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Humanode: Testnet V2 — Shamshel is live with >120 nodes running, Public release of Desktop App on December 22nd, Pseudonymous biometric identity for DAOs overview, Biometric data markets discussed, Interviews with Humanode product manager and content specialist, and more!

Biweekly update vol.12, 26th November — 10th December

TL;DR

Greetings, crypto community! It’s time for our detailed recap of all things Humanode! The last two weeks were part of a wild ride full of hard work — so let’s have a short overview of the thrilling news that has appeared lately.

A few days ago, Humanode released ‘Shamshel (TestNet V2)’, the closed Beta version of the first major upgrade to the Humanode TestNet software. The 1st major upgrade will greatly improve the UI/UX and allow users to install the TestNet application without having to touch the terminal window. As in ‘Sachiel (Testnet V1)’, Shamshel participants will be able to become human nodes through a biometric enrollment process, validate blocks, send transactions, and participate in FaceTec’s $100,000 anti-spoofing bounty program. Current TestNet V1 users will be transferred to Shamshel, and a number of current applicants will also be invited to join Shamshel for the closed testing session. The Humanode team is scheduling the full public release of Shamshel, with further updated UI and UX on December 22nd, fully opening the doors to all who want to join the Humanode TestNet, and immortalize their existence as one of the first batches of human nodes in history. So stay in the loop!

Currently, the Humanode teams are operating extremely hard on the major tasks.

As for the network development, they implemented signature verification for enroll endpoint, improved opaque bytearray wrappers, and started the implementation of EVM compatibility.

The team continues their work on the desktop application. These weeks, they fixed WSL detection code for multi-locale support, updated development manifests, remote engine if MD5 does not match, and Electron logic. Also, they added a browser icon, auto-scroll to bottom on mount, “ask a question” Discord link, as well as made humanode-peer manifest configurable.

Considering crypto-biometric search and matching and liveness algorithms, the bioauth team updated evaluation code with ACER method, fixed bug & refactored evaluation code, and modified FASNetC architecture & added trained weight.

The Humanode media team continues a series of interviews with Humanode core team members. These weeks, they interviewed Max, project manager at Humanode, and Edward, Humanode’s content specialist. They discussed their background, hobbies and interests, dreams and aspirations, and what gets them excited about the Humanode project. Read the interviews in the Humanode blog!

Other than that, the Humanode Fireside talk took place in their telegram voice chat. The team discussed biometric data markets. Listen to the recording on the Humanode Podcast, and join the team on Wednesday for the next conversation!

Humanode’s latest blog post discusses pseudonymous biometric identity for DAOs. DAOs can use Humanode to create a first-of-its-kind universal Sybil defence that can drastically alter standard practices when interacting with one another in a permissionless environment. More details in the blog!

That’s all for today! See you on-chain!

Humanode testnet

Humanode TestNet V2 ‘Shamshel’ is Live

Humanode released “Shamshel (TestNet V2)”, the closed Beta version of the first major upgrade to the Humanode TestNet software on December 8th, 2021.

The 1st major upgrade will greatly improve the UI/UX and allow users to install the TestNet application without having to touch the terminal window.

As in “Sachiel (Testnet V1)”, Shamshel participants will be able to become human nodes through a biometric enrollment process, validate blocks, send transactions, and participate in FaceTec’s $100,000 anti-spoofing bounty program.

Current TestNet V1 users will be transferred to Shamshel, and a number of current applicants will also be invited to join Shamshel for the closed testing session.

Humanode is scheduling the full public release of Shamshel, with further updated UI and UX on December 22nd, fully opening the doors to all who want to join the Humanode TestNet, and immortalize their existence as one of the first batches of human nodes in history.

Register here.

🔺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 12

  • Humanode Network

🔺Implemented signature verification for enroll endpoint

🔺Improved opaque bytearray wrappers

🔺Started the implementation of EVM compatibility

🔺Received 8000+ testnet applications

🔺Sent new invites for testnet v2

🔺100+ nodes running on V2 in less than 48 hours

🔺Updated testnet documentation on Github and Gitbook

  • Humanode Desktop App

🔺Fixed WSL detection code for multi-locale support

🔺Updated development manifests

🔺Updated remote engine if MD5 does not match

🔺Updated Electron logic

🔺Added browser icon

🔺Added auto scroll to bottom on mount

🔺Added “ask a question” Discord link

🔺Made humanode-peer manifest configurable

  • Crypto-Biometric Search And Matching And Liveness Algorithms

🔺Updated evaluation code with ACER method

🔺Fixed bug and refactored evaluation code

🔺Modified FASNetC architecture and added trained weight

Awareness & Events

[Humanode Special Interview Series]

Max, project manager at Humanode, discusses his background, hobbies and interests, goals in life, and what gets him excited about the Humanode project.

Check out the interview via the link below:

Edward, content specialist at Humanode, discusses his background story, dreams and aspirations, and what gets him excited about crypto-biometrics.

Check out the interview via the link below:

Humanode Fireside

In case you missed last week’s Fireside chat about biometric data markets, here’s the recording 🎧

As usual, there was a live talk between the team members first, and then a conversation with the community.

ICYMI: The previous Humanode Fireside was fully devoted to Humanode’s road to mainnet. Tune it on! 🔺

Listen to previous Humanode Fireside episodes on YouTube here or on the Humanode Podcast here.

Join the team for a fireside chat every odd Wednesday at 16:00 UTC in the Humanode Telegram group’s voice chat. Get in here:

Latest publications

Pseudonymous Biometric Identity for DAOs

DAOs can use Humanode to create a first-of-its-kind universal Sybil defence that can drastically alter standard practices when interacting with one another in a permissionless environment.

Read more here:

MISC

  • Human nodes, it’s time to choose your favorite discussion topic for our next fireside 🔥

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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Medium. Twitter. Telegram. Telegram Chat. Reddit. LinkedIn.

For more information check out Humanode’s:

Website

Telegram ANN

Telegram Chat

Twitter

Blog

Reddit

GitHub

Youtube

LinkedIn

Humanode Podcast

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