Cyber Republic Newsletter‚Äč

Nov 11, 2019

Welcome to the latest snapshot of Cyber Republic history!

In this edition, we celebrate another collaboration; get an update on the latest Elastos Runtime and Trinity developments; look back at the first round of the FundMyDapp contest; and report on community activities, Suggestions & Proposals, and more.

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Fortnightly Recap

International

Feng Han spoke at the Asia Digital Economy Summit in Thailand, the OKEx Global University Meetup at Harvard Kennedy School, and met with 2020 US Presidential candidate (D) Andrew Yang to discuss data rights and ownership.

Clarence Liu and Kiran Pachhai successfully represented Elastos with a booth at the 2019 San Francisco Blockchain Week.

Elanodes.com has added a Rich List to the website giving an expansive overview of the Elastos address balance distribution.

China

Feng Han joined Da Hongfei and Patrick Dai of NEO and Qtum in the Wuzhen World Blockchain Conference panel on the initiation of the new internet.

Rebecca Zhu came to ELA Talks and spoke on topics including the latest developments in CR, how community members participated in CR community governance, and how to submit Proposals on CR. To learn more, please read here (Chinese).

Hong Kong’s financial regulator is to publish a regulatory framework for cryptocurrency trading platforms. The new rules will cover KYC and custody and allow crypto exchanges to opt-in to be licensed and regulated.

Top Stories

Cyber Republic is proud to announce their collaboration with Riwigo, an Asia-Pacific wellness organization. Riwigo aspires to create a global standard and overall ecosystem for healthcare and wellness data.

Cyber Republic is proud to announce their collaboration with Riwigo, an Asia-Pacific wellness organization. Riwigo aspires to create a global standard and overall ecosystem for healthcare and wellness data. Their goal is to have built-in privacy and proven authentication through Distributed Ledger Technologies. 

Riwigo will be deploying a Proof of Concept dApp on the Elastos-Ethereum (ELA-ETH) sidechain utilizing the Elastos Carrier to build a decentralized governance model to standardize and manage private user health data. Health providers will be able to create reports by selecting data points from a decentralized index and publish on the ELA-ETH sidechain. The report’s raw data can also be saved to the patient’s personal cloud storage through the Carrier. Furthermore the report’s hash can be saved on the blockchain in a smart contract with the metadata of the provider. 

The Elastos-ETH sidechain and DPoS infrastructure allows Riwigo to meet their technical requirements without adopting any complex Layer-2 solutions. Riwigo is proud to be one of the first projects to potentially trial a dedicated ETH-sidechain which achieves 400+ transactions per second for a single dApp platform. 

About Riwigo

Riwigo is one of the leading comprehensive wellness platform with web and mobile apps for customers, merchants, and staff. Introduced in Thailand, Riwigo has expanded through the Asia-Pacific region, an industry that’s grossed $26.5 billion of sales in 2017. Over 500 partnerships with service providers are already in place for the organization. Riwigo solves challenges for suppliers and customers with its easy to use and technologically advanced technology and app.

How does Riwigo work? In short, the application enables the user to better understand their state of health. The user will be able to receive a consultation through the app with a complete diagnosis including wellness recommendations in a personalized manner through A.I. technology. Riwigo is interconnected between service providers, merchants, colleges and universities, and hospitals; it pools together a vast amount of data and information in a curated e-commerce marketplace for the consumer.

Riwigo solves a plethora of problems for consumers and merchants in the global wellness sector. The platform increases off-peak traffic and manages on-peak traffic for businesses, leading to higher revenue. Riwigo also connects customers with service providers via time-based discounts. The Riwigo booking engine is uniquely designed, developed, and implemented for the wellness industry based on three years of rigorous software development. Customers, staff members, doctors, and therapists benefit from a multitude of services that save time and improve overall productivity and wellness. 

Riwigo plans to become a major leader in the $4.2 trillion global wellness industry. With the help of Cyber Republic and Riwigo’s expansive list of global partners, Riwigo is well on their way to the top.

A comprehensive progress update that will hopefully give you an idea of what to expect in the future. Benjamin from the Trinity team was gracious enough to spend time with CR Press to give us an update.

Elastos Runtime is arguably one of the most important pillars of the Elastos ecosystem. It acts as an application engine that runs on top of existing operating systems which developers can utilize to build dApps. Many community members are curious about when the completed Trinity browser and Runtime infrastructure will be available for developers and users alike. This article serves as a comprehensive progress update and will hopefully give you an idea of what to expect in the future. Benjamin from the Trinity team was gracious enough to spend time with CR Press to give us an update. 

