Weekly Update: W/C 24th April, 2023

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 212th of these updates.

Good evening everyone 👋

A fairly short update this week as we’re heads down and mid flow on a number of fronts. Sorry it’s late! Still burning the midnight oil 🕯️

This week the team deployed a bunch of infrastructure updates to improve the resilience of our backup strategy. Granular backups now occur nightly in addition to whole disk backups, which provides an additional layer of protection.

The team has also been working on adding real-time server metrics to the Account portal for Edge Servers, and we expect to be releasing that feature next week. There are a few final wrinkles to iron out in the interface but we’re excited to be delivering this improvement.

Additionally, Account v1.15.1 was deployed this week fixing an issue with case sensitive values in the Edge DNS interface. We noticed this issue when storing base64 in TXT records but while case sensitivity is supported by Edge DNS itself, we were receiving lowercase values. The fix was quickly applied and released to mainnet.

Pod has again been busy driving forward his GUI for Edge Host, so if you haven’t already, find him working away in the #coding-lounge and feel free to join in. There’s plenty to contribute!

You can access the source code here: https://github.com/PodTheCoder/edge_staking_gui

The next Edge Lottery draw is coming up where 11 lucky winners will be receiving 20,000 XE between them. Everyone running an active host is automatically entered into the draw. Don’t run a node but want a chance to win? Set one up this weekend! It’s easy:


April’s revenue burn 🔥 is coming up as well. c.90k XE will be burned on Tuesday.

Additional capacity was added for Edge Servers this week and we have a bunch more coming online soon as we expand the London zone. We’re also continuing to work on adding in a new region so keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on that front.

We have a bank holiday here in the UK on Monday so a slightly shorter week next week.

And that’s all for this week!

Look out for a new governance proposal next week 👀

Enjoy your weekend 🍻

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