This Week in Avalanche, Jan 15 2021
Avalanche Major News
AvalancheGo v1.1.2 released - patch includes bug fixes and performance improvements
Chainlink awarded a blockchain integration grant to Protofire
for the native Chainlink integration on Avalanche
Learn about the upcoming Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge by watching this presentation by Leart Ulaj at ETHCON Korea
How to Run Avalanche at Home: Getting Started - YouTube tutorial by FireStorm
71.3% staking ratio (256,683,898 AVAX) ↑ 1.3% from last week
~9.97% current staking reward per year
730 Validators - ↑ 38 from last week
Asset Layer (X-Chain)
The X-Chain passed 1 million total transactions!
Emin & Ted Yin have been using AVAX to make everyday purchases
912 assets have been issued on the X-chain - ↑ 53 from last week
DApp Layer (C-Chain)
On-Chain activity is picking up - The explorer shows an increasing number of contract calls & ERC20 transfers.
Stuff for Devs
Avalanche is now available on the SIMBA Chain Platform.
snowplow - a quick and easy tool for running and monitoring an avalanche validator by Patrick O’Grady
Avalanche Forum: Avalanche-Ethereum Bridge Questions
Prosper and Reef Finance conducted AMAs in the Avalanche telegram group
Avascan now have 50,000 monthly users! Read about their 2021 plans here
Several fun bounties have been offered to future validators:
Don Wonton will donate 7.77 AVAX to validator #777
Ricardo Vázquez will donate 8.88 AVAX to validator #888
Nicolas Lemaitre will donate 100 AVAX 🤯 to validator #1000
Patrick O'Grady has joined Ava Labs from Coinbase, read his excellent tweet thread about why he decided to make the move.
Avalanche Hub have been putting out promotional / educational videos
Podcasts, Interviews & Misc
PBWS2020_Tech Update: what did we build in 2020? - panel featuring Emin
In terms of number of validators Avalanche performs very well compared to other networks. Read Emin’s thoughts on what this does and does not mean for network security.
Dec 14 - Jan 17: Encode Hackathon
Mar 9: Crowdsale AVAX tokens unlock