Good evening everyone 👋
This week saw the number of hosts connected to v2 grow by a third, and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. To everyone who has recently joined the community and has onboarded nodes, we say welcome! And to those of you who have been with us a while and have migrated over from v1, we say thank you.
If you haven’t yet claimed your network contributor badge, please let a member of the core team know. And for those who are just joining us, if you operate one or more nodes you are eligible for a special @Network Contributor role in the community. Those of you who contribute to the open source projects will receive the @Code Contributor role.
What do these roles get me you ask? Kudos in the community. And in time, who knows… perhaps it will unlock additional rewards or recognition too.
This week we opened a new marketing channel in Discord where we saw some great suggestions from the community. We are continuously working on improving and refining the marketing strategy for Edge and want to gather as much input and support as possible to really push Edge forward. So if you’ve got any ideas or feedback, pop over to 📈│marketing and let us know.
This week we saw a number of updates. Index saw a number of releases from v1.15.1 up to v1.15.4, introducing the ability to resolve stakes by their hash (in addition to their IDs) including historical hashes, essential to the earnings process where stakes can change over time. These updates also included adding more information to the output of the stakes as well as the wallet balances endpoint (more on that next week!).
Explorer v1.12.3 was deployed to mainnet today fixing an issue with pending transactions not refreshing once confirmed. You should now be able to watch pending transactions as they are confirmed, which is nice. We’ve also added more information to the Wallets page so now you can see the total number of transactions, stakes, and the total amount staked, along with the balance.
Wallet also saw a couple of updates, with v1.12.5 fixing a UX issue with wallet creation, splitting private keys over two lines. This evening v1.13.0 was deployed, introducing the ability to create, unlock, and release stakes from the comfort of your own browser:
Stargate v2.3.1-133 was deployed to mainnet, along with Gateway v2.2.0-79. These two updates include a number of features, from certificate management and service integration support through to protocol improvements. In addition to optimizing some latency issues, periodic checks were also introduced to ensure devices whose stakes become invalidated are removed from the network.
Behind the scenes we’ve been working hard on the automated earnings and look forward to launching this soon. Rather than processing January’s earnings manually (which takes time and also leaves a gap in earnings data) we’ve decided to hold off on this until the Earnings oracle is released. We’ve been heads down on this this week and are very close, with test.network earnings due in testing early next week and — hopefully — automated daily mainnet earnings by the end of next week 👊
Work on the iOS Mobile Wallet continues apace. We are in testing and would like to invite you to take part in the closed beta. If you have an iPhone and are interested in testing the app, please fill out the closed beta form below and we’ll send you an invite to TestFlight.
All we ask is that you provide feedback and help us resolve any issues you may have. Following the closed beta, we will be releasing the mobile wallet for an open beta, before we enable mainnet functionality.
Sign up for the closed beta here: https://ed.ge/mobile-wallet-closed-beta
If you haven’t already requested your legacy stake migration, please do so by filling out the form here: https://ed.ge/stake-migration-request
Please ensure that you make your request with your Console account email to make it easier for us to process. Also for Founding Node requests, please include your original staking transaction or your device name if you can find it.
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If you missed last weeks update, you can read it on site now: https://ed.ge/update/2022/01/31
And that’s it for this week.
Have a great weekend everyone!