Beam 2021 Week #36 - A Tip in Privacy

Covering September 6th - September 12th 2021

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Beam News

As much excitement garners for the imminent launch of BeamX, there is an absolutely huge addition to the Beam ecosystem that was (somewhat silently) launched to the community in the last weeks.

To bring a little context to the significance, you can check out the article on how “Twitter appears to be adding the ability to tip using Bitcoinfrom the Block.

Proudly presenting, the Beam Tip Bot on Twitter, by Vsnation

The Beam Tip Bot enables anyone to send and receive Beam on Twitter with ease. One important note, as always, when you withdraw from Twitter, no one will be able to track the transactions to your personal wallet. Privacy that is greatly lacking in BTC!

Research and Development

Much of the current Dev focus is surrounding the upcoming BeamX launch and initial staking campaign! With this in mind, a key factor is enabling as many to get involved, and onboard with Beam staking as possible. Therefore…

Dapps are coming to mobile!

The Beam mobile Dapp integration will be a key factor in attracting new Beamers. This will go hand in hand with the Beam Web Wallet, which is expected to launch on mainnet in the coming weeks, and will also have Dapp support to ensure anyone looking to stake $BEAM for $BEAMX can do so with ease!

Community

Mobile Privacy!


Fight For Privacy!

Test and Serve!


Universal Privacy!

That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam!

Beam 2021 Week #35 - Mobile Privacy

Covering August 30th - September 5th 2021

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Beam News

A big week with the latest mobile release dropping for both iOS and Android! Audits are still taking place for the upcoming BeamX launch, so stay tuned for the launch announcement and get ready for staking!

Fierce Fermion 6.1 Mobile

The latest mobile release just dropped last week, bringing 6.1 to iOS and Android with a host of new features and improvements.

The highlights:

  • Confidential Assets support on mobile!

  • Custom configurations now allow for wallet balance to also show Eth values!

  • Squashing Bugs and UI Improvements!

Check out the latest release article to read more on all that is new!


Research and Development

The devs are as busy as ever, with huge progress across all fronts as BeamX staking comes ever closer! One of the big focuses for now is to bring the Web Wallet live to mainnet, and to have Dapps accessible for all wallet users including Mobile and Web. This will play an integral part to onboard new users to the Beam confidential DeFi ecosystem!

MultiSig support is here!


A sneak peak at the Beam NFT gallery

Community

Stay Private. Stay Confidential.

Beam Butler takes to Twitter


Decentralised Dapps - Sources


That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam!

Beam 2021 Week #34 - A Bridge to Privacy

Covering August 23rd - August 29th 2021

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Beam News

A big week for Beam with the 6.1 release dropping to much avail! A wicked update with many an important feature and improvement. If you haven’t already jump over to the Beam site to download now, and to check out what is new, check out Welcome to Beam Wallet 6.1! Here’s what’s new!

6.1 Highlights

  • Censorship Resistant DAPPs:
    Beamers can now download and install any DAPP from any source enabling a truly decentralized and censorship-resistant DeFi environment

  • Simpler Onboarding:
    Users can easily download the Beam wallet, blitz through the set-up, and receive test amounts of BEAM from the faucet DAPP

  • Configure Transaction Status Confirmation:
    Beamers can now customise the number of confirmations for transaction status confirmation

  • Balances:
    For those that wish they can now see the $ETH denominated balances of their wallet

  • Bugs:
    Squashed squashed and more squashed

Beam <-> Ethereum

This week we will take a closer look at one of the parts pertinent to the success of the Beam Confidential DeFi Ecosystem: The bridge from Ethereum to Beam.

The bridge will play a key role for a number of reasons:

  • Bridging liquidity
    The bridge will allow an ease of moving from Ethereum to Beam in order to provide liquidity in the Beam ecosystem. With the upcoming launch of the numerous Beam DeFi Dapps, this will boost the amount of liquidity in the system, with those providing the liquidity potentially being rewarded for doing so (both via fees and $BEAMX)

  • Opens the door for privacy
    This allows users on the Ethereum chain to use their assets to trade, lend, borrow, and stake, all with the built in privacy of the Beam blockchain!

  • A decentralised entrance
    The Beam bridges focus on decentralisation and being trustless is crucial in allowing for individuals to enter and exit the system as they please, without the need to rely on others and the ticks in boxes they may ask for


The Beam bridges have been designed with this unstoppable nature as its core structure.

Check out how they operate in this rundown from Romanov:



State of Confidential DeFi

Another great update from Romanov, with a great overview of the Beam bridges, along with many others gems from the Research and Development front! In the latest update, Alex takes us through:

  • Decentralising Dapps, now with the ability to locally run Dapps, and later with decentralised dapp distribution mechanisms built into the Beam wallet

  • Improvements on the wallet library, with extensions to support Beam Dapps

  • Mobile 6.1 release coming soon with Confidential Asset support, with Dapp support coming in 6.2

  • Beam Web Wallet expected around “One month to one month and a half”, making Beam more accessible to the masses and making it even easier to become a Beamer

  • Bridge architecture and demo, giving an overview of how it will look from the user perspective; acting much like the deposit process to an exchange

  • BeamX Dao core contracts under audit with the launch date to be announced. This will allow $BEAMX to operate as the governance token for the Beam Confidential DeFi ecosystem starting from the second phase

  • Beam Token Standard will specify the Beam confidential asset token standards for both fungible and non fungible assets, with the first proposal coming soon to the Beam Forum

Community

Raise your metadata

Stop decentralise and listen


A ton in 6.1


That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam!

