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Aion: Foundation organization structure by CEO, Desktop wallet available, token standard proposal

Biweekly update 11th September — 25th September

Development

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Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)

Aion Token Bridge and Swap — Live: the Ethereum to Aion Token Transfer Bridge. This bridge will enable AION ERC-20 Tokens holders to seamlessly and atomically transfer their AION ERC-20 Tokens on Ethereum to AION Coins on the Aion Blockchain.

Aion Network Founder Matt Spoke announces the Aion to Ethereum Token Transfer Bridge which will enable AION ERC-20 Tokens holders to seamlessly and atomically transfer their AION ERC-20 Tokens on Ethereum to AION Coins on the Aion Blockchain. Source: Aion Network channel.

Aion Token Swap Launch Update: a brief update on progress.

Token Transfer Bridge

Our Bridge Transfer User Interface is the portal that token holders will use to interact with the Token Transfer Bridge to swap their ERC-20 tokens for Aion Coins. This UI will be live and hosted on an Aion Foundation web portal with SSL encryption — we can not stress enough how important it is to check for valid certificates as this web portal is the only secure UI to interact with the Token Transfer Bridge (stay tuned for more detail on this).

Exchanges & Integrations

We understand how important it is to have a wide range of exchanges and wallets on board, integrated and tested before we go-live and we are happy to report we will be conducting the token swap with more than 10 partners. This number will increase as we get more coverage; we will update you as new ones are added.

Coinomi Supports Aion Coin

Big fan of Coinomi? So are we! The Coinomi mobile wallet now has support for the Aion Coin. In addition to our Desktop Wallets (Windows and Mac versions to be released this week), you can use Coinomi to generate an Aion address and get ready for the token swap. You won’t need to go through this alone, a step-by-step webinar and comprehensive documentation will be available, and as usual we will be active on our channels during go-live.

FAQ’s

Finally, here are some FAQ’s which will be updated as we go through the swap. We are all eagerly anticipating going live early next week and will keep you up-to-date as we move through the Token Swap process.

Reddit — Token Swap FAQ: an exhaustive list of details about the Token Swap.

Aion Fungible Token Standard (AIP #004): the submission of the Aion Token Standard (ATS) to the Aion Improvement Proposal process, authored by Sam Pajot-Phipps, Yao Sun and Stephane Gosselin. The ATS is an innovative token standard that provides comprehensive functionality for fungible token developers, and — for the first-time in the industry — introduces native cross-chain methods into a token standard. This will enable all standard compliant tokens to have out-of-the-box cross-chain functionality.

Aion Desktop Wallets: After extensive development, testing and auditing by both core development team and trusted third parties, the Aion desktop wallets (MacOS, Windows & Linux) are now available for download. These wallets will be used to store the AION coin.

Social encounters

Aion Foundation: For the community, by the community.

Videos:

Bridge Swap using MyEtherWallet: Aion Network’s Engineer Kimberly Luu walks through the Bridge Swap using MyEtherWallet.

How the Aion Foundation Will Work: Matt Spoke discusses the Aion Foundation organization structure.

How Success will be Defined: Matt Spoke discusses how success is defined from his point of vue.

Choosing Your Platform: Matt Spoke discusses different items to consider when choosing a blockchain platform.

Aion as a Platform: Sam Pajot-Phipps discusses Aion as a platform.

Ian Chan discusses his role at Aion.

Content — for the community, by the community: Inviting community to contribute to developer, miner, and coin holder documentation.

Upcoming Events:

September 26, Toronto, Elevate Blockchain event which brings together senior figures from finance, tech, and startups to explore the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies. A session in Toronto on governance and best practices for the digital currency industry.

Finance

Token holders and the number of transactions dynamics (from Etherscan.io)

Swap your AION Tokens with Changelly: Changelly — a leading instant exchange company has launched their AION Token to AION Coin swap service. This service enables AION ERC-20 Token holders to seamlessly exchange their tokens for AION Coins using Changelly’s user friendly, simple and fast platform.

Swap Support on BITBOX: BITBOX, a global crypto exchange by LINE Corp, is supporting the Aion Token Swap. AION token holders can use BITBOX to convert their AION tokens to AION Coins.

Roadmap

Right in target.

Phase 1: Kilimanjaro 2018

  • Virtual Machine — FastVM with EVM Source Compatibility
  • Aion Interchain — Token Bridge and Interchain Communication
  • Aion Proof of Work — Equihash 210_9
  • Aion Core — Multi-Chain Framework, Wire Protocol (P2P), Tx Pool, Event Manager
  • Aion APIs — Java API, Web3 API Compatibility

Partnerships and team members

Aion ecosystem partners @Mavennet presented Aion Network for Enterprise and intelligent supply chains and the AI Supply Chain (@AISupplyChain) Conference in Montreal.

Northern Block — Working with AION: video.

“The Aion platform is a great platform to build Smart Contracts on, having great tools to build on both private networks and public networks.” says Mathieu Glaude of Northern Block.

From Telegram group:

@Interstellar: “Vodafone was added to MavenNet.com homepage & Jay said we will soon hear more about their enterprise partnership efforts”.

@AionJay (admin, Aion Community & Events Logistics Manager): “Please wait for an announcement. You guys are so quick, they are almost ready to let you guys know the plans for their enterprise efforts”.

Rumors

Alex Tapscott quoted in The Globe and Mail article Canada emerges as a hub for blockchain technology: “Now Aion is one of the leading platforms in the world, with a footprint that extends well beyond our shores to every corner of the globe”.

Cole Diamond, Coinsquare CEO and Co-Founder in Toronto Guardian article CEO and Co-Founder Cole Diamond and his journey with Coinsquare: “I love Aion. It’s another blockchain company, and these guys are as laser focused on changing the world as we are. And their leader, Matt Spoke, is an absolute gem.”

Toronto’s first blockchain college course launches: Aion Network and partners Velocia and @Northern_Block plus Aion colleagues @DTapscott @Coinsquare @Blockgks mentioned in recent @NowToronto article on Toronto’s first blockchain college course designed to keep up with the city’s demand for tech talent.

Want to win a FREE LedgerNanoS Wallet? Take part in Aion Developer Survey.

Get 5% extra Aion when using Bitbox to perform the Token Swap. Maximum bonus of 1000 Aion.

Aion network (AION) | desktop wallet | latest review with ratings | 2018 | in 6 minutes.

Social media activity

Social media activity

The community is quite active discussing latest news, development, mining, token price and possible partnerships.

Twitter — Average number of retweets is 15–30 for one post.

Facebook — 10–15 likes per publication. The number of Facebook followers increased.

Reddit — threads with 2–10 comments. The longest treads has 40 comments — Aion Token Bridge and Swap Live (19th September, 2018). The number of subscribers increased by 13 thousand over the last week.

Information from Cryptocompare.com

Aion forum — latest discussions on mining, latest news, network statistics etc.

Popular topics:

Discord — active discussions on the latest updates and mining.

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