Beam 2020 Week #9

Covering February 24th - March 1st 2020

Downloads: Beam Android Wallet | Beam iOS Wallet | Beam Desktop Wallet

Beam News

A busy week for Team Beam, with some great progress on current developments, and some exciting activities taking place in our various communities. This weeks newsletter will focus largely on the community events that took place in February, online and offline, and the impact this is having. We will make this monthly wrap up a regular, to keep all Beamers in the loop.

Before we jump into things, let’s take a look at the most recent article published by Beam Product Lead, Sasha Abramovich: UX++ for Beam mobile wallets (part 3). Sasha takes us through the mobile wallet UX, giving some great insight into the features of Beam mobile wallets, and the reasonings behind their implementation.

Some of the components that make Beam mobile wallets ever so special:

  • Easy onboarding process for those new to Beam with delayed seed verification, and easy access to the Beam community faucet

  • The all essential Dark Mode

  • Wallet data import/export functions, for moving from phone to phone

  • Ability to restore from seed on the home screen

  • Much much more

As always, we are open to feedback to help the product grow, and make the best wallets in Crypto even better. If you have feature requests, or suggested improvements, don’t hesitate to get in touch and share your invaluable insights with us.

Community Updates from February

The month of February was a busy one for Beam. There were many events for the community to get involved, spread the word on privacy, and bring in new Beamers. Team Beam represented in style at a number of great events, building a bigger, stronger community.

Beam Africa Lead at the Emerging Tech Event organised by Techcabal in Lagos, Nigeria

Some highlights from February:

  • A busy month for Beam’s Lead Ambassador in Africa. Agbona has been pushing Beam and privacy to the limelight in the continent. Check out his interview with YellowCard, a local fiat onramp exchange

  • Beam’s Romanov and Zaidelson teamed up in an AMA on r/CryptoCurrency, with some great questions and intrigue from the wider Crypto community

  • Obinna represented at the Paxful event in Kenya, sharing his insight into the importance of privacy in cryptocurrencies adoption and growth in the continent

  • Community Lead, Gus, joined as a volunteer at ETHLondon hackathon, to get the scoop on what’s happening in DeFi across the space, and how this is relevant to Beam’s future

  • The Beam Foundation presented the community with the roadmap for moving forward in 2020

  • Beam’s Discord underwent a revamp, with new roles, channels, and resources for the community

The above is just the tip of the iceberg, with much more taking place in the eventful month of Feb. We have grown in both numbers, and strength, with many new faces jumping straight in as active Beamers. We are looking forward to much more of this for the rest of 2020.


R&D Updates

  • Testing and bug fixes on Double Doppler 4.2 continues

  • Web wallet with new architecture has been completed and is currently being tested

  • Work on Confidential Assets and Lelantus for Eager Electron 5.0 version - in progress

  • HW wallet integration - in progress

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