This Week in Avalanche, Dec 3 2020
AvalancheGo v1.0.6 released. The patch includes performance improvements and some quality of life improvements. For validators, the update is optional but encouraged.
AvalancheJS v3.0.6 released. This includes changes so that when adding a validator/delegator you won’t stake locked tokens will be prioritised over unlocked.
4 minute tutorial by Avado showing how easy it is to run Avalanche with their offering.
79% staking ratio (285,044,422.07 AVAX) - ↓ 1% from last week
~10.27% current staking reward per year
633 Validators - ↑ 2 from last week
Asset Layer (X-Chain)
DApp Layer (C-Chain)
Short Twitter thread by Zafer Zeybek highlighting the steps for a user to get set up on the C-Chain.
Stuff for Devs
avalanche-cli 1.0.5 released by hsk81
Use this truffle-config.js script by Gabriel Cardona to connect Truffle to the Avalanche C-Chain. An in-depth tutorial is in the works but this should be enough for anyone with some Truffle experience.
Avascan are looking for people with over 150k AVAX for their the Trustless Lending Program.
A stealth project building on Avalanche has performed an airdrop, with potentially more to come. It looks like the project might include a new subnet.
A new #STABLEAct bill has been proposed in the US. It’s possible that permissioned subnets, e.g. a subnet only open to KYC’d validators, could help solve some of these issues, if something like this does come into law (I personally am hoping this does not pass).
Podcasts, Interviews & Misc
Open and Programmable Finance with Avalanche - Emin speaking at Chainsafe CSCON.
Sept 28 - Dec 9: MoneyDance Hackathon
Dec 9: MoneyDance Demo Day
Dec 9: Crowdsale AVAX tokens unlock
Dec 14 - Jan 17: Encode Hackathon
About me & the newsletter
I’m a long term investor & enthusiast in the space. I’ve been interested in Avalanche for a while & decided to start this to keep up with the project & hopefully enable others too as well. If I’ve missed anything or you want me to include something for next week please let me know! You can reach me at @_ed1990_ on twitter or @edwardwill1 on telegram.