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Humanode: Ramiel’s 125 validators mark crossed, EVM and Launcher upgrades, Interviews with Humanode co-founders Dato and Victor, The first-ever Humanode Hackathon ‘Hack The Sybil’ is live, and more!

Biweekly update vol.26, 15th June — 29th June

TL;DR

Welcome back to Humanode biweekly! Can you believe we’re nearing the end of June already? A lot has happened over these two weeks. Let’s have a short overview of the news!

Keep in mind, that Humanode Testnet v3 — “Ramiel” is live and open for public testing. Ramiel is the next major step towards the launch of the Humanode Mainnet this summer. The team is focusing on brushing up the system, moving from permissioned Proof of Authority where nodes are supposed to trust each other, to a trustless permissionless system, and bringing EVM compatibility to the Humanode testnet. Be the first of human nodes to test it out. Apply now! Almost 4K applications have already been submitted. “Ramiel” hits 125+ unique validators, and the 4th batch of invitations to Testnet 3 is out.

During these weeks, Humanode teams were working tirelessly to make significant progress with current tasks. The progress was minutely shared in their regular development update.

As for the network development, the team enabled format on save for everything, separated EVM and Ethereum RPC params, uncovered some built environment information to the users, properly tweaked the Manifest file formatting, corrected the session identification handling, added an RPC endpoint returning the validator public key, backported CI, CLO API, and all the utils to Testnet 2.

As for the Web App, the team added Substrate mapping errors and implemented RxJS-based peer API.

Considering crypto-biometric search and matching and liveness algorithms, the team integrated the ml package into the cryptography part, added inference code for quantized onnx model, integrated vision transformer and attention block into liveness detection models, verified decryption, fixed encoding of the feature vector, and verified subshares.

As for Humanode Launcher, more features were added to the dashboard, and the team aligned the new engine, and launcher with a new engine structure, and refactored the engine listener.

The great news is that the signup for the Humanode Hackathon is live! “Hack The Sybil!” will include a series of educational workshops that teach participants to build decentralized applications on the Humanode network. After the hackathon, applicants will be able to apply for a grant through the Humanode Grant Program which will launch in Q3 2022 after the mainnet launch. Don’t forget to join Humanode Discord to team up with other participants and keep up to date with events during the hackathon!

An audio interview with Humanode co-founder Dato titled ‘Sybil Resistance With Biometrics’ is out. It begins with an overview of Humanode, and how it solves the problem of Sybil attacks, before digging into how biometrics and liveness detection work in its system. The conversation goes on to recap the recently concluded Humanode conference which set the stage for the ‘Hack the Sybil’ Hackathon currently underway with over $30,000 in prizes up for grabs. And read the interview with Humanode’s co-Founder, Victor on HackerNoon. Know more about his entrepreneurial journey and see how his belief in True Decentralization lead to the creation of Humanode. A must-read!

That’s all for today! All the love, all the power!

Humanode testnet

🔺Humanode Testnet v3 — “Ramiel” Is Live🔺

Ramiel is the next major step towards the launch of the Humanode Mainnet this summer. The team is focusing on brushing up the system, moving from permissioned Proof of Authority where nodes are supposed to trust each other, to a trustless permissionless system, and bringing EVM compatibility to the Humanode testnet.

Some of the protocol-level features that live upon release of Ramiel are moving from Aura to BABE block production engine and GRANDPA for block finalization. Ethereum Virtual Machine compatibility enables Solidity smart contracts on the Humanode chain. Users are also able to analyze their node activities in polkadot.js explorer: from bioauth status to block production and finalization.

Naturally, builders are able to deploy and test their bio-auth enabled Dapps on the Humanode testnet. The Humanode Hackathon is a great chance to work with both the chain and the biometric authorization service and gain rewards for your efforts!

Ramiel is also scheduled to have a number of (highly anticipated) minor upgrades in the upcoming months.

Ramiel is ready for the public. Be the first human nodes to test it out. The team will be inviting people in batches to join Humanode Testnet Ramiel. If you think you suit the role as a human node, apply now!

There are almost 4K applications already submitted. 50 validators mark crossed. The 4th batch of invitations to Testnet 3 “Ramiel” is out.

