Beam - 2019 Week #25 - Beam and Qtum joining forces

Covering June 18th 2019 - June 24th 2019

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#Beam_News

  • We are happy to announce the 2019 Qtum & Beam Privacy Hackathon that will challenge participants to leverage the Qtum and Beam platforms in order to develop anonymous assets and blockchain privacy solutions - June 19th - August 18th 2019 - Learn more here and register here

  • Fantastic time with our Vietnamese Community during our Community AMA. Find the transcript here… in Vietnamese

  • #FocusOnPrivacy, our new web series with the Bitcoin Traveler, released so far 3 episodes, discover them here

#R&D_Updates

  • [SWAP] List of cases when we need to notify second side about failures (will be supplemented) #702

  • [SWAP] Display "Swap conditions match" first before claiming "Swap Accepted." #666

  • [SWAP+CLI] - Move the all related SWAP command to separate group in help #731

  • [CLI] - Export/import transactions' list #687

  • [CLI] - Add poll period parameter to cli #714

  • [CLI] - Export/import transactions' list #687

  • [CLI] Command change_address_expiration for ALL address works wrong with argument expiration_time=24h #658

  • [CLI + UI] [Fork] Add validation of fee amount #715

  • [CLI] - Add poll period parameter to cli #714

  • Desktop] - User-friendly desktop wallet migration #587

  • [UI Wallet] - Rescan - Not all types of coins are displayed after rescan #720

  • There are 163 open issues in /beam

  • Excluding merges, 10 authors have pushed 51 commits to master and 57 commits to all branches. On master, 90 files have changed and there have been 10071 additions

#Upcoming_Events

#Beam_Accepted_Here

Every week new businesses are accepting Beam as a Payment Method. Here is a list of the newcomers:

Got an awesome product or service and you would like to accept Beams for it? Drop us line to merchants@beam.mw.

#Privacy_Digest

  • Google Confirms Creepy New Privacy Problem (Davey Winder)
    Google recently published a pretty clear declaration of how committed it is to privacy in the home. "Your home is a special place. It's where you get to decide who you invite in," the Google document states, adding that people want to trust the things they bring into their homes before insisting, "we're committed to earning that trust.

  • New US visa requirements threaten privacy and freedom of expression (Allie Funk)
    The State Department recently announced a new policy requiring visa applicants to provide social media details on their petitions to obtain a U.S. visa. This dramatic expansion of the government’s collection of social media information comes while opportunities for legal immigration, including asylum claims, are being tightly restricted.

  • Coinbase CEO Praises Privacy While Allegedly Blacklisting Anonymous Transactions (Adrian Zmudzinski)
    Co-founder and CEO of major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Brian Armstrong attracted criticism after praising private crypto transactions in a tweet published on June 22.

  • California’s Data Privacy Law Will Create a New Headache for Tech Companies (Eric Savitz)
    Passed unanimously last year in both chambers of the California legislature, the California Consumer Privacy Act is the state’s under-appreciated attempt to regulate the collection and sale of personal data by Facebook ), Alphabet ’s Google, and other companies that rely on targeted advertising and the sale of consumer data to power their businesses. 

#Stories/Podcasts/Videos_Materials


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Beam - 2019 Week #24

Covering June 11th 2019 - June 17th 2019

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#Beam_News

  • We are happy to offer our European friends the capacity to purchase Beam using Euros, thanks to our integration on Elastum

  • We have launched a unique Web Series on Youtube, #FocusOnPrivacy where you will discover what Crypto players feel and think about privacy

  • Alex Romanov, Beam CTO, will lead our first Vietnamese AMA on Telegram on June 18th, 2019, 1:00 PM (GMT)

#R&D_Updates

  • [Swap] - Fixed rollback/rescan, added addition test for TX without “change”, changed Beam Lock time for testing

  • [Swap] Wrong error in our bridge when LTC user doesn't have enough money to swap #717

  • [CLI wallet] - Add a command to get full transaction details #613

  • [CLI Wallet] - Add the transaction type to transaction history #614

  • [CLI Wallet] - Add poll period parameter to cli  #714

  • [Desktop Wallet] - User-friendly desktop wallet migration #587

  • [Desktop Wallet] Address book - Add ability to edit comment for addresses #623

  • [UI Wallet] - Rescan - Not all types of coins are displayed after rescan #720

  • There are 177 open issues in /beam

  • Excluding merges, 9 authors have pushed 74 commits to master and 86 commits to all branches. On master, 100 files have changed and there have been 46576 additions

#Upcoming_Events

#Beam_Accepted_Here

Every week new businesses are accepting Beam as a Payment Method. Here is a list of the newcomers:

Got an awesome product or service and you would like to accept Beams for it? Drop us line to merchants@beam.mw.

#Privacy_Digest

#Reading/Videos/Podcasts_Materials


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Beam - 2019 Week #23 - Let's talk about Privacy?

