Beam 2021 Week #2 - Mobile Privacy

Covering December 28th - January 3rd 2020

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Beam News

An eventful start to the year already, as we kick off into 2021 full steam ahead. A lot of exciting things on the cards for Beam in the near future, including Eager Electron 5.2 for Mobile and 5.3 for Desktop, with BeamX launch expected towards the end of Q1. Along with all this, conversation and discussion towards and updated roadmap is due to kickoff shortly, and of course the community feedback and insights will come in clutch as we push forward towards a private platform for Defi applications.

Eager Electron 5.2 Mobile

The next release coming our way is Eager Electron 5.2 for both iOS and Android. So time to take a look at exactly what this will include.

  • Max privacy transactions - bringing the same boosted privacy from desktop to the mobile wallets. Users will now be able to send and receive with max privacy, right from the comfort of their mobile, bringing that 64k annonimity set to the palm of your hands!

  • Offline transactions - Making use of the same LelantusMW, mobile will benefit from the receiving of transactions whilst remaining offline.

  • Mobile node - Beam Mobile Node is in fact an improvement to both the node (added during the latest hard fork) and the wallet logic, which from now on allows the mobile devices to validate the blockchain without relying on the SBBS for transaction related information. This improvement achieves two important goals. It both removes the need for Beam Mobile wallets to connect to the own node for full blockchain synchronization and the need to synchronize the balances between different wallets using the same seed. The main difference between the full node and the mobile node is that the latter does not redistribute blocks which would be inefficient both in terms of bandwidth and battery life.

Research and Development

After a quick holiday season, the Dev team is back at it, polishing off the last of EE 5.2 for the mobile release, and progressing nicely with EE 5.3 for Desktop, with the release expected in the coming weeks. Last week Beam Tech Lead Alex Romanov hosted the Beam Workshop for the Encode Club Hackathon we are currently taking part in. Alex outlines what is behind Beam, building Beam Shaders, and setting up a development environment for building on BeamX.

Beam Accepted Here

This week in Beam Accepted Here, we bring you Immodes Tea Trading

From Pu’er to Wulong, Immodes has it all when it comes to Tea! Now orders can be place with Beam, bringing the second most consumed beverage (after water!) Beamers the world over. Beam also has our very own Tea expert, Beam Product Lead Sasha. So if you ever need some recommendations, hit him up!

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Beam 2020 Week #1 - It Takes Two to Tango!

Covering December 28th - January 3rd 2020

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Beam News

It’s been a jam-packed couple of years since Beam’s mainnet launch on the 3rd of January 2019, and we are proud to see that community engagement is continuing to give us the encouragement to progress and evolve Beam as the world’s best-in-class, private cryptocurrency. Where we endeavour to ensure the easiest user experience within our product family, we continue to listen and learn from your guidance and recommendations as Beam turned two!

Since our Confidential Asset survey in May of 2020 we have continued to keep our ears to the ground and we still want to hear your recommendations and preferences going forwards. Our dedicated team is always on hand in our chat channels ( Telegram: https://t.me/BeamPrivacy Discord: https://discord.gg/vqFy4Ey ) and you can add comments to our github pages - https://github.com/BeamMW/beam - where you are also able to subscribe to ongoing alerts of Beam development, direct to your email (The Github watch/unwatch repositories option). Here is what we have seen so far:

So after over 180 releases and a wealth of new features in constant evolution, we have arrived in 2021! Where we still want to reach out to find out what you want to see improved on Beam and consider every issue raised, we have many things to look ahead to, in the near future with the mainnet launch of BeamX and confidential asset support in our graphic user interface wallets.

Stick with us, it’s about to get very exciting indeed…

Beam Outreach

Inching in on the end of last year, we kicked off Beam Outreach with a small group, for ironing out bugs, testing and bringing the platform up to full speed. This will be launched to the wider community, and open to all in the beginning of February, with a final date for full launch to be announced shortly.

We had the kickoff call early last week, to go over the platforms processes, and was great to have the early adopters getting amongst!

The overarching goal for Beam Outreach is to increase awareness, taking Beam to a wider audience, and thus growing the community. This is one of the things we are most excited for in 2021. It will be a great way to not only be apart of the growth, but also influential in how that growth takes place!

Beam + Encode Hackathon

Over the last months Beam has been taking part in the Encode Club Hackathon. Coming up on the 6th of January, Alex Romanov will be leading a Beam workshop for those looking to build on BeamX. The call also also open to any of those in the community interested in joining!

Date: 06/01/21
Time: 5:30 - 6:30PM GMT
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82157262514

Beam Pulse Episode 12!!!

Tune in for the Beam birthday special, and the first Beam Pulse episode of 2021!

Alex takes us through the releases, some of what has been achieved in the two years since launch, and what is coming for Beam in 2021. Check it up, like and subscribe to stay up to date with the latest from Beam Pulse.

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Beam 2020 Week #52 - 'tis the Season to Beam Jolly!

Covering December 21st - December 27th 2020

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With 2020 coming to a close (arguably for the better), it’s with great pleasure the Beam team wishes you a happy New Year!!

