Weekly Update: W/C 15th 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 138th of these updates.

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Good evening everyone 👋

On Wednesday $EDGE was successfully launched on MEXC, the leading Asian exchange.

The rationale for listing on a CEX was two fold: 1. Provide cheaper access to the token (noting the high gas costs associated with the use of Uniswap at the moment); and 2. open access to new markets.

If you don’t know it, MEXC is a great exchange and is worth checking out. They were established in 2018 and have 10 million+ registered users in over 200 countries (skewed heavily to the East). They provide services including spot, margin, leveraged ETFs, derivatives and staking, and were awarded with the Best Crypto Exchange in Asia at the Crypto Expo Dubai conference this year.

Check them out: https://www.mexc.com/exchange/EDGE_USDT

I’m going to be participating in an AMA with the MEXC community on the 22nd at 09:00 UTC. You can join their group here: https://t.me/MEXCEnglish

Next up, the XE mobile wallet.

The beta, which is running on test.network was submitted to Apple today and should be available in the coming days (pending Apple approval).

Once Apple has approved the submission, we’ll be opening up the source. Keep your eyes peeled as this is likely to be mid-week. announcements 👀

Once it’s been approved the intention is to run a week or so of testing ahead of switching to the mainnet beta.

I have Adam here to give you a deeper tech update.


Evening folks 👋

In addition to the planned opening up of the mobile wallet source, today we’ve also opened up the source of another project, the new fandangled CLI ✨

Whether you want to have a poke around, make some suggestions, or just watch as we implement device onboarding onto the CLI, now you can, just take a look at https://github.com/edge/cli

This week we’ve also been reviewing a number of exciting applications for our full stack developer positions, though if you haven’t applied yet, there’s still time. Just head over to https://ed.ge/join-us/full-stack-developer and fill in the form. If you know someone who you think is perfect for the role, ask them to mention your name in the form!

Bridge received some further improvements this week to help deal with the unpredictability of Ethereum gas prices. We’re looking into a potential solution with fixed withdrawal gas prices (like with sales) and an improved method for predicting the optimal Ethereum base gas price and tip.

This week has also seen work begin on the new Edge Account system, which has been in design for a little while. This is the authentication layer that sits above the new services interfaces. The system makes use of XE to provide an anonymously generated account ID, and this ID can then be used to access services. It’s all that’s required to connect into an account (unless you enable 2fa of course), providing a fast, simple access mechanism that leaves you in control of your data.

As https://twitter.com/@Cryptonator1337 has been teasing, the Edge scavenger hunt begins this weekend! 🗺️ 🔍

Whether you’ve an eye for a clue, a knack for cracking codes or simply rely on the time-proven hunch, look to the testnet for your first clue. The automated faucet will be dispensing more than just XE this week. And, should you require a hint, here you go:

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74 68 65 20 61 75 74 6f 6d 61 74 65 64 20 66 61 75 63 65 74 20 74 72 61 
6e 73 61 63 74 69 6f 6e 73 2c 20 74 68 65 72 65 69 6e 20 79 6f 75 27 6c 
6c 20 66 69 6e 64 20 79 6f 75 72 20 66 69 72 73 74 20 63 6c 75 65 21 00


Very mysterious, thank you Adam!

The partnership announcement expected this week has been moved back a week (outside of our control). Watch. This. Space.

The latest episode of our podcast just dropped:

And the latest issue of our now weekly newsletter is scheduled for the weekend. If you’re not signed up, do so now! 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/2021/11/08

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

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