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Aion: The AION Token Swap period is coming to an end, AIWA browser wallet Beta Release

Biweekly update 6th November — 20th November

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Developer Update: Web3 v1.1.0: The latest release of Aion Web3, version 1.1.0, is now available.

The following features have been added:

  • Solidity compilation support
  • Support for signing and recovering arbitrary messages
  • Improved error reporting for failed transactions

The following bugs have been squashed:

  • Removal of unsupported methods
  • Fixed NPM packaging vulnerabilities and missing dependencies

For users who are still on Aion Web3 v0.0.3, this is a good opportunity to migrate to v1.1.0. Although this is an interface-breaking upgrade, v1.1.0 introduced a more explicit API and support for client-side account management and offline transaction signing. For Dapp developers coming from Ethereum’s web3.js, the v1.1.0 API will be familiar, as it is based on Ethereum web3.js v1.0.0.

For Dapp developers, the recommended method of obtaining Aion Web3 v1.1.0 is through NPM.

The source code is available on Github.

To learn more about the Web3 v1.1.0, the API reference is a great starting point.

Users new to Dapp development or the Aion ecosystem can find introductory tutorials here.

Performing the Swap with the Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet: In this post, Jay Clearly shows step by step through using the Aion Token Transfer Bridge with Ledger Nano S hardware wallet. This will be particularly helpful for those who are currently holding their AION ERC-20 Tokens on a Ledger Device.

Social encounters

“Tokenization & Network Effect Panel” Matt Spoke of Aion Network, Sascha Mojtahedi of Bunz, Trevor Koverko of Polymath Network, Rob Richards of Plaza Ventures & Kevin Hobbs of VANBEX
at NextInTech Conf, Toronto.

Source: @jayclearynyc.

How he did it: from MBA grad to blockchain entrepreneur with Kesem Frank.

Upcoming events:

Nodesmith CEO Brendan Lee’s Reddit AMA on Wednesday, November 21st at 3pm EDT.

Finance

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

Swap your AION Tokens on KuCoin: KuCoin — a global cryptocurrency exchange, is supporting the Aion Token Swap. AION Tokens deposited on KuCoin will be automatically swapped to AION Coins. On November 7th at 16:00 pm (UTC+8), users will no longer be able to deposit or withdraw AION Tokens onto KuCoin. An announcement will be made by KuCoin when the swap is complete and users will be able to deposit/withdraw AION Coins.

Roadmap

Right on target (Phase 1 Complete):

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

Phase 2: Denali

  • Aion Virtual Machine (AVM) Version 1

This AVM is a custom-built, lightweight, performant, and stable VM that leverages key characteristics of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), providing concurrency and robustness within a blockchain-specific context. The AVM is responsible for running applications on top of Aion. The AVM will include its own scripting language.

  • Aion Scripting Language

The Aion scripting language is used for writing chain logic that runs on Aion-Everest and potentially any connecting/participating network. The Aion language is compiled into AVM bytecode and executed by the AVM. The Aion language provides the following features: Defensive programming, Blockchain runtime environment, Blockchain context injection, Security.

  • Proof-of-Intelligence Consensus Algorithm

An economic measure to deter denial of service attacks by requiring participants, solvers in Aion-Everest, to perform artificial intelligence (AI) computation. The intent is to motivate the creation of AI-specific or specialized hardware that could be used for machine learning and neural network training in the future.

Partnerships and team members

AIWA Beta Release — a browser-based wallet for AION Coins: BlockX Labs, a Toronto based blockchain development firm — has partnered with NodeSmith and the Aion Foundation to produce AIWA, a browser-based wallet for AION Coins. AIWA features a convenient dashboard to select your network, select your active wallet, view outgoing transactions, and view more details about your holdings and tokens. AIWA allows to send and receive AION and other AIP-4 tokens. More importantly, AIWA allows to interact with distributed apps on Aion without running an Aion node. DApps can be authorized to perform transactions without being exposed to private keys or seed words. You can download and start using AIWA now available on the Chrome Webstore.

Sending an Aion Transaction with Nodesmith and Javascript in Nodesmith blog: a new tutorial that showcases how to send transactions on the Aion Network in JavaScript.

The Risepic White Paper: In this paper the team outlines a proposed design for the Risepic Ecosystem; a Decentralized platform based on an interoperable Blockchain architecture (AION Network) to build the first Decentralized Ecosystem for Lifelong Learners designed to build a new era in Learning and Career right by reaching the third generation of Human Potential: An action-based, decentralized, self-governed dataset from knowledge and expertise empowered by a Decentralized Proof Of Potential to track quality and depth level of contents without trusting entities. Solving the issues of the market related to certification and validity of learning (Math-Based), mentorship (AI-Based) and incentives (Economy-Based).

Projects Building on Aion:

List of AION Mining pools with live stats & hashrate distribution.

Rumors

Aion Info Hub (November 2018 Update).

Mark Lawson, Co-Founder of VeriTransfer — discusses building a DApp on Aion and the value of the Aion ecosystem. “One of the things that is phenomenal with this project is the whole Aion ecosystem,” Mark Lawson, Co-Founder VeriTransfer.

Access AION through REST API — AION GraphQL now supports REST APIs by Satya on Medium.

Videos:

How To: Mine Aion with AwesomeMiner: how to start mining Aion. The author uses EWBF Cuda Miner v0.6 and aionpool.tech as mining pool.

Telegram group:

@AionJay (Community manager, admin):

“Vote to get Aion Founder Matt Spoke in the running for Coindesk’s “Most Influential People in Blockchain 2018.” His name was not considered in the choices, you have to add it in the other field.”

Aion Community T-Shirt Design Contest: The contest opens on October 30th and closes on November 16th. The design winner will be announced on November 20th, judged by Aion’s marketing team. The winner will the prize is 100 Aion coins and mailed their design printed on a T-shirt. Two Runners-up will also be mailed their design printed on a T-shirt.

Social media metrics

Social media activity
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Social media dynamics

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. The number of followers has increased by 5 thousand over the last week.

Facebook — 10–15 likes per publication.

Reddit — threads with 2–10 comments. The longest treads has 11 comments — Need help to mine Aion on Windows (13th November, 2018).

Information from Cryptocompare.com

The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Aion Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

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

Popular topics:

Top:

Discord — active discussions on the latest updates and mining.

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