Another busy week for Beam with the devs already hard at work on the recently released Roadmap for 2020. This week brought with it some interesting news, for Crypto as a whole, and privacy coins in particular. Let’s first jump in and take a look at what’s been happening industry wide:
Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX adds PRIV, which tracks a basket of eight privacy coins, Beam included.
Murmurs from Mnuchin continue, with the Treasury Secretary pointing to plans for Cryptocurrency rules regarding transparency.
Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, expressed an implied need for privacy in digital currencies.
Some insights came to light on the extent of the relationship between Chainalysis’, the US Government, and the multimillion-dollar contracts that tie them together.
Legal issues faced for individuals involved with centralised mixing solutions offering privacy on top of the Bitcoin network.
Some interesting news, with one thing that rings clear; the need for opt in auditability for both individuals and corporations. An important part of Beam’s vision is this ability to remain compliant with relevant regulators, at the users discretion.
This fits well with the latest from the Beam Tutorial series by Alex Romanov: Explaining Payment Proofs. Romanov covers this essential building block for auditability, and how it functions in the Beam wallet.
Romanov also kept us up to date with the developments in progress in the Weekly Development Update.
Another great Beam Biweekly Update, by Paradigm Fund.
The above update presented to our Chinese community:
The AMA held in r/CryptoCurreny, with Alex Romanov and Alexander Zaidelson.
Cryptonews with an in-depth overview of Beam.
A look into Beam and Mimblewimble by the Russian speaking community in Обзор криптовалюты BEAM на блокчейне Mimblewimble.
Swap Space adds Beam to their platform.
Wallet Notifications - in progress
Atomic Swap API - complete
Testing currently underway
Web Wallet Service - in progress
Hardware Wallet refactoring - in progress
Android release expected this week
General regression testing will start next week
Tezos meetup, Accra, Ghana | Feb 22nd
Emerging Tech, Lagos, Nigeria | Feb 28th
London Blockchain Week, UK | Mar. 4th
Coinfest UK, Manchester, UK | Apr. 3rd
AMA in The AMA Room with Alexander Zaidelson, Beam Business Lead | Feb. 17th
AMA with Huobi Nigerian community | Feb. 21st
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