ICON: Launch of accelerator in San Francisco, news resource Iconist and new Korean government projects
Biweekly update 14th August — 28th August
Github page is being updated on a daily basis.
Announced the official launch of ICX Station, a global accelerator program sponsored by the ICON Foundation. ICX Station will have hubs, known as Launchpads, in major cities around the world, with the first location being the San Francisco Launchpad. More information can be found here.
Startup Grind, powered by Google of Entrepreneurs, is hosting a fireside chat with J.H. Kim, foundation council member of the ICON Foundation and CEO of ICONLOOP. The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Seoul, in sponsorship with Asan-Nanum Foundation, holds a monthly meetup in the heart of Seoul. More information can be found here.
On the 18th of August attended PyCon 2018, the largest developer conference in Korea. ICON sponsored the conference, as well as offered a presentation to developers.
Announced the first dedicated news site for the ICON Republic — The Iconist. The Iconist aims to be The New York Times of the ICON Republic, as claimed by the ICON team. The tweet with this announcement got 170 retweets. Twitter of The Iconist can be found here.
The panel team is partnering with the hx57 ICON Community Alliance to launch the ICON Research Week. For the week of August 20th, our researchers will collaborate with hx57 and the ICON community to curate interesting articles, discussions and podcasts that will be published through the hx57 publication on medium. Full announcement can be found here.
The ICON Team met Jocelin who is blockchain YouTuber and interviewed ICON latest update. The Interview will be released soon via YouTube.
Posted a video with three important announcements(Rebranding, Repurchase, and development schedule/open source release schedule) from ICON Council members. The video can be found here.
The ICON Foundation is proud to announce that on July 2018, ICONLOOP (formerly theloop) was selected by IMCLOUD as the blockchain technology consultant for ‘Building the Next Generation Election System based on Intelligence Information Technology’, commenced by Korea National Information Society Agency (NIA) and supervised by Korea National Election Commission (NEC). More information can be found here.
Uploaded 3 interview video of ICON Foundation Council members explaining more about ‘Key Announcements from ICON’. Part 1 of the interview can be found here, Part 2 — here and Part 3 will be posted later on.
The ICON Foundation announced that on July 2018, ICONLOOP (formerly theloop) was selected by IMCLOUD as the blockchain technology consultant for ‘Building the Next Generation Election System based on Intelligence Information Technology’, commenced by Korea National Information Society Agency (NIA) and supervised by Korea National Election Commission (NEC). More information can be found here.
Published a new story on The Iconist news: “MECACOIN: ALL IN ON A VIRTUAL SIN CITY”. The story can be found here.
ICO drops published an interview with Amy Jung from ICON at Korea Blockchain Week. The full interview can be found here.
Token Swap going on June 25th– September 25th
Wallet : done for both Android and iOS
Mainnet : done (tracker.icon.foundation)
Ledger : in development — will be ready in August 2018
Partnerships and team members
Announced that they started sponsoring ‘CryptoShift’, an event put on by Hustle Fund that brings together a community of Silicon Valley’s top builders, operators, investors, and thinkers to discuss recent trends and ideas in crypto/blockchain. The event is August 23rd in San Francisco, giving us the opportunity to further expand our presence in Silicon Valley. The announcement can be found here.
The ICON Foundation announced that ICONLOOP (formerly theloop) was selected to participate in ‘Cultivating Innovative Youth Talents 2018’ supervised by Korea Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and Korea Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP). This massive-scale public project aims at strengthening national competitiveness in technologies and solving youth unemployment problem through the cultivation of 5,400 youth talents that will specialize in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with investments up to 108 billion won (approx. $96 million) over 4 years until the year 2021. ICONLOOP will be working closely with 53 members. More information can be found here.
The ICON Foundation announced that ICONLOOP has been selected as an operator of Seoul’s standard blockchain platform for ‘Seoul Blockchain Demonstration Project’(directed by Uracle), which is commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. More information can be found here.
Announced that ICX Station is partnering with Deblock to manage the Seoul Launchpad of ICX Station. Launchpads are hubs of ICX Station, each committed to accelerating the growth of the ICON Ecosystem. Deblock will be accelerating ICON projects and working in tandem with ICON’s vision to hyperconnect the world. More information can be found here.
Announce a strategic partnership between the ICON Foundation and CertiK, a smart contract auditing firm with a patented technique to automate formal verification of smart contracts. More information can be found here.