One of the first topics of discussion was Base Blocks, a comprehensive¬†SDK¬†which developers require to build apps on Trinity with the ability to take advantage of the other services on Elastos (ELA mainchain, ETH sidechain, DID, Hive Carrier, etc). ‚ÄúBase blocks includes easy setup, good tools to create and debug and publish dapps, documentation to understand the basics, and a runtime layer ready to start/stop dApps and communicate with each other,‚ÄĚ Benjamin explained.¬†

Recently, the Trinity team has been focused on creating a suite of tools for developers including a clear cut template that contains information on debugging, publishing, and downloading a dApp into the dApp store. All of these functions help link together developers and early users. As stated above, the inter-application communication between different apps on Trinity is something that‚Äôs currently being worked on. Benjamin uses the example of how ‚Äú‚Ķa game app could request the wallet app to make a payment on behalf of a user or use another app to sign in utilizing the user‚Äôs respective DID‚ÄĚ. The team is gearing towards an end-of-year release for developers to start building full-fledged dApps.¬†

Currently, developers and early users of Trinity have a centralized store where all dApps are being developed and tested. Though the process is not decentralized yet, dApps still need to have their DID‚Äôs verified in order to be published and installed on to Trinity. Benjamin discusses the future of a dApp sidechain that will host all Trinity dApps, ‚ÄúThere is no plan for this yet. The most important task for the Trinity team now is to make sure that developers can start good and useful dApps inside Trinity, which means providing a full development environment including usable tools, easy to understand documentation, stable plugins, runtime with advanced features, etc. A centralized server works well for that at this time. The Blockchain team is quite busy with building ETH sidechain, CR voting technology, and the new DID side chain. They don‚Äôt have much time for a dApp store sidechain for now.‚ÄĚ

As explained in Elastos Academy’s Runtime/Trinity article, there is a dApp cycle each developer needs to go through in order to properly build and publish their dApp on Trinity. The first step is to build an Ionic dApp utilizing various Cordova/Elastos plugins in the browser, i.e. Carrier, camera plug-in, etc. Benjamin explained that all Cordova plugins (camera, vibrations, accelerometer, etc) and Elastos plugins (Carrier, Hive, SPV wallet, ETH Side Chain) are 100% completed and are ready to use with the exception of DID, which is around 70% completed. 

The second and third step of the dApp lifecycle is using toolchain scripts in order to convert an Ionic dApp to an Elastos dApp which can then be signed/verified using DID to publish onto Trinity. The Trinity team has already built a toolchain script called ‚ÄúTrinity-cli‚ÄĚ. It‚Äôs used to create new apps, run them on a device for debugging, and then publish them onto the Elastos app store. In the next few weeks the Trinity team will fully implement the ability to generate a developer DID and sign EPK‚Äôs using them. The fourth step includes registering the dApp on the dApp sidechain (to be implemented in the future) with the dApp center automatically displaying the registered dApp‚Äôs details including the developer‚Äôs DID. Finally, users are free to download, install, and run the dApp on Trinity.¬†

Trinity lists its roadmap on Github. Regarding 2019 Q4 and 2020 Q1, the team is on time with most of their goals. The following tasks have been put on the back burner, for now:

  • Automated testing
  • DApps Community Programme (Once planned for FundMyDapps, but will re-discuss with the Elephant Wallet team)
  • Voting in dApps (Not started yet. Team will let the ELA Wallet implement voting most of their use cases before it‚Äôs done in a dApp)
  • DMA Lite for Trinity (Will discuss with the DMA Team)

The Trinity team consists of seven active members. One works on Runtime exclusively, one developer focusses on launcher/testing/dApps, and one Project Manager and four developers work on plugins. 

Benjamin assumes the role of the Project Manager. He explained that the development of this project is always ongoing and will continue to be worked on, ‚ÄúTrinity development can never really be ‚Äėfinished‚Äô. We in-parallel integrate Elastos modules and upgrade them as they evolve (SPV Wallet, DID Sidechain, Ethereum Sidechain, Carrier, Hive, etc.) and also keep improving Runtime and the Launcher App little by little‚ÄĚ.¬†

In the event the EF runs out of money or closes as the CR fully takes control, the Trinity team will apply for CR funding on a per project/per feature basis. Benjamin talked about the dApps that would fully compliment the Trinity browser, ‚ÄúThe first good dApps could be some kind of chat, crypto/fiat exchanges (to bring new users), games and asset-related apps like ticketing dApps‚ÄĚ.¬†

The end goal for the Trinity team is to put all the focus and attention towards the developer and end user. Benjamin is confident that by the end of 2019, developers will be able to start creating fully functioning dApps for the public to use with many more updates and features to be included in Q1/Q2 of next year.

FundMyDapp, a competition run by Elephant Wallet and Enter Elastos Supernodes, has completed its first round of dApp submissions.

FundMyDapp, a competition run by Elephant Wallet and Enter Elastos Supernodes, has completed its first round of dApp submissions.

The top 3 winners of the 1st round will win 1500 ELA to fund their dApp into a MVP phase. Elastos community members can vote for their favorite dApp here. In order to vote, please remember to set up your username and email on the Elephant Wallet dApp website. If you haven’t downloaded the Elephant Wallet yet, please do so here. 

Votes will be cast by Thursday, October 31st at 4 P.M. GMT. All voters are entitled to a share of a red packet for participating. The amount of ELA will be determined by how many votes are cast. For every 100 votes, there will be 10 ELA added to the red packet. A maximum of 100 ELA will be distributed, and only voters will be able to claim a share of the red packet. 