🔺To check how the network runs🔺:

If you have any questions reach the Humanode team on:

Telegram Chat

Troubleshooting channel on Discord

Development

Humanode Dev Report 26

  • Humanode Network

-Enabled format on save for everything

-Separated EVM and Ethereum RPC params — This quick fix enables us to run the commands without crashing

-Uncover some built environment information to the users — This update adds some built environment information to the code and uncovers them to the end-users in the version string printed in various locations

-Properly tweaked the Manifest file formatting

-Corrected the session identification handling — This update enables the correct storage of identities for the given session

-Added an RPC endpoint returning the validator public key

-Backported CI, CLO API, and all the utils to Testnet 2 — This will help in enhanced maintenance of Testnet 2 and 3

-Used remove_all instead of bugged clear — This quick fix enabled avoiding an infinite loop caused by the broken substrate’s storage API

-Denied unsafe RPC calls in the RPC implementations

  • Humanode Web App

-Added substrate mapping errors

-Implemented RxJS-based peer API

  • Bio-auth

-Integrated the ml package into the cryptography part — Includes refactoring code and fixing bug

-Added inference code for quantized onnx model

Integrating vision transformer and attention block into liveness detection models

-Verified decryption — This update includes verification of partial decryptions.

-Fixed encoding of the feature vector

-Verified subshares

  • Humanode Launcher

-More features added to the dashboard

-Fix-ds-store-manifest

-Aligned new engine — Aligned

-Launcher with new engine structure and refactored engine listener

  • Substrate

-Merged new substrate updates in the Humanode network

Awareness & Events

Blockchain Lacks True Decentralization — Victor Smirnov, Co-Founder of Humanode

Read this latest interview with Humanode’s Co-Founder, Victor on HackerNoon. Know more about his entrepreneurial journey and see how his belief in True Decentralization lead to the creation of Humanode.

Sybil Resistance With Biometrics: Interview with Paradigm and Humanode Co-founder Dato Kavazi

The interview begins with an overview of Humanode, and how it solves the problem of Sybil attacks, before digging into how biometrics and liveness detection work in its system. The conversation goes on to recap the recently concluded Humanode conference which set the stage for the ‘Hack the Sybil’ Hackathon currently underway with over $30,000 in prizes up for grabs.

Hack The Sybil! Humanode Hackathon Announcement

Humanode Hackathon “Hack The Sybil!’’ is live. The hackathon includes a series of educational workshops that teach participants to build decentralized applications on the Humanode network.

🔺Tech integration

Ways you integrate Humanode:

  • Humanode OAuth 2 Service: Biometric Sybil-resistance for dapps
  • Humanode chain: EVM-compatible network based on equal human nodes

There are five tracks for the Humanode hackathon:

  1. DAO: Build 1p1v or new models of governance other than token-based voting.
  2. UI/UX: Use private biometric authentication to improve web3 experience.
  3. Chain tools: Build the first generation of tools for Humanode chain exploration, analysis, or dev tooling.
  4. Dapps for human nodes: Help human nodes (validators) organize, manage and automate all things connected to being an integral part of the network.
  5. Special track: There are endless possibilities across industries: social networks, art, gaming, finance, governance, public goods, and other.

🔺Workshops

- Sybil-resistance for apps with Humanode API

- Connecting to Humanode chain

🔺Prizes

$30,000+ in total.

🔺Judging

All projects will be reviewed by the Humanode team to determine whether the project submissions meet the minimum level of viability with respect to theme and submission requirements according to the hackathon rules, and then will be judged by the judging panel which will be introduced shortly.

After the hackathon, applicants will be able to apply for a grant through the Humanode Grant Program which will launch in Q3 2022 after the mainnet launch. Reputable VCs and Technology partners amongst Humanode sponsors, such as Facetec and WinterMute are also here hunting for great ideas and teams, so gear up and sign up to build!

Don’t forget to join Humanode Discord to team up with other participants and keep up to date with events during the hackathon.

The signup for the Humanode Hackathon is live!

If you are looking forward to earning the $30,000 prize money, or just interested in working with the humanode network, do not hesitate. Visit the Hackathon landing page, and officially register now!

🔺 https://hackathon.humanode.io/ 🔺

MISC

  • Breakdown of Chainalysis Recent report:
  • An article on how crypto-biometrics provide better security and trust in blockchain:
  • Glossary — List of Humanode terms: InFath or OutFath? Homomorphic encryption? Liveness detection? If those sound confusing to you, don’t worry. The Humanode team made a list of all these terms for easy reference.

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