Berlin, Germany)

🇩🇪 Berlin might be famous for the Neues Museum or the Brandenburger gate, but it’s also home to some of the most exciting blockchain projects in the world. Come and meet the team in the heart of Berlin at the Zollpackhof Biergarten.

👉 We are excited to meet you, sign up here

London Meetup (28 August, London, UK)

London is one of the world’s great cities, home to deep-routed creativity and innovation. Come and join the team at The Fellow, just a short walk from King’s Cross train station, and share your ideas in this exciting space.

👉 Don’t miss out, register here

Web3 Summit 2019 (19–21 August, Berlin, Germany)

We are attending the Web3 Summit 2019 in Berlin in August. Join us for the immersive and collaborative gathering focusing on the Web3 technology stack.

👉 Get tickets

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

Join us alongside some of the world’s most exciting Web 3 protocols in blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data for Outlier Venture’s 2 day dev con: Diffusion 2019.

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

The event will feature hacks, exclusive product launches and live demos.

👉 Apply now for one of the limited free places or to find out more come to the Diffusion 2019 launch event in Berlin on 21 August.

Bounties, hackathons and competitions

Summer Design Challenge 🎨

Our autonomous agent technology is groundbreaking and we want you to bring it to life. Show us your creative side by creating an agent picture/sticker/GIF to win cool prizes in our Summer Design Challenge.

👉 Head to our Telegram channel for full details and to take part.

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 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.

👉 Register your interest by joining our developer Slack channel.

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

Technology update

  • Worked on upgrading serialization
  • Closer to delivering better state management in Etch
  • Added first class FET management support in smart contracts


This week, excluding merges, 10 authors have pushed 22 commits to the main branch and 25 commits to all branches.

On the main branch, 394 files have changed and there have been 20,319 additions and 5,887 deletions. See all updates.

Community news

Binance Meetup London

We joined Binance for their first London meetup in Canary Wharf, the financial capital of London, to discuss the impact of blockchain technology on financial markets. CTO Toby shared Fetch.AI’s vision for enabling the decentralized autonomous economy of the future.

Thanks for reading our update. Join the conversation with the rest of our community on Telegram.

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