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Fetch.AI — Community Newsletter (9–13 September)


Here is Fetch.AI’s community newsletter for the week commencing 9 September. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter.

Highlight of the week

The launch of T-labs’ Xride

Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the research and development unit of Deutsche Telekom, and partners have launched Xride, a first-of-its-kind e-mobility pilot blockchain scooter.

Toby Simpson and Maria Minaricova at the launch of T-Labs’ Xride

Fetch.AI were there to celebrate the breakthrough development of a trusted, open mobility ecosystem that uses decentralized technologies such as self-sovereign identity, token payments, trusted data verification and much more.

OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum 2019

Alongside our Blockchain for Europe partners we took part in a forum in Paris this week hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

CTO Toby Simpson alongside our Blockchain for Europe partners at the OECD forum

The forum provides a platform to explore important issues such as taxation of digital financial assets, sustainable infrastructure investment, the policy implications of blockchain and distributed ledger technology and the regulatory environment at a global level. Only by building a robust framework will we be able to facilitate the widespread adoption of these impactful technologies.

Upcoming events

Tallinn, Estonia.

Blockchain for Europe travels to the Baltics (16–18 September)

As a founding member of Blockchain for Europe, Fetch.AI are attending a series of events in the Baltic region. On consecutive days, we will be visiting regulators and blockchain community leaders in Estonia, Finland and Lithuania.

Tech Dives: Do Blockchain & AI work together? (17 September, London, UK)

CTO Toby Simpson will be speaking at the conference to explain how, by combining blockchain and AI technology, the Fetch.AI network unleashes a new world of decentralized possibilities. Register here to learn more.

Fetch.AI September Cambridge Meetup (20 September, Cambridge, UK)

If you missed out this summer here is another opportunity for you to meet the Fetch.AI team on the 20 September in Cambridge. Ask us your questions and learn how we are preparing for the launch of our mainnet later this year. Sign up now to secure your spot.

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

Fetch.AI will be at Diffusion 2019, a dev con based in Factory Berlin (Gorlitzer Park) focusing on blockchain, AI and IoT on 19th and 20th October. The concept is to try and bring together different communities that might not meet and work together at protocol-specific events. We are looking for all participants committed to building privacy-protecting, peer-to-peer, decentralized technologies, to join forces to grow Web3.

  • There will be CEOs, CTOs, and lead devs from some great teams and companies already attending including Cosmos, Parity, Sovrin, Agoric, IOTA, Chainlink, Enigma, Hyperledger, Ocean Protocol, DAOstack, Deutsche Telekom + lots more.
  • There will be around 350-devs involved, with thousands in prizes
  • There will be a careers desk, multiple talks and workshops as well as drinks to network
  • Odyssey Hackathon will be running a track
  • All food and drink will be covered

If you’d like to attend but not as a hacker, join the talks and workshops for free please use the code ‘OVdiscount’. Check it out here and get started by learning more about Fetch.AI here.

Bounties, hackathons and competitions

The 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 — watch this space!

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

Technology update

  • Implemented constants, variables and placeholders in the machine learning library
  • Solidified mnist & tensor data loaders
  • Landed the latest set of transaction synchronization improvements to v0.6.x, v0.7.x and master branches of the ledger
  • Continued to profile and improve our consensus mechanism


This week, excluding merges, 10 authors have pushed 21 commits to the main branch and 81 commits to all branches.

On the main branch, 230 files have changed and there have been 2,711 additions and 2,042 deletions. See all updates.

Community news

Fetch.AI Recognized in Recent Blockchain Business and Digital Innovation Reports

Fetch.AI CTO Toby Simpson said: “We’re delighted to have recognition in two recent Gartner industry reports. To us, the Gartner name is a byword for excellence when it comes to industry reporting, and we believe the quality of research and analysis in their latest reports is no exception. As more enterprises latch on to the possibilities afforded by blockchain technology, we expect to see DLT deployed across a range of sectors and verticals. At Fetch.AI, we see the convergence of blockchain, AI, and multi-agent systems as being one of the major growth areas over the next decade, with enterprise adoption driving this trend.” See this article on Yahoo Finance for more details.

Fetch.AI’s AMA with Coin98

Co-founder and chief executive Humayun Sheikh discussed Fetch.AI’s unique technology and how we are collaborating with partners to develop our decentralized network in a Facebook AMA with Coin98 this week.

Coin98 is a cryptocurrency research group based in Vietnam that is committed to sharing updates about blockchain and associated technologies with its community of more than 10,000 active cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

If you weren’t able to take part in the AMA check out our blog where we’ve included a selection of key Q&A’s.

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