A great week for Beam, with the first open source pool software being shared with the community and ready for any budding pool operators to get set up and running. You can check out the in-depth guide to find out what you need to do to get your own pool operational.
The software has been a collaborative effort between Greg from Icemining, and Raskul from Beam, and is licensed under the MIT License. As you know, Beam is a purely proof of work coin, currently utilising Beam Hash II, and set to change to Beam Hash III later this year. With being proof of work, it is important that miner and pool centralisation is avoided as best it can be, having open source code for a Beam mining pool is one such step to potentially increase the decentralisation by reducing the barriers to entry for pool operators.
Raskul has been running a test pool utilising the open source code, that can be found here. He is also available in our communities to assist with getting up and running, and to help with any issues you may be facing.
Another great initiative from community member Thomas V., was to set up a Beam Team for Folding@home. The Folding@home software puts your unused computer resources to work in order to find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many more. They have more recently been working on simulations of COVID-19 proteins to push forward with efforts to find a cure. It would be great for us Beamers to band together and join the Beam Team in these ongoing efforts. Team Name: Beam Team, Team Number: 239937.
In the current times, many of us Beamers may be faced with more than usual “time at home”. Although it may come off as frustrating, there are some great online resources that can keep us busy, increase our breadth of knowledge, and learn some new skills. Let’s take a look at a few:
Khan Academy has some great resources for schools, teachers, and parents to keep the kids on track
There are many great ways to make use of the extra downtime you may be experiencing, offering a chance for us to grow stronger as a community.
Now let’s dive into the week of Beam…
Some great insight into the potential use-cases for Beam in the African continent, collated and created by Niran and Agbona
Another great update in Beam开源矿池软件已就绪，等待您的加入, by First.VIP
Beam coverage in Top 5 des crypto-monnaies de la semaine: sidechain, paiements et confidentialité, by breakingnews.fr.
Regression testing has started for the Double Doppler 4.2
Week in commits: 93
Wallet Channels - complete
Atomic Swaps API - complete
Hardware Wallet refactoring - complete
Web Wallet - complete
Coinfest UK, Manchester, UK | Apr. 3rd
Cu Ota Tech Expo, Lagos Nigeria | 27th Mar.
Africa Blockchain Week, Lagos, Nigeria | 28th Mar. - 5th Apr.
AMA with Binance South Africa | Mar. 28th
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