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This Week in Avalanche, Oct 29 2020
AvalancheGo v1.0.4 released - includes quality of life improvements, various performance enhancements and subnet whitelisting to allow a node owner to choose which subnets to validate.
Halborn, a cybersecurity team focused on blockchains, completed an extensive security audit and penetration testing of the Avalanche Wallet. Find the report here.
Bloq now offers managed node clusters for Avalanche mainnet and testnet as part of its Bloq Nodes service.
Encode Hack Club have partnered with Ava Labs for a 10-Week Hackathon starting December 13th. There will also be a series of technical workshops running prior to the Hackathon for those interested in learning more about Avalanche.
Allnodes now supports Avalanche. The service allows you to launch validator nodes and full nodes.
How to Run Avalanche At Home - Raspberry Pi 4 with Overclocking, Ubuntu 20.04, USB Boot - A comprehensive video tutorial by Firestorm
79% staking ratio (284,219,391 AVAX)
~11% current staking reward per year
609 Validators - ↑ 20 from last week
Asset Layer (X-Chain)
188 assets have been issued on the X-chain - ↑ 8 from last week
A mysterious new subnet appeared on the network. It contains “Bthereum” and “Dthereum” blockchains. As far as I know no one has taken responsibility for launching the new chains. I suspect it’s someone trying out the subnet functionality and these won’t be active chains.
Binance Learn And Earn added AVAX. Win up to $20 worth of AVAX by learning about Avalanche and completing a quiz.
Podcasts, Interviews & Misc
Kevin Sekniqi represented Avalanche for a DeFi panel by BlockDown 3.0
An Avalanche Panel hosted by Antony Zegers - explores the ideas behind Avalanche Consensus and asks how BCH might use it.
Sept 28 - Dec 9: MoneyDance Hackathon
Nov 2: 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.