The following is a list of competing dApps in the first round of FundMyDapp:

  • Coin Flip Game using the ETH Side Chain¬†by Henry
  • Tracing System for the Wine Industry using the Elastos Blockchain¬†by Lang Guanyu
  • 3GEN Decentralized 2FA using DID, ETH Side Chain and Hive¬†by John M
  • Material Traceability System using Elastos Blockchain and ETH Side Chain¬†by Daniel
  • DVault Blockchain Passphrase Manager using Elastos Hive and DID¬†by Driftersince89
  • Starwire: Smart Contracts Assign Profits for Copyright using ETH Side Chain¬†by Garnet
  • Tree Planting Game using ETH Side Chain¬†by Harry
  • Number Guessing Game using ETH Side Chain¬†by ZHH
  • Arcade: Platform to challenge your friends using all Core Elastos Services¬†by jmsaulnier
  • Cafe: Platform for building local communities using all Core Elastos Services¬†by jmsaulnier
  • Chic: Exclusive Social Network using all Core Elastos Services¬†by jmsaulnier

Round 2 of the FundMyDapp contest has already started. DApp submissions will be open until November 19th. You can submit your dApp submissions here on the Elephant Wallet dApp website. If you’re not a developer, but have a great idea for a dApp, submit your idea here; if a team chooses to work on it, you will earn 50 ELA for your efforts.

Thanks to all members of the Elastos community for participating in the Elephant Wallet/Enter Elastos FundMyDapp competition. The FundMyDapp contest looks to foster growth for Elastos in the burgeoning decentralized application space. CR Press wishes the best of luck to all contestants!

Suggestions & Proposals

In efforts to expand in the South Korea region, Suggestion #180 proposes the Cyber Republic and Elastos ecosystems join forces with the ProBit Korea exchange and other South Korean blockchain media outlets. 

In efforts to expand in the South Korea region, Suggestion #180 proposes the Cyber Republic and Elastos ecosystems join forces with the ProBit Korea exchange and other South Korean blockchain media outlets.  

The Suggestion is to pursue a joint marketing venture, increase brand awareness, and boost the number of total users.  Along with strengthening the ELA South Korea community and increasing the number of South Korean users, ProBit will increase Elastos’ presence on the top South Korean search engine, Navar.

ProBit is a legally compliant local South Korean exchange that has experienced rapid growth in Asia since its inception in late 2018. ProBit has conducted more than 100 IEO’s and boasts a fast and stable trading engine that can match up to 1.5 million orders per second. The South Korean exchange has around 100,000 users total with a large daily trading community of 10,000.

ProBit Global

ProBit Korea

ProBit on CoinMarketCap

ProBit would like to host a trading competition on its exchange to market Elastos to their community. The trading pairs that will be included in this contest are ELA/KRW and ELA/USDT. The top ten winners of the competition will split a prize pool of 2500 ELA with the top prize being 562.5 ELA. The contest will repeat 2 weeks after completion with another 2500 ELA to be divvied up amongst the top ten ELA traders on the exchange.

The next phase of the Suggestion includes an exclusive marketing partnership with Coinpan, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency forum. Coinpan will release viral marketing posts on Elastos’ behalf. There will also be a cooperation with top technology, economy, and blockchain media to enhance Elastos branding in the region. The cost of this phase would total 5,000 ELA.

Here is a similar event ProBit held for another cryptocurrency project, ProximaX.

The total ELA requested in this Suggestion is 10,000 ELA. Please visit the Suggestion page in order to like, dislike, or comment on it.

CoinCodeCap, a publication tracking crypto projects based on their Github activity, has posted a Suggestion on the Cyber Republic website. The goal of the team is to conduct an unbiased report on the Elastos Github activity to help the crypto community fully understand the project’s developments. 

CoinCodeCap, a publication tracking crypto projects based on their Github activity, has posted a Suggestion on the Cyber Republic website. Along with tracking the coding of all projects in the cryptosphere, the team has embarked on creating in-depth reports on various projects. For example the CoinCodeCap team produced a report and powerpoint on their key findings of the Komodo project. 

The goal of the team is to conduct an unbiased report on the Elastos Github activity to help the crypto community fully understand the project’s developments. 

The implementation plan will take 15 days to complete. Most of the work will center around analyzing repositories on GitHub, creating a detailed presentation, and performing additional analytics on the Elastos project.  CoinCodeCap is requesting $2,000 (1,034.5 ELA) to fund the project.

Thanks to CoinCodeCap for providing exceptional GitHub analysis for all crypto projects and educating investors and crypto enthusiasts on coding progress and development, and a big shoutout to the Noderators for providing funds to list Elastos on CoinCodeCap. This donation gave the Elastos project more exposure to the overall crypto community; it’s much appreciated!

Any community members that would like to support or comment on this Suggestion can do so here.

That concludes another tremendous two weeks of Cyber Republic and Elastos events!

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Special thanks to Vegas Mike for the beautiful cover.

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