Beam 2021 Week #33 - Resisting Censorship

Covering August 9th - August 15th 2021

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Beam News

A big week behind us and a big week on the way. The contract for the initial staking phase for staking $BEAM for $BEAMX is still being audited so as of yet no date for launch has been announced. This is but around the corner, so stay tuned!

Beam Forum

This week we are proud to announce the unveiling of the Beam Forum!!

The forum has been set up in order to handle all of the discussion surrounding Beam, and BeamX governance, in one easy to navigate space. The forum will house a number of key categories, namely:

  • Announcements
    Important updates relating to release notes, updates, and proposal outcomes

  • Beamonomics
    For discussion about the $BEAM and $BEAMX token economics

  • Development
    For technical and development related discussion for those building on and with Beam

  • Proposals
    For presenting and discussing governance proposals

The forum will play and integral part in both Beam governance, and the onboarding of developers and Dapps.

Be sure to sign and up and get involved. The first proposal is expected tomorrow! 👀

Research and Development

A huge update this week on the research and development front. If you haven’t already, check out the (absolutely 🔥) thread by Alex Romanov, and while you are there give him a follow!

Let’s dive in and see what it’s all about!

Bridges!

This week we will have the first working demo of the fully decentralised bridge between Beam and Ethereum chains. The unique bridge design will allow for the complete verification of the Ethereum state on the Beam chain and vice versa. This removes any need for trusted or federated intermediaries.

The bridges will play an integral part in the confidential DeFi ecosystem of Beam, allowing liquidity to flow and the Dapps to benefit from such.

BRC - Beam Request for Comment

The forum is now live, with the BRC - Beam Request for Comment - being an instrumental component. This will be the way in which proposals and standards are first presented, giving the opportunity for feedback and input from the community and developers prior to implementation.

The first BRC will go live tomorrow. This will cover the Beam Token Standard, which will feature both fungible and non fungible tokens!

6.1

The latest 6.1 release for desktop will hit testnet later this week. It comes with some game changing features that will make the Beam confidential DeFi ecosystem truly unstoppable! Namely, the desktop wallet will allow Dapps to be run both hosted, and locally. It will be possible for Dapps to be distributed as a .dapp package, making them truly censorship resistant. Read more on why here!

The 6.1 mobile release will feature support for Confidential Assets. This is currently undergoing regression testing and expected to be released to mainnet in the weeks to come.

Webwallet

Great progress has been made on the Beam Web Wallet, with the ability to support third party hosted applications via a Metamask like API.

Some huge developments on the way for Beam, not to mention the greatly anticipated BeamX mainnet launch and ensuing staking!

Community

Beam Visualised


Censorship Resistance


U and I


No Fee for Failure


That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam!

Beam 2021 Week #32 - Build on Beam

Covering August 3rd - August 8th 2021

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Beam News

A busy week as we prepare for the launch of the $BEAMX confidential asset, and the initial staking phase in the BeamX DAO Core app!

This is now live on testnet, so if you haven’t already, head on over and give it a spin!


The contract are undergoing an audit, in preparation for a smooth launch to mainnet. The launch date will be announced soon, so sign up and subscribe, follow us on Twitter, and strap in for what is to come!

Build on Beam

With the most recent Beam upgrades in place, and plenty more on the horizon with the imminent BeamX launch, the time has come to Build on Beam! For those looking at getting involved, here are some of the benefits:

  • Integration
    Those building on Beam will be able to integrate with the upcoming core confidential DeFi Dapps being built by the Beam team

  • Developer Support
    A dedicated Dapp development support team has been set up to assist those looking to build on Beam, and bring them up to speed on the ecosystem architecture

  • Grants
    Once the DAO Core voting Dapp is live, grants will be available (and decided by the DAO itself) for those building on and integrating with Beam

  • Assistance
    The Beam team, and community of course 😉, will support the projects building on Beam beyond development, with various bootstrapping endeavours


With this, we extend an open invitation for those looking to build on Beam to reach out to us at build@Beam.mw!


Documentation

An important aspect when it comes to building is documentation. With this in mind, the team has been relentless the last months in bringing the Beam docs up to standard in order to onboard the next generation of confidential DeFi builders! The documentation at this stage is still a work in progress, with more to be added, and improvements to be made, but we welcome you all to check it out!

Beam Documentation

As it is still a work in progress we welcome the communities input, feedback, and contributions.


Community

Private + Confidential


Protect yo’self!

BeamX DAO Core!!!

No Copy!

That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam!

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