Covering June 4th 2019 - June 10th 2019

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#Beam_News

  • Join Beam Community AMA on Youtube Live on June 10th, 7:00 PM (GMT), hosting Beni Issembert, Beam’s CMO and let’s speak frankly about Privacy

  • Focus on Privacy - Team Beam is attending the Blockchain Cruise - June 9th-13th 2019

  • Alex Romanov, Beam CTO, will lead our first Vietnamese AMA on Telegram on June 18th, 2019, 1:00 PM (GMT)

  • BigONE announced it will list this upcoming week BEAM/USDT, BEAM/BTC Trading Pairs

  • We are thrilled to welcome our new Ambassadors: Tristan Julich (Sweden), Tomasz Waszczyk (Poland), Lukas (UK), Danish Mohiuddin (India), C-Link (Korea), Suhas (India) and Prof. JL Zoeckler (USA)

#R&D_Updates

  • [feature] Swap: changed Beam Lock time

  • [feature] Swap: process invalid credentials

  • [feature] Swap:  Transaction statuses change #703

  • [feature] Swap: Rename "--swap_coins" to "--swap_init" #698

  • [feature] Swap: Don't show help list after errors with 0 (zero) amount #704

  • [feature] Desktop: Address book - Add ability to edit comment for addresses #623

  • [feature] CLI Wallet: Add a command to get full transaction details #613

  • [feature] Wallet - Multi-language support #618

  • [UI] Edit Address pop-over should allow user to select / copy the address #608

  • There are 181 open issues in /beam

  • Excluding merges, 7 authors have pushed 45 commits to master and 51 commits to all branches. On master, 57 files have changed and there have been 3812 additions

#Upcoming_Events

#Beam_Accepted_Here

Every week new businesses are accepting Beam as a Payment Method. Here is a list of the newcomers:

Got an awesome product or service and you would like to accept Beams for it? Drop us line to merchants@beam.mw.

#Privacy_Digest

#Reading/Videos/Podcasts_Materials


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Beam - 2019 Week #22 - Roadmap Update

Covering May 28th 2019 - June 3rd 2019

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#Beam_News

  • Summer is coming? Our Roadmap Update too. Discover what will be delivered by Team Beam during the next couple of month

  • We have created a new section on our weekly newsletter (see below) regarding Privacy. The Privacy Digest will provide you with most of the stories published this week around the Privacy question

  • Join Beam Community AMA on Youtube Live on June 10th, 6:00 PM (GMT), hosting Beni Issembert, Beam’s CMO and let’s speak frankly about Privacy

  • Focus on Privacy - Team Beam is attending the Blockchain Cruise - June 9th-13th 2019

#Beam_Accepted_Here

Every week new businesses are accepting Beam as a Payment Method. Here is a list of the new comers:

Got an awesome product or service and you would like to accept Beams for it? Drop us line to merchants@beam.mw.

#R&D_Updates

  • [release] Cold Wallet 2.1.4915 - Release Notes

  • [cli] Outgoing transaction is failed when wallet receive info about expired transactions #664

  • [desktop] Show QR code in address book #629

  • [UI] Multi-language #618

  • [integration] HW wallet integration #624

  • [API wallet] Add "comment" and "expiration" parameters on address creation #676

  • [feature] Atomic Swap - Display "Swap conditions match" first before claiming "Swap Accepted" #666

  • [bug] Negative values for swap_amount are not validated #671

  • [bug] Don't display "Bitcoin bridge is not initialized" if swap amount exceeds the wallet amount of Beams #665

  • There are 183 open issues in /beam

  • Excluding merges, 7 authors have pushed 61 commits to master and 63 commits to all branches. On master, 104 files have changed and there have been 6565 additions

#Upcoming_Events

#Privacy_Digest

#Reading/Videos/Podcasts_Materials


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Beam - 2019 Week #21 - Going to market

Covering May 21st 2019 - May 27th 2019

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#Beam_News

#Beam_Accepted_Here

Every week we will publish the list of Businesses that accepts Beams as payment.

Stores

Services — SaaS

Got an awesome product or service and you would like to accept Beams for it? Drop us line to merchants@beam.mw.

#R&D_Updates ‍

  • [project] Cold Wallet Testnet Release Notes | Create and sign transactions #593

  • [project] Atomic Swap - Important progress (validation for non-negative values, process exceptions, fix secret extracting, confirmation for CLI, changed BTC address version)

  • [project] Laser Beam (Lightning Integration) - Good progress and demo almost ready

  • [feature] Cold Wallet restore - in progress

  • [integration] Hard Wallet integration #624 - in progress

  • [updates] Desktop Wallet: Login / Restore Screens #649 - done

  • [enhancement] Desktop Wallet: Add QR code to Address Book #629 - in progress

  • [UI] Desktop Wallet: Multi language UI #618 - in progress

  • There are 184 open issues in /beam

  • Excluding merges, 7 authors have pushed 52 commits to master and 73 commits to all branches. On master, 129 files have changed and there have been 2693 additions

#Upcoming_Events

  • Annual Bitcoin Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 4th 2019

  • Beam Lagos Meetup, Nigeria, June 22nd 2019

  • Beam Izmir Meetup, Turkey, June 2019 (exact date will be announced soon)

  • Beam UK Meetup, UK, June 2019 (exact date will be announced soon)

  • Distribute, Hamburg, Germany, June 27-28 2019

  • CIBTC Granada, Spain, July 5-6th 2019

  • Beam Istanbul Meetup, Turkey, July 2019 (exact date will be announced soon)

  • Scaling Bitcoin Tel Aviv, Israel, September 11-12th 2019

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