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ICON: Collaboration Arrangement With International Telecommunication Union And Mobile Letters Of Appointment For The Seoul Blockchain Governance Team

Biweekly update 3rd April — 17th April

This is not financial advice.

During the last two weeks ICON Foundation showed average level of activity in media landscape. ICONLOOP signed a Collaboration Arrangement with ITU (International Telecommunication Union), which is the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, to establish a high-level framework of cooperation in the area of the ITU Smart Incubator Programme aimed at providing support and know-how on blockchain related technologies to the global start-up ecosystems. The Seoul Metropolitan Government issued mobile letters of appointment to its Blockchain Governance Team using ICON’s public blockchain. Government and supporting agencies are expected to take the first step in leveraging both public and private blockchain systems.

Development

Github metrics
Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)

2nd Week of April

Add functionality to switch networks

  • There are other networks such as ‘Euljiro’ and ‘Yeouido’ in addition to the ICON Mainnet for SCORE and DApp development.
  • Previously you needed to enter a different URL in order to access the testnet tracker. With this added functionality, you can now select testnet as well.

Modify logic of transaction data queries

  • The ICON Team has fixed the issue regarding temporary inaccessibility of some transactions due to the difference between the block creation time of the ICON Network and the data collection time of the ICON Tracker.

4th Week of March

Add Twitter-sharing button for TX

  • The ICON Tracker now allows you to share specific transactions on Twitter.
  • By adding the ICONex integration button to the top right of the ICON Tracker, you can now use the ICON Tracker service in conjunction with the wallet you are mainly using.
  • When you access the details page for the linked wallet address, the ‘Connected to ICONex’ label will be displayed. There will be further additions in the future, such as notification and reporting functions for the address.
  • This feature is only available for Google Chrome with the ICONex extension installed.

3rd Week of March

Display transaction data image

  • If a Base64-encoded image is included in the transaction data, it will be converted into an image in the data area and displayed.
    >> Example

Social encounters

ICONation consists of ICONists from all around the world. ICONation members have expertise in computer security, software development, systems administration, business management, law, and community management. ICONation will provide quality network management, contribute to network growth, promote community-driven governance, and uphold security standards.

Main proposal

1)Block Production — ICON Network Management: Produce blocks, verify transactions and increase the stability of the ICON network in capacity and sustainability

2) Growing & Nurturing the ICON Network: Act as catalyst and contributor to the growth and utilization of the ICON network

3) Governance Decisions & Voting: Relay the voice of the ICON community when voting on governance considerations that will determine the course of the ICON ecosystem

4) Network Security and Protection: Uphold and adhere to standards that prevent abuse, attacks, fraud, collusion or criminal activity

SOMESING is an online karaoke platform dapp service provider. SOMESING makes it easy for anyone around the world to use blockchain in their daily life with SOMESING App. The SOMESING team has a better understanding of the meaning of ICONSENSUS, a journey towards popularizing blockchain technology.

Main proposal

1) Maintaining stability of ICON Network

  • Contribute to maintaining network through block generation and verification, and to maintain network security and data governance.
  • Build a server infrastructure for each of the global major sites and ensure that ICON Network can achieve stable service.

2) Proving the scalability of ICON Network: Demonstrate the scalability of the ICON network by increasing the number of ICX wallet users and the number of SSX token users.

3) Problem-solving education and building blended learning process

- Provide differentiated education to nurture professional manpower through video and voice related technology

- Build a blended learning process that can link case based education and ON / OFF line education for problem solving

- Visualize or podcast the training contents for Knowledge Transfer

weBloc is a tokenized advertising platform shifting the center of the traditional advertising ecosystem from advertisers to users. The goal of weBloc is to provide fair compensation by clarifying what each player contributes within the advertising ecosystem. weBloc would develop services based on our principles, ‘Participation’, ‘Reward’, and ‘Expansion’ and contribute to the expansion of ICON’s ecosystem.

Main proposal

1) Community Building

Utilize various channels to communicate with communities and attract users into the ICON ecosystem to revitalize.

