Beam 2020 Week #23 - Onwards

Covering June 1st - June 7th 2020

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Beam News

A big reminder to all to upgrade your desktop GUI/CLI wallets and nodes for the upcoming Hard Fork. Head over to the Downloads Page, and read the release notes, to get yourselves ready. The upgrade is roughly three weeks away now, with the consensus upgrades expected on the 28th of June, block 777,777!

Mobile wallet releases are around the corner, so stay tuned!

The Community

A great month for the community with a lot of action coming from our India, Africa, and Spanish Ambassadors. Let’s dive in and see what’s been happening.

Suhas is leading the charge in India and looking to expand with some new Ambassadors. He is upping the content, growing the community, and spreading the word on Beam. Check out his latest in Understanding the need for Privacy and birth of Beam. If you are based in India, reach out to Suhas and let’s see what we can make happen. We are excited to make more waves in such a diverse country, with a huge respect for privacy and interest in crypto.

Africa is charging full steam ahead with Agbona at the reigns. The last week saw a great AMA in Binance South Africa channel, with Beam Foundation COO, Amir. You can check out the full manuscript and checkout their monthly newsletter covering all of their activities. They are also looking to add to their team with a focus on Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Rwanda. If you are keen to get involved with the ever increasing efforts in the continent, check out the article and put yourself in touch with Agbona.

Fernando is leading the efforts in Spain, cementing his place at the top of the list for Beam translations. In the past week alone, he has translated the AMA, the piece on Beam UX, and given some great coverage of Beam in his latest podcast. If you are keen on Beam, and Spanish speaking, we would love to hear from you, and get even more happening on the Spanish front.

Research, Development, and Product

The click of the devs isn’t subsiding with the hard fork rapidly approaching. With everything pointing towards a successful consensus upgrade, focus has shifted towards integrating the new features into the GUI wallets.

  • The 5.0 iOS wallet release is expected in the coming days, with Android following in hot pursuit

  • The first edition of the Beam Audit is seeing some frontend action, enabling users wishing to remain compliant with their relevant regulators, to opt-in for wallet audits

  • Atomic swap improvements continue, with SegWit support being added for fee reductions on the BTC, LTC and QTUM sides

  • Hardware wallet work continues, with it now edging towards the UX phase

  • Work has commenced on the Breaking Linkability feature via Lelantus MW for desktop and mobile wallets, expected in the 5.1 release

  • The setting screens are being reworked to make the wallets ever more manageable, a work in progress below


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