Beam 2022 Week #16 - The Mask of Privacy
Covering April 11th - April 17th 2022
Another busy week for Beam with development full steam ahead! Things are ramping up for the launch of the first Dapps in the Beam Confidential DeFi ecosystem.
BEAM and Metamask
As mentioned in the previous community call, the Beam devs have been working on Metamask integration. This will help to onboard new users to the Beam ecosystem, enabling them to enact transactions on the Beam network using the Metamask wallet.
Work on the integration is progressing nicely:
Currently working with Beam Smart Contracts
This enables users to both interact with contracts, but not to send or receive Beam coins using this method. Methods for sending and receiving Beam are currently being explored.
Utilising Metamasks ability to support additional networks. Beam can be added as a network. This will utilise a service similar to Infura, providing access to the Beam network itself.
The wallet is then connected to DApps, providing a similar experience to that of any Ethereum application.
When actions are confirmed by users, Metamask signs it and sends it to the service. This is then forwarded to the Beam network. The smart contract that receives the message uses an Ethereum account emulation to perform the action.
Given the privacy and network makeup of Beam, this has been a huge undertaking by the devs. Although there is still a ways to go, there has been a lot of progress on this front. So much so that there will be a teaser coming out this week displaying the use of Metamask wallet with the Beam blockchain. Stay tuned!
Last week we kicked off the first Beam Space, and what a blast it was! Incase you missed it, the recording is still up, so be sure to check it out here! We will be hosting the next Beam Space this coming Sunday, the 22nd of April. Currently a bi weekly event, given enough support and enthusiasm we will make it weekly.
The first Beam Space, You Don’t Need Privacy, covered some of the nuance in the DeFi landscape, the lack of privacy and its implications, and dug deep into a critique on Crypto and NFTs.
The next we will cover the latest crypto happenings, and what they mean for Beam. See you there!
Beam Space v1!
BeamPrivacy @beamprivacyYou don’t need privacy! Join the Beam Space hosted by @BeamCTO to talk Privacy, Crypto, and DeFi This Sunday the 10th, 18:00 UTC Set your reminders and see you there! https://t.co/MGq3sOV1C4
Beam X SOURC3!
Beam X DAO!
That is all for this week, but be sure to sign up, and stay tuned for all things Beam.