Theta: Live Network Stats with 730 Pre-Guardian Nodes and 8 Enterprise Validators, Tim Li and the Theta Korea team at Upbit Developer Conference

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Sep 13, 2019 · 6 min read

Biweekly update 30th August — 13th September

Dear Theta followers and all crypto friends! Do you want to see the Theta Network live in action? You can now see the distribution of Pre-Guardian Nodes, Edge Cachers, and Enterprise Validator Nodes in real-time at Theta website! We love keeping track of the consistent growth of the Theta network. The numbers are impressive! At the time of writing, there are 730 Pre-Guardian Nodes / Edge Cachers and 8 Enterprise Validators. For more information on Theta Guardian Nodes and how to join, see the announcement blog.
As for the social side, Tim Li and the Theta Korea team were featured at Upbit Developer Conference 2019 in Incheon, Korea on September 4th-5th. Tim was presenting on “Theta Network: Decentralized Data Delivery for Video, Media Contents, and Beyond”. Theta CEO Mitch Liu is serving as a judge for the Klaytn Horizon blockchain app competition, with a $1,000,000 prize pool for developers building apps on Klaytn. Interested devs should submit their applications by September 30th.
Theta community continues to grow. There is a constant slight grows in the number of token holders and subscribers of Theta social media channels.
Theta followers, stay tuned for more updates soon and more opportunities to get involved and contribute to the Theta Network. The Mainnet 2.0 plan will take Theta from the top blockchain video project to a leading blockchain protocol overall!

Development

GitHub metrics:

THETA has 8 public repositories and 15 private repositories. Overall, the Project has frequent commits to the collection of repositories.

Developer activity (from Coinlib.io):

Live Network Statistics:

September 13th, 2019

You can now see the distribution of Pre-Guardian Nodes, Edge Cachers, and Enterprise Validator Nodes in real-time at thetatoken.org ! Scroll down to “Live Network Stats”, which will update each time you refresh the page.

Pre-Guardian Nodes / Edge Cachers: 730

Enterprise Validator Nodes: 8

For information on Theta Guardian Nodes and how to join, see the announcement blog.

Theta CEO Mitch Liu is serving as a judge for the Klaytn Horizon blockchain app competition, with a $1,000,000 prize pool for developers building apps on Klaytn. Interested devs should submit their applications by September 30th:

Social encounters

September 4th-5th: Upbit Developer Conference 2019 in Incheon, Korea.

Tim Li and the Theta Korea team were featured at Upbit Developer Conference. Tim was presenting on “Theta Network: Decentralized Data Delivery for Video, Media Contents, and Beyond”.

Upcoming events:

Join the team for another Theta AMA on Tuesday, September 17th at 4pm PDT / 11pm UTC! The AMA will feature Theta’s Head of Platform Tim Li and Head of Strategy Wes Levitt. Submit your questions here.

Finance

Information from Coinlib.io:

Information from Coinmarketcap.com:

Network

SLIVER.tv statistics (September 13th, 2019):

The information is taken from Similarweb.com.

Roadmap

Theta Network — 2019 Roadmap

Q3 2019:

Launch support for video on demand (VoD) in Theta Mesh Streaming Network

Launch guardian node functionality and onboard initial group of community-run guardian nodes

Beta release support for Android-based set-top boxes and smart TVs

Introduce guardian nodes into the validator node set on rotating basis

Launch smart contract support

Q4 2019:

Expand Theta content delivery beyond video to support all forms of data (e.g. file updates, game patches, video ads, audio/music, etc)

Partnerships and team members

Rumors

Twitter:

New reviews:

Theta Token: SIMETRI Research Digital Asset Report and Rating on Crypto Briefing.

THETA / USDT technical analysis [BINANCE] on publish0x.com

Other:

Be aware of scammers! Admins of Official Theta Telegram chat will never DM you or ask for private info / keys / seed phrases!

Social media metrics

Social media activity:

Social media dynamics:

Theta community continues to grow. There is a slight increase in the number of subscribers of Theta social media channels these weeks.

Official Telegram group — Discussions on price, possible partnerships, etc.

Facebook — 15–25 likes per publication, 1–5 shares.

Twitter — Average number of retweets is 35–40 for one post.

Bitcointalk.org — since November 23rd, 2017. Discussion on mainnet launch, price, roadmap.

There is a slight growth in Theta community over time. The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Theta Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

This is not financial advice.

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