Monthly Roundup for Holo & Holochain

September Edition

Oct 8, 2020 · 6 min read

Welcome to our September edition of the Monthly Roundup for Holo & Holochain! We have been very busy with Holochain RSM release, HoloPort Nanos and much more. If you wondering what was happening at Holo and Holochain this past month — the wait is over! Let’s jump right in.

New Holochain RSM Released to Public

This isn’t the usual day of the week for Dev Pulses, but today I have some BIG NEWS. After over six months of hard work, we’re ready to birth a new version of Holochain: Holochain RSM (Refactored State Model).

Read the Holochain Dev Pulse: Special Announcement — New Holochain RSM Released to Public

Announcing and Unpacking the New Holochain

You may have already heard about the new Holochain, known informally as Holochain “RSM”, for “refactored state model”. This article dives into what’s actually new about it from a technical and architectural standpoint.

Read article by Art Brock — Announcing and Unpacking the New Holochain

A Fresh New Holochain

Well, this has been a week of big news for us. By now you’ve probably already heard that our core dev team has lifted the curtain on all the refactoring work we’ve been doing on Holochain. If you haven’t, read on for the highlights.

Read Holochain Dev Pulse 80 — A Fresh New Holochain

A Holochain Success Story, Enabled By RSM

This week David Atkinson had an interview with Dr Adam Bumpus and Mike Gamble of smart energy startup RedGrid, about their team’s success switching their codebase over to Holochain RSM. They’ve had some very exciting results.

Read Holochain Dev Pulse 81 — A Holochain Success Story, Enabled By RSM

Regular Holo Dev Updates on Twitter

If you are curious about the — hot from the press dev updates — those can be found on Twitter.

HoloPorts Nano Update

Some good news on the Nano front is that we have a fully operational Nano image successfully rebuilding from HoloportOS to HPOS. Read the full update and watch the HoloPort Nano Demo.

Introducing CRISPR

I’m really excited to introduce an exciting new Holochain-based tool that’s been incubating in the secret underground lair of Melbourne-based hacker Philip Beadle. It’s hard to describe exactly what it is; it’s a real chimera.

Watch CRISPR Overview Demo and hApp builder Demo.

Holochain Ecosystem Sessions — RedGrid

Welcome to Holochain Ecosystem Sessions! David Atkinson interviewed Principal Architect Mike Gamble & CEO Adam Bumpus from RedGrid. They are discussing their plans, Monash university involvement and how RSM pushed the progress ahead! Watch it here.

Rust In Blockchain

RiB Newsletter #16 — Secure Enclaves à la Crab

Join us for AMA 43

Mary Camacho, Art Brock & David Atkinson will answer questions from the community live on YouTube on Oct 19th @ 3.15PM UTC. You can submit questions here.

Leadership & Org Update 21— A Big Leap Forward for Holochain & Holo

Throughout 2020 we’ve shared about building, releasing and testing HoloFuel and the HoloPort Admin Console for application hosting. We’ve also been sharing just a little bit about the refactoring work in Holochain that was needed to bring Holo hosting and wide adoption of Holochain to fruition.

Read Holo Today Leadership & Org Update 21 — A Big Leap Forward for Holochain & Holo

What developers say about Holochain RSM?

This month the huge and important event was the release of Holochain RSM — a new better, faster, stronger Holochain. Now it’s the time to hear what developers say about it!

Watch the videos from community devs playing with and learning about Holochain RSM!

Join the RSM Technical discussion on the Holochain Forum and learn more about the various features of the new Holochain and how to migrate your hApp. Find the playlist here.

Watch the replay of AMA 42 — Let’s get Technical with RSM

Art Brock & David Atkinson get technical with Holochain RSM — Live on YouTube.

Holochain & Holo repos were refreshed and reindexed!

Now Holochain Github shows the full extent of RSM work over the past few months, as do our real-time snapshots on the Holo Dev Dashboard and Holochain Dev Dashboard

AMA Quick Cuts — New Playlist on YouTube now!

Watch short clips on YouTube straight out of the AMA! Check the playlist here

Our community and events team is working tirelessly to bring people together and create amazing things on Holochain. As always, we would like to give our appreciation to all the community organisers without whom it would be not possible to create this magic! Many events are conducted virtually to respect the #SocialDistancing, so nothing is stopping you to participate!

Interested in building a hApp? Join Holochain Forum and start your journey!

Check out our upcoming events section and come along. Everyone’s welcome!

As always, if you have general questions about Holo, Holochain, or HoloPorts — or want to join our enthusiastic community — the best place to start is on our Twitter and Holochain Forum.

If you have specific questions or any technical issues regarding Holo or HoloPorts, you can read more, or contact us directly at

We hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s short news collection and we will catch you next month!

Wondering How Can You Help?

In the next few weeks we will be opening up more and more ways for our community to participate. Here is what you can do now and how you can prepare to move forward with Holo and Holochain.

hApp Devs: Install Holochain, hop on the Holochain Forum, attend online meetups, and connect with other teams of devs who are beginning to write new apps in Holochain. Look for updated design specs for core open source hApps that we all need for moving the ecosystem forward.

Hosts: Get on the Holo Forum and start finding 2–3 other hosts that are in aligned time zones and coordinate some testing times. Respond to any survey or sign up requests for team testing when you receive the links.

Marketers and Biz Dev Folks: Create channels on the Holochain Forum and reach out to our growth team about 3rd party grants you think are perfect for distributed app/ distributed infrastructure projects you are excited to develop.

Writers: Contribute to the site and to our blogs for both Holochain and Holo. Do you have a submission you’d like to make? Reach out to

Graphic Designers and Animators: Help Holo and Holochain share complicated messages that are more digestible, and more fun! Share cool related design projects with us — like this Animated Holo Cloud by sending links to (projects should be open-source or commons licensed).


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