Weekly Update: W/C 02nd May, 2022

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 161st of these updates.

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Good evening everyone 👋

This week was shorter than usual as we had yet another bank holiday, but we’ve put 120% effort into the 80% of the week that we had left!

Not that many releases to report this week as we’ve been busy working on the new customer portal and account system.

The new portal will allow customers to quickly and easily create accounts, fund them, and start using services. What’s more, it’s completely anonymous! The new account system will feature a one-click account creation process, with optional recovery and security settings.

Payments for services will be billed in XE, though customers will have a variety of options to top up their accounts, either through crypto (BTC, ETH, and more) or through FIAT transactions. To begin with customers will have access to Edge Servers and Edge CDN, with more products planned.

This week the network has seen increased traffic to v2 mainnet, with cdn.edge.network now being powered by v2 along with some others. As some of you have seen already, the amount of work nodes have been performing has increased accordingly.


Currently requests are being fairly distributed to all hosts, though this can lead to certain requests being slightly slower. Soon, v2 Gateways will begin to distribute requests based on performance, which will mean some hosts will receive more work than others.

Not to worry though, we’re going to be adding new Gateways to v2 very soon, which will see pockets of locally connected hosts handling locally routed traffic. Super exciting stuff.

Releases this week:

Stargate v2.9.2-193 was deployed to mainnet. This update fixed an issue with automatic certificate renewal (where certificates were considered valid until they… weren’t). Certificates now automatically renew a week before expiry.

Earnings Oracle v0.7.4 was deployed to mainnet, patching an issue with earnings memo formatting that were sometimes a little too verbose on the first day of the month.

As you know, some members of the team are assisting with Mudas Capital, and things are moving very quickly. The creative teams have been working on the Fogo — the creatures of fire who seek to burn down the lands the Muda inhabit, meanwhile the technical teams have been working on a number of areas, one among them being the generation of Mudas.

Mudas, behind the scenes, are ERC-721 NFTs. They have physical traits, attributes, personalities, and more, and all these aspects are determined by their Muda DNA (MDNA).

These MDNA sequences are composed of a number of genes, the determination of which will depend on how the Mudas are created. The strings of MDNA, just as in nature, can mutate, they can be inherited from parents at random, and they can lead to an unfathomable number of variations.

As you can see, this is shaping up to be a very unique and detailed ecosystem.

The MDNA strings will allow for the reconstruction of Mudas in a number of ways: there will be the lo-fi on-chain NFT visualiser, the hi-fi off-chain NFT visualiser, and even some integrations with the Metaverse.

Mudas Capital is using Edge for its green network services. And they started using Edge CDN today as well. Take a look at:


Watch this space!

If you want to keep up to date with the latest releases, you can now join our Twitter Community:


And that’s it for this week. Have a good weekend 🍻

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