ICON: Mainnet 3.0 with smart contracts, SK Holdings MOU and new dapp ZenSports
Biweekly update 11th September — 25th September
Github page is being updated on a daily basis.
ICON MainNet Version 3.0 has been released on the 17th of September. ICON’s SCORE (Smart Contract on Reliable Environment), the implementation environment of ICON smart contracts, is now fully operational. This MainNet update is significant in that it has established the infrastructure for the SCORE development environment, which is the foundation for creating DApps on the ICON platform. More information can be found here.
New article on The Iconist: “SF Blockchain week seeks to change the narrative”. The full article can be found here.
BlockchainBrad (BCB) catches up in an exclusive interview with Min Kim of the ICON Foundation. The full video can be found here.
ICON Council Member and ICONLOOP CEO JH Kim presented at the Upbit Developer Conference in Jeju on the 12th of September. The announcement can be found here.
The ICON Foundation announced that they are a title sponsor for ‘San Francisco Blockchain Week’ taking place in San Francisco, CA from October 8th to the 11th.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.
ICON in the article by Mineable: “One Year of Global ICO Success: How ICON is Leading The Blockchain Ecosystem Forward”. The full article can be found here.
New article on The Iconist: “Incentivizing fandom: STAYGE helps artists by rewarding fans for their passion”. The full article can be found here.
On the 20th September attended Smart Cloud Show 2018, where ICON’s Head of global business Henry Lee discussed the latest global blockchain trends, ongoing efforts by projects to improve technology implementation, changes in market sentiment/perception, and how to help shape positive regulatory environment around the globe and Korea.
The number of token holders is decreasing over time.
The token swap period, which started in June, will be extended by one month from September 25th to October 25th (13:00, UTC + 9). More information 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
ZenSports announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer sports betting marketplace where anyone can create and accept sports bets with anyone else in the world, without the need for a centralized bookmaker. All of the interactions between bettors and the ZenSports app are anticipated to be handled through smart contracts built on ICON’s blockchain, so as to further prevent any centralized party from accessing betting funds or doing anything nefarious with those funds. All transactions are anticipated to be recorded on ICON’s blockchain, which has been known to be fair and verifiable. This aims to give bettors a cheaper, faster, and more trustworthy process for wagering on sports than traditional online sportsbooks offer. More information can be found here.
On the 19th of September ICONLOOP signed an MOU with SK Holdings C&C to cooperate and co-develop blockchain business models in financial industries. This MOU aims to build a tailored service model for banks, insurance companies, broker dealers, and other financial services firms. More information can be found here.
ICON Foundation announced that on September 20th, 2018, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SK Planet for ‘Blockchain Technology and Business Cooperation’. The ICON Foundation and SK Planet will work together to create new customer values and business opportunities by linking ICON’s blockchain technology with the Korea’s leading mobile services, such as OK Cashbag and Syrup provided by SK Planet. More information can be found here.