IoTeX Project Update — April 13

Hello supporters! Q2 2018 has already started and we have been together in this journey for over three months. We are grateful to have you join us on this expedition to “Connecting the Physical World, Block by Block”. Starting from today, we will share IoTeX progress with you bi-weekly and we will always keep our eyes and ears open for your valuable suggestions.

Technical Updates

Testnet Preview Release Countdown

Our tech team has been working very hard, day and night, to give the final touches to the Testnet Preview (codename: StoneVan), for which we will open the repo on github.com on April 20th, 2018, 17:00 PDT. This repo will operate on an open-contributor model that anyone is welcomed to contribute the code base in the form of peer review, testing and patches development cycle.

As of the time we are posting this update, we are 7 days away till the preview launches. Let’s countdown together for this exciting moment!

Community Updates

#HASHED Meetup in Seoul, Korea

We had our first meetup in Korea in #HashedLounge on April 5th. It was hosted by one of our strategic partners, the largest cryptocurrency capital — #HASHED, which is accelerating the global enablement of blockchain through community building and impact investing.

Co-founder Raullen Chai is giving a speech of “A Decentralized Network for IoT, Powered by a Private-Centric Blockchain”.

Our founding team gave an in-depth presentation on “A Decentralized Network for IoT, Powered by a Private-Centric Blockchain,” raised the discussion on the blockchain technology in IoT, and shared community insights with the audiences. A big thank you to all who came to join our launch Meetup! We are planning for more events and Meetups in other cities as well. Hope we can meet you all someday!

Co-founder Qevan Guo is giving a presentation of user cases and community insights.
IoTeX founding team in #Hashed Meetup Lounge

IoTeX Honor Board — Charity Program

Our 1st Charity Program was concluded successfully at the end of March. With 1515 donors from our community, we have demonstrated how much we value the exhaustive research conducted by the pioneers in blockchain technology industry, and support them through this campaign to ETH Foundation.

Our Charity Honor Board is LIVE! We have featured your great deeds on our official website and you will be able to
🔸Find your name on the IoTeX Honor Board
🔸Search for your Honor Page by entering hashid or Preferred Display Name
🔸Share your act of kindness to encourage more people helping on this good cause!

Our Charity Program is also featured on Forbes, and readers have raised discussions on the blockchain development obstacles.

If you missed the 1st Charity Program, please check HERE for more information and stay tuned to the pinned message in our Telegram Group for the next ones. Let’s keep up with the good vibes and work together in the future to achieve the ambitious goal of ‘Connecting the Physical World Block by Block!’

New Community Groups

In order to provide better services to our community, we are working on building sub-communities in different languages. Currently our Chinese group and Russian group are ready. And insightful discussions have already started in the two new groups. Please feel free to join with your friends!

IoTeX Group CN: https://t.me/IoTeXGroupCN
IoTeX Group RU: https://t.me/IoTeXGroupRU (will soon be relocated to a new platform)

Since Telegram will be not available in Russia, we will move the IoTeX Group RU to another channel. Before that, please make sure to follow our Twitter and Medium to get the latest news. When the new channel is ready, we will make an announcement with the link and detailed information on Twitter and Medium.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iotex_io
Medium: https://medium.com/@iotex
Medium_ru: https://medium.com/@iotex_ru

Quiz II Campaign

Our Quiz II campaign on April 11th was a big success! Although the questions were more challenging than the AMA quiz, many of the participants got the high score of 100 & 80! We are very proud to have such amazing community and would like to hold more interesting campaigns in the future! Here are some score details we want to share with you.

Q: Why is PBFT (Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance) is part of R-DPoS consensus?
A
: Instant finality is desired for cross-chain communications
Reference: Whitepaper Chapter 6

Q: What does “R” stand for in R-DPoS consensus?
A
: Randomized
Reference: Whitepaper Chapter 6

Q: Which of the following is NOT in the security & integrity subsystem of a hardware wallet?
A
: Secure Memory Storage
Reference: Secure Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets

Q: What kind of information you can NOT get by following our Twitter Page
A
: Public sale information
Reference: Telegram Group Welcome Message. We may have random 🍬candy events on our Twitter Page and will be announced on Twitter exclusively. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Q: Where was the IoTeX founding team last week?
A
: Seoul, Korea
Reference: IoTeX first launch event in Korea was successfully held on April 5. The founding team was presenting at Hashed Lounge event.

Despite the different scale of points we give out for various community campaigns, we encourage you to join all of them to collect the campaign achievements for winning the potential bonus!

Original Content Bounty

Starting from Phase II of this campaign, we have raised the bounty to as much as 5,000 points to encourage our supporters bringing in in-depth review or analysis, or anything interesting about IoTeX.

We have received over 160 articles and videos on various channels since the campaign started, and most of them are greatly written and made! They are all objective opinions and we listen to your suggestions. IoTeX team applauds for your valuable efforts to help spreading the word of us!

IoTeX Knowledge Share

Media Coverage

Hiring

Zhefeng Li, a young talent in Mathematics and Computer Science, has officially joined IoTeX as a Blockchain Engineer. Master in Computer Science at University of California San Diego and Bachelor in Mathematics and Computer Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a blockchain technology, machine learning, and Internet of Things enthusiast.

Upcoming Events

Blockchain Career Fair — UC Berkeley on April 18.

This will be the largest Blockchain Career Fair ever held in the United States. A great opportunity to meet 20+ top global blockchain companies each with huge contributions to the advancement of the disruptive decentralized technology. Our founding team will do a livestream during the career fair and IoTeX team will have a booth, sharing thoughts with you on April 18. Looking forward to meet you there!

If you are not able to meet us there but still want to join us, please send an email to hello@iotex.io!

IoTeX Top Picks

There are some great articles and videos we found on the top channels. Some of them are from our community supporters. We’d love to share with you here!

To learn more about IoTeX, please feel free to check the information in our official channels.

Website: https://iotex.io/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iotex_io
Telegram Announcement Channel: https://t.me/iotexchannel
Telegram Group: https://t.me/IoTeXGroup
Medium: https://medium.com/@iotex
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IoTeX/
Join us: https://iotex.io/careers

About IoTeX

IoTeX is dedicated to creating the next generation of the IoT-oriented blockchain platform. The cutting edge blockchain-in-blockchain architecture will address the scalability, privacy, isolatability, and developability issues relating to the IoT DApps and ecosystem growth. By combining token incentives with our vibrant, global community, we believe we can crowdsource top industry and community talents to push the frontier of blockchain 3.0.