Beam 2023 Week #20 - The Smartest Contracts!
Covering May 15th - May 21st 2023
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Greetings, Beamers! Welcome to this week's newsletter, where we bring you the latest updates from the Beam ecosystem. Let's dive right in!
Beam Smart Contracts
Beam lead developer Vladi touched on some of what makes Beam special, including Smart Contracts, the Beam DEX, and privacy preserving transactions. Check out the full article here, and read on for some of the highlights!
Emphasis on privacy: Beam's smart contract design ensures transactions are anonymous, prioritizing user privacy.
Transparent and secure DEX: The transaction design on the Beam DEX prevents front-running attacks, providing a transparent and efficient decentralized exchange experience.
Contract exploration made easy: Developers can retrieve contract information and Contract IDs (CIDs) using the wallet's app shaders, facilitating interaction with deployed contracts.
Web-accessible DeFi: Beam is actively developing browser-based front-ends for DApp contracts, enhancing accessibility for users and enabling a private DeFi experience.
These highlights showcase some of the key benefits of Beam's smart contract design. For those looking to build on Beam, jump into the Developer Support chat on Telegram and get amongst!
Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!
As far as Bitcoin and crypto has come, it’s easy to forget the humble beginnings from which it all steamed. Bitcoin Pizza Day serves as a powerful reminder of the tangible value cryptocurrencies hold beyond speculation. It demonstrated how Bitcoin can function as a medium of exchange, challenging the dominance of traditional fiat currencies in facilitating transactions. Something worth celebrating!
Credit Where It's Due
A well-deserved shoutout to ---- for their continuing contribution the Beam ecosystem. The site has evolved, giving Beamers access to info on Confidential Assets, the DEX pool stats, price charts, and much much more. Be sure to check it out at BeamAssets.com, you can find the detailed breakdown from DB here!
Shoutout to Cruxpool
We'd like to acknowledge and express gratitude to Cruxpool for their ongoing support and engagement with Beam. Thank you for being a valuable part of our community and ecosystem. Show your support here!
The weekly Beam Space was a blast! In this episode we talked about recent goings on in the crypto space, including the events surrounding Ledger hardware wallet. We discussed the Beam Assets website, the need for a crowdfunding platform built on Beam, and where we see the Webwallet fitting into the Beam eco.
This weeks space will cover some exciting topics, namely:
High Frequency transactions for seamless and instant trading (major UX improvement)
Announcement of Beam Hackathon featuring the first Solidity contracts running in EVM on Beam
Set your reminders, and see you there!
Day: May 25th
Time: 18:00 GMT
Location: Beam Twitter
Reminder that past Beam spaces are available on Youtube, thanks to the Beam Africa crew!
Go Beamer Community!
A huge shout out to the whole Beam community! Below are some links to some of the highlights coming through from Beamers on Twitter. Head over and show some love!