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#31: Dance like nobody's watching 👀

Covering Jan 7 - Jan 13 2019

Peak hype yet? Hard to say, all one can do is just try to catch them waves. 🌊🏄‍♀️
”When mainnet?” you ask? Well, https://itsalmo.st/grin-oclock. No matter where things go from here I feel privileged to have been able to contribute with the little I’ve could to the project, see it get to this stage, and learn a lot in the process. ”Is a launch ever really finished?”, I wondered in a group chat earlier today. I hope not. It’s been incredibly fun so far, and I wish it continues. Hats off to all the committers and contributors. Fingers crossed for a healthy Grin genesis tomorrow.
- Daniel


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Any mention of a project in this section should not be seen as an endorsement.

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This newsletter is curated by Daniel Lehnberg. Any views expressed are personal and do not represent an official position of the Grin project.

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#30: Making headlines 📰

Covering Dec 31 2018 - Jan 6 2019

News

  • Tibor Fisher of The Guardian mentioning Grin in a piece about the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin, calling it “…the best name for a currency in the history of money”.

  • Grin made the front page of Hacker News on Jan 3rd.

  • Mentioned on #15 of Arjun Balaji’s noteworthy Crypto Theses for 2019 post.

  • Included in @lopp 2018 stats on commits & contributors.

  • Some valuation commentary:

    Su Zhu@zhusuTo support a $500mill mcap on Grin in 6 months, the market would need to absorb $2.7mill/day in Grin issuance/inflation (higher than ETH, and more than 50% of BTC issuance). What's the idea behind trying to hypermonetize something that was designed to avoid hypermonetization?

Dev

Governance

  • Notes from last Governance meeting. No genesis block message. Non-binding polls for mission statement, currency ticker, and symbol is conducted on the forum and decisions will be made in next meeting.

  • Some of Bisq’s experiences with governance.

  • NOTE DAY CHANGE: The next bi-weekly governance meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan 17 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Lobby on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

Mining

Projects

  • GrinPro Miner: High performance and professional miner to manage and monitor mining of Grin.

Upcoming events

Animation provided by the artist Sebastian Mazzucchielli, inspired by the Cuckoo Cycle edge trimming process, facilitated by a member of the Grin community.
Assets are available for wider community use.


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This newsletter is curated by Daniel Lehnberg. Any views expressed are personal and do not represent an official position of the Grin project.

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#29: First audit complete 🔬

Covering Dec 24-30 2018

Last edition of 2018! A warm welcome to all the new subscribers, and thanks to the older subscribers for sticking around. Here’s to a 2019 filled with Mainnet Grins! 🥂
- Daniel


News

  • @hashmap participated on a panel organized by Binance Labs during 35C3.

    Web3 Foundation@web3foundationCryptography and Privacy researchers discussing how blockchain can help users maintain their anonymity at @bianancelabs #35c3 event.
  • There’s finally an announcement of Grin on Bitcointalk. What would a launch be without it?

  • Grin mentioned in article on 2019 trends at (BCH-affiliated?) Bitcoin.com.

Dev

Governance

Upcoming events

Grin at 35C3 in Leipzig (photo: @hashmap)


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#28: Grin Activism 🧱

Covering Dec 17-23 2018

News

  • We saw the official announcement of Layer1, an “activist fund for cryptocurrencies” that is backed by Peter Thiel. Grin is their first investment. TechCrunch reported on the story further.

  • The activist of the week however might just be Aurel, the patron saint of Grin, who once again stepped up and closed the security fund raising with a large donation. Like a boss. 🙏

Dev

  • There are 125 open issues in Grin

  • 22 pull requests were merged in the past week, with 8 unique contributors.

  • Floonet, permanent betanet, was released successfully, replacing Testnet4. There are some thoughts about doing another dry run release of the network within the week as there were a couple of bugs uncovered during the release process. So might not end up being permanent yet. The name though, is.

  • Grin++, the Grin implementation in C++ for Windows, was open sourced by @DavidBurkett. Contributions are welcomed.

  • Yeastplume wrote a Holiday Season retrospective that made my eyes moist and heart warm.

  • NOTE DAY CHANGE: Next bi-weekly developer meeting is scheduled for Thursday Dec 27 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Dev on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

Governance

  • Notes from the last governance meeting are up. Audit #2 was postponed into the new year, and the genesis process was discussed.

  • Grin-pm repo received a bit of a face lift, the curious historians amongst us can now dig in the past notes and review old cliff notes.

  • NOTE DAY CHANGE: The next bi-weekly governance meeting is scheduled for Thursday Jan 3 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Lobby on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

Mining

Projects

Upcoming events

  • Jan 8London, UKGrin London Meetup. Submit projects you want to demo.

  • Jan 28, San Mateo, CAGrincon(0)<US>. New website is up, and 50% of tickets are already sold. All proceeds go to Grin development fund.

Memes

Tobia De Angelis ⚡👾@tobdealol

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This newsletter is curated by Daniel Lehnberg. Any views expressed are personal and do not represent an official position of the Grin project.

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#27: Betanet imminent 🦠

Covering Dec 10-16 2018

News

Dev

Governance

  • The next bi-weekly governance meeting is scheduled for Tomorrow Tuesday Dec 18 @ 15:00 UTC in grin/Lobby on Gitter. You can add topics to the agenda.

  • We’ll be discussing possible Mission statements. Come and join the fun

Community

Research

  • Dan Boneh, Benedikt Bünz & co dropped yet another bombshell paper, this time on Universal Accumulators. Discussion ensued trying to make sense of it and the potential implications.

Upcoming events


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This newsletter is curated by Daniel Lehnberg. Any views expressed are personal and do not represent an official position of the Grin project.

Got news or articles you would like to include? Any feedback or other suggestions? drop me a line on daniel.lehnberg-at-protonmail.com or find me on Gitter.

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