A big week and month for Beam as we gear up for the Hard Fork later this month to bring in some network upgrades. The wallet release will be out soon so stay tuned to the Beam Twitter and news channels to get updated. We will take a quick look at the Hard Fork,
Reminder that the Beam blockchain will have a Hard Fork at…
This equates to around the end of August, and as such the next wallet version to support the Hard Fork will be released today or tomorrow. Users will need to update to the new releases for their wallets to function post fork.
Stay tuned for the wallet releases, and prepare for the upgrade!
The Hard Fork will bring with it:
A change to the confidential asset creation price, with the new cost being 10 BEAM
Improved DApp support in the wallets for the BANS application
Addition of Shader capabilities to verify fork heights (to support fork-dependent features)
Research and Development
Beam continues to add to the ecosystem and improve the ease at which outside developers can build with and on Beam. This is especially relevant as the DeFi ecosystem is set to go full force in the coming months. One such endeavour is support for Beam Smart Contract Shader Vault in Rust.
The Beam Virtual Machine (BVM) runs code compiled to WASM. To do such a tool chain is needed to convert from a language like C++. This is currently how the contracts for the BeamX DAO, Staking campaign, and NFT marketplace have been created with primary support for C++ having been well established. Now is the time to extend this to other languages.
In an effort to increase the developer base for building on Beam and utilising smart contracts a Rust Tool chain is being worked on. This will allow Rust developers to build Beam DApps without the need to learn a completely new language. Rust is already used by a number of prominent blockchains including Solana, and is an exciting addition to the Beam capabilities.
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Set your reminder for the next instalment where we will be covering the Open Source environment, some recent issues and controversies surrounding OS projects, and we will be joined by the SOURC3 team to discuss their solution to the current issues.
Day: 14th of August
Time: 18:00 UTC
Location: Beam Twitter Space
See you there!
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That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam.