Snapshot 7

Andres Sanchez
Oct 9 · 9 min read

Hello Hathorians!

Andrés Sanchez, here again with another Snapshot for ya, our love letter to our community. Let me guide you through what happened during the last weeks and what we have in store for the future.

How Hathor Network scales — DAG + Blockchain

We released this week for the first time a video developed by Marcelo, Yan, and Guto to explain how Hathor Network scales. A great step-by-step of what makes us different, hope you enjoy it.

Guto also took part in an interview with Stacking Ventures, and you can read it here:

Integration with Ledger: The Hottest Cold Storage Wallet for HTR

The safest place to keep your bacon away from your roommates is behind all of the vegetables in the fridge, the same way your dog would bury his bone to keep it away from other members of the house. “Get away human, I saw you staring at my meatless piece of a carcass that is covered in ants!”

But what about keeping something that is much more valuable to you in a safer place? What could be more precious to you than your HTR? And further, where is the safest place to keep your HTR stored?

Up until now, our battle-tested Hathor Network Wallet has proven to be your most secure choice to keep them away from those pesky hacker hands.

Security has always been our team’s top priority, and a lot of hard work and resources go into making sure our users are as protected as they can be while transacting and HODLing on our network.

Yes, my fellow Hathorians: the wait is over.

Our community will be delighted to hear that we have announced another great option to store our native token safely. Check out our latest integration with Ledger! You can now keep and send our beloved HTR through the world’s favorite hardware wallet!

Behold the new Hathor HTR Ledger in all of its glory!

We suggest you not hang it around your pet’s collar the way they entrusted an entire galaxy to a cat in that one alien movie; avoid learning this the hard way.

The only cats we’re trusting, for now, are the Cathorians.

Hathor Labs: Blockchain Course on Descomplica

Speaking of an affinity for cats and a formidable learning experience, we have our very own big fan of both: professor Gabriel Aleixo who has just collaborated with the Descomplica online learning platform of Brazil to deliver a free course on blockchain for beginners.

Blockchain can be complicated for newcomers, and simplifying the learning curve can often be challenging. Not for our team at Hathor Labs, however.

We love making blockchain easy for everyone alike. This is why our team is very active in providing courses on blockchain for everyone seeking to learn about this decentralization revolution.

Gabriel wasn’t the only member of Hathor Labs to present a course through the Descomplica platform.

Yan Martins and Sebastian Guerrero were also able to participate in this initiative to educate on blockchain. Now, I’m not saying there’s a bigger trident at the front than Messi, Neymar, and Mbappé, but there is, and this is it. Sorry PSG fans.

Make sure to register at Descomplica to partake in this opportunity and learn more about blockchain technology, NFTs, and building use cases.

The complete course is in Portuguese and collaborates with big names such as Liqi Digital Assets, Play9, Atletico Mineiro, and Bitso. We hope to have similar partnerships to provide more amazing courses in different languages soon.

The Grass is Greener on This Side of the Chain

Haven’t you heard?

Crypto just went green, and Hathor Network is at the forefront of this initiative. Who said that mining Bitcoin had to be dirty and leave a heavy carbon footprint?

We don’t buy this idea, and because we don’t, we’ve put our actions where our mouth is.

Hathor Green was the first of many initiatives to help Hathor Network’s operations become carbon neutral by 2025 by incentivizing miners to use clean energy when merge-mining their HTR and BTC.

In addition to this, Hathor Network is now a signatory of the Crypto Climate Accord (CCA)! This is a significant achievement for our network, and we’re here to make some noise for it.

Did we mention we hate GAS? I guess this only proves it further. Feeless while fumeless and a blockchain of the people… yeah, we like our solutions sustainable.

Check out this article on our Medium to read more about it.

When Moo? Data Boi: Cattle Identification and Tracking App

All this talk about bull markets… But what about the cows?

Brazil has become the world’s largest exporter of beef (23% of global exports) and its second-largest producer. Additionally, it has one of the most significant and most sustainable cattle herds in the world. The national herd count stands at 213.6m heads of cattle. That’s roughly 1–2 million more cows than humans; talk about some beefy numbers.

So how do Brazilian farmers keep track of all these heads of cattle without them turning against the people in an all-out Cowpocalypse? After all, they are outnumbered.

