Beam 2020 week #1 - Happy Halving!

Covering January 1st-6th 2020

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General

  • First Beam Halving happened flawlessly on Jan 4th, 2020 (Halving Block #525,600). For the next four years, the block reward will be 50 Beam per block - 40 for the miners and 10 to the Treasury

  • On Jan 3, we also celebrated the first anniversary since Beam Mainnet launch. Many Happy Returns!

  • Merry Christmas to our Russian, Ukrainian, Belarussian and and other Orthodox friends!

  • We are working on the 2020 roadmap - will be published soon

Press

  • What will happen to cryptocurrency in the 2020s. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong recognizes privacy as one of the key crypto trends for the next decade. We can’t agree more.

  • A great video review of Beam by VoskCoin

  • An article on home mining by BraveNewCoin features Beam as one of the coins you can successfully mine at home

  • David Burkett has completed the first month of Litecoin Mimblewimble development - an article by Cryptobriefing

Events

  • Beam team attended the Uptrennd Naija Meetup in Lagos, Nigeria on Dec 29

  • Beam team will be attending the Stockholm University Welcome Fair on Jan 19

Dev

  • Defining the scope of the next release and the timing of the second Hard Fork

  • Holidays notwithstanding, we had 44 commits in /beam

  • 229 open issues in /beam, 50 open issues in /android-wallet, and 20 open issues in /ios-wallet


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