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Elastos Weekly Updates – 18 May 2019


This week Rong Chen presented the vision of Elastos to various experts in government and technology at UNESCO headquarters in Paris while team members in the United States attended an event at the University of California, Irvine.

Let’s recap.

Cyber Republic

Check out the latest Cyber Republic Weekly Report here: https://news.cyberrepublic.org/weekly-report-may-6th-2019/

Participate in the Cyber Republic forums at https://forum.cyberrepublic.org. All logins are linked to your Cyber Republic login, this includes the forums and, in the future, your Elastos DIDs.

Community News

-Elastos Foundation Statement Regarding DPoS Multi-Sig Supernode Registration

Based on both the feedback from our developer teams, as well as the growing candidate turnout for the DPoS election, The Elastos Foundation will not be integrating multisig functionality for DPoS registration at this juncture. It is imperative that our developer teams prioritize their focus and efforts on other upcoming checkpoints on our progress roadmap. We are confident that the 65+ supernode candidates that have already chosen to partake in the election process will lay a secure foundation to run our consensus mechanism, and we strongly encourage those previously waiting on the sidelines for a wallet upgrade to pursue alternative collaboration methods in order to enter the election.

May 11

Rong Chen and WeFilmChain Founder, Garnet Campbell got together for a quick discussion after the WeFilmchain conference in Vancouver.

May 14-16

Clarence Liu, Head of Business Development, and Alex Shipp, Communications Team, at the Elastos Booth
Elastos garnered great attention amongst the UCI student body
The Workshop at UCI brought together an interdisciplinary crowd of students from computer science, software engineering, finance, economics, and political science

Elastos was in attendance at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), for the University’s Information and Computer Science Week on May 14 through 16. In addition to sponsoring the event and running a booth, Elastos held a workshop in association with the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) and the Blockchain at UCI Club, where the the three organizations brought together students to discuss the applications and security mechanisms of blockchain technology, the value of data in the digital age, and how to get involved with Cyber Republic via its proposal process. The BAF, which is already accruing a significant following at Universities across California, is one of the budding communities in Cyber Republic’s recently launched CR Regions Initiative, and is actively looking to collaborate with blockchain companies that are seeking developers.

May 17

Rong Chen spoke on a panel at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters in Paris, France. The conference, “Blockchain: practices and perspectives,” (https://en.unesco.org/blockchain-practices-and-perspectives) was a high level academic conference focusing on the merits of blockchain technology in the context of real world applications that could benefit the development plans within the United Nations. Attendees and panelists represented experts in various fields including academia, technology and government from around the globe. 

UNESCO will release an official video of the event and the link will be made available to our community at that time. 

May 18

The Elastos Orchard team, a Cyber Republic team focused on business development in Europe, interviewed Rong Chen and hosted a meetup in Paris. At the meetup, the Orchard team and Rong were joined by several local Parisian Elastos supporters where they discussed Cyber Republic, business development ideas for blockchain and democracy in the digital realm.

Useful links:

A Developer Beginner’s Guide

Developer Portal in Cyber Republic

Developer Documentation on Github

Elastos Smartweb Alpha

Elastos Community

Elastos Community Global


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