This Week in Avalanche, Oct 1, 2020
Sergey Nazarov from Chainlink confirmed that Chainlink Oracles will be coming to Avalanche.
JellySwap, a cross chain DEX launched AVAX support
Figment launched Avalanche DataHub - it offers direct access to Avalanche’s APIs via a highly available full node infrastructure.
On Sept 28th some validators experienced started to experience issues which briefly impacted the network for ~ 1 hr, the issue was quickly solved. If you are a validator and are unaware of this event please check your node ASAP. Reach out on in the validator chat in Discord if you are having issues.
Kevin Sekniki tweeted a high level overview of the event.
New AvalancheGo release - Mainnet Release Patch 1 : https://github.com/ava-labs/avalanchego/releases/tag/v1.0.1. This is not a mandatory update.
Validators have been recommended to run node monitoring software to help avoid downtime. This tutorial can help you set up.
66% staking ratio (238,723,206 AVAX) - ↑ 1% from last week
~11% current staking reward per year
518 Validators - ↑ 44 from last week
Asset Layer (X-Chain)
119 assets have been issued on the X-chain - ↑ 8 from last week
NFTs have arrived on the X-Chain. @Sanghren has created a limited edition AVAX hat (AVHAT) collectable, check out the github repo if you’re interested in how it was done.
Dapp layer (C-Chain)
NoTex, a global censorship resistant blogging and intellectual property platform, added support for Avalanche by deploying on the C-Chain.
The MoneyDance summit kicked off this week with a host of talks from well known figures in the industry. The next round of talks is on October 7, you can check out the agenda here.
All MoneyDance videos are available on the Ava Labs youtube page. I recommend Olaf’s talk on Corporations from the future.
Podcasts, Interviews & Misc
Coin Bureau made an excellent intro to Avalanche explainer video
MoneyDance: A Discussion with Emin Gün Sirer and Sergey Nazarov from Chainlink
Kevin DDoS’d himself by briefly becoming Kevin “giving away AVAX” Sekniqi. Avalanche handled the load fine.
To mark the first week of Avalanche Emin reflected on where Avalanche is and where it’s going
Sept 28 - Dec 9: MoneyDance Hackathon
Oct 7 - Next round of speakers for MoneyDance
Dec 9: MoneyDance Demo Day
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.
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