“The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.”

– Henry Miller

 

This week Elastos and Cyber Republic welcomed our new advisor from Stanford while Rong Chen held a meetup at the famed university.

Over at Cyber Republic, updates are beginning to roll in. Soon, you’ll have two weekly reports to read.

Let’s recap.

Technical Dynamics

The React Native framework for creating Elastos DApps is now in development. We welcome everyone to contribute to the framework by visiting https://github.com/cyber-republic/elastos-ReactNative-framework

The Elastos testnet is officially open for public use. If you are a developer, you can now view our repositories on GitHub. More information can be found here: http://elanews.net/2018/07/26/elastos-developer-news-testnet-launch/

The following has been published to aid Elastos developers working on the testnet:

Testnet coin request address:

https://faucet.elastos.org/

Testnet web browser address:

https://blockchain-beta.elastos.org/

*Testnet wallet address:

https://wallet-beta.elastos.org/

*Please note that this wallet is strictly for the testnet ELA tokens, sending your mainnet ELA to this wallet will result in them being lost forever


Useful links:

A Developer Beginner’s Guide

Developer Portal in Cyber Republic

Developer Documentation on Github

Elastos Smartweb Alpha

Elastos Community

Elastos Community Global

Cyber Republic

Cyber Republic website updates that went live this week:

  • The CRC Proposals are now live and visible to the public: https://www.cyberrepublic.org/council => Click on “voting”
  • The website now has a blog feature: https://blog.cyberrepublic.org/. You can also get to this site from the main website then clicking on “Blog”
  • Profile Improvements on the site
  • Anyone can now create/propose a new task for each CRcle. If you have an idea that you would like to create a task for along with the appropriate budget, feel free to do so. Then, the CRC will have to approve your task and if approved, it can be open to the public for others to take on and get rewarded upon completion.
  • For all Cyber Republic updates, please follow the CR blog and stay tuned for a CR Weekly Report.

Community News 

In anticipation of a November implementation, the team is excited to share our Elastos Brand Update: https://elanews.net/2018/10/29/elastos-brand-update/

The Elastos Foundation and Cyber Republic are excited to announce the newest member of our Advisory Board, Steven S. Nam. Read more about Steven here: https://elanews.net/2018/10/29/elastos-and-cyber-republic-welcome-newest-advisor-steven-s-nam/

Rong Chen commented on a Crypto Briefing article on China Blockchain Rules https://cryptobriefing.com/china-blockchain-rules-explained/

KP’s input was featured in a PaymentSource article about blockchain technology. While the article is behind a paywall, here is a quote from the piece:

“What we’re doing is the antithesis of the big data deals,”

said Kiran Pachhai, lead engineer of the Elastos Foundation, a Beijing-based startup that just finished work on a distributed ledger project.

“The consumers have total control over their data. They own it and it’s protected by the blockchain.”

 

October 27

Elastos hosted a Meetup event in Shenzhen. An introduction to the historical course of Elastos development, development updates, and future prospects were discussed. Opportunities for professionals at Cyber Republic were also presented.

October 28

A small-scale Meetup hosted by XCITY Blockchain Professional Community — “Implementation of the blockchain human resources application,” has officially launched. Elastos Foundation COO, Ben Lee; Elastos Ecosystem Applications Director, Shijun Song; DMA Blockchain Project Founder, Weimin Xin; Professor of Sino-European Economics, Tian Zhu; and close to 30 others from various industries interested in blockchain gathered in the Xintiandi District of Shanghai to facilitate the exchange of technology and information.

Regarding Elastos’ objective of being self-operating, Ben Lee said, “Each person should be an innovation center and you don’t know what kind of capabilities this will explode into, so the organization might need a variety of ways of thinking to intertwine them. In this way, we want to allow different voices to be expressed in the organization internally, because within the internal groups, there is no CEO, so this is a way to have cross-group operations. Then, the group atmosphere will certainly be one of mutual trust and respect. So the Elastos organization is a holacracy with responsible group leaders where authority is spread out among the ranks.”

Elastos Ecosystem Application Director, Shijun Song shared “Usability and Trust,” introducing the complex subject concept of blockchain in simple terms for everyone through a series of short stories.

October 30

Rong Chen was a guest speaker at Stanford University where he gave a lecture on,

“The White Paper: Best Practices in Describing The Business Case For Tokenization”

This lecture discussed the whitepaper with examples of actual use cases and considered the differences between utility tokens and asset backed coins. He also spoke about regulatory requirements.

Elastos Advisor, Professor Xing, was also present at this lecture.


Rong Chen was interviewed on an episode of Blockchain Interviews for Fintech News Network and InvestmentPitch Media. This interview is also available on Reuters Insider Financial Network: https://reut.rs/2RlJSYI

October 31

Zach spent his Halloween watching the filming of an upcoming Elastos video that you will not want to miss. Look out for it this month on our new website.

November 1

Hongquan Jiang, a partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital, visited the Elastos Beijing office from Germany. He discussed Elastos with our developers and said he was very impressed with our technology.


Rong Chen gave a lecture at George Mason University on the Computer Science Perspective of Elastos and the Smartweb.

Events and Meetups

Virginia

Link: https://www.meetup.com/Elastos-Blockchain-Project-Washington-Meetup/events/255186396/


Berlin

The Chinese team will be attending the Hackathon located i Berlin. Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dorahacks-dapp-devcrypto-games-hackberlinfree-with-10000-prize-pool-tickets-49168232507

CR Virtual Meetup

Link: https://elastos.zoom.us/j/467695121

Brisbane

Link: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Elastos-Australia/events/pphwjqyxpbtb/


Illinois

Link: https://www.meetup.com/Elastos-Chicago/events/255675161/

Community Art Assets

Elastos and Cyber Republic wallpaper designs are now available for desktop and mobile: https://bit.ly/2CwJe8g

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