Weekly Update: W/C 01st November, 2021

As part of Edge’s ongoing commitment to transparency and development in the open, the core team write weekly updates to the Edge community. This is the 136th of these updates.

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Good evening everyone 👋 Happy bonfire night! 🎆


Hi folks!


First up, node payouts for 2021 to date have started processing. If you have had a Host running, look out for an email from the team asking you to confirm the XE address you want to use for the payouts. If you want to confirm the veracity of the email, reach out to one of the community admins.


Last week we talked about the XE testnet faucet. As you may have seen from the new public builds and deploys channels, there has been quite a bit of faucet activity going on today. And I’m happy to announce that it is now live and ready for use on the XE testnet explorer: https://test.network/ 💥


The XE Automated Faucet is very similar to the Rinkeby Ethereum faucet. You tweet your XE wallet address, and then paste the URL of the tweet into the faucet. The request will be queued and subsequently processed. Each request is worth 2500 XE and can be performed once per day at most.

See this transaction from a short while ago: https://test.network/transaction/6e3baa248dc0b5ccf2456fbf01abb612ac2e1f15943617be3df5ddc925e478ba

(Pro tip: click the tweet link and simply replace the generated xe_0000… address with your own!)

If you don’t have a testnet XE wallet, be sure to create one using the testnet wallet: https://wallet.test.network/. If you have any questions, just let us know in the new testnet-support channel.

In addition to this, we’ve also open sourced the Faucet codebase, as we move further towards our vision of open source development. You can find the repository here: https://github.com/edge/faucet


This is another step on the road to full decentralisation. Source code is increasingly being opened up and soon we’ll be 100% open source.

On which, I’m happy to announce that the source code for the XE Mobile Wallet will be open sourced when the beta goes live. This is expected to happen in the next week or two.

The app is currently in testing and is being rapidly evolved on the back of internal feedback. The beta will be locked to test.network to allow for a period of community testing ahead of moving to mainnet. The app will of course continue to be developed and evolved over time.


The update functionality for the new CLI was completed this week. All that is left before we release the first version is to finish off the build process (which compiles the CLI binaries for linux, windows, macos platforms, and arm64 and x64 architectures). Once this is complete, we’ll release the testnet CLI for testing, before moving onto the mainnet release of CLI. Exciting stuff!

In addition to this, we’ll also be open sourcing the CLI codebase with the release. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be open sourcing other repositories too.


The latest episode of our podcast just dropped:

And the latest issue of our weekly newsletter was sent yesterday. You can see it online here: https://ed.ge/disgest/issue-18

If you’re not subscribed, do so now! https://edge.press


As Joseph mentioned before, node payouts for 2021 have begun now, and we’re also working our way through legacy stakes too. If you have stakes on v1, keep an eye out for an email from the team asking you to confirm the XE address you’d like your stakes transferred to. Again, feel free to reach out to our community admins to confirm the veracity of the email.


We’ve been discussing and evolving the governance structures for the project as we move towards the original aim of operating the project as a DAO. There’s a lot to work through on this front, and of course we’ll be starting with community governance as outlined in the Community Wiki. Chris and I have been working on this with some seriously talented people from across the industry, and will be speaking about this in more detail over the coming months.


We’re still looking to grow the team, so if you or anyone you know may be interested in working as part of the core team, please let me know.


If you missed last weeks update, you can read it on our site here: https://ed.ge/update/2021/10/25

And finally, you can expect news relating to an upcoming listing later this month.

Enjoy your weekends.


Thanks all, enjoy bonfire night! 🎆

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