Weekly Update: W/C 08th 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 137th of these updates.

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Good evening everyone 👋

First up, CLI.

We’re happy to announce that the new Edge CLI is now available for both mainnet and testnet. This first version of the new CLI supports command line wallet operations (creating or restoring an existing wallet, sending transactions, checking transactions, etc.) as well as staking (creating, unlocking, releasing).

In the coming weeks CLI will receive an update that will enable device onboarding too, first in testnet, and later in mainnet. At this point we also expect to open source CLI in line with our plans to open up development to our community.

Adam is with me to give you a deeper dive:


CLI has a simple update mechanism built in, meaning that you only need to download it once, after which you can update it simply by running edge update. There’s a separate CLI for both mainnet and testnet, with testnet receiving updates before they go live on mainnet. We’ve been working hard to cover all the bases with CLI and are proud to announce that it has been tested and is working on Linux, MacOS, and Windows, for x64 and arm64 architectures (with the exception of Windows arm64 where we’ve been unable to find a machine to test it on — so if you have one, please let us know!).

You can find the latest version of the mainnet edge CLI at: https://files.edge.network/cli/mainnet

And you can find the latest version of the testnet edgetest CLI here: https://files.edge.network/cli/testnet

The easiest way to get started with a Mac or Linux machine is like so, using mainnet x64 MacOS as an example:

$ curl https://files.edge.network/cli/mainnet/macos/x64/latest/edge -o /usr/local/bin/edge
$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/edge
$ edge --version
Edge CLI v1.0.0 (Mainnet)

If you’re using the testnet CLI alongside mainnet, we recommend you use edge and edgetest to differentiate between the two.

There are also checksums included, which you can use to verify the files, using sha256sumon Linux and shasum -a 256on MacOS. Edge CLI has help information embedded into it, so edge help and edge help will show you how to use each command. We’ll be writing more about this in an article soon.

As ever, we welcome feedback, and look forward to working with you all to improve the CLI. As a reminder, for those less technically-inclined, we are working on a GUI wallet interface that will have the same functionality as the CLI, and expect to release that early next year.


Thank you Adam!

An eagle eyed individual has already staked!

Check it: https://xe.network/transaction/d4ccf9cb668cac39bf67ba8384e72e89735a526dddc70277fe19df39f8ec91ac


The XE mobile wallet apps are progressing nicely in private beta, and we look forward to being able to invite members of the community to try it out in the public beta in the near future. More on that next week!

We will be live on a new exchange very soon. 👀 I can’t tell you which one yet, but you’ll be amongst the first to know.

The focus for this listing is two fold: 1. to access new markets to help power growth in the network; and 2. to provide a lower barrier to entry for network participation (noting the high cost of transactions within Uniswap at the moment).

The latest episode of our podcast just dropped:

We’ve been working through plans for 2022. There are fantastic advancements on the horizon which I can’t wait to talk to you about. @chrismair and I are putting together a 2022 vision document which will be published this side of the Christmas break. Expect to hear about chain advancements, enhanced utility and much more on governance and the DAO.

And the latest issue of our now weekly newsletter has just been sent. You can see it online here:

If you’re not signed up, do so now and join the 100,000+ individuals already subscribed: https://edge.press

We’re still on the hunt for new core team members, with positions available for accomplished full stack developers. You can read about how we work and find a job specification in the community wiki here:

And if you missed last weeks update you can read it on our site here: https://ed.ge/update/2021/10/29

And finally, you can expect to hear more on a major partnership next week. We’re extremely excited about this one.

And that’s it for now – have a great weekend.

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