2020 was an amazing year for Beam. We want to thank you all for being with us this year, and looking forward to an even better one come 2021! Bring it on!!

The year will kick off with Beam’s 2nd Birthday on January the 3rd, incoming mobile and desktop releases, and the much anticipated launch of BeamX, hitting mainnet towards the end of Q1. This is just the tip of the iceberg, with a plethora of possibilities, bringing the confidentiality to DeFi that it so deserves.

We have huge ambitious for 2021, let’s hit the ground running together!

Love, Team Beam

Beam 2020 Week #51 - Come Mine with Beam

Covering November 14th - December 20th 2020

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Beam News

The last week was an eventful one not only for Beam but the wider crypto industry, particularly with the regulation surrounding it, and proposals for additional. Thanks FinCEN for the Beam shoutout :D

Beam Mining

As always, Beam miners are the ever important component in the Beam Proof of Work consensus. They add transactions to blocks, and keep the chain moving. The Beam chain is secured by GPU miners, with the last hard fork cementing BeamHashIII as the POW algo moving forward. As with any network, decentralisation is paramount, and increasing the accessibility for miners plays a key component in this. With the upcoming increase in the Ethereum DAG size, this leaves those mining with 4GB cards short on the requirements for ETH mining.

All is not lost however, as Beam comes to the rescue! Miners with 4GB cards can jump ship, and start hashing on the Beam network, with 4GB card support (and even 3GB in some cases). And at the time of writing, Beam is among the most profitable coins to mine.


So don’t stand idle. Let your fellow miners know where to point their rigs, and get the Beam network as secure as ever! The best place to check out for mining related resources is on site at https://beam.mw/mining, and https://www.raskul.com.

For mining farms who want to mine on the Beam network but don't want the complications of pool fees, remember Beam has an open source pool software and full how-to guide at https://github.com/r45ku1/beam-mine
An example of this pool software can be seen at https://pool.raskul.com

For those looking to get amongst, jump into the Beam Discord or Miners Chat on Telegram, and propagate your queries to your peers.

Beam Accepted Here

This week in Beam Accepted Here, we bring you MMPOS and Hive OS

Keeping with the mining theme, both MMPOS and Hive OS support payment in Beam. The two operating systems are are built for GPU mining, and supporting the experience for miners the world over. Be sure to check them out!

Research and Development

The development steams ahead with work progressing on both BeamX and the upcoming Eager Electron 5.3 release. The later expected to drop towards the beginning of 2021, and BeamX expected a little later in Q1 2021. You can follow the latest happenings on EE 5.2 on GitHub, and if you look close enough, you’ll see an additional ERC20 pair for Atomic Swaps that’ll no doubt peak your interest! 👀

Community

The latest months we have been working on a Beam Outreach platform to increase Beam awareness and reward individuals for their ongoing efforts in taking Beam to the world. We are now at the stage of opening this up to earlier Beta testers, to help shape the platform, and improve upon what we have before opening in the coming weeks to the wider community.

If you are looking to get involved in the Beta testing of the Beam Outreach platform, reach out to @ansui on Telegram, and let us know why you would be a great fit for Beam Outreach!


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Beam 2020 Week #50 - Speaking in Tongues!

Covering November 7th - December 13th 2020

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Beam News

The latest Beam desktop wallet release has something the Beam team is massively proud of, and owes a huge gratitude to the community for its support of. What might that be you ask? How can you say "sovereign and private finances" in 18 different languages? BEAM! As above shows, this week is all about languages and the Beam wallet ability to speak, in tongues.


As it’s another great community effort and the wallets are ever evolving and being upgraded with expansion after expansion, it’s an ongoing effort to ensure that our team can stay engaged with all of our great and loyal community, across the world. Around the corner is the Eager Electron 5.2 release for mobile, and with it, the same set of language options as you currently find on desktop.

If you are keen to get involved, reach out and let us know!

We look forward to having more languages supported, and improving what is there!

Beam Future

As always, the Beam community is massively important, the heart and soul of everything thats been done and happening with Beam. For this reason, and to get a better gauge of where we are at, what your thoughts are, and the way forward, we are once again asking you for your ever valuable feedback. On Beam of course!

Please take a couple minutes to share your thoughts and insights!


We are excited about what’s happening, and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the state of Beam.

Beam Accepted Here

This week in Beam Accepted Here, we bring to you: Usenet Now


Usenet Now
offers multi-threaded downloading of aggregated newsfeeds for your personal and business use, and has a solid architecture to enable the user to retrieve articles on a huge range of topics. Our very own Raskul learned of Bitcoin in 2010 when scrolling through usenet feeds on his RSS reader. UsenetNow accepts Beam!

Research and Development

With the release of 5.2 behind us, the next release 5.3 is well on the way to testing. There are some small nuances to getting swaps between Beam and Eth on the Atomic Swaps board. This will allow both ETH and ERC20 swaps to take place with Beam, expanding the ecosystem and increasing the ways in which to Beam.

Development on Fierce Fermion has commenced. This is the planned release to consolidate the work happening on BeamX with Beam mainnet, introducing the key DeFi elements to the Beam blockchain. The date for which is not set, but expected during Q1 of 2021.

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