2) Block Generation and Verification

Build server infrastructure for each of the global major sites and ensure that ICON Network can provide stable services.

3) The Scalability of ICON Network

  • Attract a variety of DApps in our ecosystem that can play a role as media and/or publisher by developing more services and forming the alliance.
  • Play a business and marketing development role establishing a business structure called “advertising/marketing monetization” for DApps.
  • To link WEB, mobile Apps and DApps
  • To use the IRC-2 tokens will be applicable
  • Lead to the fiat money in the real world to flow into the weBloc’s ecosystem and create a virtuous cycle with tokens.

Common Computer is a blockchain company building AI Network. Common Computer has experienced in Machine Learning and distributed computing. It will contribute to the ICON community and brings ICON network to the next intelligence.

Main proposal

1) Block Production: Manage block production with fault tolerance based on technical expertise in managing distributed cloud

2) AI Block Analysis: Have the capacity to process and analyze a large number of transactions from the blockchain, and provide useful information that can benefit both block producers and developers.

3) Governance Decisions:

  • Provide technical perspective for decision and additional analysis data to help to make a reasonable decision
  • Encourage involvement from developers and open source communities.
  • Provide necessary technical advice or education to make sure new knowledge and findings are shared within the ICON community.
  • AI marketplace: Provide additional features on top of ICON smart contract. DApp developers will be able to use various AI components reliably and cost-efficiently.

ICONNECT is a global team based in Africa and seeks to advance the adoption of blockchain technology. ICONNECT believes that digital ledger technologies (DLTs) and Digital Assets can create digital bridges that enable trade and commerce around the world.

Main proposal

1) Offer robust infrastructure and experience in block production and verification.

2) Bring experience in building DApps with blockchain software developers.

3) Offer consulting and advisory services to international organizations which seek to create standards for interoperability.

4) Participate actively in nurturing the interchain communication between ICON and the other blockchain networks ICONNECT has experience in.

Past events:

Finance

Token holders and the number of transactions dynamics (information from tracker.icon.foundation)

LATOKEN opens Mecacoin (MCA) Token Sale (ends on April 24). MECA Coin (MCA) is the utility coin of MECA Casino, an ICON blockchain based online gambling platform.

More on this project: mecacoin.io

Source

Roadmap

What’s next?

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Partnerships and team members

The Seoul Metropolitan Government issued mobile letters of appointment to its Blockchain Governance Team using ICON’s public blockchain. Government and supporting agencies are expected to take the first step in leveraging both public and private blockchain systems.

ICONLOOP developed mobile letters of appointment for the Seoul Blockchain Governance Team. The letter can be issued and viewed through a Governance Team member’s personal cell phone. A Governance Team member can issue a letter of appointment with a name, member identification number and membership terms after accepting the terms and conditions. Letter of appointment issuance records are stored on the ICON public blockchain, making falsification and fake issuance impossible. Authenticity of the record can be verified in the ICON Tracker by searching for a specific transaction.

ICONLOOP signed a Collaboration Arrangement with ITU (International Telecommunication Union), which is the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, to establish a high-level framework of cooperation in the area of the ITU Smart Incubator Programme with the aim of providing support and know-how on blockchain related technologies to the global start-up ecosystems.

ITU’s Smart Incubator Programme, launched in September 2018 and created to assist and support technology-oriented entrepreneurs and start-ups in the early development stages including but not limited to Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT). ICONLOOP, under this agreement, was recently selected as the Knowledge Partner in blockchain of the ITU Smart Incubator Programme.

ICONLOOP plans to support the growth and expansion of start-up businesses in African developing countries through pilot projects with a focus on 3 core pillars: technical know-how, business development, and outreach and networking. As part of the incubation programme, ICONLOOP will support the startups through offering access to its industry network to increase awareness and offer opportunities to secure investment through large blockchain events and marketing.

Rumours

No updates

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics

The charts above illustrate an increase in the number of Twitter followers and Reddit subscribers. In general, ICON foundation experiences average level of social activity.

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

This is not financial advice.

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