Tierion Network Update — February 14, 2018

Node registration will open on February 28th at 2:00pm PT (22:00 UTC). An additional one thousand nodes will be able to register. Rewards will increase to 1,500 TNT per reward period.

The registration process is simple. Node operators should upgrade to version 1.3.6. Upgrading takes a few seconds. Chainpoint nodes will automatically attempt to register when upgraded.

IMPORTANT: Version 1.3.6 of the Chainpoint Node software will be released moments before registration opens. Nodes must upgrade to be eligible for rewards.

Node upgrade video tutorial.

Monthly Updates

We’re switching from weekly to monthly updates on Medium. There’s a lot going on with Chainpoint development, and companies are using Chainpoint in commercial applications. Switching to monthly updates helps us bring you better information.

Tierion Discord

Tierion’s Discord Community is live! With over 4,000 members in Tierion’s Telegram channels, it can be difficult to follow the conversation. Discord makes it easier to segment discussions into multiple topics.

Tierion’s Discord community is now live.

Mainstream Developer Interest

We presented at Forward JS in San Francisco. Although it wasn’t a blockchain event, half the developers said they owned Bitcoin or Ethereum. Many had an interest in using Chainpoint. We think this is part of a larger trend. Mainstream developers are becoming aware of “blockchain” and have an interest in learning how it can be used in their applications.

Chainpoint API Tutorial

Our team created a guide that shows how to use a Chainpoint Node’s API to create a Chainpoint proof. Each Chainpoint Node has a HTTP API. You can interact with Nodes using any programming language that supports HTTP calls.

Chainpoint Client (beta)

The Chainpoint Client makes it easy to create software that uses Chainpoint. This javascript client can be used in both Browser and Node.js based Javascript applications using callback functions, Promises (using .then.catch), or Promises (using async/await) functional styles.

We’ve created a live code notebook on Runkit that demonstrates how to use the client.

The first javascript client release is a beta. We encourage developers to test the client and submit any issues to the Chainpoint Client Github repo.

NPM — https://www.npmjs.com/package/chainpoint-client

Changes Coming

Our team is working on substantial updates to Chainpoint. Some goals include:

  • Nodes can join the network at any time
  • Changes to the audit/reward systems
  • Node health data will be securely communicated to each node

These updates are still a ways off from being released. We’re running tests to ensure changes can be rolled out with minimal chance of disruption.

We’re Hiring

Tierion has several openings for experienced developers to join our team in San Francisco. Our toolchain is based on Node.js, CockroachDB, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, and Consul. Everything is glued together with Docker, Docker Compose, and Kubernetes.

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