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Weekly Update: 24th May, 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, our CEO writes weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 11th of these updates, originally posted to Telegram.

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There are a bunch of holidays this week and we’re running in to a bank holiday weekend, so this week’s update will be shorter than usual…

Even so, are we ever getting through a lot!

The app startup that I’ve mentioned in previous updates is called Tiipr. They are developing a tipping application that guarantees that tips go to their intended recipient, and that makes payments to staff in realtime.

It’s a super smart and pretty revolutionary concept for the service industry. And the app itself is looking quite brilliant.

We are supporting them in development: the app is being built using our technology stack, and it will be running in the network using storage (including database use), caching and compute services.

A pre-launch site went live last week, running on Web and API. It will be shifted to CDN in the coming weeks. You can see it here:

Tiipr’s roadmap is pretty aggressive, and should see the first build of their consumer app live this summer.

As soon as it is out there, I’ll let you know.

We’ve also been given permission to share details about the build and its performance within the network, which will give us a great customer success story. We’ll be posting about the process of building for mobile on the stack as well.

Paul has been in outreach pretty much all week - on the road and in a series of meetings.

We met with one of our advisors to chat strategy for the hiring of a senior sales director to help scale our sales approach. We expect to be moving on this hire in the next couple of months.

We now have 268 nodes in the Edge network – 22 Stargates, 20 Gateways and 226 Hosts. This gives us a total capacity of 900 Edge #1 compute units, a little over 6TB of object storage and 536 GB of cache availability. Pretty punchy given the age of the mainnet 💪

Year to date commits? 2,996 💥

And in the past month we’ve seen 31,415,160 requests to CDN and counting…

As a company we’re heading toward our sixth birthday: we’re 5 years, 10 months and 17 days old. We’re basically the granddaddy of the cryptosphere 😂

We’re working on a format for providing regular statistical updates. This will include a level of financial data too.

I’m also going to be writing a “month in review” wrap up from the end of this month on. This is on the back of a suggestion from the community, and is designed to further help drive awareness of the pace of development in the business.

Earning reports and payouts for May will happen in the first week of June.

And we expect to have earnings and payouts fully automated and running daily no later than the end of July. Hopefully sooner.

James is stepping down as our CTO. He will remain attached to the business as a senior technical advisor. He is being replaced by Arthur, who is being promoted to the role after four years with the company, two of which have been as the technical lead for the network. He’s the perfect fit the role as we move our key services to live and begin to scale out the platform.

On network development:

We have containerised the stack for local development, which has enabled us to start working on integrating it with the new network changes, as well as to start work on an automated tested for the stack. This includes a network ready build of Publish.

As we’ve been testing telemetry on we’ve discovered a few issues, which we are working hard to patch ahead of planned release to mainnet in the next fortnight.

The network data synchronisation layer has come along nicely, and we are now able to detect devices coming online and going offline in any datacenter in the world. This is the next stage of the multi-DC work, the data from which will be stored in

We have made great progress towards cracking of secure ACL for self-onboarding, with a proof of concept revealed internally this morning, and efforts ongoing to determine how best to integrate this in to the testnet.

And finally a reminder that our charitable foundation is developing a series of training sessions for human rights organisations. If you would like to volunteer to help them deliver the pilot series, please reach out to Jennifer - the CEO of the DADI Foundation - directly on:

They’ll need half a day of your time, you can be based anywhere and you’ll earn a warm sense of wellbeing knowing that you’re helping to make the world a better place 🙏

And that’s it! Enjoy your weekends.

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