Well, maybe I took it too far. The actual need for keeping track of cattle is to ensure that they are healthy, well-fed, not roaming away from the herd, still in your farm, and allow farmers to maintain a close eye on growth stats. A cow’s ear contains an entire bank of information about it: the sensors monitor the ear temperatures of the cattle 24/7 and record their behaviors as well as rumination and eating habits.

This is where Databoi comes into action. By simply taking a picture of your cattle, you can register them on the app and keep track of the entire herd in real-time on your phone!

All of this happens with top precision and with a very friendly UI. It is also important to mention that having a tight control on all of this data also allows for many other cross-benefits such as:

  • For banks, insurance companies, and fintech: Monitoring and digital auditing of warranties and insured assets. Get customized Whitelabel underwriting, recording, and monitoring solutions for collateral and insured assets for financial institutions.
  • For farmers: Remote herd control. Create a unique, verifiable identity for your oxen with just one photo. Control your herd, preventing theft and fraud, and track the performance of your oxen accurately.

Certification and tracking of PO cattle — farm to table. Create a unique birth certificate for your calves that will stay with them for life with just one photo. Enter all relevant information and save it to the blockchain.

  • For Investors: Buying half cattle. Invest in fattening cattle safely on productive and reliable farms.

There is no doubt what Hathor Network can do for many industries, and Databoi is the perfect example. Built for banks, farmers and investors, it will revolutionize #agriculture in Brazil. The users can rest assured that their data is being safely stored on Hathor Network’s blockchain, which is immutable. This falls directly in line with one of the original intentions for blockchain tech, which is traceability.

Hathor Tech Tracking Q3/2021

https://medium.com/hathor-network/hathor-tech-tracking-q3-2021-147c50663bea

Are we there yet?

Well, the answer depends on where exactly your focus is. It is safe to say that Hathor Network’s foundations are being built to last. We have made very significant advances in our tech since we launched on Mainnet in January 2020, and now our CTO, Marcelo, has dropped a very clear insight into the progress of our DevTeam on many fronts.

Make sure you do not miss this complete article diving deep into our tech progress. I’d love to go into the whole explanation, but you’d be missing out on getting it all from the man himself. Sit down with your favorite snack and enjoy the read, my friends.

The Scalability of the Public Tx Mining Service

A big thanks to Marcelo Brogliato, our CTO, who has been very busy keeping us up to date with what goes on under the hood of Hathor Network.

In this case, he’s come up with a great article that clarifies some issues users may have encountered when minting their NFT collections. Did the influx of transactions coming through the network saturate it? Not a chance!

We can assure you that Hathor Network can withstand numbers far beyond this. Follow the details in the article below.

Hathor Stats: Number of transactions/ Hash rate

Whether it’s minting NFT’s, tokens, or making a transaction, these factors add to the growth of our ecosystem.

It feels like yesterday we celebrated our first 100k transactions; who knew within seven weeks we would celebrate 150k and now nearing 200k! This is all due to adoption and growth.

Our Hash rate is continuing to grow, with new highs being set frequently.

If you want to keep track of our statistics, you can visit our explorer:
https://explorer.hathor.network/statistics

CVM Sandbox greenlights Security Token Offerings (STO´s) on Hathor Network

Comissão de Valores Mobiliarios (CVM) is the equivalent of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Brazil.

After months of trying, the Proof-of-Concept STO platform built on Hathor Network received the greenlight and can finally move to the next stages of production and implementation.

But what does that actually mean?

That means that Hathor Network will be one of the few blockchain networks out there to be legally used for emitting Security Tokens, together with Ethereum, Tezos, Stellar, and probably one or two other chains that follow different countries legislation.

In our case, this platform will be used to issue tokens in Brazil following CVM´s guidelines.

This is an unbelievable achievement for us, as the project is a partnership between QR Capital, Vórtx, and Hathor Labs.

QR Capital is also behind the first Bitcoin ETF in Latin America.

And that is a wrap for this edition of Snapshot, guys.
Be sure to join us on our Discord and get together with our even growing community there.

See you next month!

About Hathor Network

Hathor Network is a PoW-based novel distributed ledger architecture using both DAG and blockchain data structures intertwined. Our network’s unique design solves significant bottlenecks built with scalability, usability, and decentralization in mind, preventing the broad adoption of the technology.

Hathor Network has been on Mainnet since January 2020, experiencing exponential growth in the number of custom tokens, active wallets, and mining hash rate.

For more information, please visit our Website, Twitter, Discord, and Telegram channel.

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