Nervos Community Update: September 2020 Nervos Network – Medium

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Welcome to our latest community update! Catch up on the latest news from the Nervos Foundation, Community, and Ecosystem & Development teams.

During September, we announced some exciting developments.

TL; DR

Updates from September include:

🏦 New listings on KuCoin and Coinone Exchange

🔗 New partnerships with Hxro and Linear Finance

🔥 Our first community competition — #Memecraft

💻 A hackathon w/ existing ecosystem partners

🏛 Our first Town Hall outlining plans for Q4

🖥 Dev update #40, including CKB v0.36.0-rc3

6MM+ KuCoin users can begin trading $CKB September 4th

Nervos and KuCoin Exchange logos

Just one week after announcing our listing on HitBTC, we’re excited to announce Nervos CKB will is now listed on KuCoin, a global cryptocurrency exchange with more than 6 million registered users in over 200 countries. Since September 4th, users can now purchase and trade CKB, the utility token for Nervos Network, on the KuCoin trading platform via web, iOS and Android.

Read the full article here.

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Coinone Exchange Lists Nervos CKB for Trading in South Korea

Nervos is excited to announce Coinone Exchange, a leading crypto exchange in South Korea, has listed CKByte (CKB), the utility token for the Nervos Network. Starting from last month, users will now be able to directly buy and sell CKB in Korean Won (KRW) on the platform.

Read the full details here.

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Hxro Brings Its Gamified Crypto Trading Platform to Nervos

Nervos and Hxro logos

We are pleased to announce our latest collaboration with Hxro, the gamified crypto trading platform that offers users new and innovative ways to play the markets. Building on Nervos will allow Hxro to bridge its centralized trading platform with its upcoming roster of DeFi products for the Asian marketplace, beginning with a fully decentralized version of its core pari-mutuel market.

Read the full partnership announcement here.

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Nervos integrates with Linear Finance to propel DeFi development

We are pleased to announce our new integration with Linear Finance, the first cross-chain compatible, decentralized delta-one asset protocol to create, trade, and manage synthetic assets. Together, we’re looking forward to exploring the ways cross-chain asset solutions on Nervos CKB can lead to a more interconnected blockchain ecosystem.

You can read the full announcement here.

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#Memecraft — Nervos’ first community competition

Pictures of memes with #Memecraft Competition across

After announcing our collaboration with Hxro, we teamed up with the gamifed crypto platform once again to host #Memecraft, our first community competition. We invited our respective communities to submit game-related memes using Nervos’ and Hxro’s logos, team members, and more to create some epic memes — and we weren’t disappointed.

The winners of the Judge’s Choice, chosen by CryptoChimp, and Fan Favorite awards took home awesome prizes. We look forward to hosting more community competitions in the future!

Read more about #Memecraft.

#NervosHack wrap-up

photo from Nervos hackathon

We are excited to bring you a recap of our most recent hackathon, hosted with teams already building in the ecosystem. We are pleased to say that the feedback from developers building on Nervos during the hackathon has been very positive and that they have produced some impressive projects in a short time frame.

Read the full announcement.

Want to be a part of the Nervos community? Join the conversation on Discord.

Nervos unveils Q4 plans in first Town Hall

Nervos Town Hall #1 info with picture of Jan Xie

On September 15th, we held our first Town Hall for the Nervos community. Jan Xie, chief architect and researcher, introduced the product roadmap for the remainder of 2020 and answered questions from the community with the help of co-founder Kevin Wang.

Read the full recap.

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Community Spotlight

Nervos Nation

Recently, team members Johan and Jan from Nervos Grants recipient LeapDAO stopped by The Nervos Nation Podcast to discuss transitioning from Ethereum to Nervos, the progress of their project, and the recent Nervos hackathon, where the team won third place for their project Spin-DeFi.

We’ll be sharing exclusive interviews with LeapDAO and the other winners from #NervosHack in a new blog post in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

More Ecosystem & Community Content

More great content from the community this month. Make sure to share and mention @Nervosnetwork to have your content included!

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AMA Sessions & Speaking Opportunities

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  • Nervos co-founder Daniel Lv appeared on a panel at the Open Finance Conference to talk about Nervos’ integration with BSN

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  • Nervos co-founder Kevin Wang spoke about DeFi at REIMAGINE 2020.

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  • Daniel Lv discussed Interoperability 2.0 at the POW’ER #DeFi Innovation Summit.

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Recent Developer Guides and Resources

Grant & Project Updates

New grant applications keep coining in, head over to Nervos Talk to check out the latest!

Nervos CKB Development Update #40

Aug 24 to September 6, 2020

Status Update

CKB v0.36.0-rc3 is available, which is the first release candidate for the next version.

In the last two weeks, we have

  • Completed pool requirements analysis.
  • Been improving the developer experience with new RPC methods, better documentation, and easy-to-reuse Rust crates.
  • Been tuning the performance of transactions processing.
  • Been supporting WebSocket in Tentacle.
  • Been adding debug consoles in CKB to help to control and troubleshoot CKB.
  • Been improving the integration tests.

Pool Requirements

Ian has finished the survey on fee estimation and bumping mechanism and published two articles for review:

Developer Experience

Quake has added many new RPC methods by referring to Bitcoin. This RPC will simplify the integration because developers are very familiar with the Bitcoin interfaces.

Quake has also implemented the RPC deprecation process and will deprecate some methods in v0.36.0. These methods are still available by setting the config option rpc.enable_deprecated_rpc to true.

Chao has added new examples in Tentacle to demonstrate the usage of some APIs.

Dingwei has been experimenting with new architectures to make CKB easier to use as a library in Rust projects. He has some ideas about adopting async and await and abstracting the header first protocols.

Ian has started reworking the RPC document. The new document will have more information about the parameters, responses and errors.

Tentacle via WebSocket

Chao was working on the WebSocket transport in Tentacle Rust and Go. Running tentacle in browsers is one of our objectives, and adding WebSocket support for PCs is the first step.

Performance

Dingwei has been working on the live cells cache to speed up transaction verification. He has encountered some problems but is working on solutions.

Chao has refactored the discovery protocol implementation in CKB to improve readability and performance.

Debug Console

Boyu has been working on a PoC of debug console, which is an alternative to the RPC methods that helps developers control and troubleshoot CKB nodes.

The Debug Console has no burden to maintain the compatibility and will be more friendly with interactive usage then RPC.

Integration Tests

Guozhen and Yulong were collaborating to improve the integration tests. They have refactored the test framework and will add more test cases in the coming weeks.

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