This Week in Avalanche, Nov 12 2020
AvalancheGo v1.0.5 released - includes performance improvements and some quality of life improvements. N.B. the next release v1.0.6 will contain breaking changes, validators will be required to upgrade their nodes.
Avalanche Forum: a place for technical discussions related to Avalanche and its community was launched. It’s already quite active with discussions starting around new clients, cross chain bridges and more.
Avascan added some interesting details to their staking stats page. Excellent insights about how and where nodes are being run.
How to Run Avalanche At Home With Oracle VM VirtualBox by FireStorm
Speedrun video showing how to run an Avalanche validator node in less than 15 minutes by Avalanche Hub
79% staking ratio (283,428,616 AVAX) - ↑ 1% from last week
~11% current staking reward per year
610 Validators - ↓ 2 from last week
Asset Layer (X-Chain)
240 assets have been issued on the X-chain - ↑ 39 from last week
Bridged versions of ETH and BTC will soon™ be arriving on the X-Chain
DApp Layer (C-Chain)
Ava Labs teased plans to launch AVAXWAP a Uniswap implementation on the C-Chain.
Stuff for Devs
New revamped developer documentation with streamlined content has been launched. If you spot something that could be added or improved PRs are encouraged!
Gabriel Cardona has written a few short scripts you might find useful:
How to Create ERC-20 tokens on Avalanche C-Chain by Murat Celiktepe
Discussion on how to import assets from the X to C chain.
The Encode hackathon (learning phase) began. There’s still time to get involved & plenty of low hanging fruit whether you’re a new or experienced dev. See here for a list of challenges.
Kuen Shahi started AVAX Portal, a biweekly newsletter focused on Avalanche.
Wonton Network: A home for WONTON & their NFTs.
Podcasts, Interviews & Misc
The History of Consensus Algorithms with Emin Gün Sirer - hosted by the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation
Sept 28 - Dec 9: MoneyDance Hackathon
Nov 17: Next round of speakers for MoneyDance
Dec 9: MoneyDance Demo Day
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.